Drama Tag Archive

Marie Mc Court’s ‘I was still there when you left me’ is a Haunting Exploration of Tragedy and Guilt

Live Action

5th March, 2021

Inspired by the societal failures that led to the Grenfell Tower Fire, 'I was still there when you left me' shows off the power of street-casting.

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A Forgotten Hawaiian Legend Rises Like a Phoenix in Vibrant Oscar Shortlisted Animation ‘Kapaemahu’

Animation

3rd March, 2021

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu explains the extreme care taken to authentically tell a treasured Hawaiian story of old about ancient power forgotten in 'Kapaemahu'.

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Jimmy Olsson Challenges Our Preconceived Notions of Disability and Sexual Desire in Forthright Drama ‘Alive’

Live Action

1st February, 2021

Jimmy Olsson returns to discuss why he was drawn to confront the misguided preconceptions about disability and sexual intimacy in his new short 'Alive'.

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Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli Weave Audiences Towards a Shocking Family Revelation in ‘Chubby’

Live Action

25th January, 2021

Madeleine Sims-Fewer & Dusty Mancinelli discuss the methods they used to draw out nuanced characterisation for the disturbing revelations of drama 'Chubby'.

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Dekel Berenson Poignantly Captures the Ukrainian Love Tourism Industry in BIFA Winning Short ‘Anna’

Live Action

21st January, 2021

Part two of a series exploring women's lives across the globe Dekel Berenson discusses 'Anna' his touching portrait of the Ukrainian love tourism industry.

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A Gangster in Ghana Faces a Humanistic Moral Dilemma in Anthony Nti’s Soaring Drama ‘Da Yie’

Live Action

19th January, 2021

Anthony Nti details how he cinematically reflected Ghana for his short drama about a chance encounter between two young children and a stranger 'Da Yie'.

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Past Obsessions Afflict the Present in Ursula Ellis’ Emotional Drama ‘For George on His 30th Birthday’

Live Action, Premiere

15th January, 2021

Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.

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

Live Action, Premiere

12th January, 2021

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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The Last Man Alive Wrestles With His Will to Survival in Alex Wither’s Apocalyptic Horror Drama ‘Dead Quiet’

Live Action, Premiere

21st December, 2020

Alex Withers walks DN through building his vision of a world in silent despair for his end-of-the-world horror drama 'Dead Quiet'.

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Helen Warner Weaves a Tale of Religious Guilt, Sin & Redemption in Experimental Drama ‘Stigma’

Live Action, Premiere

17th December, 2020

Helen Warner explains how she drew upon real-life experiences of her past to informed the themes and period setting of her 1940s-set Irish drama 'Stigma'.

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Rob Price’s Existentially Debut ‘What Is Ian’ Tells a Story of One Middle-Aged Man’s Idyllic Safe Space, His Bath

Live Action, Premiere

16th December, 2020

Rob Price walks DN through the meditative acting techniques he taught his non-actor protagonist for their minimalistic drama short 'What Is Ian'.

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A Woman Wrestles With Her HPV Diagnosis in Chloe Berk & Blair Baker’s Comedy/Drama ‘Summer Fridays’

Live Action

4th December, 2020

'Summer Fridays' actor/director Chloe Berk discusses the need for filmic representation of taboo topics and her passion for telling female-centred stories.

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