4:3 Tag Archive

Live Action

Beej Harris’ Coram ‘School Exclusions’ Film Imagines a Promising Student’s Meteoric Rise Snuffed Out by Expulsion

Beej Harris discusses building two distinct realities for his film highlighting the help available for students faced with the prospect of school expulsion.

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Live Action

A Jaded Jester Discovers a Sinister Plot Against Him in Gareth Bowen’s Darkly Comic ‘The Licensed Fool’

Gareth Bowen distils the infusion of gritty, zoom-lensed camerawork and medieval tomfoolery which underpins his paranoid medieval-set dark comedy.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jerome Yoo Encapsulates the Chaotic Abandon of Self-Centred Youth in Fantastical Short ‘River Boy Blues’

Jerome Yoo talks about adopting handheld camera work to express the freedom and abandon of his teenage protagonists on a mission to relocate a significant pet.

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Live Action

Gabriel Caste’s ‘Are You Awake?’ Explores the Debilitating Nature of Existential Dread Lurking in Our Subconscious

Gabriel Caste tells DN about drawing viewers into his psychological thriller probing the dread of existence which can throw us into a depressive cycle.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Forgetful Spouse Sparks Marital Disharmony in Arne Gjelten’s ‘The Best Day of Our Lives’

Arne Gjelten breaks down how he and his team achieved the tense atmosphere that permeates throughout his Bergman-esque marriage anniversary drama.

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Live Action

A Filipino Immigrant Worker Battles the Horrors of Assimilation in Paris Zarcilla’s Acerbic Debut ‘Raging Grace’

DN alum Paris Zarcilla dissects the claustrophobic tone and character-driven visual language of his chilling gothic SXSW winning feature debut.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Harrowing Phone Call Leads to an Illegal Immigrant’s Worst Nightmare in Joshua Okwuosa’s Suspensive Short ‘Okem’

Joshua Okwuosa discusses choosing a claustrophobic 4:3 ratio for his tension fuelled film about a Nigerian immigrant faced with a devastating situation.

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Live Action

A Dangerous Hazing Ritual Tests a Friendship in Sam & David Cutler-Kreutz’ Intense Drama ‘Flounder’

Sam & David Cutler-Kreutz detail how they adapted to the challenge of shooting the pivotal murky underwater sequence for their tense toxic masculinity drama.

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Music

Pain Manifests in Physical Form in Diana Antunes’ Dark, Enchanting Music Video for Ela Li’s ‘Choradeira’

Diana Antunes explains how she and her team developed layered, ethereal costumes and dance to act as a physical manifestation of the pain that inhabits us.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter’s Cannes Special Mention Short ‘FÁR’ Pits the Law of Business Against Nature

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter shares how she imbued an everyday scenario with a deep moral dilemma through the use of tight frames and an ambiguous tone.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Alexandra Bas Welcomes a More Vulnerable Masculinity in Joyous Fashion Short ‘The Distance Between Us’

Filmmaker Alexandra Bas explains her creative process operating as both director and cinematographer on her vibrant fashion short.

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Live Action

Simone Smith’s Surreal Short ‘The Möbius Trip’ Explores the Inner Madness of All Chaotic Families

Simone Smith explains how she used visually outré imagery, claustrohobic frames and rear projection to find the madness of a chaotic family.

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