Live Action Category

A Wealth Family Find Themselves at the Mercy of Their Dead Patriarch in Matt Kazman’s ‘Father Figurine’

Live Action

19th November, 2019

Matt Kazman shares how his morbidly funny swipe at the 1% 'Father Figurine' was inspired the first family & helped along by a mould of an old man’s head.

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Charles Pieper Weaves a Fantastical Tale of a Troubled Writer in Creature Fantasy Horror ‘Malacostraca’.

Live Action, Premiere

18th November, 2019

Charles Pieper talks to DN about working with legendary effects artist Gabe Bartalos to create the creature for fantastical horror short 'Malacostraca'.

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DN368: A Defiant Teen Discovers the Destructive Power of Lies in Svetla Tsotsorkova’s Bulgarian Drama ‘Sister’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

16th November, 2019

Svetla Tsotsorkova joins DN to discuss her drama feature 'Sister' the story of a compulsive liar whose fanciful stories threaten to tear her family apart.

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Absence

Live Action

15th November, 2019

Arnaldo Iñigo explores our need to reconcile with the purpose of life in the senseless face of overwhelming grief in 'Absence'.

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An Unexpected Moment of Kindness Sparks a Joyous Dance Spectacular in Nick Borenstein’s Comedy Short ‘Sweater’

Live Action

13th November, 2019

In his joyous dance comedy short 'Sweater' Nick Borenstein reminds us that sometimes all we need to our groove back is a small act of kindness.

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A Pair of Quarrelsome Brothers Get a Final Chance to Say Goodbye in Jon Olav Stokke’s ‘Our Father’s Cabin’

Live Action, Premiere

12th November, 2019

When the past merges with the present, two half brothers get a last chance to say goodbye in Jon Olav Stokke's fractious family drama 'Our Father's Cabin'.

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The Fear of Pain Comes Between Two Lovers in Ross Allen’s Romance Drama ‘The Limit of Love’

Live Action, Premiere

8th November, 2019

Ross Allen shares how he subverted audience expectations in his exploration of the paradox of loving eternally whilst fearing the end 'The Limit of Love'.

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Jeremy Merrifield Questions Our Outdated Modes of Masculinity in Coming of Age Superhero Origin Short ‘Balloon’

Live Action

7th November, 2019

We sit down with Jeremy Merrifield to learn how he used the superhero mythos to explore the issue of toxic masculinity in his AFI thesis short 'Balloon'.

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DN367: A Deep Dive into ‘Burning Cane’, Phillip Youmans’ Debut Feature Which Made Tribeca History

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

6th November, 2019

Phillip Youmans joins DN to discuss the experience of taking on multiple production roles for his Tribeca winning debut feature 'Burning Cane'.

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A Transwoman Mechanic’s Compartmentalised Existence Threatens to Crumble in Asher Jelinsky’s ‘Miller & Son’

Live Action

5th November, 2019

Asher Jelinsky weighs up the risks & rewards of living as our authentic selves in their story of a transwoman mechanic whose separate lives begin to merge

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A Camel Must Choose Between Herself or the Good of the Herd in Alison James’ Dialogue-Free Short ‘Judas Collar’

Live Action

4th November, 2019

We speak to Alison James about the challenges of taking a camel's perspective for her remarkable scripted, no-dialogue, live action short 'Judas Collar'.

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DN366: Hari Sama Returns to the Hedonistic Days of Mexico City’s Post-Punk Scene in ‘This Is Not Berlin’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

2nd November, 2019

Hari Sama talks to DN about heading back to the post-punk days of sexual liberty, outsider art and drugs which helped shape him in 'This Is Not Berlin'.

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