Crime Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

A Harrowing Phone Call Leads to an Illegal Immigrant’s Worst Nightmare in Joshua Okwuosa’s Suspensive Short ‘Okem’

Joshua Okwuosa discusses choosing a claustrophobic 4:3 ratio for his tension fuelled film about a Nigerian immigrant faced with a devastating situation.

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Live Action

Kerry O’Neill’s Euphoric Dark Comedy ‘Walk Out Nice and Smooth’ Explores the Moral Ambiguity of a Mother’s Love.

Kerry O’Neill discusses building an atmosphere of chaotic adventure in her short about a mother & her adolescent child's mission to sell a stolen laptop.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Violence of the Milanese Underworld Hits Hard in Vivarinis Film ‘Mascagni’ Symphony | Inno all’Infamia’

Alessandro & Flavio Vivarini discuss creating a haunting ode to Italian gangsters with heavy contrasts, religious images and floating widescreen frames.

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Art & Fashion

Kai Kurve’s Poetic and Propulsive ‘CORNERBOY’ Confronts the Corruption at the Heart of a Gangster’s Life

Kai Kurve shares how he created a dance hallucination of an eternal downfall with propulsive music, magic realist flourishes and a noirish tone.

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Live Action, Music

Peder Thomas Pedersen Surveys Society’s Dark Underbelly in Noir Thriller ‘Between the Ocean and the Snow’

Peder Thomas Pedersen unpacks the artistic influences that underpin his dark and seedy crime thriller/music video hybrid.

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Live Action, Premiere

Robert Mentov & Dwight Jantzi’s ‘Gypsy Son’ Skilfully Recreates 90s Russia for a Powerful Gangster Tale

Robert Mentov explains how he and Dwight Jantzi created a fresh gangster tale with evocative lighting, religious images and an 80s-style soundtrack.

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Live Action

Natalia López Gallardo’s ‘Robe of Gems’ Depicts the Pervasive Climate of Fear Drug Cartels Impose on Mexican Life

Natalia López Gallardo reveals the intuitive layered approach to cinematic composition and structure she took for her Silver Bear-winning debut feature.

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Live Action

Kiosa Sukami Examines Portrayals of Black Men in His Contemplative Crime Drama ‘A Letter To Black Men’

Kiosa Sukami dissects the emotional and thematic purpose of the loose, free-flowing camera movements of his compelling crime drama short.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Mysterious Nurse Collides With a Taxi Driver in Juan Pablo Blanco’s Vivid Film Noir Homage ‘Soy Hombre’

Juan Pablo Blanco reveals how he created the lavish black-and-white with a splash of pink world of his thrilling tribute to 1950s Mexican film noir.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Boundaries of an Old Friendship Are Tested in Jonas Grimeland’s Nordic Crime Drama ‘Service’

Jonas Grimeland explains how the personal conflict at the heart of his short film was inspired by conversations he had with a police officer.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sion Thomas Subverts the Macho Posturing of Traditional Crime Drama in ‘Face Down in the Back of a Car’

Sion Thomas reveals how he utilised static and handheld camerawork to capture the failing bravado central to his contained crime drama.

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Music, Premiere

Tom & Theo Realise a Chaotic Heist for the Goose That Lays Golden Eggs in Pulpy Music Video ‘01G’

Co-Directors Tom & Theo deconstruct the heist sequence of their strange crime-infused music video for Cheap Electric Pink Wool's '01G'.

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