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WeAreDN // Lockdown: End of Days

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

10th May, 2020

This week in our WeAreDN // Lockdown shorts, themes of an apocalyptic nature remind us that the unthinkable can happen beyond what we are experiencing now

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Sean Wang Creates a Moving Portrait of Home in the Poetic Documentary ‘Still Here’

Documentary

8th May, 2020

Sean Wang returns to his grandmother's village in Taiwan to find it mostly abandoned. 'Still Here' is a moving look at those who refuse to leave.

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Chelsea Devantez Mines the Ills of Obsessive Social Stalking in Deliciously Acerbic SXSW Comedy ‘Basic’

Live Action

7th May, 2020

Have you ever hate scrolled through someone’s social media account? Then Chelsea Devantez’s deliciously acerbic SXSW comedy 'Basic' is for you.

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Lorenz Wunderle Weaves a Violent Psychedelic Tale of Pain, Loss & Vengeance in ‘Coyote’

Animation

6th May, 2020

DN speaks to Swiss filmmaker Lorenz Wunderle about using animation to explore loss & the savagery of violence in his psychedelic vengeance short 'Coyote'.

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Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette Personify Humanity’s Struggle to Overcome Life’s Tribulations in 3D Short ‘Anacronte’

Animation, Premiere

6th May, 2020

Emiliano Sette reveals how he & Raúl Koler used striking 3D animation to personify humanity’s struggle against the forces of misfortune in 'Anacronte'.

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Charlie Reader’s ‘Everything You Didn’t Say’ Uncovers the Hidden Frustrations Behind All Relationships

Live Action, Premiere

5th May, 2020

From the banal to the profound, 'Everything You Didn't Say' takes a darkly comic look at the difficulties inherent in any faithful relationship.

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A Man & His Dog Leave the World Behind to Search for Gold in Taylor Mcintosh’s Contemplative Short ‘Swift...

Live Action, Premiere

4th May, 2020

Cinematographer Taylor McIntosh tells DN why he decided to eschew narrative conventions for his contemplative black and white debut 'Swift River'.

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WeAreDN // Lockdown: Loneliness

Animation, Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

3rd May, 2020

The shorts in this week's WeAreDN // Lockdown collection provide a glimpse into how we find ways to cope and to exist with the 'Loneliness' in our lives.

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Adi Halfin Remotely Directs Dancers in Lockdown for Asaf Avidan’s ‘Earth Odyssey’

Music

1st May, 2020

Adi Halfin tells DN how she constructed a music video for Asaf Avidan's 'Earth Odyssey' utilising dancers currently under lockdown around the globe.

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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Memories of an Absent Father Emerge in Matthew Thorne’s Stormy Outback Drama ‘The Sand That Ate The Sea’

Live Action, Premiere

29th April, 2020

Matthew Thorne reveals how dream-generated imagery and magic realism inspired his outback-set father and son drama 'The Sand That Ate The Sea'.

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A Broken Leg & a Broken Heart Challenges a Woman’s Sanity in Morgan Gruer’s Beautifully Crafted Short ‘Ghosted’

Animation, Live Action

28th April, 2020

Director Morgan Gruer opens up to DN about broken bones and hearts - the inspiration behind her compelling live action-animation hybrid dramedy 'Ghosted'.

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