Grief Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Youthful Abandon Clashes Against the Burdens of Impending Adulthood in Melina Valdez’ ‘Weapons and Their Names’

Melina Valdez unpacks her process of weaving magical realism into a grounded narrative informed by personal experience to portray the tumult of teenage grief.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Embittered Son Plots His Revenge on the Football Hooligans Who Attacked His Father in Greg Cruttwell’s ‘Animals’

Greg Cruttwell explains how his disgust about the horrific violence of football hooliganism galvanised the creation of his blistering monologue revenge short.

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Live Action

A Shared Loss Forges an Unlikely Bond in Lasse Lyskjær Noer’s Oscar Nominated Dark Comedy ‘Knight of Fortune’

Lasse Lyskjær Noer speaks to capturing the cathartic release of comedy even in the depths of despair for his short about two widowers struggling with grief.

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Live Action

An Insuppressible Barrage of Grief Courses Through Misan Harriman’s Oscar Nominated Debut Short ‘The After’

Misan Harriman explains the narrative and emotional importance of the shocking opening to his Oscar nominated Netflix short starring David Oyelowo.

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Live Action, Premiere

Repressed Family Trauma Rears Its Ugly Head in Tracy Mathewson & Kate Winter’s Psychological Trip Drama ‘ORTOLAN’

Tracy Mathewson & Kate Winter reveal how set design expressed emotional claustrophobia as 3 sisters embark on a psychedelic trip during their mother's wake.

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Live Action

A Mother and Son Embark on a Surreal Day Out in Tom Stuart’s Emotive Comedy Short Debut ‘Good Boy’

Tom Stuart details the awkward practicalities of shooting in the vintage VW van which sits at the heart of his touching surreal personification of grief.

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Animation, Premiere

A Father Attempts Everything to Save His Son in Cliona Noonan’s Heartbreaking Animation ‘Soft Tissue’

Cliona Noonan describes how her enforcement of creative limitations birthed the most interesting ideas in her tender familial animated short.

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Live Action

Gareth Malone’s Drama Short ‘Fly-Tipping’ Poignantly Presents the Turmoil of Losing an Unborn Child

Gareth Malone discusses the process of realistic and honest character development which lies at the heart of his short dealing with loss and grief.

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Live Action

Giorgio Miraflor’s ‘Me + Lee’ Is a Love Letter to the Intangible Energy That Exists Between Siblings

Giorgio Miraflor talks to DN about providing his audience with an absorbing fly's eye view of a transformative conversation in his slice of life drama.

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Live Action

Charlie Reader’s Emotionally Charged Short ‘Lobo’ Questions the Struggles of Belonging Through Heart Wrenching Loss.

Charlie Reader talks about the complexities of straddling three languages when shooting his exploration of belonging and the inevitability of change.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Tricky Patient Causes a Therapist to Face His Own Issues in Ron Eyal’s Drama Short ‘The Therapist’

Ron Eyal takes DN through how he and his crew approached production to prioritise the actor's process for his tender interior drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Man in Turmoil Searches for Meaning in Sergey Spirin & Andrei Beresnev’s Visually Stunning Short ‘IYOV’

Co-Directors Sergey Spirin and Andrei Beresnev open up on how they captured the staggering environments of Georgia for their spiritual drama.

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