Premiere Category

A Troubled Writer Loses His Grip on Reality in Harry Sherriff’s Dark Meta-Comedy ‘Harry Is Not Okay’

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2021

Harry Sherriff explains how he used the application deadline for the NFTS as a creative motivator when conceiving his deliciously dark, surreal meta-comedy.

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A Woman Goes to Extremes To Satisfy Her Partner’s Odd Sexual Needs in Tobias Rud’s ‘I’ll Be Your Kettle’

Animation, Premiere

18th October, 2021

Tobias Rud discusses animating the dangers of romantic compromise in his film about a woman's desperate attempts to satisfy her partner's unusual desires.

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Tom & Theo Realise a Chaotic Heist for the Goose That Lays Golden Eggs in Pulpy Music Video ‘01G’

Music, Premiere

15th October, 2021

Co-Directors Tom & Theo deconstruct the heist sequence of their strange crime-infused music video for Cheap Electric Pink Wool's '01G'.

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Liam Tangum’s Small-Town Crime Drama ‘Toomsboro’ Tracks Two Brothers as They Stumble Upon a Stack of Cash

Live Action, Premiere

5th October, 2021

Liam Tangum explains how he captured the beautiful vistas of the Deep South for his small-town fraternal crime drama 'Toomsboro'.

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Interpersonal Interactions Are What Gives Life Meaning in Tsubasa Matsumoto’s Existential Drama ‘Prelude’

Live Action, Premiere

24th September, 2021

Tsubasa Matsumoto explains how he composited the lofty ideas of his expansive drama 'Prelude' specifically for the big screen experience.

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Robin Summons Explores the Lasting Pernicious Effects of Domestic Abuse in Workplace Drama ‘Occupation’

Live Action, Premiere

15th September, 2021

Robin Summons details the in-depth domestic abuse research and technical camera work which empathically frame's the victim's perspective in 'Occupation'.

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Stanley Xu Smartly Blurs the Line Between Representation and Memory in Metafictional Drama ‘Reprise’

Live Action, Premiere

7th September, 2021

Stanley Xu discusses using metafiction to play with genre and representation in his portrayal of the different ways we can remember past relationships.

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Zhenia Kazankina Acutely Captures Life in a Liminal Space in Deadpan Border Hotel Drama ‘Rio’

Live Action, Premiere

3rd September, 2021

Zhenia Kazankina explains how deadpan framing and cast relationships formed in rehearsals allowed for an oddball take on the coming-of-age genre in 'Rio'.

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Eli Powers Shows Us the Unbearable Weight of Masculine Defensiveness in Cape Cod Drama ‘Fish’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd September, 2021

We talk to Eli Powers about using intimate handheld frames, moody guitar licks & layered performances to create an affecting portrait of grief in 'Fish'.

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Matthew Wade’s ‘Eyes at the Specter Glass’ is Abstract Cinema at Its Most Wondrous

Animation, Premiere

12th August, 2021

Matthew Wade tells DN why he wanted to embrace the natural disintegration of his images for memorising animated sci-fi trip 'Eyes at the Specter Glass'.

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A Battle of Bravado Ensues Between Cyclists in Ben Marshall’s Comedy ‘MAMILS (Middle Aged Men in Lycra)’

Live Action, Premiere

11th August, 2021

Ben Marshall walks us through the advantages he found of structuring his comedy short's hectic shooting day to allow for the magic of improvisation.

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Folkert Verdoorn Satirises the Grandiose Purpose of the Modern Popstar in ‘The Performer’

Live Action, Premiere

6th August, 2021

Folkert Verdoorn breaks down the rhythmic editing structure he utilised to convey a popstar's bizarre pre-show ritual process for comedy 'The Performer'.

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