Live Action Category

An Automated Sexual Encounter Produces Enlightening Results in Kalainithan Kalaichelvan’s ‘80613’

Live Action, Premiere

4th August, 2020

Kalainithan Kalaichelvan takes DN through the important conversations surrounding consent he hopes to provoke with his experimental romance short '80613'.

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Two Brothers Reckon Over a Moment of Severe Misjudgment in Major Dorfman’s New York Drama ‘Heights’

Live Action, Premiere

30th July, 2020

Major Dorfman tells DN how he captured the intensity of New York for 'Heights' his moral tale of two brothers in the aftermath of a tragic incident.

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Self-Love Is the Cure for a Broken Heart in Dan Lesser’s Vibrant Coming of Age Short ‘Come on Eileen’.

Live Action, Premiere

28th July, 2020

Battling a depressed mental state and a broken heart, Dan Lesser's 'Come on Eileen' sees its troubled protagonist dance her way to salvation.

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How Lenny Abrahamson Transformed Sally Rooney’s Best Selling Novel Into the Record-Breaking TV Event of the Year

Live Action

27th July, 2020

Lenny Abrahamson digs deep into TV series 'Normal People', from working with an Intimacy Coordinator for the first time to making subtle stories resonate.

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Sam Stillman Channels the Spirit of John Cassavetes for His Jazz-Centric New York Drama ‘Let’s Get Lost’

Live Action

24th July, 2020

Director Sam Stillman reveals how he captured the powerful and frenetic performances that populate his Manhattan jazz bar drama 'Let's Get Lost'.

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Jesse Lewis-Reece Reflects on the Perils of Obsession in His Short ‘Eyelash’

Asides, Live Action

17th July, 2020

Jesse Lewis-Reece's 'Eyelash' explores the pitfalls of obsession through the intimate portrayal of a couple's budding relationship and it's eventual ruin.

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Toby Morris Kickflips Into the Outer Cosmos for His Experimental Narrative Short ‘Space: A Skate Odyssey’

Live Action

10th July, 2020

Toby Morris combines retro 60s archival footage with a repressed skateboarding housewife for his new experimental short 'Space: A Skate Odyssey'.

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Rival Gang Members Come Together for a High-Stakes Game of Basketball in Adam Palmer’s Formally Striking ‘Judas’

Live Action, Premiere

8th July, 2020

A basketball game between rival gang members is caught in deeply expressive wide-screen in Adam Palmer's 'Judas'. We talked to him about his unique vision!

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Bailey Tom Bailey Turns Convid-19 Concerns Into Perfectly Pitched Dark Comedy in ‘Dead Dad’

Live Action

7th July, 2020

Bailey Tom Bailey tells us how he kept it in the family for 'Dead Dad' his lockdown shot horror/comedy about a family struggling to let go of a loved one.

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A Young Russian Girl Plays Translator at Her Parent-Teacher Conference in Gosha Shapiro’s Drama ‘Lena’

Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Gosha Shapiro reveals how he exposed the emotional and psychological struggles of the immigrant experience in his parent-teacher drama 'Lena'.

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The Best Short Films of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest's carefully curated selection is available to stream in the UK until August 31st. These are the 10 shorts you don't want to miss!

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Tyler Rabinowitz Captures the Beauty of Gay Intimacy in his Bittersweet Romance Short ‘See You Soon’

Live Action

2nd July, 2020

The perfect weekend is laced with melancholy in Tyler Rabinowitz's bittersweet drama 'See You Soon' - an aching look at the complexity of gay romance.

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