Gervais (2010) 5:00 minutes
Two women lay on a blue screen sheet in a woodland setting. One writes down her dream featuring the comedian Ricky Gervais, speaking the words initially in an Australian accent as she writes. The other woman awakes and interrupts to give an oral account of her own dream, in an American accent. Clearly influenced by an aeroplane passing overhead the moment before waking, she recounts the dream as though it was a film she had watched and even speculates on the nature of special effects that may have been employed within it. The duration of this retelling is influenced by a need to exit the scene and relieve herself, leaving the other woman to ponder her dream alone, which she has perhaps already forgotten.
Pitch Report (2011) 5:00 minutes
Two men, leaning against a stack of wooden sleepers in an abandoned train yard, record the current state of their film script on an old analogue tape recorder. The script aligns an invasion of the body snatchers scenario with a series of asylum seeking incidents within different countries.
Only One (2011) 5:00 minutes
Two school teachers consider what new lesson they might teach a group of identical children who resemble the alien progeny from the Village of the Damned. They decide to encourage good manners within conversation via a song (Only one can talk at a time). Two of the children question the example set by the teachers who have delivered the song in unison. The teachers confirm that they have not been talking at all but singing, and use this interruption as a cue to sing the song once more.
Night Organ (2010) 5:00 minutes.
The conversation between a psychiatrist and a patient in an exterior setting is an absurd elicitation of an organ we have supposedly lost as we evolved as a species. The fictitious 'night organ' is in part a comic reminder that the existence of the id, ego and the super ego which we tend to take for granted do not in fact share the same status that our real internal organs do. The scene is revealed to be a work in progress in more than one sense: as a filmic projection in which another two men are recording dialogue for it in a darkened room. The actual dialogue of all men is recorded by another (offscreen) voice that struggles at times to provide an adequate lip-sync rendition for each part.