Romance Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Colby Day Traverses the Archetypal Romantic Journey of a New Relationship in Dance Short ‘Lead/Follow’

Colby Day explains how he practically translated his intimate play, about a couple experiencing new love, into a free-flowing dance short.

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Live Action, Music

Waley Wang’s ‘Teen Troubles in Dirty Jersey’ Captures the Thrums of Punk, Toxic Masculinity & Disaffected Angst

Waley Wang discusses combining 16mm & Hi8 home video style footage to fully embody the nostalgic memories of The Black Skirts' New Jersey punk roots.

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Live Action

A Chance Encounter Reveals Unexpected Truths in Keeran Anwar Blessie’s Queer Short ‘A Fox in the Night’

Keeran Anwar Blessie breaks down the process of scripting the pivotal tonal shift in his subversive BIFA-nominated LGBTQ romantic drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Dimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti’s Dating Short ‘Happy Ending’ Is an Ode to Finding Love in Unexpected Places

Dimitris Tsakaleas & Lida Vartzioti break down the mumblecore-esque approach to dialogue improvisation of their modern dating romantic comedy.

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Art & Fashion

Kevin Kim Evokes the Cinematic Sensibility of Wong Kar-Wai for His Sumptuous Fashion Film ‘Capsule 003′

Kevin Kim tells DN how he conjured the hazy, wide-angled look of Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together and Fallen Angels for his Alex S. Yu fashion short.

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Art & Fashion

Anthony Capristo’s Gorgeous Poetic Film ‘HeavenHell’ Fully Captures the Highs and Lows of Being in Love

Anthony Capristo shares how he captured the turmoil of young love through innovative transitions, poetic voiceover and finding the perfect images.

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Live Action

An Idealised Romance Reveals Its Toxic Underbelly in Tomás Whitmore’s Psychological Thriller ‘Allie & I’

Tomás Whitmore unveils how he built up the mystery as to the real meaning and intention behind his seductive social media psychological thriller.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Ethics of Great Art Are Challenged in Lisa Clarkson’s Philosophical and Seductive Drama Featurette ‘Muse’

Lisa Clarkson breaks down the photographic aesthetic of her 16mm NFTS drama, about a talented art student and his teacher's questionable methods.

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Music

Jean-Vital Joliat Conveys the Intimacy a Couple Facing Dementia in His Music Video for DE.VILLE’s ‘Water’

Jean-Vital Joliat describes how his grandmother's relationship with dementia directly informed the precise storytelling in his tender music video.

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Animation, Premiere

A Seemingly Regular Hookup Causes a Seismic Shift in David McShane’s Intimate Animated Short Film ‘Come’

David McShane shares the journey from initial spark to being able to screen his tender bedroom-made LGBTQ animation in front of audiences across the globe.

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Music

A Couple Are Trapped in a Violent Embrace in Andrew Jim Gannon’s ‘United (Why Can’t We Say Enough)’

Andrew Jim Gannon deconstructs the purpose of the ever-evolving frame mask in his precise and psychological single-shot music video.

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Music

Two Chefs Prep for a Big Date in Marco Santi’s Subversive and Cathartic Music Video for Nother’s ‘Us’

Marco Santi tells DN how he smoothly juxtaposed the grimy environment of a working kitchen with the sensuality of dance in his Nother music video.

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