Family Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

An Expecting Young Father’s Traumatic Past Threatens to Overshadow His Happy Present in Luke Brookner’s ‘Home’

Luke Brookner delves into using 16mm & 35mm to represent the dual timelines of his film depicting the struggle of leaving behind an upbringing in foster care.

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Live Action

A Dark Secret Threatens to Disrupt a Perfect Family Gathering in Simon Woods’ BAFTA Debut ‘Such a Lovely Day’

Simon Woods walks through the ways he played with dark and light in the telling of his shocking drama about a young boy navigating his parents' marriage.

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Live Action, Premiere

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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Live Action

Beru Tessema’s BIFA Nominated ‘Lions’ Shines a Light on the Disparate Experiences of Poverty in Modern Day Britain

Beru Tessema walks us through giving his actors room to embody the meaning of scenes through improvisation for his short about Britain's dysfunctional systems.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Harrowing Phone Call Leads to an Illegal Immigrant’s Worst Nightmare in Joshua Okwuosa’s Suspensive Short ‘Okem’

Joshua Okwuosa discusses choosing a claustrophobic 4:3 ratio for his tension fuelled film about a Nigerian immigrant faced with a devastating situation.

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Live Action

Kerry O’Neill’s Euphoric Dark Comedy ‘Walk Out Nice and Smooth’ Explores the Moral Ambiguity of a Mother’s Love.

Kerry O’Neill discusses building an atmosphere of chaotic adventure in her short about a mother & her adolescent child's mission to sell a stolen laptop.

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Live Action

Abdou Cissé Examines the Inter-Generational Dynamics of a Nigerian Family in Hilarious Comedy ‘Festival of Slaps’

Abdou Cissé reveals his intentions of making a superhero film with his mum as the hero in his kinetic exploration of the misconceptions of African parenting.

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Live Action

Cristina Sánchez Salamanca Illustrates the Fracturing of a Modern Family in Her Intimate Drama ‘Bebé’

Cristina Sánchez Salamanca reveals how she crafted the quiet, everyday gestures in her observant familial drama to build to a concentrated breaking point.

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Music

A Brother and Sister Share a Moment Through Time in David Findlay’s Music Video ‘Leaning into your Palms’

David Findlay describes how he balanced meticulous planning with the ability to create in the moment on his time-hopping 35mm music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

Tim Ewalts’ Primal Woodland Drama ‘Undergrowth’ Finds Two Brothers in an Escalating Struggle for Power

Tim Ewalts breaks down the fluid, improvisational approach to shooting that he utilised for his foreboding 16mm familial drama about warring siblings.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Mother’s Love for Her Son Is Tested by Radicalisation in Robin Summon’s Unsettling Drama ‘Victim’

Robin Summons talks to DN about portraying the worrying pernicious mundanity of Incel radicalisation on young men in his unsettling drama short.

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Live Action

A Young Man Grapples With His Newly Found Independence in Sam Davis’ ‘You Know Where to Find Me’

Sam Davis discusses his naturalistic use of documentary filming techniques in the making of his slice-of-life drama about a young man flying the nest.

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