Sean Lionadh reveals how he marshalled intimate camerawork, layered colour schemes and sensitive performances to create his gripping drama short.
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Lisa Clarkson breaks down the photographic aesthetic of her 16mm NFTS drama, about a talented art student and his teacher's questionable methods.
Harry Windsor discusses making the leap from film journalist to director with his nuanced drama about a young mother hitting the reset button on her life.
Ben Pearce unpacks the process of crafting a dialogue free comedy narrative about two arctic explorers through production design, performance and editing.
Caroline Steinbeis breaks down the technical lessons she learnt in her transition from theatre to film for her debut short film.
Alec Moeller discusses the creation of his darkly comic story of a woman with hyper-empathy syndrome who finds a group that claims to treat her disorder.
Samantha Scaffidi walks DN through the decision of capturing her actors in an intense close-up for her revealing short drama.
Ray Smiling describes co-opting the mixtape format to capture the symbiotic link between music and memory for his idiosyncratic series of vignettes.
Katie Colosimo speaks to DN about mining the ridiculous petty nature of humans and the unsaid grievances of relationships for her wry comedy short.
Nicole Rixon & Ryan Goodman talk about marrying shooting medium with concept for their uncomfortable one-shot drama about skewed gender dynamics.
Vira-Lata tell DN how they collaborated with Youth to capture the colourful authenticity of Mexico's cultural heritage for their short film.
Ramiel Petros details bringing 1980s Iraqi history vividly to life in his mournful, based on a true story short about friendship, war and grief.
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