The year is 2058. Robert and Steve celebrate every New Year in the same 24-hour convenience store where they work the nightshift. No matter how much things change, they always seem to stay the same, even when Steve wins the lottery. But when Robert discovers that the girl of his dreams works on the dayshift, he suddenly finds himself with a big decision to make.

One Minute Past Midnight is a sweet, dark and surreal comedy about love, dreams and the fear of change. It won the Gold Hugo for Best Short Film at Chicago International Film Festival.

Awards and festivals

Winner Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival 2005

Official Selection: Edinburgh, Brief Encounters, Chicago, La Ciotat, Premiers Plans, Paris Tout Court, Leuven, Portland, Milwaukee, amongst others.

Celia Galan Julve, Writer/Director

Celia Galan Julve graduated in Animation Direction from the Royal College of Art in July 2002. Her graduation film Historia Del Desierto has screened at over fifty festivals worldwide and won several prizes, including the Second Prize at the Festival de Cannes Cinefondation. She is now developing Historia Del Desierto into a feature-length script.

One Minute Past Midnight


Writer/Director: Celia Galan Julve
Producers: Paola Minazzato, Lachlan MacKinnon
Executive Producers: Peter Carlton, Caroline Cooper-Charles, Kate Ogborn
Main cast: Stan Robinson, Alexander Perkins, Haruka Kuroda

A UK Film Council and FilmFour presentation of an Intrepido Production

Courtesy of Intrepido Limited