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Take a Trip into the Psyche of the Rave Scene in João Retorta’s Euphoric Exploration of Escapism ‘Prayer’

Music

22nd March, 2019

Director João Retorta provides a euphoric exploration of our endless quest for escapism & release in rave scene 'non-documentary' music video 'Prayer'.

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An Isolated Young Man’s Conspiracy Theories Push Him into the Darkness of Radicalism in Julian Tuna’s ‘Joy’

Music, Premiere

20th March, 2019

Julian Tuna's disturbingly relevant music video 'Joy' depicts how the conspiracy theories of an isolated young man push him further into radicalism.

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Paul Stein Checks into a Motel Where a Group of Strangers Try to Escape Their Minds in Dark Promo...

Music

19th March, 2019

Paul Stein tells DN how a concept for a failed love story morphed into a dark exploration of trapped ideas and inspiration in music video 'Hollow Body'.

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Elena Petitti Di Roreto Raises the Global Warming Panic Level With Vogue Italia Horror Short ‘Let it Pour’

Live Action

18th March, 2019

Elena Petitti di Roreto tells DN why she felt compelled to convey the danger of global warming within the frame of a horror short in 'Let it Pour'.

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Charlie Watts on Making Every Second Count in His Multi-Layered One-Shot Micro Short ‘Under’

Live Action

15th March, 2019

Charlie Watts discusses ratcheting up the tension in his 77 second, one-shot micro-short ‘Under’ - the story of four individuals under one bridge.

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Hayden Thorpe Finds Alignment in the Story of Self in Crowns & Owls’ Beguiling ‘Diviner’ Music Video

Music

13th March, 2019

A beguiling mix of digital and analogue mediums, Crowns & Owls share how they channelled a feeling of allegorical storytelling into music video 'Diviner'.

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Zack Campbell Takes a Hallucinatory Trip Into a Landscape of Illusions in Dreamscape Music Video ‘Choke Throat’

Music

11th March, 2019

Zack Campbell returns to DN with Goon music video 'Choke Throat' and reveals how he deployed the practical effects of 60s horror for this cosmic journey.

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Leilani Croucher Pens a Love Letter to the Repressed Parts of Womanhood in Olympia Music Video ‘Shoot To Forget’

Music

8th March, 2019

Leilani Croucher discusses casting Olympia in a quintet of roles which embody the emotional traits women are expected to suppress in 'Shoot To Forget'.

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And the Shiny Awards 2019 Winners Are…

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

27th February, 2019

DN headed to the bright lights of London to see which eight new and emerging filmmakers would walk away with the coveted Shiny Awards.

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Rafa G. Arroyo Sets out on a Haunting Exploration of Death & Original Sin in Eerie Short ‘The Offering’

Art & Fashion

14th February, 2019

Rafa G. Arroyo ventures into an eerie foggy landscape prowled by death in search of a soul to claim as its own in experimental short 'The Offering'.

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Photographer Driely “D” Carter Reflects on Her Work, Drive & Demons in Nina Meredith’s ‘Friendly Ghosts’

Art & Fashion, Documentary

13th February, 2019

Filmmaker Nina Meredith tells DN how she captured the ethos, aesthetic and demons of lauded self-made photographer Driely “D” Carter in 'Friendly

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A Man Struggles to Leave the Love of His Life Behind in Vincent René-Lortie’s Enigmatic ‘Lady Winter’

Music

12th February, 2019

DN speaks to Vincent René-Lortie about his haunting exploration of reluctantly moving on from the one you love in dance music video 'Lady Winter'.

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