Live Action Category

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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A Spirited Young Girl Discovers the True Cost of Womanhood in Myriam Raja’s NFTS Grad Short ‘Azaar’

Live Action

1st November, 2019

Myriam Raja discusses her time at the NFTS, doubling rural Spain for 1800s India & utilising the power of silence in her coming of age grad short 'Azaar'.

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A Mother and Daughter Attempt to Bridge the Distance Between Them in Kana Hatakeyama’s ‘Okaasan (Mom)’

Live Action

30th October, 2019

A mother & daughter attempt to reconnect after dealing with the death of a beloved family member in Kana Hatakeyama’s quietly observed short Okaasan (Mom)

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Savannah Magruder Provides a Much Needed Female Perspective on Sex and Pleasure in ‘Debbie Does Dilators’

Live Action, Premiere

29th October, 2019

A porn set PA attempts to navigate sexual encounters while struggling to overcome vaginismus in Savannah Magruder's 'Debbie Does Dilators'.

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Joscha Bongard & Felix Schreiber Explore the Virtual Space of a Long-Term Long-Distance Relationship in ‘VITRUM’

Live Action, Premiere

25th October, 2019

Joscha Bongard & Felix Schreiber discuss using the vertical frame to explore the virtual space of a long-term long-distance relationship in 'VITRUM'.

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Vellas Plunges Us into an Intense Fight for Survival in the Chaotic Heart of Conflict in ‘Ghost Recon Breakpoint’

Live Action

24th October, 2019

VELLAS transports us into the chaotic heart of conflict in Ubisoft's cinematic live action launch trailer for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.

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An All-Female Gang Pick the Wrong Girl to Terrorise in James Chappell’s Horror Short ‘Proceeds of Crime’

Live Action

24th October, 2019

DN chats with James Chappell to discover how Venezuela's Piranha hair attacks and Berlin’s techno style helped inspire horror short 'Proceeds of Crime'.

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The Consequences of a Long-Buried Truth Boil to the Surface in Summer Agnew’s New Zealand Thriller ‘The Brother’

Live Action, Premiere

22nd October, 2019

Writer/director Summer Agnew reveals why he embraced an anti-narrative structure for his bristling thriller about buried anger & resentment 'The Brother'.

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Lena Tsodykovskaya Celebrates Sincere Sisterhood and the Follies of Youth in ‘Luisa and Anna’s First Fight’

Live Action

21st October, 2019

Lena Tsodykovskaya takes DN behind the scenes of 'Luisa and Anna's First Fight', a celebration of the "stupidity of youth & rock solid girl friendships".

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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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