Live Action Category

A Young Thief Longs for the Comfort of the Mothers She Steals From in Melissa Anastasi Aquatic Drama ‘Chlorine’

Live Action

13th October, 2021

DN talks to Melissa Anastasi about interweaving visuals of water to create a lyrical film about the yearning for nurturing familial bonds in 'Chlorine'.

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A Serious Incident Causes Two Teenagers to Go On the Run in James Pike-Watson’s British Drama ‘Babygirl’

Live Action

8th October, 2021

James Pike-Watson talks about the relaxed, naturalistic sensibility he generated between his street-cast lead actors for crime drama 'Babygirl'.

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Liam Tangum’s Small-Town Crime Drama ‘Toomsboro’ Tracks Two Brothers as They Stumble Upon a Stack of Cash

Live Action, Premiere

5th October, 2021

Liam Tangum explains how he captured the beautiful vistas of the Deep South for his small-town fraternal crime drama 'Toomsboro'.

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Poppy Gordon’s ‘For Your Consideration’ Skewers Shameless Sundance-Sensation Cinema

Live Action

1st October, 2021

Poppy Gordon discusses deploying a technicolour-like aesthetic & razor-sharp dialogue to satirise well-meaning 'woke' producers in 'For Your Consideration.

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Jordan Findlay Examines the Phenomena of Quantum Entanglement and the Power of Shared Experiences in ‘Limbic’

Live Action

30th September, 2021

Director Jordan Findlay breaks down the complex 50-light lighting rig required for the ethereal visuals of his experimental 16mm short.

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Wolfberg Recreate Moments of Historical Strife in Time-Hopping National Museum Film ‘Bright and Beautiful’

Live Action

28th September, 2021

Wolfberg talk to DN about the technical challenges of recreating multiple major historical events for their epic museum film 'Bright and Beautiful'.

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Interpersonal Interactions Are What Gives Life Meaning in Tsubasa Matsumoto’s Existential Drama ‘Prelude’

Live Action, Premiere

24th September, 2021

Tsubasa Matsumoto explains how he composited the lofty ideas of his expansive drama 'Prelude' specifically for the big screen experience.

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Nicolaas Schmidt Crafts a Mesmerising and Minimalist Work of Sly Romance in Arthouse Drama ‘FIRST TIME’

Live Action

23rd September, 2021

Nicolaas Schmidt reveals how he combined irony with romance to excellent effect in the static yet constantly moving minimalist film 'FIRST TIME'.

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Fatty Soprano & Shutterr Examine Self-Worth and Online Culture in Experimental Drama ‘Dimanche’

Live Action

22nd September, 2021

Fatty Soprano & Shutterr talk through the technical know-how behind the alluring, hazy cinematography of their social media questioning drama 'Dimanche'.

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An Eventful Evening Causes an Emotional Collision in Fraser Scott’s Examination of Grief ‘Fart Car’

Live Action

21st September, 2021

Fraser Scott describes how he worked with actor Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to create the tender central performance of his monologue drama short 'Fart Car'.

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A Cursed Weapon Paves the Road to Self-Actualisation in Stanley Sievers’ Oddball Comedy ‘Samurai Sword’

Live Action

20th September, 2021

We asked director Stanley Sievers to explain how he achieved the impressive throwback stylisation of his short slacker comedy 'Samurai Sword'.

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A Search for a New Dog Deepens into Profound Personal Exploration in Zillah Bowes’ ‘Staying’

Live Action

17th September, 2021

Zillah Bowes discusses working with non-professionals, creating panoramas & getting inside her character's head in Welsh countryside-set drama 'Staying'.

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