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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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Live Action, Premiere

Victoria Singh-Thompson’s ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home’ Captures Coming-of-Age While Caught Between Cultures

Victoria Singh-Thompson on how smart music choices and innovative freeze-frame effects capture her characters on a rebellious night out.

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Live Action, Premiere

Rhys Day’s Mysterious Climate Change Allegory ‘Strange Country’ Depicts the Australian Wilderness Fighting Back

Rhys Days explains the challenges involved with shooting in remote Australian rainforests for his enigmatic ecological narrative.

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Live Action, Premiere

Harry Windsor’s ‘The Most Wonderful Day of the Year’ Explores What Happens When Dissatisfaction Turns Into Action

Harry Windsor discusses making the leap from film journalist to director with his nuanced drama about a young mother hitting the reset button on her life.

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Music

Jesse Leaman Dances Through a Nightmarish Reality in His Compelling Video for Sam Phay’s ‘After Life’

Jesse Leaman tells DN how he and his team rallied together to create a distinctive dance music video with minimal crew and a microbudget.

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Live Action

Joseph Chebatte Provides a Compelling, Rule-Breaking One-Man Monologue with Short Film ‘Mother Dearest’

Joseph Chebatte digs into the 180 rule breaks, jarring tone shifts & compelling Charles Alexander performance which underpin his gangland soliloquy short.

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Live Action

David Easteal’s Intimate Transportive Commuter Epic ‘The Plains’ Shows Us How Less Can Easily Be More

David Easteal returns to DN to discuss shooting almost entirely from the back of a car for his truly transportive hybrid docu-fiction feature debut.

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Animation

Simon Robson’s ‘Ghost in the Machine’ Brutally Confronts the Damage Caused by Plastic in the Ocean

Fully computer-generated, Simon Robson discusses the making of his urgent call to action animation, a potent metaphor for environmental wastefulness.

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Music

VERSUS Exalt the Cacophonous Tools of Party Dozen’s Trade in the Chaotic and Gritty ‘Macca the Mutt’

VERSUS detail how they pulled together a fabulously chaotic, diesel fuelled smash fest of a music video for Party Dozen's latest track.

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Live Action, Premiere

Lewis Attey Tells the Punctuated History of a Lonely Drifter Across His Multi-Year Short Drama ‘Basil’

Lewis Attey reveals the unique production challenges of shooting multiple chapters for his short drama across an eight year period.

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Live Action

A Young Thief Longs for the Comfort of the Mothers She Steals From in Melissa Anastasi Aquatic Drama ‘Chlorine’

DN talks to Melissa Anastasi about interweaving visuals of water to create a lyrical film about the yearning for nurturing familial bonds in 'Chlorine'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Robin Summons Explores the Lasting Pernicious Effects of Domestic Abuse in Workplace Drama ‘Occupation’

Robin Summons details the in-depth domestic abuse research and technical camera work which empathically frame's the victim's perspective in 'Occupation'.

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