Comedy Tag Archive

Live Action

The Masked Serial Killer Just Won’t Stay Down in Alex Montilla’s Inventive Comedy Slasher Short ‘Overkill’

Alex Montilla throws light on how he overcame a major technical setback for a pivotal scene mid-production on his inventive self-aware comedy slasher.

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Live Action

Varun Raman & Tom Hancock’s 16MM Comedy Short ‘Man or Tree’ Sees a Plant Ponder Its Metaphysical Reality

Varun Raman and Tom Hancock discuss the freewheeling approach to filmmaking on their 16mm comedy short about a tree which thinks it's a man.

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Live Action

A Mother and Son Fall Into a Toxic Masquerade in Émile V. Schlesser’s Darkly Twisted Satire ‘Kowalsky’

Émile V. Schlesser explains how he made the unlikeable conniving protagonists of his tragicomic short film satire so effortlessly compelling.

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Live Action

Bianca Poletti Tests the Boundaries of Traditional Dating & Relationships in Comedy Short ‘Radical Honesty’

Bianca Poletti reveals how she drew out the more subtle moments of comedy in her deliciously awkward portrayal of a first date in the modern era.

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Music

Sina Dolati Plunges Us Into the Hyper Frenzied Neurodiverse Perspective of Säye Skye’s Mind in ‘ADHD’

We speak to Sina Dolati about the lengthy learn on the job edit which transformed his innovative VR/360 music video into its slick accessible 2D version.

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Animation

Marnik Loysen’s Pokes Fun at the Divide Between Millennials and Baby Boomers in Stop-Motion Comedy ‘Brunch’

Aardman animator Marnik Loysen explains how he channelled his millennial angst into a stop-motion comedy short about generational conflict...and avocados.

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Live Action

A Forlorn Teenager Auditions for the High School Choir in Kate McCarthy’s Comedy Drama ‘Look, Mira’

Kate McCarthy breaks down the trials and tribulations of making her debut short, about an awkward teenager auditioning to be church cantor.

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Documentary, Premiere

Elena Saurel Playfully Explores Generational Perspectives on Polarising Topics in Series ‘ANOTHER TIME, With Paul’

Elena Saurel discusses capturing the wisdom that can be garnered from a man who grew up in a version of the world that no longer exists.

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Live Action

Elizabeth Godar & Mitch deQuilettes Satirise a Competitive Couples Hiking League in Mockumentary ‘Hill Hikers’

Co-Directors Elizabeth Godar and Mitch deQuilettes take DN inside the spot on parodying of the virtue signalling couples in their comedy short.

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Live Action

Anthony Oberbeck’s Darkly Comedic ‘Book’ Tracks a Stoic Man Who Finds Solace in an Unusual Literary Tome

Anthony Oberbeck explains how he achieved the off-kilter tone of his comedic deadpan short through an uncanny use of creeping cinematography.

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Live Action

Amber Schaefer Showcases the Absurdity of Influencer Culture With Dark Comedy ‘NYC Tips and Tricks’

Amber Schaefer talks through the cinematic tricks she utilised to expose the oblivious comedic nature of influencer culture in her cringe-inducing short.

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Animation

Les Mills & Joanna Quinn Return to Their Working Class Heroine for Oscar-Nominated ‘Affairs of the Art’

Les Mills describes the 35 year evolution of his creative partnership with Animator Joanna Quinn which led to their Oscar and BAFTA nominated short film.

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