Live Action Category

Zach Wechter Transforms Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis Into a Delightfully Tall Tale in ‘This Table’

Live Action

22nd June, 2017

Zach Wechter explains how a decade long friendship with his writing partner and death anxiety led to his cleverly nested tall tale of a short.

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Masculinity and Femininity Are Tested At Sea in Lucy Campbell’s Poetic ‘Marina and Adrienne’

Live Action

20th June, 2017

Director Lucy Campbell joins us to discuss how she subverted cinematic cliches in order to test gender at sea in her short film 'Marina & Adrienne'

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Deception, Mystery and Noir Are All on the Menu in Jack Perry’s ‘A Girl Goes For Dinner’

Film Festival, Live Action

16th June, 2017

Ahead of playing The Shortest Nights, Director Jack Perry tells DN how he formed his stylish noir/thriller, 'A Girl Goes For Dinner'.

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Director Rob Savage Looks to Connect Deaf and Hearing Audiences with genre film ‘Dawn of the Deaf’

Live Action

14th June, 2017

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss how he injected fresh blood into the veins of undead storytelling with his new take on the horror/zombie short.

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A Socially Inept Oddball’s First Shot at Love Misfires in Michael Patten’s Squirm-Inducing ‘BADDOG’

Live Action

8th June, 2017

NYC Director Michael Patten tells DN how he made us squirm with his painfully uncomfortable story of a social inept petty thief and doomed romantic.

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Mid-Brow Break Down the Behind the Scenes Craft of Viral Comedy Sketch ‘Bad News’

Live Action

17th May, 2017

"If it’s funny and relevant to the narrative, you're in. If it’s just a funny, you're out." Mid-Brow reveal the craft at work BTS of their viral comedy.

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Justin Doherty & Neil Fox Merge Challenging Cinema With Professional Film Practice in ‘Wilderness’

Live Action

11th May, 2017

Justin Doherty & Neil Fox speak to DN about allying professional and emerging filmmakers on the production of their cinematically defiant feature debut.

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Zach Jones & Ben Kitnick Bear Witness to the Club Penguin Apocalypse in Gameplay Short ‘Waddle On’

Animation, Live Action

9th May, 2017

"The penguin apocalypse brings forth the dawn of man." Zach Jones & Ben Kitnick bear witness to the end times of Disney’s beloved virtual world for kids.

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How Simon Dymond Brought the True Story of a Tumble Drier Death Cult to Screen in ‘Wash Club’

Live Action

3rd May, 2017

Simon Dymond lets DN inside the secrets of his true life tall tale about a reporter who accidentally starts the underground death club he's investigating.

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I AM HERE Shatter Barriers Physical and Mental in Inspirationally Powerful Short ‘WALLS’

Live Action, Music

19th April, 2017

Filmmaking collective I AM HERE take DN through the intense shoot & multinational cross-border collaborations behind their powerful narrative music video.

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A High School Basketball Prospect Fights to Get Back to the Top in Tanner Jarman’s ‘High Hoops’

Live Action

18th April, 2017

Tanner Jarman imparts the lessons he learned the hard way when bringing his sports drama about shrinking opportunities & the pressure to succeed to screen.

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The Highs & Lows of Drone Filmmaking with Director Paul Trillo

Live Action

11th April, 2017

Director Paul Trillo joins us to discuss the challenges of shooting his 10-minute "one-take" short 'At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac' entirely on a drone

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