Feature Tag Archive

Nicolaas Schmidt Crafts a Mesmerising and Minimalist Work of Sly Romance in Arthouse Drama ‘FIRST TIME’

Live Action

23rd September, 2021

Nicolaas Schmidt reveals how he combined irony with romance to excellent effect in the static yet constantly moving minimalist film 'FIRST TIME'.

Read more

Leo Mccarey Meets Tsai Ming-Liang in Bryce Richardson’s Debut New York Feature ‘I Want More, I Want Less’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th September, 2021

Bryce Richardson chats to DN about combining East and West in his debut drama feature, a film rooted in a spirit of collaboration and improvisation.

Read more

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'.

Read more

Jerry Rothwell’s ‘The Reason I Jump’ Viscerally Brings the World of Non-Speaking Autism to Life

Documentary, Live Action

15th June, 2021

Jerry Rothwell takes DN inside the 360° sound and hyper-stylised portraiture of his enthralling documentary depiction of life with non-speaking autism.

Read more

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.

Read more

The Boundaries Between Life and Art Thrillingly Converge in Lawrence Michael Levine’s ‘Black Bear’

Live Action

20th April, 2021

Michael Lawrence Levine discusses how he crafted the unusual structure of 'Black Bear' — starring Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon and Christoper Abbott.

Read more

A Contemporary Narrative on the African Diaspora Shines Through a Tale of Redemption in Ivan Herrera’s ‘Bantú Mama’

Film Festival, Live Action

7th April, 2021

We talk to Ivan Herrera about working with young non-professionals, shooting on a single lens & rejecting the lazy trap of porno-poverty in 'Bantú Mama'.

Read more

Justin Doherty & Neil Fox Merge Challenging Cinema With Professional Film Practice in ‘Wilderness’

Live Action

5th April, 2021

Justin Doherty & Neil Fox speak to DN about allying professional and emerging filmmakers on the production of their cinematically defiant feature debut.

Read more

A Rambunctious Portrayal of a Surprise Pregnancy Jumps from Page to Screen in Yngvild Sve Flikke’s ‘Ninjababy’

Film Festival, Live Action

31st March, 2021

Yngvild Sve Flikke discusses walking the fine line between humour and causing offence in her offbeat SXSW winning unwanted pregnancy feature 'Ninjababy'.

Read more

Best Feature Films at SXSW 2021

Film Festival

22nd March, 2021

The features landing at SXSW were a mixed bag of scrappy documentaries and heartfelt debuts — here are ten of our favourite films.

Read more

MarBelle Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

31st December, 2020

"2020 is a year which has highlighted the deep importance of the moving image." MarBelle runs through the films that helped make a terrible year bearable.

Read more

Jeanie Finlay Top Ten Features of 2020

Article

30th December, 2020

Jeanie Finlay returns to DN to share her experiences of this unprecedented year, along with the 2020 features which left an indelible mark on her memory.

Read more