The Best British Short Film according to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is our pick for this week’s Short Shot. Room 8 is one of five films based on the same script that formed part of Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series 2012. This series tries to challenge filmmakers to stay creative and inventive. Academy Award-winning script writer Geoffrey Fletcher was asked to write a short script. Stripped from any stage advice, the challenge for the directors was to give the film their own twist. The five most imaginative short film entries were picked, produced, and they all premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2013. James W. Griffiths wrote and directed his own vision of the script, and together with Tom Cullen (known for Weekend and the tv-series Downtown Abbey) they created this stunning film.

Short Shot