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 Aaron Dunleavy talks about the experience of making his chilling, challenging short Strays, which was broadcast on Channel 4 earlier this year in series 4 of Random Acts. The film has screened around the world, with official selections at prestigious BAFTA and Oscar® qualifying festivals. How did you come up with the… Read More »
For your viewing pleasure we present an exclusive behind-the-scenes vlog from filmmaker, choreographer and dance artist Jack Thomson, whose short film Business is Brutal has just been published on Channel 4‘s Random Acts online platforms. Click below to watch – you can also click here to find out more about Jack.
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 »