Comedy Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Colby Day Traverses the Archetypal Romantic Journey of a New Relationship in Dance Short ‘Lead/Follow’

Colby Day explains how he practically translated his intimate play, about a couple experiencing new love, into a free-flowing dance short.

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Live Action

A Filmmaker Asks His Roommate to Watch His Short in Frank Mosley & Hugo De Sousa’s Comedy ‘The Event’

Co-Directors Frank Mosley & Hugo De Sousa break down the comedic implications of the still camerawork in their uncomfortable conversation friendship short.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Newman Brothers Comedy ‘Do Not Touch’ Captures the Absurd Actions a Man Takes To Hide His Cheating Ways

The Newman Bros discuss tapering comedy with emotional stakes for their short about an art exhibition which throws an adulterer's life into chaos.

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Live Action

A Shared Bereavement Forces Estranged Brothers into Awkward Reconciliation in Oscar Nominated Comedy ‘An Irish Goodbye’

Oscar & BAFTA nominated co-writer/directors Tom Berkeley & Ross White talk about the streamlined working practices behind their offbeat comedy short.

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Live Action

Sarah Grant’s ‘Candy’ Is a Heartening Body Positive Reclamation of Sexuality and Empowerment

Sarah Grant talks to DN about her empowering body positive, inclusive short which challenges outdated notions of size being a barrier to self-expression.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Baldest Man in the World Accidentally Starts a Moon-Worshipping Cult in Luke Bather’s Heartwarming ‘Bald’

Luke Bather shares how he captured the ridiculous comedy of his farcical short film adaptation about a follicly challenged man who finds his community.

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Live Action

Unexpected Revelations Strengthen the Bonds of Friendship in Leonard Rääf’s Comedy Drama ‘Hiding Behind Masks’

Leonard Rääf talks to DN about crafting the story of a friendship strengthened by the discovery of well-kept secrets in his new coming-of-age drama comedy.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Surrealistic Veneer Hides a Family Breakdown in TJ O’Grady Peyton’s Offbeat ‘Broken: A Lockdown Story’

TJ O’Grady Peyton & John Craine speak to us about creating a cartoon-like aesthetic for their bizarre and quirky short following a family breakdown.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sam Baron Reflects on the Stoicism and Fragility of Men in His Actor in Crisis Comedy Drama ‘Big Ears’

Sam Baron tells us how he grounded comedic beats in tragic reality in his new short about an actor struggling in both his personal and professional life.

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Live Action

The Modern Archetype of a Desperate Artist Is Given an Expressionistic Depiction in Mitch deQuilletes’ ‘Cowards’

Mitch deQuilletes talks to us about tapping into the confusion and stress of emerging zillennial artists in his comedy about an unaware obsessive writer.

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Animation, Live Action

Female Pleasure Is Given a Playful Fulfilling Expression in Alena Shevchenko’s ‘Sorry I Am Late I Was Masturbating’

Alena Shevchenko explains why she wanted to explore female pleasure in her film about a woman banishing pre-date nerves with a spot of self-gratification.

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Live Action, Premiere

Dimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti’s Dating Short ‘Happy Ending’ Is an Ode to Finding Love in Unexpected Places

Dimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti break down the mumblecore-esque approach to dialogue improvisation of their modern dating romantic comedy.

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