Live Action Category

A Loner Resurrects His Dead Cat With the Help of a Mysterious Taxidermist in Irreverent Dark Comedy ‘Dead Animals’

Live Action, Premiere

14th April, 2020

David Oesch and Remo Rickenbacher discuss unconditional pet love, unorthodox taxidermy and the absurd consequences of grief in dark comedy 'Dead Animals'.

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An Isolated Group of Privileged Teens Weather a World Ending Virus in Jakob Rørvik’s ‘Apocalypse Norway’

Live Action

13th April, 2020

DN speaks to Jakob Rørvik about his eerily prescient short which views an end of the world virus through the eyes of a group of Norwegian teenagers.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Feral

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

12th April, 2020

This week’s WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts demonstrate what can happen when we give full rein to our animal instincts and embrace our 'Feral' natures.

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An Act of Jealousy Leads to Devastating Repercussions in Victoria Rivera’s Coming of Age Short ‘Night Swim’

Live Action

10th April, 2020

Victoria Rivera talks flawed protagonists, the morality of inaction and making audiences uncomfortably complicit in her gut punch of a short 'Night Swim'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Family Friction

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

5th April, 2020

We kick off our new weekly WeAreDN // Lockdown screening series with 'Family Friction' - a collection of short films with family at their core.

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An Absurd Act of Violence Becomes the Ultimate Form of Creative Self-Expression in Dorny Sunday’s ‘Judith’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd April, 2020

Dorny Sunday takes DN behind the scenes of his new short 'Judith', an unreliable portrait of violence as the ultimate form of creative self-expression.

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John Ogunmuyiwa Offers a Surprising Peek Into the Lives of Two South London Drug Dealers in ‘Mandem’

Live Action, Premiere

1st April, 2020

John Ogunmuyiwa embarks on a delicious exercise of audience baiting in expectation defying, day in the life of 2 South London drug dealers short 'Mandem'.

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Patrick Muhlberger Unleashes the Chaos of Well Meaning Idiots in His Frenetic One-Shot Comedy Short ‘Hot Dog’

Live Action

31st March, 2020

Patrick Muhlberger returns with one-shot comedy 'Hot Dog' and explains why he abandoned his usual stylish tricks in favour of an energetic roving camera.

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Sibling Rivalry Gets Deadly in the Gruelling World of Professional Gymnastics in Paris Zarcilla’s ‘Pommel’

Live Action

31st March, 2020

Paris Zarcilla takes us inside the intense world of competitive gymnastics and the tumultuous relationship of 2 brothers vying for validation in 'Pommel'.

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Janina Gavankar & Russo Schelling Echo Slow-Burning 70s Horror in SXSW Award-Winning Short ‘Stucco’

Live Action

30th March, 2020

Fresh from a cancelled SXSW Janina Gavankar & Russo Schelling get in-depth about the monstrous manifestations in award winning midnight horror 'Stucco'.

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Learn How Lorcan Finnegan Trapped Us in the Horror of Suburbia for Disturbing Sci-Fi Thriller ‘VIVARIUM’

Live Action

26th March, 2020

Director Lorcan Finnegan returns to DN for an extensive discussion about creating the disturbing (un)reality of his feature sci-fi thriller 'VIVARIUM'.

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Emily Jenkins & Justin Black Replicate Human Consciousness in Groundbreaking POV Short ‘Terminally in Love’

Live Action, Premiere

23rd March, 2020

Co-Directors Justin Black and Emily Jenkins join DN to discuss the rigorous camera tests behind 'Terminally in Love' their first-person tale of broken love.

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