Live Action Category

Three Troubled Men Collide in Charlie Brafman & Magnus McCullagh’s Anthology Western ‘The Rabbit’s Foot’

Live Action, Premiere

20th December, 2019

Charlie Brafman and Magnus McCullagh take DN through the key creative decisions behind their darkly humorous anthology western 'The Rabbit's Foot'.

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DN371: Maura Delpero Embarks on an Enthralling Exploration of the Meaning of Motherhood in Dramatic Debut ‘Maternal’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

20th December, 2019

Maura Delpero reveals how she built cohesion between the professional, non-professional and child performances needed for her drama debut 'Maternal'.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

18th December, 2019

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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A Forgotten Love Spans Generations in Marta González De La Vega’s Spanish Romance Short ‘Mai’

Film Festival, Live Action

18th December, 2019

Marta Gonzales tells DN how she used colour to construct distinct past/present visuals & took on multiple roles for her debut romance Spanish short 'Mai'.

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David Rusanow Unravels a Mystery as Tensions Boil over in Short Family Drama ‘Mother’

Live Action

16th December, 2019

Director David Rusanow reveals how he adapted a popular comic book for the screen and his decision to leave the ending open in short drama 'Mother'.

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A Y2K Doomsday Cult Get Picky About Who’ll Join Them in the Afterlife in Ben Kitnick’s Comedy ‘Exit Statement’

Live Action

13th December, 2019

Ben Kitnick reveals how improvisation was a key ingredient of his quirky comedy about a Y2K doomsday cult's mass suicide plans gone awry 'Exit Statement'.

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A Disabled Comedian Becomes a Father During His Stand-Up Routine in David Abramsky’s One-Shot Short ‘Dad Joke’

Film Festival, Live Action

12th December, 2019

David Abramsky details the rigorous preproduction process and memorable audience responses from his one-shot comedy/drama, 'Dad Joke'.

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DN370: Eryk Rocha Captures the Financial and Emotional Struggles of a Nocturnal Rio Cab Driver in ‘Burning Night’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

8th December, 2019

Eryk Rocha tells DN how the themes of isolation & economic struggle in his story of a Rio cab driver, 'Burning Night' mirror the current crisis in Brazil.

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Manes Duerr Asks What Sacrifices Are Worth Keeping a Dream Alive in Racing Relationship Drama ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Live Action, Premiere

6th December, 2019

Manes Duerr asks whether a man’s childhood dream is more important than 3 people’s reality in his high octane relationship drama 'Ghost of a Chance'.

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A Man on the Brink of Self-Destruction Films His Final Moments in Jonny Blair’s Minimalistic ‘An Hero’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd December, 2019

Jonny Blair explains how a lack of resources and self-confidence led to the creation of his striking webcam short about a man teetering on the edge.

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DN369: Henry Blake Exposes the Cruel Exploitation of Britain’s Youth by Drugs Gangs in Shocking Debut ‘County Lines’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2019

Director Henry Blake reveals the many ways his proof-of-concept short paved the way for the creation of his powerful debut feature 'County Lines'.

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A Young Pregnant Muslim Woman Grapples with a Life Changing Decision in Michael Gupta’s ‘Flower’

Live Action, Premiere

28th November, 2019

Michael Gupta explains why he was excited to meet the challenge of conveying the fraught emotions of a young Muslim woman in a single moment in 'Flower'.

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