Live Action Category

Corentin Leroux’s ‘Grenadine’ Drops Us Into the Stark World of Young Brothers Forced to Fend for Themselves

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2020

Corentin Leroux bears witness to the frayed but steadfast bonds of three young brothers as they cope with a life of fending for themselves in 'Grenadine'.

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How Charles Williams Crafted an Emotionally Stirring Family-Son Drama in Palme d’Or Winner ‘All These Creatures’

Live Action

23rd October, 2020

Charles Williams explains how he found beauty through specific details and sound design in his mesmerising, Cannes winning short 'All These Creatures'.

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Andy Hodgson’s ‘El Color Negro’ Uses Portraiture to Explore the Different Shades of Blackness

Live Action, Premiere

21st October, 2020

Andy Hodgson's 'El Color Negro', made in response to the BLM movement, is a fascinating exploration of the colour black's cultural connotations.

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New Romance Causes Emotional Confusion for Lifelong Friends in Chloe Sarbib’s Coming of Age Short ‘Girl Friend’

Live Action, Premiere

20th October, 2020

Chloe Sarbib discusses exploring the emotional confusion caused by the shifting dynamics of a lifelong friendship in coming of age short 'Girl Friend'.

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Nano Clow Provides a Fresh Surrealist Take on the Post-Apocalyptic Genre in ‘The Loneliest Boy in the World’

Live Action, Premiere

14th October, 2020

Shot in the beautiful British Columbia countryside Nano Clow's The Loneliest Boy in the World' conveys loneliness through a mix of fascinating contrasts.

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Two Women Philosophise Over the Meaning of the Universe in Henry Young’s One-Take Drama ‘The Big Nothing’

Live Action, Premiere

9th October, 2020

Henry Young walks DN through the slick execution of his one-shot drama 'The Big Nothing' which sees two young women ponder the meaning of existence.

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Matthew Puccini Exposes the True Colours of Queer Intimacy in Sex-Positive Coming of Age Drama ‘Dirty’

Live Action

7th October, 2020

Matthew Puccini talks to DN about exposing the reality of queer sex in his authentic and sex-positive coming-of-age drama ‘Dirty’.

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Juan Manuel Pinzón Challenges Conventions of the Hell Hath No Fury Adage in Love & Vengeance Micro Short ‘Mist’

Live Action

6th October, 2020

We speak to Juan Manuel Pinzón about subverting heteronormative conventions in 'Mist' a brief yet powerfully devastating depiction of destructive jealousy.

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Groundhog Day is Given a Dark Working Class Update in James Price’s Delightful Scottish Short ‘Spiral’

Live Action, Premiere

29th September, 2020

A man caught in a time-loop finds his life quickly flying out of control in James Price's delirious 'Spiral', a dark inversion of the Groundhog Day concept

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Helen Takkin Breaks Down Using Drowning as a Powerful Metaphor for Depression in ‘Descent’

Live Action

22nd September, 2020

Helen Takkin breaks down the production process behind her powerfully deployed metaphor of drowning in devastating mental health short 'Descent'.

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An Isolated Woman Finds Renewed Purpose in a Post-Apocalyptic World in Steve Squall’s Sci-FI Odyssey ‘Mujō’

Live Action

18th September, 2020

Steve Squall takes us through the first instalment of serial sci-fi odyssey 'Mujō', the story of a woman's isolated existence in a post-apocalyptic world.

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James Price Brings All the Colours of a Real Night Out to Life in Father-Son Drama ‘Boys Night’

Live Action

17th September, 2020

A son walks his father home in the tender, heartfelt, shocking, yet very funny 'Boys Night' — a great Glaswegian drama from director James Price.

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