Fantasy Tag Archive

How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Live Action

30th June, 2020

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette Personify Humanity’s Struggle to Overcome Life’s Tribulations in 3D Short ‘Anacronte’

Animation, Premiere

6th May, 2020

Emiliano Sette reveals how he & Raúl Koler used striking 3D animation to personify humanity’s struggle against the forces of misfortune in 'Anacronte'.

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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CCXP: World of all Worlds

Asides, Live Action

19th March, 2020

Giomi’s fantasy-horror-cartoon-superhero-sci-fi-musical-drama CCXP short 'World of all Worlds' is a glorious celebration of geekdom and shared culture.

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Charles Pieper Weaves a Fantastical Tale of a Troubled Writer in Creature Fantasy Horror ‘Malacostraca’.

Live Action, Premiere

18th November, 2019

Charles Pieper talks to DN about working with legendary effects artist Gabe Bartalos to create the creature for fantastical horror short 'Malacostraca'.

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Maegan Houang Weaves an Alluringly Surreal Tale of Memory & Loss in Fantasy Short ‘In Full Bloom’

Animation, Live Action

27th June, 2019

Maegan Houang shares how personal memories of loss informed the narrative and emotion of her practical effects based surreal short 'In Full Bloom'.

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Sam Mason Unveils the Seeds of an Epic Mythology in Surreal YGT Short ‘Sinking Ship’

Animation, Art & Fashion, Music

4th February, 2019

Sam Mason talks to DN about crafting a new mythology through surreal landscapes & impossible characters in his YGT collaboration 'Sinking Ship'.

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Karol Moch Ventures Deep Into a Fairytale Forest to Get Lost in the Mystical World of Piotr Bejnar’s ‘Jellyfish’

Music

1st February, 2019

Filmmaker Karol Moch tells DN how he overcame numerous setbacks & delays in order to bring fairytale passion project 'Jellyfish' to enchanting life.

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A Crazy Creature Laboratory Breaks Into Chaos in Nebula Studios’ ‘Don’t Feed These Animals’

Animation

30th January, 2019

DN speaks with animators Guilherme Afonso & Miguel Madaíl de Freitas about mixing the drab and joyful to create anarchic short 'Don't Feed These Animals'.

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Shimo

Animation, Asides

30th January, 2019

A curious young peasant makes a fatally chilly discovery in the woods in animation & design studio Bullpen’s enchanting short 'Shimo'.

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A Teenage Girl Uses Her Newfound Superpower to Steal Her High School Crush’s Virginity in Andrew Wonder’s ‘Whipped’

Live Action, Premiere

22nd January, 2019

Andrew Wonder takes DN behind the scenes of 'Whipped' - the story of a teenage girl who uses her superpower to steal her high school crush’s virginity.

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A Blindfolded Woman Must Confront an Unknown Terror in Álvaro de la Hoz’s Mystery Horror Short ‘Frightening Woods’

Live Action

11th January, 2019

Álvaro de la Hoz dispatches a lone blindfolded woman into the forest for a confrontation with an unseen monster in his Super 8 horror 'Frightening Woods'.

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