Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Reel Brum 1

Sunday 12th May, 2024

The Mockingbird Cinema - Screen 1 | 20:00 - 21:30

Reel Brum is a network and creative hub for filmmakers of all levels based in Birmingham.

Its aims are to foster a creative community within the city, connecting like-minded people to produce consistent, high quality films.

We’re joining forces with Reel Brum for two programmes that showcase the best of Birmingham’s filmmaking talent (see the second programme here). We’re excited to present the best of all the films shown at Reel Brum’s events over the past year, one of which will go on to win the Reel Brum award!


(Dir. Roshan Balu)
Following the recent death of his grandfather, Arun escapes his now un-recognisable home and ventures out to meet his best friend, in which he experiences strange visions causing him to confront his identity.

Bunny Jake Is Missing
(Dir. Shane Grant)
When Baby Sam is told his pet bunny rabbit has gone on vacation he suspects foul play.

Black Country Cowboy
(Dir. Ryan Davies)
This is a documentary about Pete Boddis a 78 year old country and western singer from Stourbridge West Midlands. A genuine unrecognised songwriting talent and a legend in the local area. This is a film about persistence, talent and love. A man who loves music and his wife in equal measure.

Behind The Counter
(Dir. Lauren Hatchard)
‘Behind the Counter’ takes us into the lives of the Dhaliwal family who run St Mary’s News in Bearwood, telling the story of how they have served their community over many decades.

A Brighter Blue
(Dir. Mark Corden)
They say that when we die our lives flash before our eyes...but what if there are parts we'd rather leave out?

She Swims
(Dir. Shelley Eva Haden)
Witness 50 women from the community of Birmingham swell and swarm in a drained Grade || Edwardian heritage swimming pool originally made for ‘first class men’ in 1907.

Doors: 19:45
Screening Starts: 20:00

You can buy a pass to all events taking place at the Mockingbird Cinema for £80 (£40 concession). Visit our ticketing platform Eventive for more information on passes.

Browse all the events taking place at the Mockingbird here.

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