Coming of Age Tag Archive

A Young Woman Falls for the Seductive Allure of a Tilt-a-Whirl in Zoé Wittocks Fantastical Romance Debut ‘Jumbo’

Live Action

8th July, 2021

Zoé Wittock provides an insight into the production practicalities of choreographing the many moving parts of her objectophilia romance feature 'Jumbo'.

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Owen Schwartzbard’s ‘Hello Ma’am’ Mixes Media to Subvert the Traditional Symbolism of the American Dream

Live Action, Premiere

29th June, 2021

Owen Schwartzbard explains his love of camcorder footage and why he blended it with a more polished look for his dark grifter tale 'Hello Ma'am'.

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Meredith Hama-Brown Acutely Captures the Loss of Innocence in Pre-Adolescent Drama ‘Broken Bunny’

Live Action

3rd June, 2021

Meredith Hama-Brown talks about balancing naturalist performances with a heightened aesthetic for 'Broken Bunny's' unsettling mood of moral ambiguity.

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A Young Girl Unwittingly Discovers the Underbelly of Lagos in Akinola Davies Jr’s Sundance-Winning Drama ‘Lizard’

Live Action

1st June, 2021

Akinola Davies Jr reveals the challenges of shooting on-location in the intense Nigerian heat with 200 extras for his fantasy coming of age drama 'Lizard'.

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A Daughter Attempts to Restore Broken Familial Ties in Hannah Bang’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Soak’

Film Festival, Live Action

19th March, 2021

Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.

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Past Obsessions Afflict the Present in Ursula Ellis’ Emotional Drama ‘For George on His 30th Birthday’

Live Action, Premiere

15th January, 2021

Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.

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Michael Kam Acutely Renders the Awkwardness of Young Infatuation in Coming-of-Age Short ‘Melodi’

Live Action, Premiere

23rd November, 2020

Inspired by the Indonesian comic book, Michael Kam's 'Melodi' elegantly tells the story of a young boy trying in vain to do the right thing for his crush.

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New Romance Causes Emotional Confusion for Lifelong Friends in Chloe Sarbib’s Coming of Age Short ‘Girl Friend’

Live Action, Premiere

20th October, 2020

Chloe Sarbib discusses exploring the emotional confusion caused by the shifting dynamics of a lifelong friendship in coming of age short 'Girl Friend'.

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Matthew Puccini Exposes the True Colours of Queer Intimacy in Sex-Positive Coming of Age Drama ‘Dirty’

Live Action

7th October, 2020

Matthew Puccini talks to DN about exposing the reality of queer sex in his authentic and sex-positive coming-of-age drama ‘Dirty’.

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Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani Explores Femininity and Over-Sexualisation In Disquietingly Honest ‘Rubbed in Pink’

Live Action

16th September, 2020

Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani discusses weaving her experience with expectations of femininity into disquietingly honest coming-of-age drama 'Rubbed in Pink'.

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Self-Love Is the Cure for a Broken Heart in Dan Lesser’s Vibrant Coming of Age Short ‘Come on Eileen’.

Live Action, Premiere

28th July, 2020

Battling a depressed mental state and a broken heart, Dan Lesser's 'Come on Eileen' sees its troubled protagonist dance her way to salvation.

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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