Comedy Tag Archive

Awkward Encounters Abound in Emma Seligman’s Short to Feature Comedy of Chaos ‘Shiva Baby’

Live Action

7th June, 2021

Emma Seligman describes the process of adapting her NYU thesis short into debut feature 'Shiva Baby', a comedic examination of colliding personas.

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Jacob Halpren Effortlessly Balances Humour With Sadness in Beautifully Elusive Dramedy ‘Claire at Seven Months’

Live Action, Premiere

19th May, 2021

Jacob Halpren talks to DN about finding tonal balance, avoiding pregnancy film cliches and expanding his directorial scope in 'Claire at Seven Months'.

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

Live Action, Premiere

30th April, 2021

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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Duncan Cowles Takes a Hilarious Self-Depricating Journey Into Millenial Malaise in Series ‘Scary Adult Things’

Documentary

23rd April, 2021

Documentarian Duncan Cowles talks 'Scary Adult Things' and transitioning his signature comedic style from short film to a long-form series.

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Gísli Darri Halldórsson Explains How He Found Beauty Within Repetition for Oscar-Nominated Animation ‘Yes-People’

Animation

14th April, 2021

Made over the course of eight years, Gísli Darri Halldórsson's 'Yes-People' is a delightful mosiac of Icelandic life in a sleepy tenement block.

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Elvira Lind’s Oscar-Nominated ‘The Letter Room’ Deftly Illustrates the Messiness of Good Intentions

Live Action

13th April, 2021

We speak to Elvira Lind about casting her partner Oscar Isaac against type in 'The Letter Room' - a bittersweet comedy set in a maximum security prison.

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A Relationship Unravels Upon the Discovery of Hidden Gun in Chloë Wicks’ Tragicomedy ‘Fragile Package’

Live Action, Premiere

12th April, 2021

Chloë Wicks deconstructs modern masculinity in her tragicomedy 'Fragile Package', about a couple who move into a new apartment and discover a gun.

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Savvas Stavrou Presents a Cautionary Tale of Self-Isolation in Deliciously Dark Comedy ‘A Jar of Nuts’

Live Action, Premiere

8th April, 2021

Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.

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Mitch Dequilettes Takes a Satirical Swipe at Narcissistic Behaviours in the Indie Film World in ‘Staff Pick’

Live Action

1st April, 2021

DN talks to Mitch deQuilettes about the self-referential filmmaking of 'Staff Pick' a dark comedy reality hopping meta-narrative about outsized male egos.

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A Rambunctious Portrayal of a Surprise Pregnancy Jumps from Page to Screen in Yngvild Sve Flikke’s ‘Ninjababy’

Film Festival, Live Action

31st March, 2021

Yngvild Sve Flikke discusses walking the fine line between humour and causing offence in her offbeat SXSW winning unwanted pregnancy feature 'Ninjababy'.

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Sam McMullen Tackles the Futility of Nationalism in Irish Black Comedy ‘The Cocaine Famine’

Live Action

30th March, 2021

Sam McMullen breaks down the key visual concepts he employed to translate his Irish black comedy 'The Cocaine Famine' from a well-known play to short film.

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Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Film Festival, Live Action

21st March, 2021

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of ‘Plaisir’, a sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery & unrequited love in the South of France.

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