Northern Exposure
Our short film night tours to Manchester, Chester, Hexham & Leigh

Exterior view of HOME, ManchesterExterior view of HOME, Manchester
Date: 7 Mar 2024
Time: 17:30
Location: Leigh Film Factory
4th Floor, Spinners Mill, Park Ln, Leigh, WN7 2LB
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Northern Exposure, our short film night showcasing the North of England's filmmaking talent, is going back on tour.

Throughout February and March, we’re taking Northern Exposure to HOME (15 Feb), Storyhouse (21 Feb), Forum Cinema (2 Mar) and Leigh Film Factory (7 Mar).

This series of screenings has been curated by a group of young, Northern film curators who have scoured the region to discover the stories that matter to them and the local filmmakers to get excited about.

Expect a bold mix of fact and fiction, animation and live action - and anything else in-between.

Programme line-up:

I Would Like to Live on the Moon 

(02:13) Dir. Emily Burke / 2023 / Animation, LGBTQ+

A young non-binary person feels overwhelmed and wants to escape – literally, to the moon.

Keep the Faith 

(08:13) Dir. Charlene Jones / 2024 / Drama

Steve’s just quit the bottle, and is pushing through a withdrawal. His daughter Chelsea is home from university and trying to hold it together, with the help of a little Northern Soul.


(12:00) Dir. Joseph Simmons / 2023 / Sci-Fi, Drama

A young boy searches for answers after his dad goes missing at sea, but after discovering a strange fossil on a Yorkshire beach, he thinks it could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

The Journey Home 

(03:00) Dir. Noah Lei Underwood / 2023 / Sci-Fi, Horror

A creature considers its current bindings and finds them wanting. Winner of the Film Hub North DIY Filmmaking Challenge: Unbound.


(5:42) Dir. Meredith Stewart / 2023 / Animation

A wistful child re-lives a memory close to their heart.

A mum is holding her daughter in her arms in CHIP SHOP GIRL.

Chip Shop Girl 

(06:57) Dir. Emma Kayani / 2023 / Drama

In Northern England, 1995, a teenage mum with a mixed race daughter works a shift at her local chippy and faces a racist customer.


(05:49) Dir. Muhammed Bittaye / 2023 / Documentary

A captivating documentary that follows the remarkable story of Muhammed, a young, talented filmmaker, who embarks on a life-changing journey back to his homeland, The Gambia, after a decade of living in the United Kingdom.

The Last Cowboy in Salford 

(14:45) Dir. Jakob Lancaster / 2023 / Drama

Jonny Richman is a seventeen year old Jew. He is also a cowboy, much to his parent’s frustration. A darkly comic neo-Western set in Manchester, England.

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Thursday 7 March, 17:30

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