BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2015, Strange Weather by Tom Shrapnel

With the 5th anniversary edition of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival opening tomorrow, we explore the seemingly familiar genre of drama, but be prepared to enter a series of new and undiscovered territories in our Drama strand at ASFF 2015. Many of our dramas capture a single moment, where everyday life takes a sudden, unexpected departure, and when consequences must be faced, which offers a profound insight into character. These are stories and situations from around the world, that are set in a diversity of times and cultures, yet which reveal universal human needs and desires.

As featured in our Official Selection (drama strand), Strange Weather stars Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel in an intimate and elemental exploration of emotion, directed by Tom Shrapnel and produced by Loose Change Films. In the short, two people witness a mysterious natural phenomenon that reawakens their senses and draws their fractured and empty lives together.

Watch Strange Weather in Drama, Reel 2 at ASFF, 6-8 November, at venues across York.

Films from our Drama strand screen across the city from 5-8 November.

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1. Still from Tom Shrapnel’s Strange Weather (2014/2015).