Live Action Category

Jonas Ulrich Imbues the Swiss Alps With an Overwhelming Sense of Paranoia in Icy Thriller ‘Thin Air’

Live Action

25th May, 2020

Jonas Ulrich tells DN about the practical challenges of creating the paranoia needed for his Kubrick-influenced, Swiss Alps set thriller 'Thin Air'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: It’s a Date

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

24th May, 2020

This week our WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts bring alive the world of dating and the unpredictable situations which can arise when we put ourselves out there.

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A Group of Vagabond Girls Run Wild in the Outback of Toby Morris’ Dystopian Sci-Fi ‘Cooee’

Live Action

18th May, 2020

Toby Morris tells DN how he fostered a sense of community on the set of 'Cooee' his proof-of-concept sci-fi set in a dystopian vision of South Australia.

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Useless Superpowers & Toxic Friendship: Wade Into the Weird World of Christopher Good’s ‘Crude Oil’

Live Action

14th May, 2020

Christopher Good joins us with 'Crude Oil' a comedy not bound by stylistic or narrative conventions which explores toxic friendship & useless superpowers.

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M.P. Wills Delivers a Topsy-Turvy Genre-Bender with Delicious Revenge Flick ‘Blood Orange’

Live Action

13th May, 2020

Blending beauty and terror M.P. Wills' 'Blood Orange' is alternately horrifying and hilarious. We sat down with the director to discuss his short film!

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: End of Days

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

10th May, 2020

This week in our WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts, themes of an apocalyptic nature remind us that the unthinkable can happen beyond what we are experiencing now

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Chelsea Devantez Mines the Ills of Obsessive Social Stalking in Deliciously Acerbic SXSW Comedy ‘Basic’

Live Action

7th May, 2020

Have you ever hate scrolled through someone’s social media account? Then Chelsea Devantez’s deliciously acerbic SXSW comedy 'Basic' is for you.

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Charlie Reader’s ‘Everything You Didn’t Say’ Uncovers the Hidden Frustrations Behind All Relationships

Live Action, Premiere

5th May, 2020

From the banal to the profound, 'Everything You Didn't Say' takes a darkly comic look at the difficulties inherent in any faithful relationship.

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A Man & His Dog Leave the World Behind to Search for Gold in Taylor Mcintosh’s Contemplative Short ‘Swift...

Live Action, Premiere

4th May, 2020

Cinematographer Taylor McIntosh tells DN why he decided to eschew narrative conventions for his contemplative black and white debut 'Swift River'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Loneliness

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd May, 2020

The shorts in this week's WeAreDN // Lockdown collection provide a glimpse into how we find ways to cope and to exist with the 'Loneliness' in our lives.

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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Memories of an Absent Father Emerge in Matthew Thorne’s Stormy Outback Drama ‘The Sand That Ate The Sea’

Live Action, Premiere

29th April, 2020

Matthew Thorne reveals how dream-generated imagery and magic realism inspired his outback-set father and son drama 'The Sand That Ate The Sea'.

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