Live Action Category

Mari Walker Dives into a Formative Personal Memory in Drama Short ‘Swim’

Live Action

13th June, 2019

Mari Walker tells DN how revealing personal memories to her cast informed aspects of their performance & understanding of the trans experience.

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A Daughter Experiences the Insidious Nature of Grief in Kevin Slack’s Intimate Short ‘Week One’

Live Action

11th June, 2019

Kevin Slack shares how he embraced the creative freedom of spontaneity in 'Week One', the intimate story of a grieving woman's recollection of her father.

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The Absurdities Behind Everyday Behaviour Come to Fruition in Abigail Horton’s ‘A Few Activities’

Live Action

5th June, 2019

DN talks with Abigail Horton about the shooting process behind 'A Few Activities', a comedy short that brings the absurdities of everyday life into focus.

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Louise

Animation, Asides, Live Action

5th June, 2019

Cheerldr gives his CGI creations centre stage in 'Louise' - the story of a girl whose memories drift away, crossing the boundaries of time and reality.

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Two Strangers Find a Common Bond at a Late Night Truck Stop in Grant Conversano’s ‘Where Mothbloods Bloom’

Live Action

31st May, 2019

Grant Conversano joins DN for a chat about dramatic short 'Where Mothbloods Bloom' the story of two strangers who find a connection while at a truck stop.

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A Contrary Newcomer Shakes up the Established Order of a Rural Religious Community in Dee Meaden’s ‘Good News’

Live Action, Premiere

30th May, 2019

DN kicks off a monthly showcase of Dee Meaden's work with 'Good News', the story of a religious community disrupted by the arrival of a contrary newcomer.

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Ex-Lovers Revisit a Raunchy Rendezvous in Amber Schaefer’s Hilarious ‘It’s Been Too Long’

Live Action

29th May, 2019

Amber Schaefer tells DN how she adapted her friends' comedy sketch for the screen and the process of bringing her cinematic flavour to their ideas.

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An Isolated Girl Forges a Bond with a Dangerous Kindred Spirit in Morgana Mckenzie’s Sinister Fairy Tale ‘Wild’

Live Action, Premiere

29th May, 2019

Morgana McKenzie reveals how she used practical effects to tell the story of an isolated girl who finds understanding in a dangerous kindred spirit.

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Tanmay Chowdhary Explores the Relationship Between Two Young Women in Hybrid Narrative-Doc ‘Color of November’

Documentary, Live Action, Premiere

28th May, 2019

Tanmay Chowdhary discusses the unconventional approach of hybrid narrative-doc 'Color of November', a portrait of the relationship between two young women

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Humiliation Forces an Immigrant Girl to See Her Father with New Eyes in Shalini Adnani’s ‘Somebody’s Daughter’

Live Action

27th May, 2019

We talk the fallibility of parents, the importance of subtle storytelling and Tinder as a casting tool with 'Somebody's Daughter' director Shalini Adnani.

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A Couple Struggle to Find a Mutual Purpose on the Road in Erlendur Sveinsson’s Gripping Short ‘Kanarí’

Live Action

23rd May, 2019

Erlendur Sveinsson explains how a shocking life experience led to the creation of 'Kanarí', an immersive, subjective exploration of the human condition.

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A Pair of Outcasts Flee for the Refuge of the Sea in Pérez Y Stein’s Split Perspective Shorts ‘UMI’

Live Action, Premiere

20th May, 2019

We speak to Paul Stein about drawing inspiration from the work of Jim Jarmusch & the focus shooting on film provided for split perspective shorts 'UMI'.

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