Comedy Tag Archive

Rally Ridberg Targets Conditioned Homophobia in Painfully Funny Satirical Short ‘Straight Faces’

Live Action, Premiere

4th January, 2021

DN talks to director Rally Ridberg about taking a swipe at conditioned homophobia in his powerfully provocative satirical short 'Straight Faces'.

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Sally Tran’s ‘2020 Brain’ Perfectly Captures the Year’s Strange Mood

Art & Fashion, Premiere

23rd December, 2020

Sally Tran shares her experience turning Amazon-bought Jell-O into human anatomy for the fun, horror-inspired '2020 Brain'.

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Jens Josephs’ ‘Getting There’ Salvages Art from the Wreckage of a Lost Road Movie

Live Action, Premiere

30th November, 2020

Layering films within films and with actors playing actors, 'Getting There' — shot in an empty parking lot — is a delightfully comic metafictional film.

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A Pompous Inventor Meets His Match in Frank Todaro’s Dry Allegorical Comedy ‘Men of Vision’

Live Action, Premiere

20th November, 2020

Frank Todaro discusses going back to the past to take a swipe at modern blowhards peddling bullshit as science in his dry period comedy 'Men of Vision'.

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Ben York Jones Captures the Start of a Bittersweet Friendship in ‘I’m Alright If You’re Alright’

Live Action, Premiere

17th November, 2020

Adapting Arthur Bradford's short story "Mattress", Ben York Jones' 'I'm Alright if You're Alright' is a charming two-hander about making new friends.

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A Bodybuilder Takes Self-Obsession to Bizarre New Heights in Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg’s Surreal ‘Flex’

Live Action

12th November, 2020

Josefin Malmén and David Strindberg reveal how their neurotic self-assessments as working creatives inspired surreal bodybuilder comedy short 'Flex'.

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Mike Lars White Explores a Peculiar Friendship in Witty Road Trip Comedy ‘The Rick and Stanley Show’

Live Action, Premiere

12th August, 2020

We hit the road with director Mike Lars White and a pair of unlikely friends in his poignant and witty conversation comedy 'The Rick and Stanley Show'.

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How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Live Action

30th June, 2020

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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A Man Attempts to Hold His Partner up Emotionally (And Physically) in Randall Maxwell’s ‘Bad Furniture’

Live Action

23rd June, 2020

Randall Maxwell reveals how he discovered the unique world of forniphilia, the fetish of becoming a chair, for his relationship comedy 'Bad Furniture'.

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Two Exes Impersonating Dragons Perform a Mating Dance in Benedict Cohen’s Refreshingly Funny ‘Rushes’

Live Action, Premiere

19th June, 2020

Director Benedict Cohen talks to DN about awkward exes and exotic bird mating dances, all of which inspired his brilliantly funny short ‘Rushes’.

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Morgan Krantz Sees an Erotic Affair Unfold Either Side of a High-Rise Office Window in ‘Squeegee’

Live Action

16th June, 2020

Morgan Krantz discusses the high wire production behind steamy comedy ’Squeegee’, the risque tale of an erotic connection 100s of feet above the ground.

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A Disabled Comedian Becomes a Father During His Stand-Up Routine in David Abramsky’s One-Shot Short ‘Dad Joke’

Live Action, Premiere

12th June, 2020

David Abramsky details the rigorous preproduction process and memorable audience responses from his one-shot comedy/drama, 'Dad Joke'.

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