Coming of Age Tag Archive

Jeremy Merrifield Questions Our Outdated Modes of Masculinity in Coming of Age Superhero Origin Short ‘Balloon’

Live Action

7th November, 2019

We sit down with Jeremy Merrifield to learn how he used the superhero mythos to explore the issue of toxic masculinity in his AFI thesis short 'Balloon'.

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Andree Ljutica Introduces Us to ‘Jane Love’ a Motorcycle Obsessed Young Woman Who Left Convention in the Dust

Documentary

18th June, 2019

Andree Ljutica reveals how the unbridled spirit of NY motorcyclist Jane Love inspired and shaped his poetically fluid doc short about female power.

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Mylissa Fitzsimmons Taps Into the Social & Sexual Awkwardness of Adolescence in ‘That Party That One Night’

Live Action

4th January, 2019

Mylissa Fitzsimmons tells DN how she raced against the clock to complete 'That Party That One Night' her evocative love letter to the awkwardness of youth.

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A Teenager Stands at the Crossroads of Friendship & His Future in Michael Milardo’s Coming of Age Short ‘Roam’

Live Action

31st July, 2018

Vancouver Director Michael Milardo shares how technology and the decisions which go on to shape our lives informed his 90s coming-of-age short 'Roam'.

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Léa Mysius Captures the Destructive Desires of Youthful Rebellion in 35mm Feature Debut ‘Ava’

Live Action

3rd January, 2018

Director Léa Mysius tells DN how her 16mm short and the image of a starving black dog set the stage for her audacious coming of age 35mm feature debut.

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