Coming of Age Tag Archive

Live Action

A Teenager Is Coerced by Her Boyfriend in Seemab Gul’s Tense Contemporary Social Commentary Short ‘Sandstorm’

Seemab Gul reveals how reality mirrored fiction during the audition process of her drama short challenging contemporary societal restrictions in Pakistan.

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Live Action, Premiere

Victoria Singh-Thompson’s ‘Don’t Forget To Go Home’ Captures Coming-of-Age While Caught Between Cultures

Victoria Singh-Thompson on how smart music choices and innovative freeze-frame effects capture her characters on a rebellious night out.

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Documentary

Jessica Bishopp Intimately Follows the Lives of Young Bird Watchers in Immersive Documentary ‘Skyward’

Jessica Bishopp deconstructs how she recreated the immersive feeling of birdwatching through considered visual language and detailed sound design.

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Music

Giada Bossi’s Hybrid Short ‘Quattro Pareti’ Takes Us on a Painful Yet Tender Reflection of Grief

Giada Bossi talks to us about using 16mm to capture the dreamy yet emotionally challenging scenes of loss for her music video/narrative crossover short.

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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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Live Action

Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović on ‘Murina’ Her Brooding Coming-Of-Age Drama Rife With Passion and Longing

Director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović discusses celebrating the defiant passage into adulthood in her award winning coming-of-age feature debut.

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Live Action

A Teenage Girl With Autism and Her Sister Tackle Life After a Bereavement in Rosie Westhoff’s ‘Our Sister’

DN talks to Rosie Westhoff about crafting a fresh perspective on familial grief, sisterhood and neurodiversity in her affecting drama short.

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Live Action

Murad Abu Eisheh Captures a Childlike Perspective of War with Student Oscar Winner ‘Tala’vision’

Murad Abu Eisheh reveals how he protected his child star from the difficult message of his war-torn coming-of-age short while hewing to her perspective.

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Live Action

Christmas Is a Time for Coming-Of-Age in Annie St-Pierre’s Festive Short ‘Like the Ones I Used to Know’

Annie St-Pierre tells DN why and how she staged her coming-of-age story about a broken family amidst the melancholy of the festive period.

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Live Action

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén Embraces the Freedom of a Sexual and Mystical Awakening in Feature Debut ‘Clara Sola’

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén reveals the considered details which underpinned the creation of her poetic drama about a woman's sexual and mystical awakening.

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Animation, Premiere

Dominica Harrison’s ‘Chado’ Is a Coming of Age Story Set Within an Enchanted Russian Wilderness

Dominica Harrison details the physical approach to animation she took in creating the magical imagery of her short film 'Chado'.

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Animation

Daniel Quirke Explains How Wax, Religion & DIY Instruments Inspired NFTS Short ‘The Song of a Lost Boy’

NFTS graduate Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop-motion short 'The Song of a Lost Boy'.

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