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DN369: Henry Blake Exposes the Cruel Exploitation of Britain’s Youth by Drugs Gangs in Shocking Debut ‘County Lines’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2019

Director Henry Blake reveals the many ways his proof-of-concept short paved the way for the creation of his powerful debut feature 'County Lines'.

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DN368: A Defiant Teen Discovers the Destructive Power of Lies in Svetla Tsotsorkova’s Bulgarian Drama ‘Sister’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

16th November, 2019

Svetla Tsotsorkova joins DN to discuss her drama feature 'Sister' the story of a compulsive liar whose fanciful stories threaten to tear her family apart.

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DN367: A Deep Dive into ‘Burning Cane’, Phillip Youmans’ Debut Feature Which Made Tribeca History

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

6th November, 2019

Phillip Youmans joins DN to discuss the experience of taking on multiple production roles for his Tribeca winning debut feature 'Burning Cane'.

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DN366: Hari Sama Returns to the Hedonistic Days of Mexico City’s Post-Punk Scene in ‘This Is Not Berlin’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

2nd November, 2019

Hari Sama talks to DN about heading back to the post-punk days of sexual liberty, outsider art and drugs which helped shape him in 'This Is Not Berlin'.

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DN365: Isabella Eklöf Exposes the Rot Beneath the Glitzy Veneer of Power & Money in Unflinching Debut ‘Holiday’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

30th November, 2018

Isabella Eklöf discusses 'Holiday', her unflinching depiction of the control and sexual violence lurking beneath the glitzy veneer of power and money.

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DN364: Philippe Faucon Contemplates the Loneliness of Economic Migration in French Drama ‘Amin’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

23rd November, 2018

Philippe Faucon discusses the integral role non-actors played in bringing authenticity to his story of economic separation and loneliness, 'Amin'.

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DN363: Sara Colangelo Tracks a Destructive Spiral of Obsession in Feature Thriller ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

15th November, 2018

Sara Colangelo joins us to discuss her process for working with actors, the advantages of a Netflix release and why directing shouldn't be a dictatorship.

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DN362: A Troubled Imposter Tries to Find Her Way Home in Christina Choe’s Psychodrama ‘Nancy’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

8th November, 2018

DN speaks to Christina Choe about her debut psychodrama 'Nancy' and the difficulties of bringing stories led by complex female protagonists to screen.

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DN361: Erik Poppe Forces Us to Experience Norway’s Terror Attack First Hand in One-Shot Feature ‘Utøya – July 22’

Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

2nd November, 2018

DN speaks to director Erik Poppe about the moral and cinematic considerations which led him to recreate Norway's Utøya tragedy in a gruelling single shot.

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DN360: London Film Festival 2018 – Female Filmmaker Panel

Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

25th October, 2018

LFF Female Filmmaker panellists discuss the gender barriers they overcame to make their films and strategies to level the filmmaking playing field for all.

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DN359: Matthew Jones Charts the Rise, Fall & Redemption of James Lavelle in ‘The Man from Mo’Wax’

Documentary, Music, Podcasts

30th August, 2018

Matthew Jones takes DN through the hurdles he surmounted to bring the story of seminal record label Mo'Wax and its driven owner James Lavelle to screen.

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DN358: Luca Dipierro Animates the Death of a Band in ‘Rising. A Requiem For Father Murphy’

Animation, Art & Fashion, Music, Podcasts

6th April, 2018

Luca Dipierro & Father Murphy join us on the podcast to look back at their fruitful collaboration and reveal details of their new stop motion feature film.

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