Live Action Category

Robert Mentov Documents the Story of the Female Boxers Who Protect the Women of Kampala’s Slums in ‘Katanga’

Documentary, Live Action

10th April, 2019

Robert Mentov tells DN about the practicalities of shooting in the slums of Kampala, using unprofessional actors and finding stories that need a voice.

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A Naive Swimming Prodigy Finds His Humanity at Odds with His Desire to Succeed in Verner Maldonado’s ‘Swim’

Live Action

9th April, 2019

Verner Maldonado joins DN with 'Swim', the story of a naive swimming prodigy who grapples with the choice between his humanity and his desire to succeed.

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An Insecure Man Embraces His Desire to Become a Power Bottom in Kevin Rios’ Comedy ‘THE SHIT! An Opera’

Live Action, Premiere

4th April, 2019

DN speaks to Kevin Rios about power bottoms, self-induced panic and a wisdom-spouting stop-motion piece of crap in his comedy short 'THE SHIT! An Opera'.

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A Heated Argument Leads to Relationship Transgression in Rhianon Jones’ ‘Parker’

Film Festival, Live Action

4th April, 2019

Rhianon Jones tells DN how the transgression of arguments and a short story inspired 'Parker' a film about a couple arguing in a car after a social event

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Lukas Revzin Examines Gay Dating Culture in his One Night Stand Short ‘Fun Only’

Film Festival, Live Action

3rd April, 2019

Director Lukas Revzin joins DN to discuss gay dating culture, developing close relations between actors and shooting his short 'Fun Only' in iPhone ratio.

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Join Three Teenagers on an Evening They’ll Never Forget in Amelia Hashemi’s Short Drama ‘Night Out’

Film Festival, Live Action

2nd April, 2019

DN speaks with Amelia Hashemi at BFI Flare about the shooting logistics of a nightclub, difficulties with the casting process, and clever camera tricks.

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Police

Animation, Asides, Live Action

2nd April, 2019

The past traumas of a career on the force come to haunt an ageing Policeman in Ed Smith’s impressive 2D/live action hybrid NFTS grad short 'Police'.

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Ali Kurr Channels the Aesthetic of Andrea Arnold in Her Relationship Drama ‘Sparrow’

Film Festival, Live Action

1st April, 2019

DN spoke to music video director Ali Kurr at the BFI Flare festival about her new short film 'Sparrow' and transition into narrative work.

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Rosie Westhoff Shines a Light on Bisexual Freedom in Road Trip Short ‘Treacle’

Film Festival, Live Action

28th March, 2019

DN speaks with Rosie Westhoff at BFI Flare 2019 about the casting process and developing relationships between actors in her road trip short 'Treacle'.

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Ellie Rogers Unravels The Cyclical Nature of Trauma In Her Short Thriller ‘They Found Her in a Field’

Film Festival, Live Action

24th March, 2019

DN speaks with Ellie Rogers, who reveals how she used time and repetition to tell the story of a woman revisiting the trauma of a past relationship.

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Elena Petitti Di Roreto Raises the Global Warming Panic Level With Vogue Italia Horror Short ‘Let it Pour’

Live Action

18th March, 2019

Elena Petitti di Roreto tells DN why she felt compelled to convey the danger of global warming within the frame of a horror short in 'Let it Pour'.

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Emily Elizabeth Thomas Tackles Southern Gun Violence With a Twist in ‘Lola: Girl Got A Gun’

Live Action

15th March, 2019

DN speaks with Emily Elizabeth Thomas who discusses her approach to armed violence on screen, working with child actors and creating a Texas-set trilogy.

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