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Discover How a Love for Natural Textures Led Emily Scaife to Create RCA Animation ‘Attraction’

Animation

17th January, 2019

Inspired by the textures in nature she'd been photographing Emily Scaife's 'Attraction' invites its viewers into the intricate world of insect attraction.

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Heather Colbert Looks to “Enhance the Feeling of Magic” by Combining Animation Techniques in ‘How Have You Been?’

Animation, Music

14th January, 2019

Rising star of stop-motion Heather Colbert returns to Directors Notes to discuss her animated music video for Tom Rosenthal track 'How Have You Been?'

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Astrid Goldsmith Looks to Paint a “Hopeful Vision of Post-Brexit Britain” in Stop-Motion Short ‘Quarantine’

Animation

9th January, 2019

Director Astrid Goldsmith joins us to discuss funding and the importance of fabrics in her stop-motion post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy 'Quarantine'.

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Director Jared Hogan Asks You to Tap Into Your Darkest Thoughts With Unsettling Short Film ‘Pray for the Children’

Live Action

2nd January, 2019

Director Jared Hogan joins us to discuss how he made a film designed to make your skin crawl, with explosive short 'Pray for the Children'.

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Rob Munday Top Ten Feature Films of 2018

Article

29th December, 2018

"These are the films I can’t stop thinking about." Rob takes a timeout from his short film addiction to run through his top ten features of 2018.

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Guy Soulsby Creates a Tangible Feeling of Dread in Epic Short ‘God’s Kingdom’

Live Action

2nd November, 2018

Guy Soulsby joins us to explain how an obsession with the book of Revelation led him to create a tale of good versus evil set on the Yorkshire Dales.

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Dan Castro Explains How He Tried to Capture the Feeling of an Anxiety Spiral in ‘Herman Brown is Feeling...

Animation, Film Festival

30th October, 2018

RCA graduate Dan Castro joins us to discuss how "a bit of a mini-breakdown" led him to create his relatable animated short 'Herman Brown is Feeling Down'.

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London Film Festival 2018: The 12 Best Short Films

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

26th October, 2018

From a city tour through an Online-Shooter to a powerful narrative set inside a lingerie fitting room - these are the best short films of LFF 2018.

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Directors Notes is Now Open for Submissions!

News

15th October, 2018

Finally! Directors Notes is now open for submissions. Send us your films (short or feature length) and we vow to get back to you within 7-days.

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Charlotte Regan Explores the Father/Son Relationship in B&W Short ‘Dodgy Dave’

Film Festival, Live Action

15th October, 2018

London-based writer/director Charlotte Regan joins us to discuss how the parental relationships of friends & family inspired her LFF short 'Dodgy Dave'.

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Rob Savage Delivers Unrelenting Action & Adrenaline with Micro-Horror ‘Salt’

Film Festival, Live Action

12th October, 2018

Director Rob Savage joins us to discuss working with Alice Lowe and staying one step ahead of his audience with Micro-Horror 'Salt'.

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Chris Shepherd Embraces Stereotypes in his Satirical Animated Short ‘Brexicuted’

Animation, Film Festival

11th October, 2018

Filmmaker Chris Shepherd returns to Directors Notes to discuss the inspiration & process behind his topical animated short 'Brexicuted'.

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