NFTS Tag Archive

Lewis Arnold on Creating Directors Now, An Essential Document for Filmmakers Breaking into the Industry


15th September, 2020

Lewis Arnold shares the impetus behind the Directors Now initiative, a 105-strong collection of filmmaker testimonies about breaking into the industry.

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How “Personal Experience” Inspired Anushka Naanayakkara to Create a Stop-Motion Love Story Made From Wool


7th January, 2020

NFTS graduate Anushka Naanayakkara joins us to discuss the inspiration and production behind BAFTA-winning stop-motion short film 'A Love Story'.

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Sam Gainsborough Takes Claymation Life-Size with Stop-Motion/Live-Action Hybrid ‘Facing It’

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

18th December, 2019

NFTS graduate Sam Gainsborough joins us to discuss how he used about "half a tonne of plasticine" in his inventive grad film 'Facing It'.

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How a Fascination with the Furry Community Led Terri Matthews to Create ‘The Wrong End of the Stick’


20th November, 2019

NFTS grad Terri Matthews joins us to discuss how "the chance to animate some swinging ballsacks" helped attract animators to work on her short film.

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A Spirited Young Girl Discovers the True Cost of Womanhood in Myriam Raja’s NFTS Grad Short ‘Azaar’

Live Action

1st November, 2019

Myriam Raja discusses her time at the NFTS, doubling rural Spain for 1800s India & utilising the power of silence in her coming of age grad short 'Azaar'.

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A Woman Falls into a Fantastical World After the Loss of Her Child in Haolu Wang’s ‘The Pregnant Ground’

Live Action

18th October, 2019

We speak to NFTS graduate Haolu Wang about anchoring magical realism with a grounded psychological journey of trauma and loss in 'The Pregnant Ground'.

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A Mother Longs for Retribution Regardless of the Cost in Charlie Manton’s Death Penalty NFTS Short ‘November 1st’

Live Action

8th July, 2019

Charlie Manton explains how he created a winter American road movie during a sweltering UK summer for his death penalty NFTS short 'November 1st'.

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A Man Battles the All Consuming Guilt of His Actions in Dee Meaden’s Disquieting Short ‘Mark’

Film Festival, Live Action, Premiere

27th June, 2019

A man becomes consumed by the fear he may have done something terrible on a night out in Dee Meaden's disquieting study of consent, guilt and masculinity.

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A Contrary Newcomer Shakes up the Established Order of a Rural Religious Community in Dee Meaden’s ‘Good News’

Live Action, Premiere

30th May, 2019

DN kicks off a monthly showcase of Dee Meaden's work with 'Good News', the story of a religious community disrupted by the arrival of a contrary newcomer.

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How Two Randomly Paired Characters Led Matthew Lee to Create Stop-Motion Short ‘Cabin Pressure’

Animation, Premiere

15th April, 2019

Recent NFTS graduate Matthew Lee joins us to discuss stop-motion short 'Cabin Pressure' and how it helped shape his grad film 'One Liner'.

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Animation, Asides, Live Action

2nd April, 2019

The past traumas of a career on the force come to haunt an ageing Policeman in Ed Smith’s impressive 2D/live action hybrid NFTS grad short 'Police'.

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A Girl’s Body Derails Three Brothers’ Plans of Escape in Jonny Blair’s ‘Come Out of the Woods’

Live Action

6th November, 2018

Jonny Blair talks to DN about 'Come Out of the Woods' - the story of three brothers whose plans of escape are disrupted by the discovery of a girl's body.

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