24th August, 2021
We talk to Denzel Whitaker about delving into the power of modern celebrity in our culture and the complexities of race in America in short film '5150'.
19th August, 2021
Saul Abraham talks us through the careful precautions he and his crew took to portraying male mental health on-screen for his tender drama 'Enjoy'.
14th May, 2021
Simon Mulvaney discusses his decision to explore the neurological condition of aphantasia through personal stories not data in his WIRED doc 'Out of Mind'
24th November, 2020
A fluffy giant helps chairs to find their right place in gorgeous animation 'Isle of Chair', inspired by Ivvy Chen's friends' battles with mental health.
28th September, 2020
We speak to Suraya Raja about using stop motion to convey the daily battle for self-control fought by OCD suffers in 'Don't Think of a Pink Elephant'
22nd September, 2020
Helen Takkin breaks down the production process behind her powerfully deployed metaphor of drowning in devastating mental health short 'Descent'.
31st August, 2020
Jonny White aims to alter prejudices in his short doc 'The Voices of Men' which sees a rare vulnerability from the perspective of anonymous male voices.
10th October, 2018
Director Danielle Kampf takes DN behind the scenes of her exploration of a sophomore student's crippling social anxiety in NYU thesis short 'Presentation'.
30th July, 2018
Crowns & Owls discuss the challenges of conveying the confusing myriad of sensations experienced by sufferers of mental health issues in short 'WIT H IN'.
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