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Robin Summons Explores the Lasting Pernicious Effects of Domestic Abuse in Workplace Drama ‘Occupation’

Live Action, Premiere

15th September, 2021

Robin Summons details the in-depth domestic abuse research and technical camera work which empathically frame's the victim's perspective in 'Occupation'.

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A Complex World Is Born in Marco Fontan’s Intricately Animated Music Video ‘Convolution’

Animation, Music

13th September, 2021

Marco Fontan digs into the technical benefits of 3D animation software Houdini and how it allowed him to sculpt his mesmerising music video for Kinkajous.

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Ten Must-See Shorts to Stream at Encounters Film Festival 2021

Film Festival

8th September, 2021

DN narrows down the impressive 150 film lineup streaming at Encounters Film Festival 2021 this year into a list of ten recommended must-sees.

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Life Is a Journey Not a Destination in Christopher Hanany’s Free-Flowing Spiritual Dance Short ‘The Way’

Art & Fashion

6th September, 2021

Christopher Hanany talks to DN about the benefits he found in trusting his performers and embracing their spontaneity for spiritual dance short 'The Way'.

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Aiden Ulrich Captures the Intimate Working Methods of an Acclaimed Prolific Artist in ‘Frank Ockenfels III’

Documentary

1st September, 2021

Aiden Ulrich reveals the creative insight he gained while capturing a prolific artist at-work for insightful profile documentary 'Frank Ockenfels III'.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Art & Fashion

30th August, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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A Caregiving Daughter and Her Ailing Father Connect in Alexander Farah’s Bittersweet ‘Meet You at the Light’

Music

27th August, 2021

Alexander Farah describes the multi-week process his real-life father-daughter actors underwent to get screen ready for his intimate Desirée Dawson promo

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A Displaced Hawaiian Native Takes a Cryptic Job in Bradley Tangonan’s Mythic Drama ‘River of Small Gods’

Live Action

23rd August, 2021

Bradley Tangonan explains how he intertwined the stories of past and present to create a contemporary myth for his Hawaiian drama 'River of Small Gods'.

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Genesis Owusu Fights Physical and Societal Entrapment in VERSUS’ Live Performance Film ‘The Fall’

Music

20th August, 2021

Directing duo VERSUS speak to DN about capturing Genesis Owusu's frenetic charisma in the vast live environment of Phoenix Central Park for 'The Fall'.

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Saul Abraham Deftly Tackles the Friction Between Masculine Stereotypes and Male Mental Health in ‘Enjoy’

Live Action

19th August, 2021

Saul Abraham talks us through the careful precautions he and his crew took to portraying male mental health on-screen for his tender drama 'Enjoy'.

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Eno Crafts an Ode to the Agony of Orphaned Creative Ideas in Referential Ad Satire ‘The Pitch’

Live Action

18th August, 2021

Eno shares how his own experiences working in treatments fuelled the satirical basis of his hilarious advertising call comedy short 'The Pitch'.

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Tony Wang Encourages Us to Share Our Inner Emotions Through One-Take Dance Short ‘Kindred Bodies’

Art & Fashion

17th August, 2021

Tony Wang reveals how the creative distillation of his dance film resulted in its emotive choreography being captured in a single observational shot.

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