Live Action Category

Undercurrent

Asides, Live Action

21st June, 2018

Patrick Fileti’s short 'Undercurrent' tells the story of a young Syrian girl who finds hope in the midst of tragedy following a dangerous sea journey.

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Experience the Refugee Journey Through Western Eyes in Ty Richardson’s Emotive Short ‘War Poem’

Art & Fashion, Live Action, Premiere

19th June, 2018

DN speaks to Ty Richardson about creating an empathic, fictionalised version of a refugee crisis as experienced through Western eyes in 'War Poem'.

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Somersault Pike

Art & Fashion, Asides, Live Action

18th June, 2018

Kate Lefoe's 'Somersault Pike' makes expert use of slow motion to convey the fears of a competitive diver as she attempts to reach new heights.

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A Sexual Education Lesson Becomes Eruptive For All The Wrong Reasons in Alice Seabright’s ‘Sex Ed’

Film Festival, Live Action

15th June, 2018

Alice Seabright discusses using an intense one-take shot to honestly portray a man on the edge of self-destruction within the confines of a Sex Ed lesson.

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Annabelle Attanasio Calls out Motormouth Men in Verbal Diarrhoea Short ‘Frankie Keeps Talking’

Live Action

14th June, 2018

Annabelle Attanasio explains how extensive pre-planning and choreographed action were invaluable preparation for absurdist short, 'Frankie Keeps Talking'.

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A Mother Protects Her Daughter at All Costs in Fateme Ahmadi’s ‘Bitter Sea’

Film Festival, Live Action

14th June, 2018

Fateme Ahmadi talks to DN about the intense camera work of 'Bitter Sea' her short film about an immigrant mother's hope of a better life for her daughter.

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A Male Government Conspires to Change the Fate of Women in Alicia Macdonald’s Satire ‘Domestic Policy’

Live Action

12th June, 2018

DN speaks with Alicia MacDonald about comedy, tragedy and everything in between in her government conspiracy satire 'Domestic Policy'.

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Kayla in 1A

Live Action

11th June, 2018

Travis Wood’s 'Kayla in 1A' charmingly recreates the time the director spent living with a mysterious and decidedly strange, bone boiling housemate.

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The Importance of Performance is Highlighted in Alan Friel’s Stark Short ‘Cake’

Live Action

11th June, 2018

"I knew I needed strong actors to do it justice" - Alan Friel discusses casting Maxine Peake & Letitia Wright in his stark short 'Cake'.

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A Woman Bares Her Heart in a Painfully Awkward Declaration of Love in ‘Just Tell Him How You Feel’

Live Action

6th June, 2018

Asking the question "how honest is too honest?", 'Just Tell Him How You Feel' sees an unreciprocated declaration of love turn hilariously gruesome.

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Wild Horses

Asides, Live Action

5th June, 2018

A young girl struggles to deal with her illness, whilst also becoming obsessed with horses, in Rory Stewart's NFTS short.

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Childhood Innocence Meets the Parental Nightmare of the Public Restroom from Hell in Bryan Campbell’s ‘Big Boy’

Live Action

4th June, 2018

Director Bryan Campbell returns to DN with a palpitation-inducing young boy’s solo trip to the public restroom from hell, in comedy shot 'Big Boy'.

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