Fri, Sep 25 | SHORT FILM

Bertie

(UK - 2018 - 17 minutes) Fantasy, Dark Comedy Directed by Garry Crystal A classic suburban tale of parenthood, bereavement and a mysterious pug. Appears in the short film collection - ASSORTED FLAVORS 2
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Bertie

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Sep 25, 2020, 5:00 PM PDT
SHORT FILM

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A classic suburban tale of parenthood, bereavement and a mysterious pug. Neurotic parents Tom and Lisa have moved to what they believe is their dream home, only to have their idyllic lives shattered by Ann, a widow, and Bertie, her pet pug, who not only wakes them at night but awakens them to the afterlife.

Director Biography - Garry Crystal

Garry Crystal is a former television actor who works as a documentary editor by day. He has worked on numerous BAFTA, EMMY, GRIERSON and RTS winning documentaries. He is now pursuing a directing career. His previous short films “Bobby” and “The Fox and the Rabbit” have featured at numerous international film festivals.

Director Statement

“Bertie” explores the universal themes of parenthood and bereavement in an usual comedy. The film contrasts the end of a life with the beginning of a new one. When Tom and Lisa move home, they think that have found the ultimate countryside utopia in which they can bring up their newborn son. Until they meet Bertie, an irascible pug, who not only wakes them at night but awakens them to the afterlife.

  • Garry Crystal DirectorThe Fox and the Rabbit, Bobby
  • Garry Crystal WriterThe Fox and the Rabbit, Bobby
  • Karen Newman ProducerLady M, Just Charlie
  • Alison Steadman Key Cast“Ann”Abigail’s Party, Life is Sweet, Pride and Prejudice
  • Arthur Darvill Key Cast“Tom”Broadchurch, Legends of Tomorrow, Doctor Who
  • Jemima Rooper Key Cast“Lisa”Lost in Austen, Atlantis, Hex, Black Dahlia
  • Gareth Munden Director of PhotographyHighway, The Receptionist, The Nostalgist
  • Greg Fisher ColouristSpectre, Legend, Spider-Man Homecoming, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation
  • Sheridan Tongue ComposerSpooks, Silent Witness, DCI Banks
  • Simon Wright Sound MixerThe Inbetweeners, Fleabag

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

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Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.