Live Action, Premiere
John Mark Fitzpatrick discusses the key role intimacy coordinators played in the making of his romantic short about the walls we build around ourselves.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
Freddie Leyden's history reckoning dance film explores the horrific past of Guildhall through heavy contrasts, wide angles and loose camera movement.
Jamie Frasher shares how he was inspired by the compositions of landscape paintings for his surveillance-like observation of British oddity.
Ajuàn Isaac-George reveals how he collapsed the sweep of decades into minutes through clever editing, precise dialogue and detailed character backstories.
Alex Kayode-Kay reveals how he pounded Brixton's pavements to fund his BAFTA nominated short exploring the life of a woefully overlooked Black activist.
Jessica Yu-Li Henwick reveals how she balanced the roles of writer, director and actor in her BAFTA short about an aspiring young female chef.
Jacob Lee tells us how dancing as a means of stress relief became a self-shot, BAFTA-nominated documentary about overcoming depression and anxiety.
Greg Hall shares how he expertly portrayed descending into drug-fuelled mayhem through dual-lighting schemes and an unrelenting musical score.
We speak to Toby Wharton about the invisible camera work he employed to truly capture the raw emotions in his perturbing exploration of victimhood.
Constructed with static frames, a deep depth of frame and bustling compositions, Ali Gill takes DN behind the scenes of a unique viewing experience.
Kiosa Sukami dissects the emotional and thematic purpose of the loose, free-flowing camera movements of his compelling crime drama short.
Wendy Morgan speaks about the creative joy of long term collaboration as realised in her raw sensory music video for Lous and the Yakuza.
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