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“The Butterflies are 100% Real” – Mackenzie Sheppard Joins us to Discuss the Sequel to his Popular Short Film...

Live Action

25th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to Directors Notes to discuss 'Butterfly' - the sequel to his popular short film 'Moth'.

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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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Andrea Vinciguerra Exposes a “Terrible Curse in our Society” in Energetic Stop-Motion Short ‘No, I Don’t Want to Dance!’

Animation

10th May, 2019

Andrea Vinciguerra joins us to discuss how people watching while listening to music on headphones, led him to create his dance-fuelled stop-motion short.

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Balázs Simon Looks to Create a Little Animated Uncertainty with Interplanetary Music Video ‘Wurlitzer’

Animation, Music

3rd May, 2019

Balázs Simon joins Directors Notes to provide insight into his visually-striking, otherworldly animated music video for Leifur James track 'Wurlitzer'.

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A Disturbing Lateral Thinking Puzzle Takes Centre Stage in Winnie Cheung’s Entertaining New Animated Doc ‘Albatross Soup’

Animation, Documentary

1st May, 2019

Fresh from playing the Sundance & GLAS film festivals in 2019, Winnie Cheung joins Directors Notes to discuss psychedelic animated doc 'Albatross Soup'.

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How Two Randomly Paired Characters Led Matthew Lee to Create Stop-Motion Short ‘Cabin Pressure’

Animation, Premiere

15th April, 2019

Recent NFTS graduate Matthew Lee joins us to discuss stop-motion short 'Cabin Pressure' and how it helped shape his grad film 'One Liner'.

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How a Housemate’s “Frustrating Domestic Habits” Inspired Connor Bland to Create Tense Animation ‘FlyTrap’

Animation, Premiere

10th April, 2019

Connor Bland joins us to discuss his unusual short 'FlyTrap' - a claustrophobic animation about a germaphobe and his growing obsession with his housemate.

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How Creating ‘Firebird’ led Velislava Gospodinova to Explore her Bulgarian Roots and the Vulnerable Side of her Personality

Animation

28th March, 2019

Filmmaker Velislava Gospodinova joins us on DN for the first time to discuss 'Firebird' - a rhythmic animated short inspired by mythological stories.

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Matt Houghton Looks to Take the Very Personal & Make It Universally Relevant in Award-Winning LGBTQ Short ‘Landline’

Documentary

26th March, 2019

Director Matt Houghton explains to DN how he hopes to "draw attention to something often overlooked" with his powerful Film London doc short 'Landline'.

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Mackenzie Sheppard Gets in the Mindset of an Alien to Sell Our Planet in His ‘Visit Earth’ Web Series

Live Action

14th March, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to DN to discuss 'VISIT EARTH' - a series designed to "sell" planet Earth to intergalactic tourists.

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Born Randomly on the Parisian Metro Kadavre Exquis Joins Us to Discuss Eclectic Animated Short ‘.MP4’

Animation

1st March, 2019

Kadavre Exquis returns to Directors Notes for the first time in almost five years to discuss his eccentric pixel animation short film '.MP4'.

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