Directed By
Tim Marshall
World Cinema Shorts


Lynn, a lonely elderly woman, finds solace in an unlikely vision of Jesus that happens to be on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class. Convinced God has sent him to her, Lynn befriends the young man in hopes he will save her from loneliness. Followers is a dark-comedy drama about faith and loneliness, how the two intertwine and how we all need something or someone to follow.The short film is based on Tim Marshall’s feature screenplay of the same name. Tim shot the short in Wales, UK with funds from the Iris Prize which was awarded to his earlier short Gorilla in 2013. The prize, supported by the Michael Bishop Foundation and post-production house Gorilla is the largest prize for an LGBT short film in the world, valued over £25,000. Followers is the sixth film made by an Iris Prize winner. Filmed on location in and around Cardiff with a cast including Valmai Jones and Mark Oliver, Followers roots its universal themes in the modern day multi-cultural communities of South Wales.

In the Desperately Seeking Laughs program.

Friday, July 17 at 5:45PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA) Saturday, July 25 at 4:30PM in DeBoest Lecture Hall (IMA)