Live Action Category

DN370: Eryk Rocha Captures the Financial and Emotional Struggles of a Nocturnal Rio Cab Driver in ‘Burning Night’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

8th December, 2019

Eryk Rocha tells DN how the themes of isolation & economic struggle in his story of a Rio cab driver, 'Burning Night' mirror the current crisis in Brazil.

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Manes Duerr Asks What Sacrifices Are Worth Keeping a Dream Alive in Racing Relationship Drama ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Live Action, Premiere

6th December, 2019

Manes Duerr asks whether a man’s childhood dream is more important than 3 people’s reality in his high octane relationship drama 'Ghost of a Chance'.

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A Man on the Brink of Self-Destruction Films His Final Moments in Jonny Blair’s Minimalistic ‘An Hero’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd December, 2019

Jonny Blair explains how a lack of resources and self-confidence led to the creation of his striking webcam short about a man teetering on the edge.

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DN369: Henry Blake Exposes the Cruel Exploitation of Britain’s Youth by Drugs Gangs in Shocking Debut ‘County Lines’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2019

Director Henry Blake reveals the many ways his proof-of-concept short paved the way for the creation of his powerful debut feature 'County Lines'.

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A Young Pregnant Muslim Woman Grapples with a Life Changing Decision in Michael Gupta’s ‘Flower’

Live Action, Premiere

28th November, 2019

Michael Gupta explains why he was excited to meet the challenge of conveying the fraught emotions of a young Muslim woman in a single moment in 'Flower'.

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Will & Carly Expose the Dark Side of Selfie Culture in Satirical Dance Film ‘FILTERFACE’

Live Action

26th November, 2019

DN caught up with the directing duo Will & Carly to discover how they created their satirical dance indictment of selfie culture 'FILTERFACE'.

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A Couple’s Fear and Empathy Battle It out on a Deserted Snowy Road in Lance Edmands’ One-Shot Thriller ‘Whiteout’

Live Action

25th November, 2019

Lance Edmands explains how he used one-shot filmmaking to root audiences inside a couple's battle between fear & empathy in car bound thriller 'Whiteout'.

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Daniel Marini Reveals the Hidden Trauma of Domestic Abuse in His Unflinching EVAW Campaign Film

Live Action

25th November, 2019

Daniel Marini shares how he created a powerful through the looking-glass reveal without the use of VFX for his unflinching EVAW single-shot campaign film.

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A Teenage Contest of Bravado Goes Too Far in Casper Balslev’s Horror Short ‘I Dare You’

Live Action

22nd November, 2019

Director Casper Balsev reveals the reason why Tom and Jerry were a key influence in creating a lightning-fast pace for his new horror short 'I Dare You’.

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How Ryan Dickie Channelled The Goonies and Ghostbusters for Horror Stoner Comedy ‘Montana, GA’

Live Action

21st November, 2019

Ryan Dickie tells DN about how cutting back on his resources lead to stronger creative breakthroughs for his proof-of-concept stoner comedy 'Montana, GA'.

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A Wealth Family Find Themselves at the Mercy of Their Dead Patriarch in Matt Kazman’s ‘Father Figurine’

Live Action

19th November, 2019

Matt Kazman shares how his morbidly funny swipe at the 1% 'Father Figurine' was inspired the first family & helped along by a mould of an old man’s head.

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Charles Pieper Weaves a Fantastical Tale of a Troubled Writer in Creature Fantasy Horror ‘Malacostraca’.

Live Action, Premiere

18th November, 2019

Charles Pieper talks to DN about working with legendary effects artist Gabe Bartalos to create the creature for fantastical horror short 'Malacostraca'.

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