Dark Comedy Tag Archive

M.P. Wills Delivers a Topsy-Turvy Genre-Bender with Delicious Revenge Flick ‘Blood Orange’

Live Action

13th May, 2020

Blending beauty and terror M.P. Wills' 'Blood Orange' is alternately horrifying and hilarious. We sat down with the director to discuss his short film!

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Charlie Reader’s ‘Everything You Didn’t Say’ Uncovers the Hidden Frustrations Behind All Relationships

Live Action, Premiere

5th May, 2020

From the banal to the profound, 'Everything You Didn't Say' takes a darkly comic look at the difficulties inherent in any faithful relationship.

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A Loner Resurrects His Dead Cat With the Help of a Mysterious Taxidermist in Irreverent Dark Comedy ‘Dead Animals’

Live Action, Premiere

14th April, 2020

David Oesch and Remo Rickenbacher discuss unconditional pet love, unorthodox taxidermy and the absurd consequences of grief in dark comedy 'Dead Animals'.

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Dominic Hicks Lifts the Veil of Online Persona to Reveal the Dark Side of Human Behaviour in ‘Amazonia’

Live Action

17th January, 2020

Dominic Hicks delivers a deliciously dark triptych of twisted tales about alienation and obsession based on real amazon.com reviews in 'Amazonia'.

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The Priest

Asides, Live Action

8th January, 2020

A pair of siblings receive some disturbing food for thought which puts their brother’s suicide into perspective in Jim Owen’s comedy 'The Priest'.

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A Wealth Family Find Themselves at the Mercy of Their Dead Patriarch in Matt Kazman’s ‘Father Figurine’

Live Action

19th November, 2019

Matt Kazman shares how his morbidly funny swipe at the 1% 'Father Figurine' was inspired the first family & helped along by a mould of an old man’s head.

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Five Participants Undergo a Not so Simple Test of Conformity in Theo Gee & Ian Bousher’s Dark Comedy ‘Aping’

Live Action, Premiere

18th September, 2019

A man undergoing a conformity test decides to give the researchers exactly what they want in Theo Gee and Ian Bousher's pitch dark comedy 'Aping'.

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Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head in Christopher Lovick’s Disturbing Portrayal of Toxic Masculinity ‘Brandon’

Live Action

28th January, 2019

Director Christopher Lovick plunges us into the ugly depths of toxic masculinity wrought by illogical jealousy in disturbing relationship short 'Brandon'.

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Roundabout

Animation, Asides

19th November, 2018

In darkly comic animation 'Roundabout' Noah Gavrich reminds us that life really is just driving in circles until your particular record comes to a stop.

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A Dead Body Forces Co-Workers to Contemplate Life & Death in Shalini Adnani’s Darkly Comic ‘Something More Banal’

Live Action, Premiere

17th October, 2018

DN speaks to writer/director Shalini Adnani about turning the bizarre ways we react to death into existential black comedy short 'Something More Banal'.

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