An Evening of Shorts

  • 17 October 2021

Rose Theatre in association with Blue Elephant Films presents an evening of award-winning short films followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Full programme to be announced at a later date.

The current programme of films includes:



A multi-award winning short film.

Directed by Simon Ross
Written by David Cunningham
Produced by David Cunningham and Stephen Cranny
Featuring Jamie Bamber, David Yelland and Kerry Norton

'AVERNUS – (uh-vur-nus) noun; (Roman Myth.) – Entrance to the Underworld.'

Avernus is a tale of revenge and murder… the perfect murder.

Jack Wells is unscrupulous, wholly egocentric and entirely devoid of any moral compass. His wife, ex business partner and old family friend crave retribution on him for the serious damage done to them by him. But they don’t just want him dead, they want him to know it was them who sentenced him; and why. They want to watch him die… they want ringside seats!

They invite Jack to a place where he feels comfortable – his golf club – and in full view of those present, they pay their final tributes to him as they shepherd him towards his fate.

Shot in January 2020, post-production was completed under coronavirus lockdown. 



Directed by Christopher Haydon
Produced by Alexandra Blue
Written by Iona Firouzabadi

Martha is a story about a teenage girl who awakes to find she is the last person left on earth. At the film’s heart is the very human experience of love, loss and growing up.

The film stars Shannon Tarbet (Killing Eve, Collette), Leah Harvey (Small Island – National Theatre), and BAFTA nominated Anastasia Hille (Snow White and The Huntsman, Baptiste, Keeping Faith).

Year of release: 2019


Event Details

Running Time: 75 mins, interval TBC
Age Guidance: 15+

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