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How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Live Action

30th June, 2020

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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Serafima Serafimova Celebrates the Beauty of Movement & Human Connection in Dance Short ‘Still Life’

Animation, Premiere

26th June, 2020

Serafima Serafimova reveals how lockdown inspired her to fuse dance, animation and stylised design for a joyful celebration of movement and connection.

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Diana Antunes Unlocks the Past Through the Memory Infused Spaces We Inhabit in Dance Short ‘Desabitar’

Art & Fashion

4th June, 2020

Her first production in a socially distanced world Diana Antunes reveals how she overcame the challenge of creating dance film 'Desabitar' at arm's length.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Eye for an Eye

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

31st May, 2020

Embrace the siren call to vengeance with a WeAreDN // Lockdown collection which leans into our primal desire to even the score & claim an 'Eye for an Eye'.

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Mack Neaton Takes Down a Troublesome Ex With a Fantastical Feast in Neon-Infused Music Video ‘Spare Me’

Music

21st May, 2020

Mack Neaton explains how live-action, animation, VFX and painstaking art direction came together for her neon-infused music video debut 'Spare Me'.

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Victor Claramunt Contemplates the Route Back to Closeness in ‘The End of Social Distancing’

Art & Fashion

11th May, 2020

Victor Claramunt tells DN how he repurposed the traditional director's reel format to create stylish quarantine film 'The End of Social Distancing'.

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Lorenz Wunderle Weaves a Violent Psychedelic Tale of Pain, Loss & Vengeance in ‘Coyote’

Animation

6th May, 2020

DN speaks to Swiss filmmaker Lorenz Wunderle about using animation to explore loss & the savagery of violence in his psychedelic vengeance short 'Coyote'.

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Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette Personify Humanity’s Struggle to Overcome Life’s Tribulations in 3D Short ‘Anacronte’

Animation, Premiere

6th May, 2020

Emiliano Sette reveals how he & Raúl Koler used striking 3D animation to personify humanity’s struggle against the forces of misfortune in 'Anacronte'.

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A Man & His Dog Leave the World Behind to Search for Gold in Taylor Mcintosh’s Contemplative ‘Swift River’

Live Action, Premiere

4th May, 2020

Cinematographer Taylor McIntosh tells DN why he decided to eschew narrative conventions for his contemplative black and white debut 'Swift River'.

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Techlash

Art & Fashion, Film Festival, Live Action

26th April, 2020

This week’s WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts remind us that an over-reliance on our always connected algorithmically fed screens isn’t without its downsides.

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How Justin Daashuur Hopkins Hand Crafted a Beguiling Ode to Isolation for Blake Mills’ Haunting ‘Vanishing Twin’

Art & Fashion, Music

24th April, 2020

Justin Daashuur Hopkins reveals how he created a collection of self-playing kinetic sculptures and instruments for beguiling music video 'Vanishing Twin'.

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