Live Action Category

Christian Cerezo Finds Emotional Sincerity in the Absurd in Comedy Short ‘A Bride & A Groom’

Live Action, Premiere

12th December, 2018

Christian Cerezo tells DN how he surpassed the bounds of absurdity to convey the pathos and desperation of loneliness in short film 'A Bride & A Groom'.

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We Summoned A Demon

Asides, Live Action

12th December, 2018

Chris McInroy delivers the blood-drenched tale of two hapless friends whose attempts to make themselves cool go horribly awry in 'We Summoned A Demon'.

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Babs

Asides, Live Action

10th December, 2018

An estranged son makes an alarming discovery when cleaning out his late father's home in Celine Held & Logan George's tender short 'Babs'.

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A Feral Girl Finds Kinship in the Forest in Billy Nawrocki’s Cannibal Coming of Age Tale ‘Are You Wild...

Live Action, Premiere

5th December, 2018

New York Director/Editor Billy Nawrocki shares how a potent song lyric inspired his cannibal coming of age horror short 'Are You Wild Like Me?'

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Abandon

Asides, Live Action

5th December, 2018

Georgia Parris’ one-shot short 'Abandon' observes the emotional turmoil of a dancer required to give her all moments after being told she’s pregnant.

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American Dream

Asides, Live Action

4th December, 2018

Alexia Oldini’s heartbreaking 'American Dream' follows a young Chinese immigrant whose dream of becoming a singer meets the harsh indifference of reality.

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Oliver Kember’s Offers an Antidote to the Saccharine of the Yuletide Season in Comedy ‘Last Christmas’

Live Action

3rd December, 2018

"Santa" finds himself at odds with a cynical child when she discovers him stealing her presents in Oliver Kember's uncomfortable comedy 'Last Christmas'.

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DN365: Isabella Eklöf Exposes the Rot Beneath the Glitzy Veneer of Power & Money in Unflinching Debut ‘Holiday’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2018

Isabella Eklöf discusses 'Holiday', her unflinching depiction of the control and sexual violence lurking beneath the glitzy veneer of power and money.

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A Phone Call Brings a Mother’s Worst Nightmare Crashing Into Reality in Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Devastating ‘Madre’

Live Action

29th November, 2018

Rodrigo Sorogoyen shares how lens selection, character movement and solid casting enabled him to ramp up the tension in phone call thriller 'Mother'.

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Viva La Vulva

Asides, Live Action, Music

27th November, 2018

Somesuch Director Kim Gehrig celebrates the diverse beauty of the vulva in this absolutely joyous, mixed media ad for Libresse, 'Viva La Vulva'.

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Girl of the Sky

Asides, Live Action

26th November, 2018

A Ukrainian girl shifts the power dynamic between herself and a boorish past hookup in Ariel Martin’s tale of teenage sexual expression 'Girl of the Sky'.

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DN364: Philippe Faucon Contemplates the Loneliness of Economic Migration in French Drama ‘Amin’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd November, 2018

Philippe Faucon discusses the integral role non-actors played in bringing authenticity to his story of economic separation and loneliness, 'Amin'.

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