9,000 Square Feet (2021 / Colour / Stereo / 13 min. / English subtitle / UK)
Cesar Picton lived on Kingston High Street on the outskirts of London at the end of the 18th century, in the midst of the British Industrial Revolution.
As a child, he was brought to England on a slave ship from Senegal and grew up as a servant of Sir John Phillips. He later gained independence and became a successful coal merchant and a wealthy gentleman who lived in a white house by the River Thames.
A local man comes across this white house during a walk through the town centre. He calls a phone number that he finds on a sign outside the building. At a time of restricted human interaction, this attempt to make contact with the house’s former inhabitant from 200 years ago takes an unexpected turn.