Watch the Playback films

“The young filmmakers of tomorrow” Joey Levenson, HERO

Watch a selection of short films and get a taster of what to expect in Playback, currently touring the country until March 2018. Created by emerging artist filmmakers from across England, all aged under 25, these ground-breaking shorts deal with a range of contemporary themes such as female creativity, the beauty of the urban jungle, industrial cultures and the lesser-known stories of modern-day migration.

It's All in the Mind, by Eden Kotting | FIRST ACTS

It’s All in the Mind
Eden Kotting

An animated world full of Eden’s drawings slowly reveals itself as an arboreal kingdom in which many things lurk.

Hairatage by Aisha Sanyang-Meek | FIRST ACTS

Aisha Sanyang-Meek

The social and personal politics of black hair.

Yellow Wallpaper by Hayley Egan | FIRST ACTS

Yellow Wallpaper
Hayley Egan

Through dance and movement, our female protagonist finds solace in the yellow wallpaper, yet is driven to exhaustion by her frustrating predicament.

Thomas Payton Greene | FIRST ACTS

When Standing in a Queue
Thomas Payton Greene

A wry and darkly funny short set in a job centre, where the viewer is invited into the inner world of an introverted, unemployed protagonist who attends an employment session.