Australia Tag Archive

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, Premiere

David Robinson-Smith Depicts the Lingering Nature of Trauma and Guilt in His Searing Drama Short ‘Mud Crab’

David Robinson-Smith discusses the considered active cinematography employed in his haunting short where an unreliable narrator recounts a violent assault.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Vulnerable Man Attends a Self-Help Class to Address His Declining Mental State in Ned Donohoe’s Drama ‘The Forum’

Ned Donohoe delves into the delicate balance of critique and empathy he sought to strike in his short about the shady world of personal development forums.

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Live Action

A Schoolgirl Attempts to Navigate the Reality of Her Fractured Memories in Victoria Singh-Thompson’s ‘14 in February’

Victoria Singh-Thompson talks about crafting a fragmented editing style to convey the dissociative turmoil churning in her traumatised protagonist's brain.

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Live Action

A Woman Wonders if Her New Love Is Scamming Her in Lucy McKendrick & Charles Polinger’s ‘Fuck Me, Richard’

Lucy Elizabeth McKendrick & Charles Polinger talk about creating the fantasies a young woman loses herself to in their twisted long distance romance short.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Mother’s Love for Her Son Is Tested by Radicalisation in Robin Summon’s Unsettling Drama ‘Victim’

Robin Summons talks to DN about portraying the worrying pernicious mundanity of Incel radicalisation on young men in his unsettling drama short.

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Live Action

Arundati Thandur’s Modern Period Drama Mini-Series ‘I’m Dying Inside’ Eschews Outmoded Menstruation Advertising

Arundati Thandur details focussing on the wants and desires of Gen Z in the making of her viral TikTok mini-series for period underwear brand Modibodi.

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Art & Fashion

VERSUS Exalt Western Sydney’s Multidisciplinary Pool of Creative Talent in Ambitious Shorts Series ‘Latitudes’

VERSUS discuss the unexpected cohesive aesthetic of their film trilogy showcasing Western Sydney's typically underrepresented and under-resourced artists.

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Documentary

Visitor Share the Origin Story of a Remarkable Female Sumo Wrestler in Documentary Short ‘I am Tuvsho’

George Thomson and Lukas Schrank explain how their kit choices allowed them to gain a more intimate perspective for their short documentary.

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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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Animation

Reality Crumbles in Lachlan Pendragon’s ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’

Lachlan Pendragon takes DN through the creation of the clever yet whimsical character models featured in his metarealism Oscar nominated animation short.

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Art & Fashion

VERSUS Exquisitely Thread Together The Australian Ballet’s Rich History of 60 Years of Movement in ‘Beyond Words’

Directing duo VERSUS talk to DN about building an original zoopraxiscope to give life to unique archival images in their celebratory dance film.

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