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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 Short ‘Swift...

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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The Tensions Between Religion and Rebellion Ignite in Taisia Deeva’s Generational Clash Music Video ‘Zver’

Music

23rd April, 2020

Taisia Deeva talks to DN about pitting religion against freedom of expression in her fractious generational battle music video for Dynoro track 'Zver'.

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HOSH & 1979: Midnight (The Hanging Tree) Feat. Jalja

Asides, Music

21st April, 2020

Erlendur Sveinsson hits the road for the post apocalyptic story of a woman desperately trying to outrun a violent storm in order to deliver a vaccine.

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A Young Female Weightlifter Finds an Unexpected Source of Support in Johnson Cheng’s Sports Drama ‘Iron Hands’

Live Action

20th April, 2020

Johnson Cheng joins us with 'Iron Hands', his short about a 12-year-old girl's bid to join a typically all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.

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A Loner Resurrects His Dead Cat With the Help of a Mysterious Taxidermist in Irreverent Dark Comedy ‘Dead Animals’

Live Action, Premiere

14th April, 2020

David Oesch and Remo Rickenbacher discuss unconditional pet love, unorthodox taxidermy and the absurd consequences of grief in dark comedy 'Dead Animals'.

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