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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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Animation, Premiere

An Uninvited Guest Disrupts a Quiet Family Reunion in Joseph Brett’s Unnerving Stop Motion Folk Horror ‘Stones’

Joseph Brett expounds on his desire to challenge gaps of representation in British folk aesthetics with his eerie stop motion film about home and belonging.

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Live Action, Premiere

Seamus Murphy’s ‘Henry Needs a New Home’ Is a Farcical Tale of One Man’s Battle With a Metallic Antagonist

Filmmaker Seamus Murphy talks to DN about the painstaking production design which set the stage for his absurd comedy short starring Nicholas Hope.

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Animation

A Young Artist Falls Into Nostalgic Pitfalls in Ewa Smyk’s Wistful Hand-Painted Animated Short ‘Homebird’

Ewa Smyk tells DN how she combined 3D modelling with hand-drawn 2D animation to speed up the lengthy creation process of her NFTS grad short.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Unlikely Bond Forms Between a Young Boy and His Neighbour in Emma Miranda Moore’s Stirring Drama ‘Run’

Emma Miranda Moore explains how she adapted to the constraints of filming in lockdown by making a small-scale drama with a big heart.

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Documentary, Podcasts

DN047: Teenland: In Teenagers’ Bedrooms – Jeanie Finlay

Coming from an arts background, but well down the road of documentary directing, I’m joined today by director Jeanie Finlay whose 60 min film Teenland:

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