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How would I go about IDing one? Googling the basic premise/plot has not been fruitful.
Young lad of about 10 waiting for his father to get out of prison. His old man gets in an argument with one of the prison guards a couple of seconds after stepping outside, gets arrested.
The kid gets bullied at school. His nana buys him a "lovely new school bag" and it's fucking huge. At one point he's running away from the school bullies at hometime and there's a girl running towards him (away from the girl bullies - all boys/girls schools) and they both have the same schoolbag. It's shot sideways on so they're both running towards each other into the middle of the screen, and they sort of look at each other before carrying on running away from their bullies.
At one point the lad tries to hang himself with his school tie from the light fixture in his bedroom. Just as he's jumping off his bed his mum walks in, and he lands on the floor pulling the light and a shitload of plasterboard from the ceiling out in the process.
Was a quite dark but really sweet short film.
I've been trying to find out what this film was called for YEARS. I hope it is The Bus That Couldn't slow Down.
especially the attempted hanging, that stayed with me for years and I can still remember it vividly. In particular how he didn't tie the knot properly which made him just slide down then his mum walks in. Would be weird seeing it again but really want to.
I was barely in my teens back then, and I'd love staying up to ungodly hours of the night watching all the weird stuff that was aired (although looking back, I probably shouldn't have been exposed to some of it at such a young age). Anime, Hong Kong action flicks, Japanese softcore-porn, animated shorts and offbeat shows like Vidz - it was awesome!
And then reality television happened.
they really pushed the envelope with programming back in the day
Does anyone actually know what this short film was called?
Not sure if I'm remembering it wrong but I'm sure the boy in the film was into model planes or gliders or similar. By the end of it he's got all of the other kids who bullied him into model planes too, or something along those lines.
that's right. would love to find out what it was.
Older teenage girls having sleepover / houseparty spike the bitchy one's drink with acid and then pretend they're all ghosts when she's tripping. Ends with her falling through a patio door and bleeding to death IIRC.