Live Action Category

Helen Takkin Breaks Down Using Drowning as a Powerful Metaphor for Depression in ‘Descent’

Live Action

22nd September, 2020

Helen Takkin breaks down the production process behind her powerfully deployed metaphor of drowning in devastating mental health short 'Descent'.

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An Isolated Woman Finds Renewed Purpose in a Post-Apocalyptic World in Steve Squall’s Sci-FI Odyssey ‘Mujō’

Live Action

18th September, 2020

Steve Squall takes us through the first instalment of serial sci-fi odyssey 'Mujō', the story of a woman's isolated existence in a post-apocalyptic world.

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James Price Brings All the Colours of a Real Night Out to Life in Father-Son Drama ‘Boys Night’

Live Action

17th September, 2020

A son walks his father home in the tender, heartfelt, shocking, yet very funny 'Boys Night' — a great Glaswegian drama from director James Price.

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Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani Explores Femininity and Over-Sexualisation In Disquietingly Honest ‘Rubbed in Pink’

Live Action

16th September, 2020

Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani discusses weaving her experience with expectations of femininity into disquietingly honest coming-of-age drama 'Rubbed in Pink'.

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Emma Doxiadi Pokes Fun at Knee-Jerk Reactions in Surveillance-Like Long Takes for Paranoid Drama ‘Automatic’

Live Action

11th September, 2020

Emma Doxiadi reveals why the surveillance-like cinematography of 'Automatic' was the perfect frame in which to explore the power of knee-jerk reactions.

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Max Kane Documents a Young Man’s Gonzo Road Trip Across America in Single-Frame Drama ‘Duck’

Live Action, Premiere

9th September, 2020

One car, a crew of two, and a single frame setup. Max Kane offers insight into the three month shoot of his gonzo road trip short 'Duck'.

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Bartek Sozanski Captures the Insidious Effects of Brexit Stoked Far-Right Propaganda in ‘Live to Remain’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd September, 2020

Made in the wake of Brexit-inspired far-right hate crimes Bartek Sozanski's 'Live to Remain' deftly explores what could lead someone to commit such an act.

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White Privilege Gets a Rude Awakening in TJ Noel-Sullivan’s Gripping Basketball Drama ‘On The Whistle’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd September, 2020

We learn how TJ Noel-Sullivan used basketball to explore the conflict between white entitlement & Black authority in gripping hoops drama 'On The Whistle'.

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Marcus Svanberg on Creating a Chilling Silent Film with the Disturbing ‘Killing Small Animals’

Live Action

27th August, 2020

Marcus Svanberg shares his process for creating the portrait of a disturbed woman in the dialogue-free chiller 'Killing Small Animals'.

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Dimitri Yuri’s ‘Falling Leaves’ Sees a Young Girl Inducted Into the Family Business of Preparing Corpses

Live Action

26th August, 2020

Dimitri Yuri explains how his filmic obsession with death led him to create 'Falling Leaves' a short drama about a young girl's introduction to embalming.

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How Coz Greenop Used the Life Experiences of Leeds’ Sex Workers to Shape Gritty Drama ‘Sweet Street’

Live Action

21st August, 2020

Coz Greenop talks to DN about striking the right balance for his gritty slice-of-life drama of a sex worker's struggle to survive in 'Sweet Street'.

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Rob Savage Details How He Executed ‘Host’ the Zoom-Based Horror Feature Everyone’s Talking About

Live Action

20th August, 2020

Rob Savage reveals how he captured the zeitgeist for 'Host' his remotely-filmed, Zoom-based horror feature about a virtual lockdown seance.

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