Live Action Category

Harry Sherriff: What I Learnt from Making 12 Short films in 12 Months

Live Action

13th March, 2017

In 2016 Manchester-based writer-director Harry Sherriff made 12 short films in 12 months - read about what he learnt from this experience.

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Robert McKeon Shares the Lessons Learned From Adapting a Short Story to Film in ‘Wifey Redux’

Live Action

9th March, 2017

LA Director Robert McKeon tells DN how he brought acclaimed author Kevin Barry's comedic short story to cinematic life in its native home of Ireland.

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Minhal Baig on How She Blended Horror & Documentary to Explore Suicide in ‘After Sophie’

Live Action

8th March, 2017

“I really hope that people are genuinely creeped out.” - talented Director Minhal Baig joins us to discuss her haunting new short.

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Trim Lamba’s Snapchat Short ‘Cracked Screen’ Delivers a Horrifying Tale of Social Media Living

Live Action

27th February, 2017

Director Trim Lamba discusses his Snapchat-based short which follows the self-broadcast life of a young woman before, during and after a terrible incident.

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Before Moonlight: Oscar Nominated Director Barry Jenkins Discusses His Breakthrough Feature ‘Medicine for Melancholy’

Live Action

23rd February, 2017

Barry Jenkins shares his journey from almost school teacher to director and explains why he considers his breakthrough feature as a ‘home movie’.

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As the Apocalypse Looms Jimmy Marble Navigates the Messy Road of New Love in ‘End of Babes’

Live Action

14th February, 2017

If you like a little apocalypse mixed into your romance then Jimmy Marble's short is the perfect film for you and all your relationship anxieties.

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A Joyous Reunion is Shattered by the Brutal Realities of Sectarian Violence in Andrea Harkin’s ‘The Party’

Live Action

9th February, 2017

In Andrea Harkin's BAFTA nominated short, when a wanted young man returns home for a party the violent realities of Belfast in 1972 tragically hit home.

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Lines of Racial Division Are Tentatively Crossed in Marc Fouchard’s Oscar Shortlisted ‘The Way of Tea’

Live Action

24th January, 2017

Marc Fouchard confounds expectations of racial violence when a young skinhead enters a Muslim store in his perennially timely Oscar shortlisted film.

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Mistaken Identity Leads to a Fight for Survival in Chris Chung’s Action-Comedy Short ‘Soho Jimbo’

Live Action

23rd January, 2017

Selected for the Directors UK ALEXA challenge, Chris Chung brings his action-comedy experience to bear in a martial arts tale of mistaken identity.

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Juanjo Giménez Reveals Secret Connections Between the CCTV Scan Lines in Palme d’Or Winning Short ‘Timecode’

Live Action

11th January, 2017

Free expression and human connections subvert the authoritarian nature of CCTV in Juanjo Giménez's Palme d'or winning, Oscar contending short film.

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DN347: Chameleon – Jorge Riquelme Serrano

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

15th December, 2016

Jorge Riquelme Serrano shares how structured improvisation enabled him to shoot his uninvited guest psychological thriller feature debut in a mere 4 days.

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Where the Woods End

Live Action

12th December, 2016

Felix Ahrens examines the destructive nature of guilt in his student Oscar winning short film about a police officer who fatally shoots an innocent man.

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