SUNDAY | Best of the Fest

6:12 pm

Socks & Robbers

David Lilley

Run Time

8 m


Comedy, Crime, Drama

Content Warnings: 


Nottingham, England


A gang of notorious sock-headed criminals commit the biggest bank heist of their careers. Things start to fall apart when they find out an undercover cop has infiltrated their ranks.

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Winner of the 2020 Kraken Award

David Lilley has been making short films and music videos for over 20 years. He graduated from Staffordshire University
with a degree in Film Studies in 1997. He relocated to Nottingham where he started making self-funded short films and music videos and integrating himself into the local
filmmaking community.

During this time, he has had films shown on Channel 4, had multiple international festival screenings as well as hosting several short film nights for national and local filmmakers.
He was also a two-time finalist in the Nokia Shorts contest and was nominated for a BIFA award in 2006.

In 2011 David branched out and started working with a number of comedians on comedy shorts and sketches. He has worked closely with comedy writers Julie Bower (So Awkward) and Mark O’Connell (Catching Bullets) and award-winning sketch duo McNeil and Pamphilon from Dara O Briains Go-8 Bit and The History Girls. In 2011 David picked up the audience award at the Cofilmic awards for his comedy short film The Office Orphan.
In 2012 David served on the Jury for the Leeds International Film Festival where he also presented his film Saw Misgivings out of competition.

In 2014 David was awarded a grant from Creative England as part of their iShorts scheme to produce a 10-minute short entitled Shiner starring Melvyn Hayes. Currently David is developing a number of shorts and feature projects in both a producer and director capacity as well as running the Short Stack film night in Nottingham.