Live Action Category

Savvas Stavrou Presents a Cautionary Tale of Self-Isolation in Deliciously Dark Comedy ‘A Jar of Nuts’

Live Action, Premiere

8th April, 2021

Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.

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A Contemporary Narrative on the African Diaspora Shines Through a Tale of Redemption in Ivan Herrera’s ‘Bantú Mama’

Film Festival, Live Action

7th April, 2021

We talk to Ivan Herrera about working with young non-professionals, shooting on a single lens & rejecting the lazy trap of porno-poverty in 'Bantú Mama'.

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Justin Doherty & Neil Fox Merge Challenging Cinema With Professional Film Practice in ‘Wilderness’

Live Action

5th April, 2021

Justin Doherty & Neil Fox speak to DN about allying professional and emerging filmmakers on the production of their cinematically defiant feature debut.

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Mitch Dequilettes Takes a Satirical Swipe at Narcissistic Behaviours in the Indie Film World in ‘Staff Pick’

Live Action

1st April, 2021

DN talks to Mitch deQuilettes about the self-referential filmmaking of 'Staff Pick' a dark comedy reality hopping meta-narrative about outsized male egos.

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A Rambunctious Portrayal of a Surprise Pregnancy Jumps from Page to Screen in Yngvild Sve Flikke’s ‘Ninjababy’

Film Festival, Live Action

31st March, 2021

Yngvild Sve Flikke discusses walking the fine line between humour and causing offence in her offbeat SXSW winning unwanted pregnancy feature 'Ninjababy'.

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Sam McMullen Tackles the Futility of Nationalism in Irish Black Comedy ‘The Cocaine Famine’

Live Action

30th March, 2021

Sam McMullen breaks down the key visual concepts he employed to translate his Irish black comedy 'The Cocaine Famine' from a well-known play to short film.

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Daria Geller Encompasses the Everyday Agonies and Delights of an Intensely Fractious Relationship in ‘Him & Her’

Live Action

24th March, 2021

Daria Geller outlines how she paid respect to Chekhov's original text in 'Him & Her', a captivating exploration of the toxic depths of romantic love.

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LEONE Paints Youthful Romantics as Restless Bees in His Savvy Music Film ‘Sting Like a Bee’

Live Action

23rd March, 2021

LEONE discusses drawing parallels between youthful romance, the natural world and an iconic Italian car for his form-melding music film 'Sting Like a Bee'

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Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Film Festival, Live Action

21st March, 2021

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of ‘Plaisir’, a sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery & unrequited love in the South of France.

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Mitch Kalisa’s SXSW Winning Drama ‘Play It Safe’ Challenges the Unconscious Racism in Self-Defined Liberal Spaces

Film Festival, Live Action

20th March, 2021

Mitch Kalisa explains the unconscious racism that informed 'Play It Safe' his drama school-set film about a student coaxed into playing a racial stereotype.

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A Daughter Attempts to Restore Broken Familial Ties in Hannah Bang’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Soak’

Film Festival, Live Action

19th March, 2021

Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.

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Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman Capture the Threat of Heterosexual Spaces in Intense Late-Night Thriller ‘Femme’

Film Festival, Live Action

18th March, 2021

Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.

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