Debby Friday & Nathan De Paz Habib break down the experimental approach they took to fully capture the surreal nature of the whirlwind that is adolescence.
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Joel Jay Blacker details the careful balance of humour and strangeness he sought to navigate through his bizarre male friendship comedy short.
Nikita Kibirev breaks down the process behind the distinct colour-rich visual aesthetic of his promo exploring jealousy, obsession and toxic masculinity.
Christian Avilés discusses his use of sun-dappled 16mm images and the mixture of documentary and magic realism to depict the tragic Balconing phenomenon.
Tiger Ji talks subverting common tropes associated with Asian performers in his deliciously dark comedy where Death and a ramen chef share a bowl of noodles.
Beru Tessema walks us through giving his actors room to embody the meaning of scenes through improvisation for his short about Britain's dysfunctional systems.
Lucy Elizabeth McKendrick & Charles Polinger talk about creating the fantasies a young woman loses herself to in their twisted long distance romance short.
Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman reveal how intimate handheld camera work enhanced the tense dynamism of their neo-noir seduction as revenge thriller.
Joshua Okwuosa discusses choosing a claustrophobic 4:3 ratio for his tension fuelled film about a Nigerian immigrant faced with a devastating situation.
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