Live Action Category

André Chocron’s Mind-Bending ‘Chronos’ is an Ingeniously Plotted Time-Travel Drama

Live Action, Premiere

8th June, 2020

A trip to the pub edges quickly into the realm of the surreal in André Chocron's time-travel drama 'Chronos' — told entirely in only three long takes!

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: I Can’t Breathe

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

7th June, 2020

DN has curated a list of shorts we hope will ignite you to come together to help find a safe and consistent path out of systemic racism #BLACKLIVESMATTER

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James F Coton’s “Day 48” A Quarantine Short Story Turns Lockdown into Art

Live Action

5th June, 2020

The coronavirus-inspired shorts keep coming! James F Coton's laptop and iPhone screen based 'Day 48' ups the ante on today's digitally mediated times.

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Marc Augey on Capturing the Mood of Quarantine Life in ‘How are u feeling?’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd June, 2020

Marc Augey found his film change dramatically when the entire world went into lockdown. We talked to him about how quarantine shaped his debut short.

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A Young Girl’s World Is Torn Apart in Yuchao Feng’s Heartbreaking Child Abandonment Short ‘Pearl’

Live Action

1st June, 2020

Yuchao Feng reveals how a revelatory phone call with his mother inspired him to make 'Pearl', the tragic story of a young girl abandoned by her family.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Eye for an Eye

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

31st May, 2020

Embrace the siren call to vengeance with a WeAreDN // Lockdown collection which leans into our primal desire to even the score & claim an 'Eye for an Eye'.

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Colin Read’s ‘The Midas Hat’ Showcases the Magic of Match Cuts

Live Action

29th May, 2020

The myth of the Midas Touch is wonderfully repurposed in Colin Read's playful collaboration with experimental Falcon Bowse hat designer Brian Downey.

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Ethan Godel Imagines a World Where Romantic Conversation Is a Paid for Service in Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Vessel’

Live Action, Premiere

27th May, 2020

Ethan Godel talks creating the vision of an alternate present through purposefully archaic production design for sci-fi comedy dating short 'Vessel'.

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Eli Powers Contemplates the Power of Miracles in Unexpected Places in Metaphysical Short ‘Holy Moses’

Live Action

26th May, 2020

Eli Powers joins us with 'Holy Moses', his absurdist tale about miracles and what happens when ordinary people come face to face with the extraordinary.

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Jonas Ulrich Imbues the Swiss Alps With an Overwhelming Sense of Paranoia in Icy Thriller ‘Thin Air’

Live Action

25th May, 2020

Jonas Ulrich tells DN about the practical challenges of creating the paranoia needed for his Kubrick-influenced, Swiss Alps set thriller 'Thin Air'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: It’s a Date

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

24th May, 2020

This week our WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts bring alive the world of dating and the unpredictable situations which can arise when we put ourselves out there.

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A Group of Vagabond Girls Run Wild in the Outback of Toby Morris’ Dystopian Sci-Fi ‘Cooee’

Live Action

18th May, 2020

Toby Morris tells DN how he fostered a sense of community on the set of 'Cooee' his proof-of-concept sci-fi set in a dystopian vision of South Australia.

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