United Kingdom, 2020 / 76 Mins

Director: Aki Omoshaybi

Starring: Aki Omoshaybi, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Amy Manson, Karen Bryson

A screening in partnership with MAKING WAVES FILM FESTIVAL.
An authentic and touching love story set in Portsmouth.
In inner-city Portsmouth, an unremarkable newsagent’s sits between a courthouse and a business centre. It’s here that sparks fly between well-dressed Kyle (Aki Omoshaybi) and equally poised Jamie (Pippa Bennett-Warner). Yet despite their outward appearances, both are struggling to move on from hardship they’d rather keep hidden. As their feelings for one another blossom, their pasts resurface, threatening to break them apart before their relationship has even begun.
Join us for a pre-screening Q&A with Professor Sue Harper.
Aki Omoshaybi started his career out as an actor working in theatre with companies such as Kneehigh and the RSC also starring in plays and musicals in London’s West End. He is best known for his roles in ‘Stars Wars: The Last Jedi’ ‘A Moving Image’ ‘The Riot Club’ ‘Burning Men’; and for TV ‘Dr Who’ ‘Sick of it’ and ‘Defending the guilty’. Since setting up his own production company ‘Small Long Productions’ he has made a short film ‘SPILT’ and a debut feature ‘REAL’ which premiered at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival in October 2018 (Aki Omoshaybi is subject to availability and an alternative will be provided if he is not available due to work commitments).

We are delighted to be showing the short film Talent (PG) before the main feature, in association with Making Waves.

Directed by: Oleg Ageychev
Russia, 9 min 57s

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