Premiere Category

Petter Holmsen Provides a Bird’s-Eye View of How Our Daily Habits Define Us in ‘Deb in Bed’

Live Action, Premiere

7th May, 2021

We speak to Petter Holmsen about deploying a top down view to depict the ups and downs of a woman's love life in charming, bittersweet drama 'Deb in Bed'.

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Jin Woo Depicts the Interchanging Role of Victim-Offender in Dark Otherworldly Animation ‘SAN’

Animation, Premiere

3rd May, 2021

DN chats to Jin Woo about evoking the discomfort of familial relationships through her striking hand-drawn animation style in psychodrama short 'SAN'.

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Grayson Whitehurst Presents a Darkly Comedic Reckoning In Morality Spec Ad ‘Purple | Life-Changing Sleep’

Live Action, Premiere

30th April, 2021

Grayson Whitehurst discusses using a talking bear to force a hardened woodsman to face his own insecurities in his comedic, morality play spec ad.

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Kezia Barnett Crafts a Poetic Vision of Nurses Reborn for Experimental Dance Film ‘Nurse Me’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

29th April, 2021

Kezia Barnett describes her decision to shoot 100fps when capturing the tactility of skin for her experimental dance film 'Nurse Me'.

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Henry K. Norvalls Foresees an Indifferent World of Automation in Suburban Dystopia Short ‘Life Goes On’

Live Action, Premiere

26th April, 2021

Henry K. Norvalls takes us through the gadget's eye view of automated perfection he adopted for his worrisome very near future short 'Life Goes On'.

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Denis Dobrovoda Catalogues a Horrifying Part of British History in Human Zoo Story ‘Savage’

Live Action, Premiere

19th April, 2021

From 1830 to 1958, 35,000 people from Native & African backgrounds were exhibited in human zoos. Denis Dobrovoda's 'Savage' peels back this shocking story.

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An Isolated Family Become Unsettled by Their Disturbed Son in Zander Coté’s Woodland Thriller ‘Tantrums’

Live Action, Premiere

16th April, 2021

Zander Coté explains the artistic motivation behind his decision to cast actors against type for his short character-driven thriller 'Tantrums'.

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A Relationship Unravels Upon the Discovery of Hidden Gun in Chloë Wicks’ Tragicomedy ‘Fragile Package’

Live Action, Premiere

12th April, 2021

Chloë Wicks deconstructs modern masculinity in her tragicomedy 'Fragile Package', about a couple who move into a new apartment and discover a gun.

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Savvas Stavrou Presents a Cautionary Tale of Self-Isolation in Deliciously Dark Comedy ‘A Jar of Nuts’

Live Action, Premiere

8th April, 2021

Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.

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Kylie Murphy Delves Into the Culture of Abuse in the Entertainment Industry in Candid Drama ‘Green’

Live Action, Premiere

15th March, 2021

Kylie Murphy discusses giving voice to untold stories in forthright short 'Green', exploring the culture of power and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Davi Pena Tracks a Loner’s Descent Into Madness After a Paranormal Encounter in ‘Eyes of Eidolon’

Live Action, Premiere

12th March, 2021

Davi Pena delves into the construction of the nihilistic visuals of 'Eyes of Eidolon', his brutalistic fable about a remote loner's psychological descent.

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An Isolated Driver Falls Victim to a Disturbed Community in Ciaran Lyons’ Folktale Horror ‘The Motorist’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd March, 2021

Ciaran Lyons walks us through the challenges of shooting in Scotland's remote highlands for his dark folklorish tale of an isolated driver 'The Motorist'.

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