Dark Comedy Tag Archive

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A Mother and Son Fall Into a Toxic Masquerade in Émile V. Schlesser’s Darkly Twisted Satire ‘Kowalsky’

Émile V. Schlesser explains how he made the unlikeable conniving protagonists of his tragicomic short film satire so effortlessly compelling.

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Anthony Oberbeck’s Darkly Comedic ‘Book’ Tracks a Stoic Man Who Finds Solace in an Unusual Literary Tome

Anthony Oberbeck explains how he achieved the off-kilter tone of his comedic deadpan short through an uncanny use of creeping cinematography.

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Amber Schaefer Showcases the Absurdity of Influencer Culture With Dark Comedy ‘NYC Tips and Tricks’

Amber Schaefer talks through the cinematic tricks she utilised to expose the oblivious comedic nature of influencer culture in her cringe-inducing short.

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A Troubled Writer Loses His Grip on Reality in Harry Sherriff’s Dark Meta-Comedy ‘Harry Is Not Okay’

Harry Sherriff explains how he used the application deadline for the NFTS as a creative motivator when conceiving his deliciously dark, surreal meta-comedy.

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

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’

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

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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Raphael Gonzalez Tests the Boundaries of a Fractured Friendship in Gallows Humour Short ‘The Living’

Raphael Gonzalez explains how he delivered a witty, thoughtful portrayal of the bonds of friendship in his dark, impossible request comedy 'The Living'.

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Matt Mcclung Explores What Happens When Our Online Behaviours Become All Too Real in ‘One to One’

Matt McClung shares how he balanced the threatening tone of disturbing online behaviours personified IRL with lighter moments of comedy in 'One to One'.

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A Launderette Trip Becomes a Soul Searching Journey Through the Stages of Guilt in Richard Paris Wilson’s ‘Clean’

Described as Willy Wonka and the Guilt Factory DN delves into director Richard Paris Wilson's 'Clean' the story of a man forced to reckon with his actions.

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Hadley Hillel Creates an Entire Film World Out of Cardboard for Touching Dark Comedy ‘ERNIE’

Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.

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Bailey Tom Bailey Makes an Existential Inquiry Into Male Anatomy in Darkly Comic ‘The History of Nipples’

Bailey Tom Bailey walks DN through the squeamish practical effects behind his wince-inducing comical body horror short 'The History of Nipples'.

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