Grief Tag Archive

Live Action

David Findlay’s Queer Drama ‘Lay Me by the Shore’ Follows a Week in the Life of a Grieving Trans

David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.

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Music

Giada Bossi’s Hybrid Short ‘Quattro Pareti’ Takes Us on a Painful Yet Tender Reflection of Grief

Giada Bossi talks to us about using 16mm to capture the dreamy yet emotionally challenging scenes of loss for her music video/narrative crossover short.

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Music

A Devastating Disease Forces a Couple to Make a Heart-Rending Decision in Ian Roderick Gray’s ‘Survive This’

Ian Roderick Gray describes melding surrealistic visual effects with a humanistic story of love, respect and dignity in his short film/music video hybrid.

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Music

Jean-Vital Joliat Conveys the Intimacy a Couple Facing Dementia in His Music Video for DE.VILLE’s ‘Water’

Jean-Vital Joliat describes how his grandmother's relationship with dementia directly informed the precise storytelling in his tender music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ramiel Petros’ Touching Student Oscar/BAFTA Drama ‘Aziz’ Takes Three Friends On a Devastating Desert Road Trip

Ramiel Petros details bringing 1980s Iraqi history vividly to life in his mournful, based on a true story short about friendship, war and grief.

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Live Action

Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez Force Us to Consider the Darkest of a Suppressed Subconscious in ‘Censor of Dreams’

Léo Berne & Raphaël Rodriguez reveal how they adapted a surreal short story into a universal exploration of our suppressed psyches.

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Live Action

Shaun James Grant Captures Perseverance in the Face of Bitter Loss in Melancholic Diner-Set Tale ‘Hope’

Shaun James Grant explains how he imbued his tale of loss with a great use of space, sharply-written characters and a fine poetic sense.

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Live Action

Koya Kamura Crafts a Humbling Contemplative Drama About Grief in His Fukushima-Set Debut ‘Homesick’

Koya Kamura reflects on his successful decision to make the leap from a decade in commercials into his narrative debut, a drama set in post-disaster Japan.

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Live Action

A Young Alcoholic Is Confronted by a Strange Ethereal Voice in Will Liney’s Subversive Short ‘Last Drop’

Will Liney imparts the creative motivations that led him to subvert the typically cliched portrayals of alcoholism in his short drama.

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Live Action

An Eventful Evening Causes an Emotional Collision in Fraser Scott’s Examination of Grief ‘Fart Car’

Fraser Scott describes how he worked with actor Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to create the tender central performance of his monologue drama short 'Fart Car'.

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Live Action, Premiere

Eli Powers Shows Us the Unbearable Weight of Masculine Defensiveness in Cape Cod Drama ‘Fish’

We talk to Eli Powers about using intimate handheld frames, moody guitar licks & layered performances to create an affecting portrait of grief in 'Fish'.

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Live Action

Hayato Ando Foresees a Service Which Returns the Deceased for 49 Days in Near Future Sci-Fi ‘Son of Memory’

Hayato Ando breaks down how he cinematically represented digitally-recreated loved ones for his philosophical sci-fi drama 'Son of Memory'.

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