Live Action Category

An Isolated Driver Falls Victim to a Disturbed Community in Ciaran Lyons’ Folktale Horror ‘The Motorist’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd March, 2021

Ciaran Lyons walks us through the challenges of shooting in Scotland's remote highlands for his dark folklorish tale of an isolated driver 'The Motorist'.

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A Fading Actress Delivers a Bloody Restaging of a Shakespearian Comedy in Kelsey Bollig’s Visceral ‘The Fourth Wall’

Live Action

1st March, 2021

Kelsey Bollig explains how she brought the energy of theatre to screen in 'The Fourth Wall' while exploring the separation between actors and the audience.

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Eugen Merher Pits Two Lovers Against the World in His Neo-Noir Road Movie ‘Marry Me’

Live Action

23rd February, 2021

Eugen Merher discusses the challenges of shooting in Ukraine and executing a production reset in under a minute for his neo-noir romance short 'Marry Me'.

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Love Blossoms From the Most Unexpected of Sources in Rosco 5’s Delightfully Facetious ‘Seeds of Love’

Live Action

22nd February, 2021

Behnam Taheri & Gideon Beresford talk to DN about filming intimate scenes of disembodied romance for their outrageously hands-on comedy 'Seeds of Love'.

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Two Siblings Must Protect Their Family’s Monstrous Secret in Dylan Walsh’s Horror Drama ‘Brother’

Live Action, Premiere

18th February, 2021

Dylan Walsh reveals how a remote Italian town rallied behind the production of 'Brother', his dramatic monster short about a hidden familial terror.

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Matt Mcclung Explores What Happens When Our Online Behaviours Become All Too Real in ‘One to One’

Live Action

16th February, 2021

Matt McClung shares how he balanced the threatening tone of disturbing online behaviours personified IRL with lighter moments of comedy in 'One to One'.

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A Launderette Trip Becomes a Soul Searching Journey Through the Stages of Guilt in Richard Paris Wilson’s ‘Clean’

Live Action, Premiere

12th February, 2021

Described as Willy Wonka and the Guilt Factory DN delves into director Richard Paris Wilson's 'Clean' the story of a man forced to reckon with his actions.

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A Pregnancy Test Turns into a Twisted Nightmare in ChloĆ« Wicks’ Horror Short ‘Cubicle’

Live Action, Premiere

4th February, 2021

Director Chloƫ Wicks reveals how she created intense horror short 'Cubicle' on a shoestring budget and within the cramped confines of a bathroom stall.

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Jimmy Olsson Challenges Our Preconceived Notions of Disability and Sexual Desire in Forthright Drama ‘Alive’

Live Action

1st February, 2021

Jimmy Olsson returns to discuss why he was drawn to confront the misguided preconceptions about disability and sexual intimacy in his new short 'Alive'.

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A Recluse Is Driven Insane by an Immovable Booger in Ariel Zengotita’s Comedic Body Horror ‘Flick’

Live Action

29th January, 2021

Director Ariel Zengotita details the importance of thematic balance in genre filmmaking for his darkly psychological yet comedic body horror 'Flick'.

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Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli Weave Audiences Towards a Shocking Family Revelation in ‘Chubby’

Live Action

25th January, 2021

Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli discuss the methods they used to draw out nuanced characterisation for the disturbing revelations of drama 'Chubby'.

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Dekel Berenson Poignantly Captures the Ukrainian Love Tourism Industry in BIFA Winning Short ‘Anna’

Live Action

21st January, 2021

Part two of a series exploring women's lives across the globe Dekel Berenson discusses 'Anna' his touching portrait of the Ukrainian love tourism industry.

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