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Youness Benali Makes an Impassioned Plea to Look Beyond Stereotypes in Powerful Polemic ‘The Composer’

Art & Fashion, Live Action

14th December, 2017

Youness Benali makes a welcome return to DN with his blistering monologue about the debilitating experience of being a minority defined by stereotypes.

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Ian Pons Jewell Explains Why His Sevdaliza Promo Is the ‘Purest’ Video He’s Made

Music

11th December, 2017

Talking the importance of locations and the best way to capture the soul on screen, director Ian Pons Jewell returns to Directors Notes for a fifth time.

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The Halsall Bros Look to Explore the Issues of North Korea Through the ‘100 Bullets’ Comic Book Universe

Live Action

4th December, 2017

A fascination with North Korea and a love for comic books come together in The Halsall Bros' '100 Bullets' web-series

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An Old Woman Initiates a Twisted Ritual to Raise Her Husband from the Dead in Sois De Traca’s ‘Three...

Animation

24th November, 2017

Tackling their most ambitious project to date, Sois de Traca’s (animation partners Elisa Morais and María Álvarez) Three Fitted Flies (Tres Moscas a

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Christine Hooper Tries Hard to Quit an Unhealthy Relationship in Battle of Willpower Short ‘The Last Time’

Live Action

23rd November, 2017

Christine Hooper tells DN how she incorporated practical filmmaking tips from classic cinema into her comedic unhealthy relationship short 'The Last Time'.

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Explore Life in the South London Community Which Gave Birth to The Maccabees’ Sound in ‘Elephant Days’

Documentary, Music

14th November, 2017

Co-director James Caddick & The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks discuss the creation of their feature doc portrait of the area & people of Elephant and Castle.

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Steve Kirby Instructs Us in the Differences Between Teaching and Nagging for The School of Life

Animation

13th November, 2017

How to Stop Nagging and Start Teaching - filmmaker Steve Kirby shows us how in his instructive animation commission for The School of Life.

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Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson Transmute Their Hit Spectral Scare From Stage to Screen in ‘Ghost Stories’

Film Festival, Live Action

31st October, 2017

Andy Nyman explains how he & Jeremy Dyson traversed the tricky road of adapting their hit London stage play 'Ghost Stories' into a frightening feature.

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Director Jimmy Dean Discusses Shooting Intimate Aspect Ratios for Kitchen Sink Vampire Short ‘V’

Film Festival, Live Action

30th October, 2017

Director Jimmy Dean joins us to discuss his Film London short 'V' - an intimate Vampire story exploring themes of adolescence and isolation.

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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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