Live Action Category

Rob Savage Details How He Executed ‘Host’ the Zoom-Based Horror Feature Everyone’s Talking About

Live Action

20th August, 2020

Rob Savage reveals how he captured the zeitgeist for 'Host' his remotely-filmed, Zoom-based horror feature about a virtual lockdown seance.

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Bailey Tom Bailey Makes an Existential Inquiry Into Male Anatomy in Darkly Comic ‘The History of Nipples’

Live Action

13th August, 2020

Bailey Tom Bailey walks DN through the squeamish practical effects behind his wince-inducing comical body horror short 'The History of Nipples'.

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Mike Lars White Explores a Peculiar Friendship in Witty Road Trip Comedy ‘The Rick and Stanley Show’

Live Action, Premiere

12th August, 2020

We hit the road with director Mike Lars White and a pair of unlikely friends in his poignant and witty conversation comedy 'The Rick and Stanley Show'.

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An Automated Sexual Encounter Produces Enlightening Results in Kalainithan Kalaichelvan’s ‘80613’

Live Action, Premiere

4th August, 2020

Kalainithan Kalaichelvan takes DN through the important conversations surrounding consent he hopes to provoke with his experimental romance short '80613'.

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Two Brothers Reckon Over a Moment of Severe Misjudgment in Major Dorfman’s New York Drama ‘Heights’

Live Action, Premiere

30th July, 2020

Major Dorfman tells DN how he captured the intensity of New York for 'Heights' his moral tale of two brothers in the aftermath of a tragic incident.

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Self-Love Is the Cure for a Broken Heart in Dan Lesser’s Vibrant Coming of Age Short ‘Come on Eileen’.

Live Action, Premiere

28th July, 2020

Battling a depressed mental state and a broken heart, Dan Lesser's 'Come on Eileen' sees its troubled protagonist dance her way to salvation.

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How Lenny Abrahamson Transformed Sally Rooney’s Best Selling Novel Into the Record-Breaking TV Event of the Year

Live Action

27th July, 2020

Lenny Abrahamson digs deep into TV series 'Normal People', from working with an Intimacy Coordinator for the first time to making subtle stories resonate.

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Sam Stillman Channels the Spirit of John Cassavetes for His Jazz-Centric New York Drama ‘Let’s Get Lost’

Live Action

24th July, 2020

Director Sam Stillman reveals how he captured the powerful and frenetic performances that populate his Manhattan jazz bar drama 'Let's Get Lost'.

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Jesse Lewis-Reece Reflects on the Perils of Obsession in His Short ‘Eyelash’

Asides, Live Action

17th July, 2020

Jesse Lewis-Reece's 'Eyelash' explores the pitfalls of obsession through the intimate portrayal of a couple's budding relationship and it's eventual ruin.

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Toby Morris Kickflips Into the Outer Cosmos for His Experimental Narrative Short ‘Space: A Skate Odyssey’

Live Action

10th July, 2020

Toby Morris combines retro 60s archival footage with a repressed skateboarding housewife for his new experimental short 'Space: A Skate Odyssey'.

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Rival Gang Members Come Together for a High-Stakes Game of Basketball in Adam Palmer’s Formally Striking ‘Judas’

Live Action, Premiere

8th July, 2020

A basketball game between rival gang members is caught in deeply expressive wide-screen in Adam Palmer's 'Judas'. We talked to him about his unique vision!

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Bailey Tom Bailey Turns Convid-19 Concerns Into Perfectly Pitched Dark Comedy in ‘Dead Dad’

Live Action

7th July, 2020

Bailey Tom Bailey tells us how he kept it in the family for 'Dead Dad' his lockdown shot horror/comedy about a family struggling to let go of a loved one.

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