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Nicolaas Schmidt Crafts a Mesmerising and Minimalist Work of Sly Romance in Arthouse Drama ‘FIRST TIME’

Live Action

23rd September, 2021

Nicolaas Schmidt reveals how he combined irony with romance to excellent effect in the static yet constantly moving minimalist film 'FIRST TIME'.

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Fatty Soprano & Shutterr Examine Self-Worth and Online Culture in Experimental Drama ‘Dimanche’

Live Action

22nd September, 2021

Fatty Soprano & Shutterr talk through the technical know-how behind the alluring, hazy cinematography of their social media questioning drama 'Dimanche'.

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An Eventful Evening Causes an Emotional Collision in Fraser Scott’s Examination of Grief ‘Fart Car’

Live Action

21st September, 2021

Fraser Scott describes how he worked with actor Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to create the tender central performance of his monologue drama short 'Fart Car'.

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A Cursed Weapon Paves the Road to Self-Actualisation in Stanley Sievers’ Oddball Comedy ‘Samurai Sword’

Live Action

20th September, 2021

We asked director Stanley Sievers to explain how he achieved the impressive throwback stylisation of his short slacker comedy 'Samurai Sword'.

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A Search for a New Dog Deepens into Profound Personal Exploration in Zillah Bowes’ ‘Staying’

Live Action

17th September, 2021

Zillah Bowes discusses working with non-professionals, creating panoramas & getting inside her character's head in Welsh countryside-set drama 'Staying'.

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Brock Newman & Shamlo Faek Seamlessly Combine Multiple Realities in Lael Music Video ‘Crazy’

Music

16th September, 2021

Brock Newman takes us through crafting a gothic fantasy asylum populated with multiple versions of artist Lael in his & Shamlo Faek's creepy promo 'Crazy'.

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Robin Summons Explores the Lasting Pernicious Effects of Domestic Abuse in Workplace Drama ‘Occupation’

Live Action, Premiere

15th September, 2021

Robin Summons details the in-depth domestic abuse research and technical camera work which empathically frame's the victim's perspective in 'Occupation'.

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Vira-Lata Linger in the Purgatorial Reality Between Heaven and Hell in Sensorial Music Video ‘Medo’

Music

14th September, 2021

Directing duo Vira-Lata talk to us about utilising the gritty feeling of authenticity lent by expired 16mm stock in their sensorial Terno Rei music video.

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A Complex World Is Born in Marco Fontan’s Intricately Animated Music Video ‘Convolution’

Animation, Music

13th September, 2021

Marco Fontan digs into the technical benefits of 3D animation software Houdini and how it allowed him to sculpt his mesmerising music video for Kinkajous.

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Leo Mccarey Meets Tsai Ming-Liang in Bryce Richardson’s Debut New York Feature ‘I Want More, I Want Less’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th September, 2021

Bryce Richardson chats to DN about combining East and West in his debut drama feature, a film rooted in a spirit of collaboration and improvisation.

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Ten Must-See Shorts to Stream at Encounters Film Festival 2021

Film Festival

8th September, 2021

DN narrows down the impressive 150 film lineup streaming at Encounters Film Festival 2021 this year into a list of ten recommended must-sees.

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Stanley Xu Smartly Blurs the Line Between Representation and Memory in Metafictional Drama ‘Reprise’

Live Action, Premiere

7th September, 2021

Stanley Xu discusses using metafiction to play with genre and representation in his portrayal of the different ways we can remember past relationships.

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