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Friday, April 30, 2004

Paramount Comedy Shorts 2004...
Paramount Comedy Shorts 2004 showcases completed comedy short films of up to thirty minutes. It started as a nationwide competition which saw the 107 odd entries whittled down to just the final four. And the wonderful Guy gave Marky and I a couple of free passes to see the screening of these final four films at the Curzon Soho last night and to see the final announcement. The winning film was How To Tell When A Relationship Is Over - a hilarious series of 15 vignettes of two people spilltting up. A theatrical release will follow. So congrats to them.

There was very, very cute ginger-haired man at the bar. We got free drinks. These two facts are only loosely related.

The short list was:

HOW TO TELL WHEN A RELATIONSHIP IS OVER.
Director: Tony Roche
Producer: Jim Spencer

SYNOPSIS
The story of a couple splitting up fifteen different ways.

SILENT TREATMENT
Director: Peter Lydon
Producer: Steve Ackhurst

SYNOPSIS
Why is Sara not talking to Bill? Why doesn't Bill stop talking to Sara? What could have happened at the dinner party the night before? Is Lucy at the bottom of it? Maybe it's something to do with Eddie? Surely Beth's in the clear? Oh, and did someone hit Bill? It looks like somebody hit him. Whatever happened, Sara's not telling.

A FEVER IN THE BLOOD
Director: Andrew Pulver
Producer: Fiona Caldwell

SYNOPSIS
Based on a short story by Ethan Coen, A Fever In The Blood is the tale of a private eye who loses his hearing after his ear is bitten off in a fight. He tries to set up as a 'hearing impaired' private detective, but retribution catches up with him in the end.

DANGLE
Director: Phil Traill
Producer: Tini Howarth

SYNOPSIS
A man finds a rope hanging from the sky…

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