UK Tag Archive

Runyararo Mapfumo Creates a Hilarious Celebration of Brotherhood with Short Comedy ‘Masterpiece’

Film Festival, Live Action

23rd October, 2017

Runyararo Mapfumo joins us to discuss using comedy to challenge socio-political themes and the nuances of the everyday experiences lived by black people.

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DN353: Rob Curry & Tim Plester Herald the Rebirth of a Folk Legend in ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

Documentary, Film Festival, Music, Podcasts

19th October, 2017

Rob Curry & Tim Plester craft a lyrical response to the life, work & tragic loss of the High Queene of English Folk music, Shirley Collins.

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Sean Robert Dunn Presents a Raw Depiction of a Tragically Dysfunctional Family in ‘British by the Grace of God’

Film Festival, Live Action

17th October, 2017

Sean Robert Dunn discusses balancing an unnerving vision of populism and racial hatred with chimes of comedy in his raw, dysfunctional family drama short.

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A Man Suffers an Isolating Crisis of Communication in Benjamin Cleary & TJ O’Grady Peyton’s ‘Wave’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2017

Co-directors Benjamin Cleary & TJ O'Grady Peyton discuss their funny and moving short about a man isolated by the barrier of an unintelligible language.

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A Down’s Syndrome Boxer Must Withstand a Battle of Wills Before the Bout in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s ‘Fighter’

Film Festival, Live Action

10th October, 2017

Ten minutes before a match, a Down’s Syndrome boxer fights for his right to get in the ring in Bugsy Riverbank Steel’s visceral short.

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DN352: In Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Chris Shepherd

Animation, Film Festival, Podcasts

4th October, 2017

DN caught up with Chris Shepherd to reflect on his celebrated career and return to the hybrid world of animated/live action violence in 'Johnno’s Dead'.

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BFI London Film Festival 2017: Looking Ahead

Film Festival

2nd October, 2017

DN looks ahead at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, anticipating what to see from this years' eclectic lineup of diverse and exciting cinema.

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Jake Dypka Challenges the Binary Nature of Societal Gender Stereotypes in Experiential 3D Short ‘Pink or Blue’

Art & Fashion

19th September, 2017

Director Jake Dypka & spoken word artist Hollie McNish explore the confines of gender in modern society through 3D experiential short 'Pink or Blue'.

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Watch Sparks Chase an Elusive Parisian Bird in Joseph Wallace’s Enchanting Stop Motion Puppet Music Video

Music

18th September, 2017

Read how Joseph Wallace transformed Sparks into puppets for an enchanting stop motion chase through 1930s Paris in 'Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)'.

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Alex Barrett Crafts a Poetic Ode to the Symphony Films of the Past for the London of the Present

Documentary

11th September, 2017

Alex Barrett reflects on the completed production of his Silent Era ode to England's capital 'London Symphony', a classical nod to the city of now.

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Return to the Clumsy Days of School Romance in Jack Bennett’s Charming Short ‘Not the End of the World’

Animation

5th September, 2017

Jack Bennett tells DN how a well placed tweet brought The Streets frontman Mike Skinner on board as narrator of his awkward school days romance animation.

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Parallel Teeth Takes a Cosmic ‘Leap of Faith’ to the De La Solar System in Mr Jukes’ Psychedelic Promo

Music

29th August, 2017

Parallel Teeth explains the technical challenges of creating hypnotic, seizure-free colour sequences in his psychedelic music video for Mr Jukes.

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