Live Action, Premiere
15th January, 2021
Ursula Ellis talks emotional history and developing a vintage filmic look for her South-set coming of age drama 'For George on His 30th Birthday'.
13th January, 2021
Alfie Dale explains how he sought to re-understand embedded societal gender norms through his social-realist LGBTQ fairytale 'My Brother is a Mermaid'.
12th January, 2021
Hadley Hillel lays out the challenges of constructing a fantasy world from scratch in 'ERNIE' — a stirring tale of two lost souls finding each other.
11th January, 2021
Filmmaker Na Kyung Kim joins us to explain how feelings of inadequacy led her on a journey to prove her worth with animated short film 'Just a Small'.
8th January, 2021
Andrew Butler and James Wilson detail the visual inspiration behind the bleak, lonely atmosphere of their isolation drama 'Keratin'.
7th January, 2021
Returning to DN with grad film 'The Midnight Sun', Connor Radding explains how the isolating animating process was echoed in his lead character's journey.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
5th January, 2021
Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.
4th January, 2021
DN talks to director Rally Ridberg about taking a swipe at conditioned homophobia in his powerfully provocative satirical short 'Straight Faces'.
23rd December, 2020
Sally Tran shares her experience turning Amazon-bought Jell-O into human anatomy for the fun, horror-inspired '2020 Brain'.
21st December, 2020
Alex Withers walks DN through building his vision of a world in silent despair for his end-of-the-world horror drama 'Dead Quiet'.
17th December, 2020
Helen Warner explains how she drew upon real-life experiences of her past to informed the themes and period setting of her 1940s-set Irish drama 'Stigma'.
Animation, Documentary, Premiere
15th December, 2020
Kieran Nolan Jones discusses combining surreal animation with personal interviews to document the aftermath of his family's trauma in 'Jelly Brain'.
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