17 Minute Short
Lambing Season is a disquieting, claustrophobic thriller set in the secluded North Yorkshire moors.
The film follows Joe, a son and farmhand struggling to take the reigns from his father on their remote lambing farm, whilst caring for his wheelchair bound mother. But as new developments in an historic missing persons case come to light, suddenly not everything is as it seems, and Joe begins to question the family around him.
Taut and unnerving; Lambing Season is about a son who comes to understand that everything he has ever known is a lie and all he has gained from the truth is fear.
"A patient, but anxious story, ‘Lambing Season’ hooks you in with its intriguing premise and then proceeds to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat as we delve deeper and deeper into the secrets of its story."
Rob Munday | Short of the Week | Online Premiere
"A special mention to ‘Lambing Season’ for it's clarity of vision; and it's masterful mirroring of the Yorkshire landscape and it's characters, tumultuous, emotional lives."
- Jury Statement | Leeds International Film Festival
"Dark Family Secrets Surface in Jack Benjamin Gill's Lambing Season." Click below for full article.
SELECTED AWARDS AND SCREENINGS
Short of the Week - Online Premiere
Leeds International Film Festival - Yorkshire Short Film Competition - Audience Award Winner and Special Mention
Newport Beach Film Festival - Official Selection
The Smalls Film Festival - Best Drama - Nominated
Underwire Film Festival - Best Producer - Nominated
British Shorts Berlin - Official Selection
Aesthetica Film Festival - Showcase Screening
PUSH Film Festival - Showcase Screening
Borderlines Film Festival - Showcase Screening
Filmed Up - HOMEMcr - Official Selection