Live Action Category

Mitch Kalisa’s SXSW Winning Drama ‘Play It Safe’ Challenges the Unconscious Racism in Self-Defined Liberal Spaces

Film Festival, Live Action

20th March, 2021

Mitch Kalisa explains the unconscious racism that informed 'Play It Safe' his drama school-set film about a student coaxed into playing a racial stereotype.

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A Daughter Attempts to Restore Broken Familial Ties in Hannah Bang’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Soak’

Film Festival, Live Action

19th March, 2021

Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.

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Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman Capture the Threat of Heterosexual Spaces in Intense Late-Night Thriller ‘Femme’

Film Festival, Live Action

18th March, 2021

Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.

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A Taxidermist Sets Her Eyes on Stuffing a Human in Theo Rhys’ Bombastic Comedy Horror Opera ‘Stuffed’

Film Festival, Live Action

17th March, 2021

Theo Rhys talks embracing the macabre for his ambitious horror musical 'Stuffed', the tale of a lonely taxidermist and her desire to stuff a human.

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Kylie Murphy Delves Into the Culture of Abuse in the Entertainment Industry in Candid Drama ‘Green’

Live Action, Premiere

15th March, 2021

Kylie Murphy discusses giving voice to untold stories in forthright short 'Green', exploring the culture of power and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Davi Pena Tracks a Loner’s Descent Into Madness After a Paranormal Encounter in ‘Eyes of Eidolon’

Live Action, Premiere

12th March, 2021

Davi Pena delves into the construction of the nihilistic visuals of 'Eyes of Eidolon', his brutalistic fable about a remote loner's psychological descent.

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Raphael Gonzalez Tests the Boundaries of a Fractured Friendship in Gallows Humour Short ‘The Living’

Live Action

11th March, 2021

Raphael Gonzalez explains how he delivered a witty, thoughtful portrayal of the bonds of friendship in his dark, impossible request comedy 'The Living'.

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Tomer Shushan’s ‘White Eye’ is a Piercing Exploration of White Privilege in Israel Told in an Epic One-Shot

Live Action

10th March, 2021

Tomer Shushan discusses investigating the different layers at play in Israeli society through his tense Oscar shortlisted one-take short 'White Eye'.

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Marie Mc Court’s ‘I was still there when you left me’ is a Haunting Exploration of Tragedy and Guilt

Live Action

5th March, 2021

Inspired by the societal failures that led to the Grenfell Tower Fire, 'I was still there when you left me' shows off the power of street-casting.

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An Isolated Driver Falls Victim to a Disturbed Community in Ciaran Lyons’ Folktale Horror ‘The Motorist’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd March, 2021

Ciaran Lyons walks us through the challenges of shooting in Scotland's remote highlands for his dark folklorish tale of an isolated driver 'The Motorist'.

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A Fading Actress Delivers a Bloody Restaging of a Shakespearian Comedy in Kelsey Bollig’s Visceral ‘The Fourth Wall’

Live Action

1st March, 2021

Kelsey Bollig explains how she brought the energy of theatre to screen in 'The Fourth Wall' while exploring the separation between actors and the audience.

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Eugen Merher Pits Two Lovers Against the World in His Neo-Noir Road Movie ‘Marry Me’

Live Action

23rd February, 2021

Eugen Merher discusses the challenges of shooting in Ukraine and executing a production reset in under a minute for his neo-noir romance short 'Marry Me'.

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