NARRATIVE SHORT 2022
DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER / EDITOR
A down on his luck gay bear finds unexpected romance with his married best friend's paramour, hilariously exposing carefully held secrets amongst his circle of friends.
In 2019, Sarah and Phillip's short film BLACK HAT won the Iris Prize, a £30,000 film award, the world's largest short film prize, to shoot their next film in the United Kingdom. CARDIFF premiered as the center piece of the 2022 Iris Prize Film Festival, and had its American Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival. It has also played at the Newport Beach Film Festival, TLVFest, and continues on the festival circuit into 2023.
"There are also several LGBTQ shorts screening at the festival in various programs.
Arguably the best is Cardiff, a charming romantic comedy about Fred (Richard Elis) who is unlucky in love while his pansexual mom Sally (Ruth Madoc) and his gay friend Joe (Stifyn Parri) have multiple partners. When Fred meets Omar (Ash Alladi), he thinks he might find happiness, but the path to true love is not as straight (or gay) as it seems. Filmed in luminous black and white and filled with memorable characters and humor, Cardiff is a delight."