Live Action Category

A Young Russian Girl Plays Translator at Her Parent-Teacher Conference in Gosha Shapiro’s Drama ‘Lena’

Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Gosha Shapiro reveals how he exposed the emotional and psychological struggles of the immigrant experience in his parent-teacher drama 'Lena'.

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The Best Short Films of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest's carefully curated selection is available to stream in the UK until August 31st. These are the 10 shorts you don't want to miss!

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Tyler Rabinowitz Captures the Beauty of Gay Intimacy in his Bittersweet Romance Short ‘See You Soon’

Live Action

2nd July, 2020

The perfect weekend is laced with melancholy in Tyler Rabinowitz's bittersweet drama 'See You Soon' - an aching look at the complexity of gay romance.

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Julian Muller Humanises Homelessness in Gritty, Hard-hitting Drama ‘Sickboy’

Live Action

1st July, 2020

Julian Muller strives to humanise homeless in 'Sickboy', a gritty drama about a New Yorker who survives the streets by going home with the women he dates.

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How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Live Action

30th June, 2020

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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Justine Raczkiewicz Forewarns the Dangers of Extreme Cuisine in Darkly Absurdist Short ‘Waste’

Live Action

24th June, 2020

Justine Raczkiewicz weaves an absurdist romcom horror about pushing the extremities of culinary exploration for her directorial debut short 'Waste'.

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A Man Attempts to Hold His Partner up Emotionally (And Physically) in Randall Maxwell’s ‘Bad Furniture’

Live Action

23rd June, 2020

Randall Maxwell reveals how he discovered the unique world of forniphilia, the fetish of becoming a chair, for his relationship comedy 'Bad Furniture'.

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Two Exes Impersonating Dragons Perform a Mating Dance in Benedict Cohen’s Refreshingly Funny ‘Rushes’

Live Action, Premiere

19th June, 2020

Director Benedict Cohen talks to DN about awkward exes and exotic bird mating dances, all of which inspired his brilliantly funny short ‘Rushes’.

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Morgan Krantz Sees an Erotic Affair Unfold Either Side of a High-Rise Office Window in ‘Squeegee’

Live Action

16th June, 2020

Morgan Krantz discusses the high wire production behind steamy comedy ’Squeegee’, the risque tale of an erotic connection 100s of feet above the ground.

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Emmanuil Morari Tracks the Romantic Exploits of a Murderous Psychopath in Dark Comedy ‘She Lies Beautiful’

Live Action, Premiere

15th June, 2020

Filmmaker Emmanuil Morari divulges the creative ethos behind 'She Lies Beautiful', his darkly comedic take on a serial killer's murderous love life.

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A Disabled Comedian Becomes a Father During His Stand-Up Routine in David Abramsky’s One-Shot Short ‘Dad Joke’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

12th June, 2020

David Abramsky details the rigorous preproduction process and memorable audience responses from his one-shot comedy/drama, 'Dad Joke'.

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Harry Jackson Exposes the Absurdity of Racism in Tables Turned Comedy ‘Stop and Search’

Live Action, Premiere

10th June, 2020

Director Harry Jackson talks to DN about exposing the absurdity of institutional racism in his role-reversal comedy 'Stop and Search'.

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