Romance Tag Archive

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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Live Action, Premiere

Nathan Engelhardt’s ‘Your Curly Hair’ Beautifully Explores the Moments That Make a Relationship

Nathan Engelhardt talks us through using montage, whimsical voiceover and nostalgic 35mm film to create a fresh, unsentimental romance.

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Live Action, Premiere

Will Wightman’s Frenetic Short ‘Heart Failure’ Is a Whip-Smart Gen Z Take on Modern Relationships

Will Wightman speaks about his desire to convey the rollercoaster of romantic turmoil that comes with being a 21-year-old in his musical dating comedy.

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Live Action

Reinis Spaile Uses a Grim Milieu to Expose Mundane Relationship Cracks in ‘Young Love in a Dirty Place’

Reinis Spaile talks about his affinity for using film to capture the contrast between a bright young couple and their degrading love.

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Live Action

Romantic Anxiety Meets Extreme Temperatures in Thessa Meijer’s Pastel-Coloured Comedy Body Horror ‘Heat’

Thessa Meijer describes how she prioritised practical effects over CGI to create the drippy melting effect for her genre-bending short film.

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Live Action

Sami Schinaia’s Trippy Romance Short ‘Nope!’ Highlights the Underlying Addictions of the Modern World

Sami Schinaia deconstructs the potent cinematic flourishes of his debut solo short 'Nope!', a contemporary story of online dating and psychedelic drugs.

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Music

Enea Colombi’s ‘Non Esiste Amore A Napoli’ Sets Tropico’s Music in a Forbidding Yet Beautiful Landscape

Enea Colombi shares how he used non-actors and stunning vistas for his enigmatic music video about escaping the trap of destiny.

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Live Action, Premiere

Interpersonal Interactions Are What Gives Life Meaning in Tsubasa Matsumoto’s Existential Drama ‘Prelude’

Tsubasa Matsumoto explains how he composited the lofty ideas of his expansive drama 'Prelude' specifically for the big screen experience.

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Live Action

A Young Woman Falls for the Seductive Allure of a Tilt-a-Whirl in Zoé Wittocks Fantastical Romance Debut ‘Jumbo’

Zoé Wittock provides an insight into the production practicalities of choreographing the many moving parts of her objectophilia romance feature 'Jumbo'.

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