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Live Action

Ben Lankester Urges Us to Break the Taboo Around Miscarriage in Tommy’s Advocacy Drama ‘Who’s Counting?’

Ben Lankester discusses deploying a smart reverse narrative, high attention to detail and minimal edits for his affecting taboo-busting drama.

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Art & Fashion

Ben Dean’s Propulsive Direction Transforms New York Into the Ultimate Dance Stage for Nike’s ‘Own The Floor’

Discover how through spinning shots, fluid combination of voiceover and music, and expressive, fun dance moves, Ben Dean created the ultimate ode to NYC.

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Live Action

Fernando Nogari Boldly Lays Out the Reasons We Plan Ahead in Striking Nubank Ad ‘Your Future’

Through striking black-and-white tableaus, Fernando Nogari's bustling panorama provides a list of wry reasons to prepare for the future.

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Art & Fashion

Cars and Choreography Collide in Alice Fassi’s Compelling Corporate Collaboration ‘Vogue-Maserati’

Alice Fassi explains how shooting on 16mm helped to provide artistic integrity and avoid a stereotypical ad look for her branded film.

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Documentary

Nathan Long’s ‘Calling Attendance’ is an Unflinching Snapshot of the Harsh Realities of Life for Too Many Children

We talk to director Nathan Long about drawing on the narrative aesthetics of photojournalism for his brutally stark and effective campaign film.

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Live Action

Wolfberg Recreate Moments of Historical Strife in Time-Hopping National Museum Film ‘Bright and Beautiful’

Wolfberg talk to DN about the technical challenges of recreating multiple major historical events for their epic museum film 'Bright and Beautiful'.

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Art & Fashion

How Colin Read Built a 35mm Bullet Time Rig for Experimental Converse Skateboard Short ‘Time Web’

DN alum Colin Read explains the intricate technical solutions needed to execute his frozen skateboarding 104 pinhole camera Converse short ’Time Web’.

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Art & Fashion

Los Pérez Capture A$AP Rocky’s Return to Life Post-Lockdown in ‘Get Smoooth Again’

Los Pérez explain how they achieved the signature bombastic cinematography style of 'Get Smoooth Again' their branded short for Klarna feat. A$AP Rocky.

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Live Action

Philipp Yuryev’s ‘Tale of the Deaf’ Places Russian Rapper Husky Into a Sordid Soul Stealing Fairytale

Philipp Yuryev reveals the German expressionist influences behind his startling black & white allegory of contemporary Russian culture 'Tale of the Deaf'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Grayson Whitehurst Presents a Darkly Comedic Reckoning In Morality Spec Ad ‘Purple | Life-Changing Sleep’

Grayson Whitehurst discusses using a talking bear to force a hardened woodsman to face his own insecurities in his comedic, morality play spec ad.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

The Magic of Arc’teryx Clothing is Powerfully Celebrated in Adam William Wilson’s Immersive ‘Flow with Life’

A love letter to water, Adam William Wilson reveals how 'Flow with Life' became an outdoor gear film that's unafraid to confront vulnerability.

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Art & Fashion

Victor Claramunt Contemplates the Route Back to Closeness in ‘The End of Social Distancing’

Victor Claramunt tells DN how he repurposed the traditional director's reel format to create stylish quarantine film 'The End of Social Distancing'.

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