Live Action Category

Kiss of the Rabbit God

Asides, Live Action

19th July, 2019

An 18th century Qing dynasty god sparks a sexual awakening in a Chinese-American restaurant worker in Andrew Thomas Huang’s short 'Kiss of the Rabbit God'

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How Francesco Di Giorgio Narrativised His Showreel to Create Experimental Short ‘Live | Breathe | Watch’

Live Action

18th July, 2019

Francesco Di Giorgio reveals to DN how he formed a narrative to base his showreel in, creating an experimental work open to interpretation.

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A Woman Finds Herself Frozen out of the Office Spoils in Emmanuel Tenenbaum’s Uncomfortable Drama ‘Two Dollars’

Live Action

15th July, 2019

DN speaks to Montreal director Emmanuel Tenebaum about the advantages of making his uncomfortable office drama 'Two Dollars' under strict time pressures.

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A Mother Longs for Retribution Regardless of the Cost in Charlie Manton’s Death Penalty NFTS Short ‘November 1st’

Live Action

8th July, 2019

Charlie Manton explains how he created a winter American road movie during a sweltering UK summer for his death penalty NFTS short 'November 1st'.

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Sugar Off The Button

Asides, Live Action

5th July, 2019

Pope opens our hearts in short film 'Sugar Off The Button', an ode to the transformative power of love inspired by her recent marriage.

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Layke Anderson Explores the Epilogue of a Broken Relationship in Sci-Fi Drama ‘Mankind’

Live Action

29th June, 2019

Layke Anderson discusses his thorough screenwriting process and creating a comfortable set in which his actors could truly embody their characters.

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Sophia Di Martino Harks Backs to a Bygone Era in Her Expressionist Short ‘The Lost Films of Bloody Nora’

Film Festival, Live Action

29th June, 2019

DN speaks to Sophia Di Martino about simplifying her shooting process for her twisted fantasy short 'The Lost Films of Bloody Nora'.

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

Film Festival, Live Action

28th June, 2019

Director Chloe 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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A Man Battles the All Consuming Guilt of His Actions in Dee Meaden’s Disquieting Short ‘Mark’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

27th June, 2019

A man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out in Dee Meaden's disquieting study of consent, guilt and masculinity.

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Maegan Houang Weaves an Alluringly Surreal Tale of Memory & Loss in Fantasy Short ‘In Full Bloom’

Animation, Live Action

27th June, 2019

Maegan Houang shares how personal memories of loss informed the narrative and emotion of her practical effects based surreal short 'In Full Bloom'.

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“The Butterflies are 100% Real” – Mackenzie Sheppard Joins us to Discuss the Sequel to his Popular Short Film...

Live Action

25th June, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to Directors Notes to discuss 'Butterfly' - the sequel to his popular short film 'Moth'.

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Nike – Further Than Ever

Asides, Live Action

24th June, 2019

Ian Pons Jewell throws us into the thick of the action in 'Further Than Ever' – a kinetic celebration of Chinese female athletes created for Nike.

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