Live Action Category

A Pregnant Woman Struggles with a Life Altering Decision in Kevin Rios & Anamari Mesa’s Tender Short ‘Maternal’

Animation, Live Action

18th April, 2019

Kevin Rios & Anamari Mesa co-direct the contemplative story of a young woman processing her doubts before meeting the adoptive parents of her unborn child

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Finger Night

Asides, Live Action

17th April, 2019

An app-initiated hookup between two hands escalates into a torrid night of passion in Mara Joly’s raunchy Random Acts comedy short 'Finger Night'.

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Work

Asides, Live Action

16th April, 2019

Aneil Karia's Film4 commissioned short 'Work' tells the blisteringly compelling story of a 17-year-old's growing contempt for the unjust world around her.

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A Fallen Man Heads Home on a Wave of Destruction in Casper Balslev’s Danish Western ‘End of the Rainbow’

Live Action

11th April, 2019

DN speaks to dir. Casper Balslev about setting his bleak fallen man thriller 'End of the Rainbow' in northern Denmark's hauntingly desolate landscapes.

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Robert Mentov Documents the Story of the Female Boxers Who Protect the Women of Kampala’s Slums in ‘Katanga’

Documentary, Live Action

10th April, 2019

Robert Mentov tells DN about the practicalities of shooting in the slums of Kampala, using unprofessional actors and finding stories that need a voice.

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A Naive Swimming Prodigy Finds His Humanity at Odds with His Desire to Succeed in Verner Maldonado’s ‘Swim’

Live Action

9th April, 2019

Verner Maldonado joins DN with 'Swim', the story of a naive swimming prodigy who grapples with the choice between his humanity and his desire to succeed.

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An Insecure Man Embraces His Desire to Become a Power Bottom in Kevin Rios’ Comedy ‘THE SHIT! An Opera’

Live Action, Premiere

4th April, 2019

DN speaks to Kevin Rios about power bottoms, self-induced panic and a wisdom-spouting stop-motion piece of crap in his comedy short 'THE SHIT! An Opera'.

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A Heated Argument Leads to Relationship Transgression in Rhianon Jones’ ‘Parker’

Film Festival, Live Action

4th April, 2019

Rhianon Jones tells DN how the transgression of arguments and a short story inspired 'Parker' a film about a couple arguing in a car after a social event

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Lukas Revzin Examines Gay Dating Culture in his One Night Stand Short ‘Fun Only’

Film Festival, Live Action

3rd April, 2019

Director Lukas Revzin joins DN to discuss gay dating culture, developing close relations between actors and shooting his short 'Fun Only' in iPhone ratio.

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Join Three Teenagers on an Evening They’ll Never Forget in Amelia Hashemi’s Short Drama ‘Night Out’

Film Festival, Live Action

2nd April, 2019

DN speaks with Amelia Hashemi at BFI Flare about the shooting logistics of a nightclub, difficulties with the casting process, and clever camera tricks.

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Police

Animation, Asides, Live Action

2nd April, 2019

The past traumas of a career on the force come to haunt an ageing Policeman in Ed Smith’s impressive 2D/live action hybrid NFTS grad short 'Police'.

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Ali Kurr Channels the Aesthetic of Andrea Arnold in Her Relationship Drama ‘Sparrow’

Film Festival, Live Action

1st April, 2019

DN spoke to music video director Ali Kurr at the BFI Flare festival about her new short film 'Sparrow' and transition into narrative work.

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