Drama Tag Archive

A Young Russian Girl Plays Translator at Her Parent-Teacher Conference in Gosha Shapiro’s Drama ‘Lena’

Live Action

3rd July, 2020

Gosha Shapiro reveals how he exposed the emotional and psychological struggles of the immigrant experience in his parent-teacher drama 'Lena'.

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Julian Muller Humanises Homelessness in Gritty, Hard-hitting Drama ‘Sickboy’

Live Action

1st July, 2020

Julian Muller strives to humanise homeless in 'Sickboy', a gritty drama about a New Yorker who survives the streets by going home with the women he dates.

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André Chocron’s Mind-Bending ‘Chronos’ is an Ingeniously Plotted Time-Travel Drama

Live Action, Premiere

8th June, 2020

A trip to the pub edges quickly into the realm of the surreal in André Chocron's time-travel drama 'Chronos' — told entirely in only three long takes!

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A Young Girl’s World Is Torn Apart in Yuchao Feng’s Heartbreaking Child Abandonment Short ‘Pearl’

Live Action

1st June, 2020

Yuchao Feng reveals how a revelatory phone call with his mother inspired him to make 'Pearl', the tragic story of a young girl abandoned by her family.

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Eli Powers Contemplates the Power of Miracles in Unexpected Places in Metaphysical Short ‘Holy Moses’

Live Action

26th May, 2020

Eli Powers joins us with 'Holy Moses', his absurdist tale about miracles and what happens when ordinary people come face to face with the extraordinary.

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A Man & His Dog Leave the World Behind to Search for Gold in Taylor Mcintosh’s Contemplative ‘Swift River’

Live Action, Premiere

4th May, 2020

Cinematographer Taylor McIntosh tells DN why he decided to eschew narrative conventions for his contemplative black and white debut 'Swift River'.

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Memories of an Absent Father Emerge in Matthew Thorne’s Stormy Outback Drama ‘The Sand That Ate The Sea’

Live Action, Premiere

29th April, 2020

Matthew Thorne reveals how dream-generated imagery and magic realism inspired his outback-set father and son drama 'The Sand That Ate The Sea'.

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A Broken Leg & a Broken Heart Challenges a Woman’s Sanity in Morgan Gruer’s Beautifully Crafted Short ‘Ghosted’

Animation, Live Action

28th April, 2020

Director Morgan Gruer opens up to DN about broken bones and hearts - the inspiration behind her compelling live action-animation hybrid dramedy 'Ghosted'.

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Film Collective Mad Lazy Capture the Nonsense of London’s Youth in Brilliantly Funny Short ‘Aphorisms’

Live Action, Premiere

27th April, 2020

Mad Lazy discuss their debut short 'Aphorisms', a fly on the wall comedy about Londoners connected by a delivery app driver moonlighting as a drug dealer.

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A Grieving Teenager Enlists a Hardened Fisherman in the Search for His Father in Ben Strang’s SXSW Winning ‘Beast’

Live Action, Premiere

22nd April, 2020

Ben Strang dives deep into the trials and tribulations of shooting in challenging conditions on a remote fishing island for SXSW winning drama 'Beast'.

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A Young Female Weightlifter Finds an Unexpected Source of Support in Johnson Cheng’s Sports Drama ‘Iron Hands’

Live Action

20th April, 2020

Johnson Cheng joins us with 'Iron Hands', his short about a 12-year-old girl's bid to join a typically all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.

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An Isolated Group of Privileged Teens Weather a World Ending Virus in Jakob Rørvik’s ‘Apocalypse Norway’

Live Action

13th April, 2020

DN speaks to Jakob Rørvik about his eerily prescient short which views an end of the world virus through the eyes of a group of Norwegian teenagers.

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