Fantasy Tag Archive

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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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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Animated Short ‘Concrete’ Is an Inspiring Tale of Self-Discovery and Finding Your Purpose in the World


11th May, 2021

Directing quartet Luca Struchen, Nicolas Roth, Pirmin Bieri and Aira Joana talk the path of self-discovery that inspired their short animation 'Concrete'.

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A Launderette Trip Becomes a Soul Searching Journey Through the Stages of Guilt in Richard Paris Wilson’s ‘Clean’

Live Action, Premiere

12th February, 2021

Described as Willy Wonka and the Guilt Factory DN delves into director Richard Paris Wilson's 'Clean' the story of a man forced to reckon with his actions.

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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’


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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