Live Action Category

Director Jared Hogan Asks You to Tap Into Your Darkest Thoughts With Unsettling Short Film ‘Pray for the Children’

Live Action

2nd January, 2019

Director Jared Hogan joins us to discuss how he made a film designed to make your skin crawl, with explosive short 'Pray for the Children'.

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Directors Notes Top 20 Filmmaker Conversations of 2018

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

24th December, 2018

Team DN put our collective heads together to curate a list of the 20 favourite filmmaker conversations we had in 2018.

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A Burnt-Out American Globetrotter Goes in Search of a Psychedelic Adventure in Jacob Kirby’s ‘Kathmandude’

Live Action

21st December, 2018

Jacob Kirby discusses heading to Nepal with an open mind and flexible production plan for his story of a burnt-out globetrotter on a psychedelic adventure.

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Craig Ainsley Mines Engrossingly Uncomfortable Comedy From Heartache in ‘Whenever You’re Ready’

Live Action

20th December, 2018

A heartbroken actress' emotional pain floods out during an audition in Craig Ainsley's almost too uncomfortable to watch comedy 'Whenever You're Ready'.

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A Man Pays the Price for Blind Obsession in The Gasser Brothers’ Underground Boxing Short ‘Beloved Stranger’

Live Action

17th December, 2018

The Gasser Brothers discuss discovering the pleasures of filmmaking without client restrictions in their debut narrative short 'Beloved Stranger'.

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Álvaro Gago Depicts the Humdrum Treadmill of Life & Work in Insightful Short ‘Matria’

Live Action

17th December, 2018

Álvaro Gago explores what keeps us going in the face of a monotonous existence with his sobering tale of one woman's thankless life in 'Matria'.

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John Robert Brown Delves into the Madness of the Male Psyche in Dark Irish Western ‘My Father, My Blood’

Live Action

14th December, 2018

DN sat down with John Robert Brown to discover how the awe-inspiring Irish landscape galvanised his dark western meets fairy tale, 'My Father, My Blood'.

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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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