Live Action Category

A Woman Falls into a Fantastical World After the Loss of Her Child in Haolu Wang’s ‘The Pregnant Ground’

Live Action

18th October, 2019

We speak to NFTS graduate Haolu Wang about anchoring magical realism with a grounded psychological journey of trauma and loss in 'The Pregnant Ground'.

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A Woman Is Forced to Confront Her Inner Child in Cat Ventura’s Surprising Comedy ‘Holly Goes to Therapy’

Live Action, Premiere

15th October, 2019

"My biggest goal was the pace leading up to the reveal" A woman endures an unconventional therapy session in Cat Ventura's 'Holly Goes to Therapy'.

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A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

Film Festival, Live Action

11th October, 2019

Rosie Westhoff discusses working with teenagers, the importance of a good producer and pushing beyond expectations on her new short 'Our Sister’.

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Alice Seabright Balances Good Humour with a Strong Heart in Crowdfunded Endometriosis Short ‘End-O’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2019

DN talks with Alice Seabright about the crowdfunding process, making art about taboo topics and recognising humour in dark times for comedy drama 'End-O'.

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A Woman Gives Birth to a Jellyfish in Jian Luo’s ‘What Do You Know About the Water and the...

Film Festival, Live Action

7th October, 2019

We speak to Jian Luo about her moving, surreal story of a young woman who gives birth to a live jellyfish 'What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon'.

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The Fraternal Bond of Two Young Orphans Is Threatened in Amartei Armar’s Ghanaian Coming of Age Short ‘Vagabonds’

Live Action, Premiere

4th October, 2019

Writer/Director Amartei Armar tells DN why he wants to reframe audience responses to African narratives with his Ghanaian coming of age drama 'Vagabonds'.

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Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen Recounts a Determined Journey of Perseverance in Migrant Period Drama ‘Part of Society’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd October, 2019

Mikkel Blaabjerg Poulsen tells DN how he collaborated with Mino Denmark to raise awareness of Denmark's ethnic migrants in period drama 'Part of Society'.

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How a Confrontational Conversation Inspired Dal Park to Explore Communication Issues in her RCA Grad Film

Live Action

1st October, 2019

Dal Park joins us to discuss how a failed attempt to interview her Grandma about her life led her to create her RCA animation 'West Question East Answer'.

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Graham Hill Explores the Ties That Bind Male Relationships in Short Drama ‘The Dry Line’

Live Action, Premiere

30th September, 2019

A friendship between two musicians is tested when career ambitions come to fruition in Graham Hill's short male relationship drama 'The Dry Line'.

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A Man Struggles to Cope with the Loss of His Lover in Tom Streller’s Eerie Short ‘Rosa’

Live Action, Premiere

27th September, 2019

Tom Streller discusses the struggles of confidence and production which almost prevented his meditative debut short 'Rosa' from seeing the light of day.

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“I Feel like I Made the Film I Wanted to Make” Dee Meaden Talks ‘Some Things Mean Something’

Live Action, Premiere

26th September, 2019

We speak to Dee Meaden about the dramatic importance of the small moment coupled with an unhurried editing style in short 'Some Things Mean Something'.

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The Events of a Party Derail an Intimate Mother-Daughter Bond in Renée Marie Petropoulos’ ‘Tangles and Knots’

Live Action

25th September, 2019

Learn why director Renée Marie Petropoulos wants to spark "provocative internal dialogue" in audiences with her challenging short 'Tangles and Knots'.

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