Character: Jess
Directed by: Josef Bates
Other cast: Will Merrick
Running time: 14min

First impressions are really important, especially in the dating world. If you mess-up that first date, there probably won't be a second. Josef Bates' short film TIC invites its audience to play third wheel on one such encounter, as we get a table-side seat when the nervous Dave (Will Merrick) meets Jess (Emma Mackey) at a restaurant. A car-crash comedy, that's as uncomfortable as it is funny, will Dave be able to beat his Tourettes and win the heart of his potential partner?