Between 90 seconds and 3 minutes long, Random Acts come in many flavours; live action, animation, serious, cheeky and outrageous; made by dancers, poets, visual artists, musicians, writers, comedians, filmmakers. These bold and creative short films reflect the mosaic of contemporary life in England through the lens of its young artists.
Over 120 Random Acts short films are now available to screen in your cinema, either as one screening or as individual shorts to screen before feature-length films.
Thanks to additional investment from Arts Council England, we have extended our programme to include further professional development opportunities for alumni of Random Acts Network Centre North to better prepare them for a life in the creative industries.
Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and is of Indian/Pakistani descent. Afshan writes plays, prose, performance pieces and occasionally passive aggressive...
Lila is a dance artist and explorer of creative movement. She has recently graduated from Dance City/Northumbria University, and will soon...
Charlene Maningding is a creative from Newcastle upon Tyne with Filipino origins.
Rhian Cooke is an artist living in Leeds and brought up in Lincolnshire. She graduated from Leeds College of Art in...
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Random Acts North filmmaker Jack Gill has made us this exclusive vlog with a sneak preview of his short film A Life Hereafter: A writer and director with a passion for narrative cinema and original storytelling, Jack’s films take risks in form, content and cinematic ambition. As well as his work with Random Acts… Read More »
Random Acts filmmaker Eleanor Edwards talks about the experience of devising and making her short film Illuminated. How did you come up with the idea for your film – and what inspired you to make it? Honestly I was lying in bed one morning and it sort of just came to me. But an idea that… Read More »
The new Channel 4 TV series of Random Acts features the work of two of our Random Acts Network Centre North alumni. The new series airs from Monday 21 August at midnight and is curated and hosted by actor and artist Zawe Ashton. Episode 1 on Monday 21 August includes the premiere of Illuminated (above) by interactive… Read More »