STALACTITES (8mins) 2015

March 2016 - 9th Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow.

October 2016 - Guimares Cinema Som, Portugal.

November 2016 - 6th Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York.

November 2016 - 5th Family Film Project, Lisbon.

November 2016 - 14th Inverness Film Festival, Scotland.


A stark portrait of how illness can erode the intimacy and sensuality of even the strongest of couples.


Illness affects more than just the body. In Stalactites writer / director Alison Piper challenges the limits of empathy in her nuanced look at the human condition; the film is a tender glimpse in to a marriage crumbling under the weight of mortality. Alan is a man failing to communicate with his sick wife as he struggles to reconcile his waning attraction to her. He is a deeply flawed but relatable character, caught up in a morally ambiguous situation.

All photographs and press material for Stalactites shot by Gemma Dagger