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Charlie Reader on Capturing Isolation Through Sci-Fi in Novo Amor Music Video ‘If We’re Being Honest’

Music

1st October, 2020

Charlie Reader reveals how he captured today's feeling of isolation through the power of science fiction in Novo Amor music video 'If We're Being Honest'.

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Ten Picks From the 26th Encounters Short Film Festival

Film Festival

30th September, 2020

From paranormal thrillers to Spanish soap operas set in Woking, DN lists the top shorts from Encounters Short Film Festival: Digital Edition.

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Groundhog Day is Given a Dark Working Class Update in James Price’s Delightful Scottish Short ‘Spiral’

Live Action, Premiere

29th September, 2020

A man caught in a time-loop finds his life quickly flying out of control in James Price's delirious 'Spiral', a dark inversion of the Groundhog Day concept

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The Terror of Intrusive Thoughts Are Vividly Brought to Life in Suraya Raja’s ‘Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant’

Animation

28th September, 2020

We speak to Suraya Raja about using stop motion to convey the daily battle for self-control fought by OCD suffers in 'Don't Think of a Pink Elephant'

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The Top Films to Stream at The Shortest Nights 2020

Film Festival

25th September, 2020

DN shines a spotlight on some of the best shorts streaming at this year's online edition of Short Sighted Cinema's The Shortest Nights film festival.

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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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