NFTS Tag Archive

Lian Meng Rose Dramatises a Drastic Shift in British History for NFTS-produced Mining Tale ‘Stratum Deep’

Live Action

30th June, 2021

Lian Meng Rose's reveals how he combined 16mm film grain and immersive sound design to bring the mines to life in historical fiction drama 'Stratum Deep'.

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10 Must-Watch Shorts From the National Film and Television School’s 2021 Graduate Showcase

Film Festival

18th May, 2021

From colourful claymations to gothic dramas, DN recommends ten shorts to catch at the National Film and Television School's 2021 Graduate Showcase.

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The Terror of Intrusive Thoughts Are Vividly Brought to Life in Suraya Raja’s ‘Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant’

Animation

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'

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

Article

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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Two Exes Impersonating Dragons Perform a Mating Dance in Benedict Cohen’s Refreshingly Funny ‘Rushes’

Live Action, Premiere

19th June, 2020

Director Benedict Cohen talks to DN about awkward exes and exotic bird mating dances, all of which inspired his brilliantly funny short ‘Rushes’.

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John Ogunmuyiwa Offers a Surprising Peek Into the Lives of Two South London Drug Dealers in ‘Mandem’

Live Action, Premiere

1st April, 2020

John Ogunmuyiwa embarks on a delicious exercise of audience baiting in expectation defying, day in the life of 2 South London drug dealers short 'Mandem'.

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

Animation

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’

Animation

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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Alice Seabright Balances Good Humour with a Strong Heart in Crowdfunded Endometriosis Short ‘End-O’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th October, 2019

DN talks with Alice Seabright about the crowdfunding process, making art about taboo topics and recognising humour in dark times for comedy drama 'End-O'.

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