Live Action Category

Glimpse the Unseen World of Mysterious Connections in Ollie Verschoyle’s ‘Madeleine’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

22nd February, 2019

DN talks to Ollie Verschoyle about taking up the role of director alongside his cinematographer duties on 'Madeleine' - a story of interconnected clarity.

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We Are The Weirdos: The Final Girls Present A Selection of the Best Horror Shorts in Recent Years

Animation, Live Action

20th February, 2019

DN converses with the We Are Weirdos filmmakers about the methods and inspiration behind their exciting, inventive horror films.

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Ben Hector Explores Fractious Mother Daughter Dynamics in Family Drama ‘Jo’

Live Action

18th February, 2019

Director Ben Hector tells DN how working with established actors, both old and young, helped shape his awkward family drama short 'Jo'.

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Handsy

Animation, Asides, Live Action

14th February, 2019

LA based Director John Alan Thompson gets us in the Valentine's Day mood with his cute playful tale of dismembered limbs in love, 'Handsy'.

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Jeannie Nguyen Explores a Modern Heartbreak in the City in Vietnam-Set Short ‘Sigh Gone’

Live Action

11th February, 2019

DN speaks with Jeannie Nguyen about directing in a major city, her cinematic influences and creating Easter eggs in her short film 'Sigh Gone'.

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Don’t Be a Hero

Asides, Live Action

8th February, 2019

Peter Lee’s 'Don’t Be a Hero' sees a woman combat the loneliness of her deeply unhappy life by robbing banks in her lunch break dressed as a cowboy.

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A Primary School Teacher Tackles Racism at Its Roots in Jimmy Olsson’s Award Winning Short ‘2nd Class’

Live Action

6th February, 2019

'2nd Class' dir. Jimmy Olsson discusses the attraction of narratives about fear, discarding the coverage safety net and why he’ll never play a Nazi again.

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Chad Cunningham Initiates Us Into the Secret Dark Heart of the Scouts in Short Film Thriller ‘The Order’

Live Action

4th February, 2019

Chad Cunningham joins DN to discuss how his love of thrillers and history in the Boy Scouts of America culminated into dark allegorical short 'The Order'.

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Christmas On The Moon

Asides, Live Action

1st February, 2019

A 12 year old girl becomes embroiled in a violent drug war when she decides to keep a giant teddy bear bound for a mafia boss in 'Christmas On The Moon'.

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Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head in Christopher Lovick’s Disturbing Portrayal of Toxic Masculinity ‘Brandon’

Live Action

28th January, 2019

Director Christopher Lovick plunges us into the ugly depths of toxic masculinity wrought by illogical jealousy in disturbing relationship short 'Brandon'.

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An Eager Sobriety Coach Tries to Wrangle an Uncontrollable Film Star in Freddie Hall’s Comedy ‘Dead to the World’

Live Action

25th January, 2019

A filmmaker who's been making us laugh for a while here at DN, we finally caught up with Freddie Hall to discuss his new comedy short 'Dead to the World'.

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A Teenage Girl Uses Her Newfound Superpower to Steal Her High School Crush’s Virginity in Andrew Wonder’s ‘Whipped’

Live Action, Premiere

22nd January, 2019

Andrew Wonder takes DN behind the scenes of 'Whipped' - the story of a teenage girl who uses her superpower to steal her high school crush’s virginity.

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