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Modern Life is Rubbish by Daniel Jerome Gill

Modern Life is Rubbish by Daniel Jerome Gill

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A bittersweet drama for the iPod generation, about a couple separating their shared music collection.

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Rafe Spall and Rebecca Night star in this bittersweet comedy drama for the iPod generation, which uses the classic scenario of a couple separating their music collection to explore themes of love, loss and the inherent evil of greatest hits albums.

The film premiered in July 2009 at The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, and had its UK premiere at The 53rd Times BFI London Film Festival. Since then the film has been screened at over 20 film festivals world wide (Including: The Montreal World Cinema Film Festival, The Dresden International Short Film Festival, The Florida Film Festival, The London Short Film Festival, The Manchester Film Festival, The East End Film Festival, The Cambridge International Film Festival ). It has been nominated for various awards, and won The Audience Award at The 11th Film Stock International Film Festival.

  • Man

    Rafe Spall
  • Woman

    Rebecca Night
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World sales: DAZZLE

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Festivals & Screenings

Branchage Film Festival Jersey 2010

International Short Film Festival Shnit 2010

Cambridge International Film Festival 2010

Latitude Music Festival 2010

New York City International Film Festival 2010

Chester Film Festival 2010

Kinofilm 11 Manchester European Short Film Festival 2010

Canterbury (New Zealand) Film Festival 2010

Dresden International Short Film Festival 2010

East End Film Festival 2010

Wood Green International Short Film Festival 2010

Florida Film Festival 2010

Swansea Bay International Film Festival 2010

London Short Film Festival 2010

Film Stock 11 International Film Festival 2009

Montreal World Film Festival 2009

San Francisco International Short Film Festival 2009

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival 2009

Times 53rd BFI London Film Festival 2009

Cannes Short Film Corner 2009

Winner - Audience Award, 11th Film Stock International Film Festival, 2009


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2 comments posted.

  • May 29, 2011


    It's ironic isn't it that a video about the way we value music has the credit for the music in tiny writing mixed in with all the minor credits.

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  • Apr 14, 2011


    Simply sublime acting in a parcel

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