Live Action Category

José Lourenço Unveils the Neurotic Inner Monologues of a First Date in ‘Romance Language’

Live Action

12th March, 2020

José Lourenço explains how he created an alternative approach to shooting comedy for his awkward first date short 'Romance Language'.

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An Astronaut Struggles to Adapt to Life on Earth After Redundancy in Joe Connor’s Musing on the Human Experience

Live Action, Premiere

11th March, 2020

Director Joe Connor reveals why taking 7 years to shoot his short about an astronaut's struggle to adapt to life back on Earth resulted in a stronger film.

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A Remote Syrian Refugee Orchestrates His Family’s Migration Over the Phone in Truls Krane Meby’s ‘Mobile’

Live Action

9th March, 2020

Truls Krane Meby walks DN through the challenges of conveying an honest on-screen representation of the migration experience for refugee drama 'Mobile'.

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A Paramedic Is Forced to Confront the Inevitability of Heartbreaking Loss in Frank Donnangelo’s ‘The Motions’

Live Action, Premiere

4th March, 2020

An overworked paramedic struggles to maintain focus in her life when her terminally ill husband asks her to end his in Frank Donnangelo's 'The Motions'.

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Gabriel Francis Discovers Personal Growth Amidst the Turbulence of Unexpected Changes in Dry Comedy ‘Perisher’

Live Action

2nd March, 2020

Gabriel Francis on dry comedy 'Perisher', the story of a high school graduate, a geologist and a retired racehorse facing uncertain futures in a small town

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An Asshole AI Runs Roughshod Over Its Creators in Joel Jay Blacker’s Comedy Sci-Fi Series ‘Who You Are’

Live Action

28th February, 2020

Director Joel Jay Blacker returns to DN with comedy sci-fi series 'Who You Are' and tells us how he brought an asshole AI to foul-mouthed life.

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Srdan Golubović on Creating a Balkan Version of ‘Paris, Texas’ in Devastating Family Separation Drama ‘Otac’

Film Festival, Live Action

28th February, 2020

Srdan Golubović's compelling tale of dogged determination 'Otac' details one man's extraordinary 300km journey on foot to save his family.

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Matias Mariani Creates a Fresh Vision of the São Paulo Immigrant Experience in Debut Feature ‘Shine Your Eyes’

Film Festival, Live Action

26th February, 2020

We speak to Matias Mariani about his debut feature 'Shine Your Eyes', discussing the history of São Paulo, immigrant identity and horse racing betting.

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A Young Woman Struggles to Forge a New Path in a Foreign City in James&James’ Experimental Short ‘Léa’

Live Action

24th February, 2020

James&James return to DN with new short 'Léa', an exploration of a young woman in a foreign city struggling to figure out what life has in store for her.

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The Passion of Desire Spans Decades in Lucio Castro’s Queer Romance Feature ‘End of the Century’

Live Action

21st February, 2020

Lucio Castro talks to us about reuniting two men for a one night stand whose seeds were sown 20 years earlier in his debut feature 'End of the Century'.

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The Conquest Goals of a Teen Holiday Shake the Foundations of Friendship in Thea Hvistendahl’s ‘Virgins4Lyfe’

Live Action, Premiere

20th February, 2020

DN speaks to Thea Hvistendahl about her coming of age drama 'Virgins4Lyfe' - a short which sees the carnal agenda of a holiday test a teen friendship.

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Behnam Taheri Reunites Long-Time Friends in His Bizarrely Hilarious Short Comedy ‘Mondeo’

Live Action

17th February, 2020

Behnam Taheri of Rosco 5 discusses their distinct brand of comedy and the benefits of shooting with minimal resources for imaginary friend short 'Mondeo'.

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