Live Action Category

A Young Woman Struggles to Forge a New Path in a Foreign City in James&James’ Experimental Short ‘Léa’

Live Action

24th February, 2020

James&James return to DN with new short 'Léa', an exploration of a young woman in a foreign city struggling to figure out what life has in store for her.

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

Live Action

21st February, 2020

Lucio Castro talks to us about reuniting two men for a one night stand whose seeds were sown 20 years earlier in his debut feature 'End of the Century'.

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The Conquest Goals of a Teen Holiday Shake the Foundations of Friendship in Thea Hvistendahl’s ‘Virgins4Lyfe’

Live Action, Premiere

20th February, 2020

DN speaks to Thea Hvistendahl about her coming of age drama 'Virgins4Lyfe' - a short which sees the carnal agenda of a holiday test a teen friendship.

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The Frivolity of a Co-Dependent Friendship Takes a Turn Towards Toxic in Waley Wang’s ‘Julie & I’

Art & Fashion, Live Action

20th February, 2020

A co-dependent pair of femmes' closer than close friendship tips into the realm of toxicity in Waley Wang's whimsical anti-fashion flick 'Julie & I'.

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Behnam Taheri Reunites Long-Time Friends in His Bizarrely Hilarious Short Comedy ‘Mondeo’

Live Action

17th February, 2020

Behnam Taheri of Rosco 5 discusses their distinct brand of comedy and the benefits of shooting with minimal resources for imaginary friend short 'Mondeo'.

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An Actress Is Pushed Beyond Her Emotional Limits in the Name of Art in Armand De Saint-Salvy’s ‘The Craft’

Live Action

14th February, 2020

We speak to writer/director Armand De Saint-Salvy about his raw emotional drama 'The Craft' - a cautionary tale about an actress pushed beyond her limits.

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Robert Hackett Challenges Preconceived Notions and Genre Expectations in Directors UK Short ‘Special Delivery’

Live Action, Premiere

13th February, 2020

A weary postman trudges through the snow, making deliveries to all but one door in Robert Hackett's preconception challenging short 'Special Delivery'.

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Chris A. Neal Weaves a Much Needed Modern Day Good Samaritan Story in ‘Today You, Tomorrow Me’

Live Action

7th February, 2020

Chris A. Neal reveals how an internet comment led him to challenge the idea of who our neighbours are in Good Samaritan short 'Today You, Tomorrow Me'.

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Joe Dixon Gets Tangled up in ‘If Not Now Then When (Can’t We Just Try Something New?) Please! (Thank...

Live Action, Premiere

5th February, 2020

Joe Dixon tells DN how he created 'If Not Now Then When...', a short comedy about a man caught in a sex swing over the course of one day.

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An Iranian Mother Is Pushed to Choose Between Danger or Destitution in Kaveh Mazaheri’s Gripping Drama ‘Funfair’

Live Action

3rd February, 2020

Kaveh Mazaheri returns to discuss his new short 'Funfair' - the story of a desperate man who drafts his wife into a dangerous ploy to improve their lives.

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Andre Muir Challenges Our Collective Acceptance of Gun Violence in Forthright Minimalist Short ‘4 Corners’

Live Action

31st January, 2020

Andre Muir discusses why and how he structured his minimalist short examining gun violence in Chicago '4 Corners' as a provocation against indifference.

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A Supposedly Joyous Celebration Turns Sinister in W.A.M. Bleakley’s Harrowing Short ‘A Birthday Party’

Live Action, Premiere

30th January, 2020

W.A.M. Bleakley tells us how he created a tragic true-life story of silence & loyalty about a teen who witnesses his friends commit an ultra-violent act.

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