Throughout the month of November we will be showcasing BBCNI Two Minute Masterpiece Series 1 - 5.
Two Minute Masterpiece is an initiative run by BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen and offers emerging filmmakers in Northern Ireland the chance to have their voices heard.
We are delighted to be able to present this work as part of our November programme of events.
Here is Series 4 from 2020. Just press play above and enjoy!
Son is filmmaker Chad Alexander’s intimate portrait of his grandfather Sammy. In this film septuagenarian Sammy reflects on his life and reveals the event that changed it irrevocably.
- Please Introduce Yourself
In this Two Minute Masterpiece film emerging filmmaker Elsa Hunter-Weston explores the difficulties for Eliza, a train obsessed young woman who goes for her first job interview and has to answer the difficult request to “please introduce yourself”.
In Cycle filmmaker Dominic Curran explores the nature versus nurture question and asks whether one young man can escape the intergenerational domestic violence that he’s been exposed to from an early age.
- From His Perspective
This film is a snapshot of the seemingly normalised and sometimes deliberate transphobia that a young man Matthew has to endure as he transitions in today’s society. In this Two Minute Masterpiece film Caleb Roberts showcases the transphobia that young transgender people like himself face on a daily basis and the effect that this has on one of the most vulnerable groups in our society
- The Presence of Absence
In this fourth round of Two Minute Masterpiece films – Laura Conlon’s poetic film The Presence of Absence explores how a chance encounter with an estranged aunt sends Bridget in search of the father she has never known.
Using Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s poem as inspiration, Naomi Waring’s film celebrates the confidence, pride and beauty that disco dancing brings to a working class community in Northern Ireland.