Dark Comedy Tag Archive

Live Action

A Jaded Jester Discovers a Sinister Plot Against Him in Gareth Bowen’s Darkly Comic ‘The Licensed Fool’

Gareth Bowen distils the infusion of gritty, zoom-lensed camerawork and medieval tomfoolery which underpins his paranoid medieval-set dark comedy.

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A Pet’s Ill-Fated Demise Leads a Guilty Housemate to a Bizarre Remedy in Dark Comedy ‘Dead Cat Film’

Josie Charles & Nathan Miller talk to DN about the unwanted attention they garnered filming in public with a taxidermied cat for their quirky comedy short.

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Live Action

A Woman Grapples With Her Obsessive Death Anxiety in Charlotte Hamblin’s Tragicomedy ‘Everybody Dies…Sometimes’

Charlotte Hamblin talks about making the move into directing for her semi-autobiographical tragicomedy about a woman concerned that she's a catalyst of death.

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Animation

Jerusha & Jared Hess’ Oscar Nominated Animation ‘Ninety-Five Senses’ Is an Ode to Our Sensory Experience

Jerusha & Jared Hess take DN through their transition from live-action filmmakers to animation co-directors for their Oscar nominated short.

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Christopher Pickering Blows the Lid off the Secret Science Behind Snack Serving Sizes in Short Film ‘Jimmy Boden’

Christopher Pickering reveals how he arrived at the deceptively profound concept of his short exposing the bizarre method for determining snack serving sizes.

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Live Action

A Shared Loss Forges an Unlikely Bond in Lasse Lyskjær Noer’s Oscar Nominated Dark Comedy ‘Knight of Fortune’

Lasse Lyskjær Noer speaks to capturing the cathartic release of comedy even in the depths of despair for his short about two widowers struggling with grief.

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Live Action

Yasmin Afifi’s BAFTA Winner ‘Jellyfish & Lobster’ Extols the Joys of Living Without Conforming to Expectations

Writer/Director Yasmin Afifi tells DN why magical realism was the perfect genre in which to tell her dark comedic story about finding joy at the end of life.

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A Screenwriting Professor Experiences a Kafkaesque Descent in Harry Sherriff’s ‘Jeremy: A Nightmare’

Harry Sherriff returns to reveal how his creative development at the NFTS informed his latest nightmarish comedy about a man pitted against his doppelgänger.

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Imminent Death Forces a Wall Street Suit to Assess Her Boujee Life in Tomson Tee’s Comedy ‘click, click, BOOM!’

Tomson Tee details the narrative division of warm and cold tones and wide frames within his dark comedy pointing a mocking finger at the super wealthy.

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Live Action

Two Warring Sisters’ Desperation Reaches Its Peak in Tom Berkeley & Ross White’s Bleak Western ‘The Golden West’

Tom Berkeley & Ross White discuss subverting character expectations in their psychological pitch black comedy Western about sisters hunting gold in Wales.

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Live Action

A Stagnant Relationship Reaches a Theatrical Crescendo in Nick Rutter’s Dark Comedy Musical ‘Skewered’

Nick Rutter & Ben Richardson explain how they established the dark, witty tone of their farcical short about opposing sexual appetites and dietary ethics.

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Repressed Family Trauma Rears Its Ugly Head in Tracy Mathewson & Kate Winter’s Psychological Trip Drama ‘ORTOLAN’

Tracy Mathewson & Kate Winter reveal how set design expressed emotional claustrophobia as 3 sisters embark on a psychedelic trip during their mother's wake.

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