21st January, 2021
Part two of a series exploring women's lives across the globe Dekel Berenson discusses 'Anna' his touching portrait of the Ukrainian love tourism industry.
19th January, 2021
Anthony Nti details how he cinematically reflected Ghana for his short drama about a chance encounter between two young children and a stranger 'Da Yie'.
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15th January, 2021
Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.
13th January, 2021
Alfie Dale explains how he sought to re-understand embedded societal gender norms through his social-realist LGBTQ fairytale 'My Brother is a Mermaid'.
12th January, 2021
Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.
8th January, 2021
Andrew Butler and James Wilson detail the visual inspiration behind the bleak, lonely atmosphere of their isolation drama 'Keratin'.
6th January, 2021
Throughout 2020 DN was fortunate enough to speak to some of the most talented filmmakers across the globe. Here are 20 of our favourite conversations.
4th January, 2021
DN talks to director Rally Ridberg about taking a swipe at conditioned homophobia in his powerfully provocative satirical short 'Straight Faces'.
21st December, 2020
Alex Withers walks DN through building his vision of a world in silent despair for his end-of-the-world horror drama 'Dead Quiet'.
17th December, 2020
Helen Warner explains how she drew upon real-life experiences of her past to informed the themes and period setting of her 1940s-set Irish drama 'Stigma'.
16th December, 2020
Rob Price walks DN through the meditative acting techniques he taught his non-actor protagonist for their minimalistic drama short 'What Is Ian'.
8th December, 2020
Beck Kitsis explains how she repurposed reductive horror conventions for her tense twilight thriller 'The Three Men You Meet At Night'.
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