Sunday 12 December 2021


Directed by Josh Thornton-Allan

with Rob Kendrick, Lucy Walker-Evans, Roli Okorodudu


When Lizzie agrees to go on an “alternative” first date with Nathan she had no idea it’s a couples counselling session. Forced to confront their flaws, foibles and personal hang-up’s they come to the realisation that the best way to make a relationship work might be to skip the dating part altogether.


Writer & Director: Josh Thornton-Allan
Producer: Denise Moreno, Jake Parker
Cinematography: Guido Cavaciuti
Editor: Christ Walker
Sound Design: Rob Chen
Composer: Andrei Ionescu
Cast: Rob Kendrick, Lucy Walker-Evans, Roli Okorodudu

Additional info

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2021
Language: English
Length: 11 minutes

Sunday 12 December 2021
The Cinema in the Arches
Battersea Power Station,
22 Arches Ln, Nine Elms,
London SW11 8AB

Festival Selections
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021

This film will precede the festival’s Closing feature film:
Mark, Mary + Some Other People

About the Director

Joshua Thornton-Allan is a Writer and Director, working across music videos, commercials and short films. His work focuses on standout performances, combining original narratives and unique storytelling devices with eye catching, emotive visuals. He’s directed campaigns for companies such as Expedia, Faberge and Virgin Active and shot music videos for artists such as Emily Burns and Jack Curley. His short films “Exit Chip” and “Fuck the Honeymoon” were well received on the festival circuit and received numerous awards and nominations. He has just completed his third short film “June” which will be released later this year.

Currently, Josh is developing and pitching his first feature film (a romantic comedy) and is writing a comedy TV show.