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Lisa Clarkson breaks down the photographic aesthetic of her 16mm NFTS drama, about a talented art student and his teacher's questionable methods.
Harry Windsor discusses making the leap from film journalist to director with his nuanced drama about a young mother hitting the reset button on her life.
Ben Pearce unpacks the process of crafting a dialogue free comedy narrative about two arctic explorers through production design, performance and editing.
Caroline Steinbeis breaks down the technical lessons she learnt in her transition from theatre to film for her debut short film.
Samantha Scaffidi walks DN through the decision of capturing her actors in an intense close-up for her revealing short drama.
Nicole Rixon & Ryan Goodman talk about marrying shooting medium with concept for their uncomfortable one-shot drama about skewed gender dynamics.
David McShane shares the journey from initial spark to being able to screen his tender bedroom-made LGBTQ animation in front of audiences across the globe.
Ramiel Petros details bringing 1980s Iraqi history vividly to life in his mournful, based on a true story short about friendship, war and grief.
Serafima Serafimova shares the lived frustrations and all-encompassing creative process which propelled the momentum of her thought-provoking short.
Solmund MacPherson reveals how the farcical nature of everyday life inspired his short film about a wolf hiding inside a human skin.
With Academy Ratio, stark black-and-white images and high-contrast camerawork, Gregory Foltynowicz explores the inevitability of fate.
Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.
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