Live Action Category

Dane McCusker Explores the Cross-Gender Boundaries of Social Interaction in Highly Fraught Drama ‘The Complex’

Live Action

27th November, 2020

Dane McCusker talks getting up close and uncomfortably personal in 'The Complex' as a young woman wrestles with the unwanted advances of her new neighbour

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A Murderer in the Smallest Town in America Reveals the Gruesome Details of His Crime in James Coyle’s ‘Confession’

Live Action, Premiere

26th November, 2020

Created entirely with miniatures, James Coyle's 'Confession' is a noirish micro-thriller about a murderer's declaration in a small-town police station.

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Yvette Farmer Expands the Cinematic Possibilities of the Monologue Film With Margate Set Short ‘X Anniversary’

Live Action, Premiere

25th November, 2020

A beautifully shot collection of seaside monologues, Yvette Farmer's 'X Anniversary' boasts four very different captivating performances by Keeley

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Michael Kam Acutely Renders the Awkwardness of Young Infatuation in Coming-of-Age Short ‘Melodi’

Live Action, Premiere

23rd November, 2020

Inspired by the Indonesian comic book, Michael Kam's 'Melodi' elegantly tells the story of a young boy trying in vain to do the right thing for his crush.

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A Pompous Inventor Meets His Match in Frank Todaro’s Dry Allegorical Comedy ‘Men of Vision’

Live Action, Premiere

20th November, 2020

Frank Todaro discusses going back to the past to take a swipe at modern blowhards peddling bullshit as science in his dry period comedy 'Men of Vision'.

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A Hookup Escalates Into a Harrowing Encounter in Andree Ljutica’s ‘How to Say I Love You at Night’

Live Action

19th November, 2020

Andree Ljutica delineates the loose rehearsal process and musical shooting rhythm of his sixteen minute one-take drama 'How To Say I Love You At Night'.

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Ben York Jones Captures the Start of a Bittersweet Friendship in ‘I’m Alright If You’re Alright’

Live Action, Premiere

17th November, 2020

Adapting Arthur Bradford's short story "Mattress", Ben York Jones' 'I'm Alright if You're Alright' is a charming two-hander about making new friends.

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A Bodybuilder Takes Self-Obsession to Bizarre New Heights in Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg’s Surreal ‘Flex’

Live Action

12th November, 2020

Josefin Malmén and David Strindberg reveal how their neurotic self-assessments as working creatives inspired surreal bodybuilder comedy short 'Flex'.

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Rene Pannevis Details How He Expanded His BIFA-Winning Car Thief Short ‘Jacked’ Into Feature Debut ‘Looted’

Live Action

3rd November, 2020

Providing an inside view of the feature development process, Rene Pannevis talks British realism, small-town criminals and the generational divide.

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Inherited Conflict Puts the Breaks on an Impromptu Hookup in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr’s ‘Safiyyah’

Live Action, Premiere

30th October, 2020

What should be a carefree hookup becomes mired in the inherited resentments of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict in Mattis Ohana Goksøyr's 'Safiyyah'.

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Five Frightening Horror Shorts for This Halloween

Live Action

29th October, 2020

For halloween this year, DN offers up an eclectic selection of the best horror shorts from the last twelve months of independent genre filmmaking.

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Corentin Leroux’s ‘Grenadine’ Drops Us Into the Stark World of Young Brothers Forced to Fend for Themselves

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2020

Corentin Leroux bears witness to the frayed but steadfast bonds of three young brothers as they cope with a life of fending for themselves in 'Grenadine'.

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