Irresistible Films & UK Film Festival’s short movie, Mike, this year’s winner of Best Short Film at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival becoming the first British film to ever win a Crystal Bear, had its premiere at Raindance on 25th September and 5th October.
The film, directed by Petros Silvestros, stars up and coming actor Charles Collier as Mike, with Louise Breckon-Richards as Mike’s mother. The seven minute short film focuses around a sulky teenager who grudgingly takes his little brother Jack to the hairdresser. Whilst waiting for him in the car, teenager Mike starts to panic when Jack takes longer than expected and decides to go look for him.
The film takes the viewer into a series of unexpected turns and twists while addressing delicate and thought-provoking themes of responsibility and denial which leaves the imagination running wild.
Matt Nelson at Irresistible Films and producer of Mike comments; ‘We’re really excited to showcase Mike at this year’s Raindance and extremely honoured to have won the prestigious Crystal Bear, a first for the British film industry!
Matt concludes: “We're currently in post-production with director Petros Silvestros on our second short thriller drama, A Confession so looking forward to 2015 becoming another award winning year."