Memory Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Ella Carey Plunges Us Into the Cloudy Area of Consent in Her Evocative Teen Drama ‘Prawn’

Ella Care speaks to DN about depicting the grey area of teen consent in her powerful short about the innocence of a girl's first kiss being dashed by reality.

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Live Action, Premiere

David Robinson-Smith Depicts the Lingering Nature of Trauma and Guilt in His Searing Drama Short ‘Mud Crab’

David Robinson-Smith discusses the considered active cinematography employed in his haunting short where an unreliable narrator recounts a violent assault.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Expecting Young Father’s Traumatic Past Threatens to Overshadow His Happy Present in Luke Brookner’s ‘Home’

Luke Brookner delves into using 16mm & 35mm to represent the dual timelines of his film depicting the struggle of leaving behind an upbringing in foster care.

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Animation

Jerusha & Jared Hess’ Oscar Nominated Animation ‘Ninety-Five Senses’ Is an Ode to Our Sensory Experience

Jerusha & Jared Hess take DN through their transition from live-action filmmakers to animation co-directors for their Oscar nominated short.

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Animation

Tal Kantor’s Oscar Nominated ‘Letter to a Pig’ Finds a Schoolgirl Transported on a Traumatic Inner Voyage

Tal Kantor breaks down the brushstroke-infused monochrome aesthetic of her haunting short about identity, collective trauma and the extremes of human nature.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Forgetful Spouse Sparks Marital Disharmony in Arne Gjelten’s ‘The Best Day of Our Lives’

Arne Gjelten breaks down how he and his team achieved the tense atmosphere that permeates throughout his Bergman-esque marriage anniversary drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Dramatic Debut ‘Mirage’ Is a Heady Examination of the Role of Memory in Relationships

Director Elizabeth Acevedo details how her actors became the keepers of their characters in her intoxicating examination of memory's role within love.

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Live Action, Premiere

Hannah Renton Considers the Lasting Impact of Flawed Models of Love in Decade Spanning Triptych ‘Love Is Free’

Hannah Renton breaks down the challenge of building cohesion between the individual yet joined parts of her triptych film depicting the complexities of love.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ajuàn Isaac-George’s ‘Snowfalls in the Summer’ Captures the Ups & Downs of Family Life as the Years Roll By

Ajuàn Isaac-George reveals how he collapsed a family's lifetime into minutes through clever editing, precise dialogue and detailed character backstories.

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Live Action, Premiere

Arielle Friedman & Lucy Blumenfield Examine the Painful Fallibility of Memory in ‘Immutable Uncertainties’

Arielle Friedman & Lucy Blumenfield talk constructing a non-linear narrative that uses form to reflect their protagonist's relationship with memory.

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Animation

Tal Kantor Reflects on the Gulf Between Words and Actions in Fragmented Mixed Media Animation ‘In Other Words’

Tal Kantor returns to DN for an extensive look at the techniques, tools & thought processes which led to her captivating exploration of inaction & regret.

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Animation, Art & Fashion

Renana Aldor Seeks Out the Missing Woman in Abstract Memory Short ‘La Femme Qui Cherhce’

Renana Aldor embarks on a miniaturised contemplation of memory and her relationship to her grandmother’s past in abstract short La Femme Qui Cherche.

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