Adaptation Tag Archive

Live Action

A Mystery Devours a Group of Stranded Men in Andrey M Paounov & Alex Barrett’s Chilly Thriller ‘January’

Director Andrey Paounov & Screenwriter Alex Barrett expound on how they created the absurd, maddening atmosphere of their snowbound folk horror feature.

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Animation

Sara Gunnarsdóttir’s Oscar Nominated ‘My Year of Dicks’ Takes a Female Forward Look at Teenage Sexuality

Sara Gunnarsdóttir breaks down working with different animators to create a multi-layered retro portrait of author Pamela Ribon for her genre-mashing short.

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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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Live Action, Premiere

Oskar Brockbank Viscerally Captures the Emotional and Mental Strains of Motherhood in ‘Surrender’

Oskar Brockbank shares how he created an honest depiction of the visceral struggles of a new mother battling with the redefinition of her identity.

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Art & Fashion

Riffy Ahmed Encapsulates the Intensity of Migration in Experimental Greek Myth Adaptation ‘Medea’

Riffy Ahmed breaks down the experimental cinematic approach to narrative in her BIPOC-centric reinterpretation of Euripides' original play.

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Live Action

Gabriel Connelly Explores the Lasting Effects of Survivor’s Guilt in 16mm Short ‘Swimming for Shore’

Gabriel Connelly tells DN why shooting on a 16mm analogue camera was the perfect choice for the lyrical tone of his experimental drama adaptation.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Nosy Scholar Encounters Dark Secrets in Ryan Mackfall’s Macabre H. P. Lovecraft Adaptation ‘Backwoods’

Director Ryan Mackfall and Screenwriter Neil Fox walk DN through the literary challenges of adapting H. P. Lovecraft for their chilling horror short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Savvas Stavrou Presents a Cautionary Tale of Self-Isolation in Deliciously Dark Comedy ‘A Jar of Nuts’

Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.

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Live Action

Sam McMullen Tackles the Futility of Nationalism in Irish Black Comedy ‘The Cocaine Famine’

Sam McMullen breaks down the key visual concepts he employed to translate his Irish black comedy 'The Cocaine Famine' from a well-known play to short film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ben York Jones Captures the Start of a Bittersweet Friendship in ‘I’m Alright If You’re Alright’

Adapting Arthur Bradford's short story "Mattress", Ben York Jones' 'I'm Alright if You're Alright' is a charming two-hander about making new friends.

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Asides, Live Action

Love

Director Ben Lankester returns to DN with a modern and intimate visual adaption of Polish writer Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska's poem 'Love'.

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