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Andy McCallie Documents Chris Robertson’s Profound Monologue on American History in One-Take Short ‘Freedom Song’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

24th June, 2019

Andy McCallie tells DN how he used the restrictions of one-shot filmmaking to manifest the power of Chris Robertson's profound ‘Freedom Song' monologue.

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Nike – Further Than Ever

Asides, Live Action

24th June, 2019

Ian Pons Jewell throws us into the thick of the action in 'Further Than Ever' – a kinetic celebration of Chinese female athletes created for Nike.

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Kurt Schneider Pens a Love Letter to Creative Anxiety in Experimental Short ‘Thoroughbred’

Art & Fashion

21st June, 2019

Kurt Schneider discusses using creative anxiety as the narrative fuel for his experimental short about the pursuit of perfection, 'Thoroughbred'.

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Beak>: Life Goes On

Asides, Music

21st June, 2019

Alfredo Lopez busts out some creepy wax face vibes in Beak>’s disturbing video for 'Life Goes On', the lead track from the band’s new 4 track EP.

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Anatoliy Sachivko Embraces the Compelling Power of Destruction in Pokaz Trio Dance Film ‘Kintsugi’

Music, Premiere

20th June, 2019

Directors Notes goes behind the scenes of Pokaz Trio dance film 'Kintsugi' to learn how this captivating ode to the power of destruction came into being.

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Hannah Lux Davis Celebrates the Dichotomy of Womanhood in Female Empowerment Music Video ‘Nightmare’

Music

19th June, 2019

Internet breaking dir. Hannah Lux Davis talks to DN about the creation of 'Nightmare', a female empowerment music video which lands with maximum impact.

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Andree Ljutica Introduces Us to ‘Jane Love’ a Motorcycle Obsessed Young Woman Who Left Convention in the Dust

Documentary

18th June, 2019

Andree Ljutica reveals how the unbridled spirit of NY motorcyclist Jane Love inspired and shaped his poetically fluid doc short about female power.

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Butterfly

Asides, Live Action

18th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard's 'Moth' sequel short 'Butterfly' follows a man who finds his reality breaking down as he investigates a mysterious building project…

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How Ancients Rituals from Around the World Inspired Arsen Arzumanyan’s Avian Creation Myth ‘Furnace of the Birds’

Animation

17th June, 2019

Arsen Arzumanyan joins us to discuss reversing methodologies & breaking mocap suits to create an unusual mythological tale of where birds come from.

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Julien Piau Examines the “Change of Individuals and the Impact on Others” in Surreal Animation ‘ENTRE LES ROCHERS’

Animation

14th June, 2019

French animator Julien Piau returns to Directors Notes for a third time, with his latest short 'ENTRE LES ROCHERS' (BETWEEN THE ROCKS).

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Mari Walker Dives into a Formative Personal Memory in Drama Short ‘Swim’

Live Action

13th June, 2019

Mari Walker tells DN how revealing personal memories to her cast informed aspects of their performance & understanding of the trans experience.

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YGT: Mothertongue

Animation, Asides, Music

13th June, 2019

Adrift at sea, a mysterious traveller creates a version of Eden within her own psyche in Alex Moy’s gorgeously animated 'Mothertongue' music video.

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