Masculinity Tag Archive

Documentary, Premiere

Nick Aldridge Initiates a Critical Mental Health Conversation in ‘The Men And The Chair In Front Of My Window’

Nick Aldridge walks through the genesis of his doc which takes a poignant look at male mental health struggles through a series of intimate conversations.

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Animation

A Rite of Passage Fishing Ritual Challenges a Father-Son Relationship in Ross Stringer’s BAFTA Winner ‘Crab Day’

Ross Stringer breaks down the deceptively minimal monochrome colour palette he used to tell the thematically rich story of his NFTS graduate short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Two Drunk Best Friends Demonstrate the Depths of Their Love for One Another in Joel Jay Blacker’s ‘Shoes Off’

Joel Jay Blacker details the careful balance of humour and strangeness he sought to navigate through his bizarre male friendship comedy short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Tim Ewalts’ Primal Woodland Drama ‘Undergrowth’ Finds Two Brothers in an Escalating Struggle for Power

Tim Ewalts breaks down the fluid, improvisational approach to shooting that he utilised for his foreboding 16mm familial drama about warring siblings.

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Live Action

Michael Rees’ Comedy ‘Middle Sized Things’ Sees a Lecturer’s Nonsensical Theory Demolished by His Students

Michael Rees takes DN through his brisk and effective approach to production for his short about a lecturer being challenged about his baffling thesis.

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Live Action

An Intense Game of Street Fighter Exposes Fragile Masculinity in Yuan Hu’s Frenzied Comedy ‘Sticks of Fury’

Yuan Hu roadmaps DN through the meticulous preparation of his energetic comedy about an older gamer whose fragile masculinity is systematically destroyed.

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Live Action, Premiere

Masculinity Is a Toxic, Menacing Curse in Dima Barch’s Gripping Queer Russian Horror Short ‘Dead End’

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.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

Alexandra Bas Welcomes a More Vulnerable Masculinity in Joyous Fashion Short ‘The Distance Between Us’

Filmmaker Alexandra Bas explains her creative process operating as both director and cinematographer on her vibrant fashion short.

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Music

Olivia de Camps Subverts Masculinity in Gendered Spaces for Rodney Chrome’s ‘Break the Internet’

Olivia De Camps tells DN how she used production design to subvert hyper-masculine environments in her high-octane music video for Rodney Chrome.

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Live Action, Premiere

Emma Jesse’s Dark Comedy ‘Soggy Biscuit’ Takes a Stomach Churning Look at Peer Pressure Fuelled Male Bravado

Emma Jesse talks through the false preconceptions she had to overcome when making her short exploring humiliating toxic masculinity within male groups.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Toxicity of a Strained Father-Son Relationship Comes to a Shocking Head in Ben Tricklebank’s ‘Champ’

Ben Tricklebank breaks down how he built narrative tension that speaks volumes from what isn't said in his exploration of a toxic parental relationship.

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Live Action

Samm Hodges Explores the Lasting Impact of Generational Male Violence in Immersive Drama Short ‘Tender’

Samm Hodges breaks down how he used the tension of a seemingly one-shot film to embed the audience in the chaotic world of his protagonist's turbulent life.

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