Identity Tag Archive

Live Action

A Couple Investigate Their Mutating Cloning Ability in Peter Collins Campbell’s Sci-Fi Short ‘Variations on a Theme’

Peter Collins Campbell unpacks the wizardry behind the split-screen visuals of his short about a couple who can duplicate into new versions of themselves.

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Documentary

A Personal Search for Identity Is Reflected Through a Wider Geopolitical Context in S. Leo Chiang’s ‘Island in Between’

S. Leo Chiang discusses his aim for achieving a universality of understanding in his Oscar doc examining the complicated relationship between Taiwan & China.

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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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Documentary

NONO & Rodrgio Inada’s Epic ‘Naija Odyssey’ for Whatsapp Reconciles the Fundamentals of Identity and Belonging

NONO & Rodrgio Inada layout the methodical juggling needed to pull off the ambitious multi-country production of their Giannis Antetokounmpo profile film.

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Live Action

A Woman’s Journey Home Takes a Series of Unexpected Turns in Eirik Tveiten’s Oscar Nominated ‘Night Ride’.

Eirik Tveiten discusses abruptly shifting gears from comical caper to an atmosphere of menacing threat in his short about standing up to bigoted prejudice.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Couple Struggle to Redefine Their Relationship in Beck Kitsis & Chris McNabb’s LGBTQ Short ‘Valentine’

Chris McNabb and Beck Kitsis tell DN how they sought to represent trans creatives both on and off screen when making their personal relationship drama.

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Documentary, Music

Las Vegas’ Original Elvis Impersonator Confronts His Fading Identity in Ivan Olita’s Short Doc ‘A King’

Ivan Olita shares how he authentically portrayed the Las Vegas visitors rarely see for his film about the conflicted identity of an Elvis impersonator.

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Live Action, Premiere

Oskar Brockbank Viscerally Captures the Emotional and Mental Strains of Motherhood in ‘Surrender’

Oskar Brockbank shares how he created an honest depiction of the visceral struggles of a new mother battling with the redefinition of her identity.

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Animation

Richan Li’s Zany Head-Swapping Animated Short ‘Babble Bubble’ Explores a Hyper-Modern Identity Crisis

Richan Li explains the underlying metaphorical implications of the surreal animal heads her protagonist Norah dons in her 2D animated short.

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Music

Omer Ben-Shachar Queries the Masked Nature of Identity in Hybrid Claudio Olachea Music Video ‘Down Here’

Omer Ben-Shachar tells DN how he achieved the disturbing tone of his forced persona short through the use of creepy prosthetics and ominous camera angles.

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Documentary, Music

How James Kicklighter Captured Trans Opera Singer Lucia Lucas’ Historic Tulsa Performance in ‘The Sound of Identity’

We speak to James Kicklighter about documenting the boundary breaking performance of transgender opera singer Lucia Lucas in 'The Sound of Identity'.

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Documentary, Premiere

Artur Zaremba Questions the Pressures of Beauty Standards & Filter Culture in Reclamation of Self Short ‘SKIN’

Artur Zaremba explains why he set out to question how we perceive ourselves and the concept of beauty in the era of mass filtered reality in 'SKIN'.

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