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An Obnoxious Internet Troll Meets His AI Match in Saman Kesh & Justin Daashur Hopkins’ ‘Algorithm’

Music

24th September, 2020

Saman Kesh and Justin Daashur Hopkins channelled pandemic stress into artistry in their AI-gone-rogue music video for Makeup and Vanity Set's 'Algorithm'.

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A Man Descends Into Madness in Colin Read’s Impossibly Looped 16mm Music Video for Doves’ ‘Broken Eyes’

Music

23rd September, 2020

Colin Read details the extensive planning behind Doves' music video 'Broken Eyes' which features a man's descent into madness in an ever-looping room.

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Helen Takkin Breaks Down Using Drowning as a Powerful Metaphor for Depression in ‘Descent’

Live Action

22nd September, 2020

Helen Takkin breaks down the production process behind her powerfully deployed metaphor of drowning in devastating mental health short 'Descent'.

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Pablo Maestres Retells the Myth of the Phoenix in Glacial Music Video/Short Film Hybrid ‘Flora Caic’

Music

21st September, 2020

Pablo Maestres discusses working in harsh arctic conditions and wrapping production during global lockdown for music video/short film hybrid 'Flora Caic'.

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The Ten Best Shorts of Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2020

Film Festival

19th September, 2020

For a mere £7.50 you can watch the entirety of the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Programme. We suggest you start with these ten standout DN picks.

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An Isolated Woman Finds Renewed Purpose in a Post-Apocalyptic World in Steve Squall’s Sci-FI Odyssey ‘Mujō’

Live Action

18th September, 2020

Steve Squall takes us through the first instalment of serial sci-fi odyssey 'Mujō', the story of a woman's isolated existence in a post-apocalyptic world.

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James Price Brings All the Colours of a Real Night Out to Life in Father-Son Drama ‘Boys Night’

Live Action

17th September, 2020

A son walks his father home in the tender, heartfelt, shocking, yet very funny 'Boys Night' — a great Glaswegian drama from director James Price.

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Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani Explores Femininity and Over-Sexualisation In Disquietingly Honest ‘Rubbed in Pink’

Live Action

16th September, 2020

Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani discusses weaving her experience with expectations of femininity into disquietingly honest coming-of-age drama 'Rubbed in Pink'.

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Lewis Arnold on Creating Directors Now, An Essential Document for Filmmakers Breaking into the Industry

Article

15th September, 2020

Lewis Arnold shares the impetus behind the Directors Now initiative, a 105-strong collection of filmmaker testimonies about breaking into the industry.

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Yana Pan Uses the Power of Colour to Imagine the Experience of the Other in Animated Short ‘0000E8’

Animation

14th September, 2020

A strange colour knocks the world off-kilter in Yana Pan's delightfully strange animation '0000E8', an allegory for the experience of the Other.

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Emma Doxiadi Pokes Fun at Knee-Jerk Reactions in Surveillance-Like Long Takes for Paranoid Drama ‘Automatic’

Live Action

11th September, 2020

Emma Doxiadi reveals why the surveillance-like cinematography of 'Automatic' was the perfect frame in which to explore the power of knee-jerk reactions.

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Why rubberband. Shot Four Miles of Paper Images for Lewis Del Mar’s Animated Music Video ‘TV’

Animation, Music

10th September, 2020

Directing duo rubberband. ponder the onslaught of images we see on a daily basis in their hand-animated music video for Lewis Del Mar's 'TV'.

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