Drama Tag Archive

Skinner Myers Captures the Harrowing Final Moments of a Falsely Accused Black Man in ‘Frank Embree’

Live Action

22nd July, 2021

Skinner Myers reveals how he captured the legacy of a Black man wrongfully murdered over 100 years ago on 35mm film in biographical drama 'Frank Embree'.

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Emotional Connections Are Forged in Unlikely Places in Paavo Hanninen’s Identity-Swapping Drama ‘Tourist’

Live Action

9th July, 2021

Paavo Hanninen reveals how he used the pre-packaged expectations of New Orleans to find the central human drama of his 16mm short 'Tourist'.

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A Young Woman Falls for the Seductive Allure of a Tilt-a-Whirl in Zoé Wittocks Fantastical Romance Debut ‘Jumbo’

Live Action

8th July, 2021

Zoé Wittock provides an insight into the production practicalities of choreographing the many moving parts of her objectophilia romance feature 'Jumbo'.

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Lian Meng Rose Dramatises a Drastic Shift in British History for NFTS-produced Mining Tale ‘Stratum Deep’

Live Action

30th June, 2021

Lian Meng Rose's reveals how he combined 16mm film grain and immersive sound design to bring the mines to life in historical fiction drama 'Stratum Deep'.

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Owen Schwartzbard’s ‘Hello Ma’am’ Mixes Media to Subvert the Traditional Symbolism of the American Dream

Live Action, Premiere

29th June, 2021

Owen Schwartzbard explains his love of camcorder footage and why he blended it with a more polished look for his dark grifter tale 'Hello Ma'am'.

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David Zinck Thrillingly Explores the Contradictory Nature of Sibling Relationships in ‘Sisterly Love’

Live Action

28th June, 2021

David Zinck discusses the gripping hand-held cinematography, powerful natural performances and fresh take on youth gangs of sibling drama 'Sisterly Love'.

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Talia Smith Mines Her History of Growing up in South Africa for Oscar-Winning Domestic Motherhood Drama ‘Umama’

Live Action

21st June, 2021

Talia Smith recounts how her personal history informed the diasporic tension she exorcised through her Student Academy Award-winning NYU drama 'Umama'.

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A Desperate Teen Risks the Dangers of an Improvised Abortion in April Nations’ Unbearably Brutal Drama ‘Gilt’

Live Action

9th June, 2021

April Nations explains why she chose not to shy away from the brutality of real life faced by many young women in her hard-hitting drama short 'Gilt'.

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Awkward Encounters Abound in Emma Seligman’s Short to Feature Comedy of Chaos ‘Shiva Baby’

Live Action

7th June, 2021

Emma Seligman describes the process of adapting her NYU thesis short into debut feature 'Shiva Baby', a comedic examination of colliding personas.

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Oliver Goodrum’s ‘Iniquity’ Asks if Salvation Can Ever Exist for Perpetrators of Unconscionable Acts

Live Action

4th June, 2021

Oliver Goodrum returns to discuss expanding the world of his viral, BAFTA shortlisted film 'This is Vanity' 7 years later with follow-up ‘Iniquity’.

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Meredith Hama-Brown Acutely Captures the Loss of Innocence in Pre-Adolescent Drama ‘Broken Bunny’

Live Action

3rd June, 2021

Meredith Hama-Brown talks about balancing naturalist performances with a heightened aesthetic for 'Broken Bunny's' unsettling mood of moral ambiguity.

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A Young Girl Unwittingly Discovers the Underbelly of Lagos in Akinola Davies Jr’s Sundance-Winning Drama ‘Lizard’

Live Action

1st June, 2021

Akinola Davies Jr reveals the challenges of shooting on-location in the intense Nigerian heat with 200 extras for his fantasy coming of age drama 'Lizard'.

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