Random Acts S4 TX: 9 Nov 2017, Week 45
Channel 4’s late-night, post-pub serving of the world’s craziest and most creative short films returns for a fourth series, once more curated and hosted by Zawe Ashton. Featuring brand new talent and experimental work from more established names, the shorts are a heady mixture of music, animation, dance, visual art, spoken word and uncategorisable creative brilliance – a selection for which the phrase ‘only on Channel 4…’ could have been designed.
BAFTA winning actor Monica Dolan battles a killer houseplant, poet Simon Armitage shares his final words, and Alex Bag leaves a big surprise in your adult diaper. Plus award-winning dance from Antoine Marc.
Young people's laureate Caleb Femi smashes preconceptions, dancing meets architecture at the Barbican, and a disturbing kids-only dystopia in Aaron Dunleavy's Strays. Plus: trees fight back in a trippy animation.
Musician Laura Marling catches the eye of comedian Tim Key, a performance poet has a stern word with her pelvis pal in Ode To A Fuckboi, and the #TeamIndus Indian space mission inspires dance from celebrated choreographer Hemabharathy Palani. Plus: find out exactly How To Be Rad…
Misfits' charmer Robert Sheehan is down and out in LA, BAFTA winner Duncan Cowles flogs stock footage for cold hard cash, and we're feeling thirsty in an animated post-apocalypse. Plus: in a single-take experiment, Chelsea Supporter Enters Frame Left.
Modern philosopher Alain de Botton explains how to recount your dreams, the greatest library you've never seen, and a gruesome waking nightmare set in a circus. Plus: mass movement from the Sadler's Wells National Youth Dance Company.
Jarman prize-winner Heather Philipson's love letter to her pet pooch, non-binary gender conforming artist Depresstival battles a cardboard robot, and a teenager finger-swipes her way into digital oblivion. Plus: a sexy doughnut that's just asking to be eaten.