Made up North 1

Total: 92 mins 15 secs

Our ‘Made Up North 1’ programme showcases the talent and diversity of northern filmmakers.  From a story about a clown who has given up on the world, to a troubled writer who loses his grip on reality. We follow Mancunian’s talking frankly about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and witness the terrifying sound of the ‘Nicky Nack’. 

Wednesday 6th October Available for 48 hrs from 6:00pm
Wednesday 29th September 6:00pm - Light Cinema Screen 1


Andrew Knott William Ash
United Kingdom, 2019
14:24 mins
Joseph works as a clown selling balloons outside a dilapidated pier head. The world has given up on him. And he’s given up on the world. That is until Annie, a waitress at the local cafe asks him for a date and shows him that life can be magnificent if he gives it a chance.

Day to Day

Freya Chappell
United Kingdom, 2020
9:22 mins
Day to Day is a Black Lives Matter short film exploring the day to day racism experienced by five black and mixed-race people living in Manchester.

Harry Is Not Okay

Harry Sherriff
United Kingdom, 2021
13:58 mins
World Premiere
A troubled writer loses his grip on reality when two balaclava-clad men turn up at his flat.


Sel MacLean
United Kingdom, 2021
6:27 mins
JUN explores the ideas of Jun Rhee, a South Korean craftsman working in the North of England. Jun shares his view on the importance of hand made ceramics in today's society over factory made tablewear.

The Branches are Hope; The Roots are Memory

Sema Basharan
United Kingdom, 2021
7:51 mins
Exploring the links between Bradford’s religious diversity, peace heritage, and grassroots activism – an audio-visual portrait.


Theo W Scott
United Kingdom, 2021
5:15 mins
UK Premiere
A hand-drawn sequential telling of human history in all its horror and glory, culminating in our next evolutionary leap.

The Nicky Nack

Tom Oxenham
United Kingdom, 2021
5:52 mins
A man walking home from his local one night is tormented by a terrifying sound: The Nicky Nack.

Special Education Needs? (S.E.N)

Alfie Barker
United Kingdom, 2019
5:35 mins
The current education system doesn’t work for everyone. Debris Stevenson takes us back to her experience at school when she was labelled as someone with dyslexia and a failure.


Adam Fair
United Kingdom, 2021
8:33 mins
European Premiere
Fleeing from a catastrophic accident aboard the International Space Station, a lone Cosmonaut faces a haunting spectre from his country’s past. But is it all just in his mind?