Live Action, Premiere
3rd September, 2021
Zhenia Kazankina explains how deadpan framing and cast relationships formed in rehearsals allowed for an oddball take on the coming-of-age genre in 'Rio'.
18th December, 2020
DN talks to Louis Crevier about releasing his inner demons in darkly surreal 3D animation "Sometimes I Think About Things, And Sometimes I Get Sad."
Art & Fashion, Asides
3rd April, 2020
Hanna Brotherus asks what it means to be a man in dance piece 'Men' - an experimental project which deployed the power and intimacy of touch.
8th April, 2019
Ossi Piispanen shares how he and Elliott Gonzo created a portrait of one teenage girl’s determination to claim her place in the world of rally driving.
18th September, 2018
Jenny Jokela’s hand-painted RCA grad short 'Barbeque' is a wildly visceral, mesmeric animation about coping with post traumatic stress disorder.
Art & Fashion, Documentary
5th January, 2017
Anders Lönnfeldt takes us behind the scenes of experimental photographer Christoffer Relander's 'bottled' landscape series 'Jarred & Displaced'.
12th February, 2015
Director Hannu Aukia’s talks to DN about how he turned a ‘vibe’ between actors into a deeply affecting short about the fragility of modern romantic
14th January, 2015
Finnish Director Sakari Lerkkanen draws from a past spent living on the fringes, to deliver the deeply emotive tale of a couple’s fractious relationship
7th April, 2014
Director Sakari Lerkkanen pulls from fond memories of parties in abandoned locations in his native Finland for Le Roi's 'Lintu' music video. Lerkkanen takes
27th January, 2014
We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the music video work of Finnish director Teemu Niukkanen for some time here at DN, suckers that we are for his askew
8th December, 2013
If this year’s onslaught of twerking rears got to be a little too much for you then you may well want to skip the gyration packed promo from Miikka
23rd September, 2013
Death stalks a netherworld waiting room for the dearly departed in Ville Salminen’s metaphysical promo for Sin Cos Tan’s Limbo.
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