BFI Network Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Age Proves to Be No Obstacle to a Long Lost Love Affair in Katia Shannon’s ‘Us & In Between’

Katia Shannon reveals how she approached subverting the commonly held reductive vision of growing older in her passionate dramedy about long lost lovers.

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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

Nathan Morris’ Morning After Pill Comedy ‘My Eyes Are Up Here’ Exposes the Discriminatory Barriers of an Ableist World

Nathan Morris reveals the essential role his Disability Coordinator played in ensuring the diversity, inclusion and authenticity of his budding romance short.

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Animation, Documentary

Journey Through a Young Woman’s Battle With Mental Health and Self-Acceptance in Melanie Cura Daball’s ‘Trust Me’

Melanie Cura Daball reveals why an ethical approach was an essential pillar in the making of her hybrid doc about her friend's battle with a bipolar diagnosis.

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Live Action

Beru Tessema’s BIFA Nominated ‘Lions’ Shines a Light on the Disparate Experiences of Poverty in Modern Day Britain

Beru Tessema walks us through giving his actors room to embody the meaning of scenes through improvisation for his short about Britain's dysfunctional systems.

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Animation

A Horrifying Tour of Humanity Raises Questions of Free Will in Theo W Scott’s Animated Short Cuties

Theo W Scott talks to DN about his hope that its tale of "dumb characters butchering each other" throughout history will inspire questions of free will.

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Live Action

Olivia J. Middleton Weaves a Classical Tale of Fleeting Romance in Her Roadside Cafe-Set Drama ‘A90′

Olivia J. Middleton explains how the roadside cafe setting of her romantic drama became the ideal locale for her tale of fleeting connection.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Prime Minister’s Untimely Death Leads to an Acerbic Battle of Self-Interest in Isher Sahota’s ‘Goodnight Henry’

Isher Sahota explains how he struck the right tonal balance of comedy and skulduggery for his darkly comic period drama about self-interested backstabbing.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Vathana Suga Suppiah’s ‘Ratthum’ Breaks Free of the Pervasive Shame and Silence Around Infertility

Suga Suppiah discusses using her background in editing to plan the intimate, emotionally charged shots of her poignant Tribeca premiering short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ajuàn Isaac-George’s ‘Snowfalls in the Summer’ Captures the Ups & Downs of Family Life as the Years Roll By

Ajuàn Isaac-George reveals how he collapsed a family's lifetime into minutes through clever editing, precise dialogue and detailed character backstories.

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Live Action, Premiere

Calvin Demba Takes an Algorithmic Look at the Damaging Cycle of Toxic Relationships in Sexbot Comedy ‘BabyDolls’

We speak to Calvin Demba about creating a timeless feeling for his dark AI relationship comedy about a misogynistic man falling victim to his own toxicity.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Baldest Man in the World Accidentally Starts a Moon-Worshipping Cult in Luke Bather’s Heartwarming ‘Bald’

Luke Bather shares how he captured the ridiculous comedy of his farcical short film adaptation about a follicly challenged man who finds his community.

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