Short films

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Who I Am Now

When Tariq’s older brother arrives from Egypt - the first time he’s seen him since he came to the UK and since his transition - he’s forced to confront his complicated feelings about family.

 

Denise, his friend, a fellow trans refugee and teammate, shares her own story about friends and family.

 

A film about the family we're born into and the families we make from our friends.

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Based on an idea by Zan Scott.

Written by

Michael Lee Richardson

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Directed by

Jack Goessens

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Produced by 

Reece Cargan, Bombito Productions

News and Reviews:

Creating Inclusion: new support to tackle under-representation

Creative Scotland Official Website

Everyman

Everyman is a 10 minute visual essay,

developed and supported by the Scottish

Documentary Institute's highly acclaimed

Bridging the Gap programme.

A personal, visual essay about gender transition – focusing on the social context and implications and exploring how the world is different living as female compared to being perceived as male.
Jack tells his story by using and reframing gender focused tropes and imagery from popular culture, mythology, history and art.
Starring an all-queer cast to display different aspects of Jack's life and identity, mirroring his experience from his unique point of view.

Everyman was shortlisted for the Grierson Award and won Best Short Film at the BAFTA qualifying SQIFF 2021 and Best Film at Euregion Film Festival 2022.

So far Everyman has been selected/screened at the following festivals:​

WORLD PREMIERE – Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021
Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2021

Galway Film Fleadh 2021
Bolton Film Festival 2021
Aesthetica Film Festival 2021
Dayton LGBT Film Festival 2021
OUTShine LGBTQA+ Film Festival 2021

SQIFF 2021 | *Winner Best Short Film Award*
KUKI International Short Film Festival  2021

Interfilm Short Film Festival 2021
MIX CPH 2021

DOC NYC 2021
Inverness Film Festival 2021

Bogota Short Film Festival 2021

Dublin International Film Festival 2022

British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2022

Euregion Short Film Festival 2022 | *Winner Best Film*

BFI Flare 2022
Sebastopol Film Festival | USA 2022

News and Reviews:

Euregion Film Festival 2022 announce winners
https://cinesud.nl/nieuws-inspiratie/2022/euregion-film-festival-2022-announces-winners

Queer Films to look out for at Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

https://www.diff.ie/news/queer-films


The New Current | 15th LICHTSPIELKLUB
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2021 *INTERVIEW* 
https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/jack-goessens


The Grierson Trust | Shortlist 2021 

https://griersontrust.org/grierson-awards/the-grierson-awards/shortlist/

Eye for Film at SQIFF *REVIEW*

https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/review/everyman-2020-film-review-by-jennie-kermode

Screen Scotland | Made in Scotland

https://www.screen.scot/film-in-scotland/made-in-scotland/film/everyman

Meet the stars of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021 *REVIEW*

https://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/interviews/stars-of-glasgow-short-film-festival-2021

Take one Action | Glasgow Film Festival 2021: Our Top Picks *REVIEW*

https://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/2021/02/glasgow-film-festival-2021-our-top-picks/

Glasgow Short Film Festival Announces BAFTA qualifying Competition Programme

GSFF Official Website

Glasgow Film Festival Announces 2021 Programme

Glasgow Film Festival Official Website

Bridging the Gap 2020 commissions announced (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

Screen Scotland Official Website


Everyman commissioned by SDI (mentions working title Venus & Mars)

SDI Bridging the Gap 2020 Announcement

Bouba & Kiki

News and Reviews:

​"GSFF18 Award Winners Announced"

Winner GSFF Production Attic Pitch 2018

Glasgow Short Film Festival Official Website

​"2017 Shore Scripts Screenplay Contest Winners"

Shore Scripts Official Website

"Fall 2017 Film Fund Semifinalists Announced"

Screencraft Official Website

Bouba and Kiki is a 10 minute short drama about a young neurodiverse librarian struggling with a strange form of synaesthesia where he associates the sound of voices with flavours. He's lured out of his self-appointed recluse when he meets a young jazz singer whose voice doesn't seem to have any flavour at all.

Starring BAFTA winning actor Daniel Cameron and Joanne Thomson. This film was made with support of the Glasgow Short Film Festival and Production Attic after winning the GSFF's annual pitch competition and premiered as part of the BAFTA qualifying Scottish Competition at the Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019.

Screenings:

WORLD PREMIERE – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019

Euregion Film Festival 2019

Portobello Film Festival 2019

The Scottish Short Film Festival 2019

Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2019

Juniper

"Juniper is an exploration of alzheimer's. Set in the 80s, Juniper is a just a young girl on a night out. She appears to be a little bit drunk but as the night progresses the strange events that she’s experiencing can no longer be blamed on alcohol...​"

Gender Twister

"Gender Twister is a commentary on society's rigid gender rules. Gender Twister is the game that tries to break people free from this but can they handle it?"

Screenings:

Greenhorn Young Film Festival | UK, 2014
Runner Up Award Winner

90 Second Film Competition MFJF i.a.w. Encounters | UK, 2017

Runner-Up Award Winner

 

The Short Film Show | UK, 2019

Broadcasted on Sky 25-01-2019