Film

Twine

Set in an otherworldly landscape, Twine is a cautionary tale of what happens when you come face-to-face with your own inner demons. Featuring an ethereal inner monologue — Alone by Edgar Allan Poe, we follow a girl who is lost, isolated and aimlessly wanders until she finds herself. Literally.

Director: Paul Surety   Writer: Jonathan Horner   Starring: Liza Shoff   DOP: Huw T Walters   Producer: Jackie Ankelen   Editor: Andrew Merlino   Colourist: josh@big buoy   Music: Pete Blyth   VFX: Andrew Merlino
London 2018

Strawberries

Alex, a middle-aged married man, is having an affair with Alma, his much younger lover.
The couple meet regularly to indulge their passion, but their latest rented love nest is full of 
surprises.

Director: Paul Surety   Writer: Paul Surety & Alex Giannini   Starring: Anna Marie Cseh & Alex Giannini   DOP: Nick Eriksson   Producer: Paul Surety   Editor: Alessandra Milani   Colourist: Toby Tomkins   Music: Sniffy Dog   Official selection: Cannes Film Festival   Official selection: Palm Springs International Shorts Fest   Official selection: Portobello Film Festival   Official selection: Manlleu Film Festival
London 2015

Two Plus One

Two Plus One is a black comedy set in a London pub.
It tells the story of the pub’s bartender and one of its regulars getting involved in a bet with a brash man that walks into the establishment. The bet involves a domino that the man is desperate to win from the regular at the bar.

Director: Paul Surety   Writer: Paul Surety & Luke Kelly   Starring: Adam Holden, Danny Midwinter, Alex Giannini   DOP: David Matches   Producer: Paul Surety & Andreas Williamson   Editor: John Smith   Colourist: Aidan Farrell   Music: Gary O’Brien   Best comedy award: Portobello Film Festival   Official selection: Palm Springs International Shorts Fest   Official selection: Barcelona Film Festival   Director’s Corner: Cannes Film Festival
London 2015

Noise

Noise is a film that uses clever sound design to show the liberating effects of dance.
It shows the world from the perspective of a withdrawn and lonely girl surrounded by arguing or hectoring adults. Instead of dialogue the film is filled with cacophonous noise.

Director: Paul Surety   Writer: Paul Surety   Starring: Cara Doherty, Anna Marie Cseh, Paul Coster, Rob Knighton   DOP: Nick Eriksson   Producer: Paul Surety   Editor: Alessandra Milani   Colourist: Toby Tomkins   Music: Gary O’Brien & Rickard Berg   Nominated for best drama award: Portobello Film Festival   Official selection: Palm Springs International Shorts Fest   Official selection: Tehran Film Festival   Official selection: Manilleu Film Festival
London 2015