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Live Action, Premiere

A Toxic Relationship Becomes an All-Encompassing Nightmare in AJ Prager’s Short ‘Seeing Other People’

Amanda Prager reveals how she translated her experience of being in a toxic relationship into a paranoid fantasy short about escaping a controlling partner.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ella Carey Plunges Us Into the Cloudy Area of Consent in Her Evocative Teen Drama ‘Prawn’

Ella Care speaks to DN about depicting the grey area of teen consent in her powerful short about the innocence of a girl's first kiss being dashed by reality.

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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

Michael Rees’ Comedy ‘Middle Sized Things’ Sees a Lecturer’s Nonsensical Theory Demolished by His Students

Michael Rees takes DN through his brisk and effective approach to production for his short about a lecturer being challenged about his baffling thesis.

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Art & Fashion

Heather Lang & Purdie Baumann Reclaim the Sacredness of Dance and Community With Experimental Short ‘Simulation’

Heather Lang tells DN how the mise-en-scene of her & Purdie Baumann's dance short was foundational in shaping the radical character of the overall piece.

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Art & Fashion

Kai Kurve’s Poetic and Propulsive ‘CORNERBOY’ Confronts the Corruption at the Heart of a Gangster’s Life

Kai Kurve shares how he created a dance hallucination of an eternal downfall with propulsive music, magic realist flourishes and a noirish tone.

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Live Action

How “Being Trapped in a Perpetual Dick Joke” Inspired Nick Roney’s SXSW Award Winning Short ‘The Flute’

Dir. Nick Roney returns to DN to discuss prosthetic skin flutes and taking inspiration from the classic monster movie for his unforgettable dark comedy.

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Live Action, Premiere

Seamus Murphy’s ‘Henry Needs a New Home’ Is a Farcical Tale of One Man’s Battle With a Metallic Antagonist

Filmmaker Seamus Murphy talks to DN about the painstaking production design which set the stage for his absurd comedy short starring Nicholas Hope.

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Live Action

A Filmmaker Asks His Roommate to Watch His Short in Frank Mosley & Hugo De Sousa’s Comedy ‘The Event’

Co-Directors Frank Mosley & Hugo De Sousa break down the comedic implications of the still camerawork in their uncomfortable conversation friendship short.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Black Student’s Revelation Leads to Uncomfortable Repercussions in Chinwe Okorie’s Drama Short ‘Elephant’

Chinwe Okorie tells DN how she mined a darkly comedic childhood memory for her short drama about a tense encounter for a girl at her new school.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jermaine Manigault’s Experimental Short ‘Not Black Enough’ Cathartically Confronts Blackness in America

Epic long takes, musical pastiche and minimalist music, Jermaine Manigault reveals the tools he used to create a unique portrait of what blackness means.

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