Tim Hewitt | United Kingdom | 13:10 | Short Film
Tim and Jade’s relationship is over, Tim having had an affair with Jamileh, an Iranian woman who works in the shop below their apartment. On their last morning, before Tim is due to move out, a terrorist attack erupts in their neighbourhood. With bloody scenes occurring on their doorstep, Tim rescues an injured cyclist with the help of a young girl as well as giving refuge to Jamileh in the apartment. Seemingly safe, a shocking turn of events tests their humanity to the limits.
Tim Hewitt is a British-Australian writer/director. His first short film, The Devil’s Punchbowl (2012) was an experimental found-footage horror, revolving around the tale of the Unknown Sailor who was robbed and murdered in 1786 in Hindhead, Surrey.
He followed this with A Little Place off the Edgware Road (2013), based on the short story by Graham Greene. The film starred Paul McGann (Doctor Who, Alien 3, Withnail And I) and Ronald Pickup (The Day of the Jackal, The Crown, Darkest Hour, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and screened at The Cambridge Film Festival, The Edinburgh Short Film Festival and The Isle of Wight Film Festival (nominated for Best Short Drama).
In 2020 Tim wrote, directed, shot and edited Broken Shelter, a short film revolving around a terrorist attack, three weeks before the UK lockdown began. The film was completed in April 2021.
During lockdown, Tim self-produced and starred in an ‘isolation’ short film called The Last Suppers.