Live Action, Premiere
Björn Rühmann discusses the use of darkness and shadow to emphasise the aura of mystery in his unsettling psychological thriller.
Jim Vendiola talks about marrying disparate moments of eroticism, mystery, horror and comedy in his unconventional and shocking tale of modern dating.
Dima Barch walks us through his use of long takes, dynamic lighting set-ups and an ambiguous mode to create an ambitious and menacing queer horror film.
Giles Buchanan divulges the practical trials and tribulations of shooting on the Ben Nevis mountain face for his ambitious Lovecraftian horror short.
Animation, Live Action
Benjamin Roberds tells DN how keeping his crew small allowed him to maximise his creativity during the pre-production of his role reversal horror comedy.
Eli Powers tells DN how leaning into the genre elements of his concept enabled him to creatively flourish when mapping out the script of his tense horror.
Actor Erik Odom tells DN why rehearsal time with his scene partner was key to the success of his directorial debut about shame manifest in demon form.
Alex Fofonoff breaks down the refined screenwriting process that birthed his eerie and otherworldly 16mm cosmic horror short.
Director Andrey Paounov & Screenwriter Alex Barrett expound on how they created the absurd, maddening atmosphere of their snowbound folk horror feature.
Sarah Lasry discusses constructing the ominous atmosphere of her supernatural horror short where a young girl's warts express a family’s disfunction.
Zuzanna Plisz discusses using monochrome cinematography, subverted horror tropes & slowly building atmosphere to create her striking music video.
Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.
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