The Journey of Alfred Small
Old Lamp presents 'The Journey of Alfred Small', the heart-felt tale of the friendship between a reclusive, embittered old man, and a young mother attempting to escape an abusive relationship.
Starring: Philip Goldacre (The Bill), British / Nigerian Star Tayo Elesin (Law and Order UK), Dinarte Gouveia and introducing Fabian Walcot. The film was written and Directed by Mike Archer and produced by Oriana Ornithari (The Smoke)
*Award nominated - 'Best Ensemble Cast' at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the Olympus Film Festival.
In The Year... 16mm Short
An apocalypse survivor returns with a bag of shopping but at what cost.
Starring Luisa Guerreiro and Directed by Mike Archer. This 16mm 'short' short was improvised and shot during the 2020 global pandemic and was originally conceived as a camera test for a 16mm Arriflex 16M Camera.
A man finds himself isolated on an inhospitable shoreline, unable to find a way off. As he seeks to escape the monotony of his days, he becomes fascinated with a mysterious light out at sea, one that may be salvation or something more.
Written and directed by Luisa Guerreiro and starring Mike Archer, 'Cast Away' is inspired by issues in mental health.
OUTRAGE: RISE OF THE ANARCHISTS
Inspired by the 1909 'Tottenham Outrage'. When a heist goes wrong, two criminals find themselves on the run from a community united to stop the rise of the Anarchists.
A young girl travels to war torn France in 1915, in a bid to get the inside story. Amongst the blood and bullets of the Western Front, she discovers her own unresolved traumatic past.
THE CRYSTAL EGG
Inspired by the short story from seminal writer H. G. Wells. After being taken in by his Uncle Cave, a young boy attempts to uncover the hidden secret of a strange crystal egg in his possession.