Live Action Category

Dominic Hicks Lifts the Veil of Online Persona to Reveal the Dark Side of Human Behaviour in ‘Amazonia’

Live Action

17th January, 2020

Dominic Hicks delivers a deliciously dark triptych of twisted tales about alienation and obsession based on real amazon.com reviews in 'Amazonia'.

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Family and Religion Make for Disturbing Bedfellows in Robert Linsley’s Psychological Thriller ‘Ritual’

Live Action, Premiere

16th January, 2020

A local cop finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of cat & mouse with a devoutly religious family in Robert Linsley's psychological horror 'Ritual'.

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An Impromptu Birthday Camping Trip Reveals All in Joseph Roberts’ Family Drama ‘Bellmouth’

Live Action, Premiere

15th January, 2020

Joseph Roberts turns political frustration in action as he explores a family on the fringes of society in his short drama 'Bellmouth'.

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Paul Nevison Opens Our Eyes to Hidden Exploitation in His Duo of ‘Can You See Me?’ Campaign Films

Live Action, Premiere

13th January, 2020

Paul Nevison takes DN through the creation of his duo of shorts showing the dark reality of modern-day slavery for charity A21's Can You See Me? campaign.

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An Interview with Vimeo’s Best Staff Pick Winners of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Documentary, Live Action

12th January, 2020

DN chats with Vimeo's Best Staff Pick directors of 2019 about the differing artistic approaches behind their award-winning work.

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The Priest

Asides, Live Action

8th January, 2020

A pair of siblings receive some disturbing food for thought which puts their brother’s suicide into perspective in Jim Owen’s comedy 'The Priest'.

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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2019

Animation, Art & Fashion, Article, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Music

3rd January, 2020

Team DN put our curating skills to good use to picked out our favourite 20 Directors Notes filmmaker conversations from the past 12 months.

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A Trio of Teenage Boys Struggle for Validation in Marius Myrmel’s Intimate Portrait of Masculinity ‘Armor’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd January, 2020

Marius Myrmel explains why he felt compelled to create an intimate portrait of 3 teenage boys struggling to gain validation from their peers in 'Armor'.

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Masculinity Is on the Operating Table in Zach Bandler’s Medical Comedy ‘Torn’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd January, 2020

Zach Bandler finds comfort in the uncomfortable as he tells DN about the creative process behind his short taboo comedy 'Torn'.

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DN372: The Passion of Desire Spans Decades in Lucio Castro’s Queer Romance Feature ‘End of the Century’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd December, 2019

Lucio Castro joins DN with decade spanning film 'End of the Century' which reunites 2 men for a one night stand whose seeds were sown two decades earlier.

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Three Troubled Men Collide in Charlie Brafman & Magnus McCullagh’s Anthology Western ‘The Rabbit’s Foot’

Live Action, Premiere

20th December, 2019

Charlie Brafman and Magnus McCullagh take DN through the key creative decisions behind their darkly humorous anthology western 'The Rabbit's Foot'.

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DN371: Maura Delpero Embarks on an Enthralling Exploration of the Meaning of Motherhood in Dramatic Debut ‘Maternal’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

20th December, 2019

Maura Delpero reveals how she built cohesion between the professional, non-professional and child performances needed for her drama debut 'Maternal'.

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