25th September, 2019
Learn why director Renée Marie Petropoulos wants to spark "provocative internal dialogue" in audiences with her challenging short 'Tangles and Knots'.
20th September, 2019
Sinéad McDevitt reveals how she combined music, film, dance and VFX into a luminous celebration of authentic same-sex relationships in 'The Ocean'.
21st August, 2019
Daniel Swinton opens the door on the private purgatory of four strangers taking up temporary residence at a highway motel in 'Bullet Time'.
Animation, Art & Fashion
29th July, 2019
Scott Geersen tells DN how he safeguarded humanity's 'Legacy' for the future in his breathtaking title sequence for the 10th anniversary of TEDxSydney.
Art & Fashion
10th June, 2019
Bill+Brown discuss collaborating with writer Anisa Nandaula on gut punch film 'The Year is 2020' which calls out Australia’s draconian refugee policies.
31st May, 2019
Visitor take DN behind the scenes of Safia music video doc 'Resolution', their stirring profile of a female sumo wrestler's indomitable will to succeed.
24th May, 2019
Armand De Saint-Salvy shares how he pulled off a one-shot tale of deceit and vengeance that unfolds over several weeks in music video '29 Gold Stars'.
22nd May, 2019
Director Rob Smith explains how he conveyed the emotional evaporation of a break-up in one continuous circular shot for PHFAT music video 'Catherine'.
8th April, 2019
Thomas Pike tells DN how he devised and execute an absurdly novel method of hunting in a post-apocalyptic world for his 'New Neighbourhood' music video.
20th March, 2019
Julian Tuna's disturbingly relevant music video 'Joy' depicts how the conspiracy theories of an isolated young man push him further into radicalism.
8th March, 2019
Leilani Croucher discusses casting Olympia in a quintet of roles which embody the emotional traits women are expected to suppress in 'Shoot To Forget'.
Asides, Live Action
26th February, 2019
Inside a lingerie fitting room a customer who has recently undergone a mastectomy tries to find a bra that works in Emily Avila's touching short 'Fitting'
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