Live Action Category

Ellie Rogers Unravels The Cyclical Nature of Trauma In Her Short Thriller ‘They Found Her in a Field’

Film Festival, Live Action

24th March, 2019

DN speaks with Ellie Rogers, who reveals how she used time and repition to tell the story of a woman revisiting the trauma of a past relationship.

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Elena Petitti Di Roreto Raises the Global Warming Panic Level With Vogue Italia Horror Short ‘Let it Pour’

Live Action

18th March, 2019

Elena Petitti di Roreto tells DN why she felt compelled to convey the danger of global warming within the frame of a horror short in 'Let it Pour'.

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Emily Elizabeth Thomas Tackles Southern Gun Violence With a Twist in ‘Lola: Girl Got A Gun’

Live Action

15th March, 2019

DN speaks with Emily Elizabeth Thomas who discusses her approach to armed violence on screen, working with child actors and creating a Texas-set trilogy.

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Charlie Watts on Making Every Second Count in His Multi-Layered One-Shot Micro Short ‘Under’

Live Action

15th March, 2019

Charlie Watts discusses ratcheting up the tension in his 77 second, one-shot micro-short ‘Under’ - the story of four individuals under one bridge.

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Mackenzie Sheppard Gets in the Mindset of an Alien to Sell Our Planet in His ‘Visit Earth’ Web Series

Live Action

14th March, 2019

Mackenzie Sheppard returns to DN to discuss 'VISIT EARTH' - a series designed to "sell" planet Earth to intergalactic tourists.

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A Young Woman Tries to Find Harmony Between Her Past & Future Selves in Clément Oberto’s ‘Unacceptable Behavior’

Live Action

14th March, 2019

Clément Oberto discusses 'Unacceptable Behavior' his portrait of a young woman trying to find harmony in the balance between childhood and adulthood.

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A Bodybuilder Falls Under the Spell of a Financial Dominatrix in Hunt Beaty’s Modern Kink Short ‘Pay Pig’

Live Action

12th March, 2019

DN speaks to director Hunt Beaty about finding inspiration in the vast world of internet powered fetishes for his financial domination short 'Pay Pig'.

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Jamieson Pearce Queries Morality and Mother/Son Dynamics in his Short Film Drama ‘Adult’

Live Action, Premiere

7th March, 2019

Jamieson Pearce tells DN how he approached his dramatic exploration of the emotional complexity of parental relationships in queer drama short 'Adult'.

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Daniel McKee Unravels the Missing Person Narrative From the Perspective of a Phone Screen in Thriller ‘if you never...

Live Action

5th March, 2019

DN speaks with Daniel McKee about how he was able to build suspense and develop a structured story from a phone in his thriller 'if you never answered x'.

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A Rural Woodworker Consumed by Grief Builds His Own Coffin in Sanford Jenkins Jr.’s USC Short ‘A Craftsman’

Live Action, Premiere

4th March, 2019

Sanford Jenkins Jr. joins DN for the premiere of his USC Diploma short 'A Craftsman', the story of a grief stricken widower who builds his own coffin.

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Michelob: Call From Nature 

Asides, Live Action

4th March, 2019

DN regular Ian Pons Jewell transforms busy city dwellers into a collection of migrating animalistic entities in new Michelob ad spot 'Call From Nature'.

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And the Shiny Awards 2019 Winners Are…

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

27th February, 2019

DN headed to the bright lights of London to see which eight new and emerging filmmakers would walk away with the coveted Shiny Awards.

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