Grad Short Tag Archive

Live Action

Lian Meng Rose Dramatises a Drastic Shift in British History for NFTS-produced Mining Tale ‘Stratum Deep’

Lian Meng Rose's reveals how he combined 16mm film grain and immersive sound design to bring the mines to life in historical fiction drama 'Stratum Deep'.

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Animation, Premiere

Hannah Brewerton’s Animated Satire ‘Hit and Run’ Pokes Fun at Tactics of Distraction in British Politics

Hannah Brewerton explains how she channelled her frustrations with the 2019 UK general election into art for her RCA graduate animation 'Hit and Run'.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of her sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery and unrequited love in the South of France.

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Film Festival

Ten Shorts to Stream at London Film School’s 2021 Online Graduate Showcase

DN offers ten recommendations from the London Film School's 2021 online graduate showcase of their prestigious MFA Filmmaking programme.

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Animation, Premiere

Luca Cioci Examines the Destructive Life of Routine in CalArts Short ‘Medium Rare’

Recent CalArts graduate Luca Cioci joins us to discuss why stop-motion was the perfect form for his short film 'Medium Rare'.

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Live Action

The Events of a Party Derail an Intimate Mother-Daughter Bond in Renée Marie Petropoulos’ ‘Tangles and Knots’

Learn why director Renée Marie Petropoulos wants to spark "provocative internal dialogue" in audiences with her challenging short 'Tangles and Knots'.

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Live Action

The Female Spirit Wins Out in Amanda Milius’ Post-Apocalyptic Western ‘The Lotus Gun’

DN talks to Director Amanda Milius about morality and clashing cultures at the end of the world in her USC thesis film 'The Lotus Gun'.

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Animation

Jonah Primiano Draws Out the Empty Monotony of Late Night Ennui in SCAD Grad Short ‘IDLE’

When young and old come together in an isolated gas station in Jonah Primiano’s 'IDLE', we discover that each is bound to the other by a shared plague of

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Art & Fashion

Tal Mor Delivers the Mad Max Fashionista Fix You’ve Been Waiting for in Post-Apocalyptic Short ‘Once Upon a Time

For those of you still craving a Mad Maxesque hit of post-apocalyptic adrenaline, Israeli Director Tal Mor puts a fashionista spin on the road warrior in his

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Live Action

Dystopian Worlds & Coen Brothers Inspiration in Max Lincoln’s ‘Thyme’

If the aim of a graduation film is to impress your audience with stunning production design and a unique plot, then Arts University Bournemouth alumni Max

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Animation, Asides

Job, Joris & Marieke Find Their Voice in Animation ‘Mute’

In a world populated by people born without a mouth, the inhabitants go to extreme measures to find their voice. Created by animation/illustration studio Job,

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Animation, Asides

Keith Reynolds can't make it tonight

Animator, writer and director Felix Massie employs a simple stickman animation to tell a gruesome, blood-splattered story in his 2007 graduation film Keith

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