Self-Discovery Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

A Toxic Relationship Becomes an All-Encompassing Nightmare in AJ Prager’s Short ‘Seeing Other People’

Amanda Prager reveals how she translated her experience of being in a toxic relationship into a paranoid fantasy short about escaping a controlling partner.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Vulnerable Man Attends a Self-Help Class to Address His Declining Mental State in Ned Donohoe’s Drama ‘The Forum’

Ned Donohoe delves into the delicate balance of critique and empathy he sought to strike in his short about the shady world of personal development forums.

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Live Action

Kali Kahn Captures the Nuance of a Girl Growing Into a Woman in Her Coming of Age Short ‘Father’s

Kali Kahn breaks down the technical choices that informed the subtly maturing awareness of the teenage girl at the centre of her poolside drama.

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Documentary

Ella Glendining’s Debut ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ Is a Captivating Battle Cry for the Disabled Community

Ella Glendining speaks about bringing together the patchwork elements of her empowering documentary about her search for someone else with the same disability.

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Animation

Tom C J Brown’s Painterly BIFA Animation ‘Christopher at Sea’ Portrays a Nautical Journey of Self-Discovery

Tom C J Brown tells DN why animation was the perfect artistic conduit to convey the melodramatic realism of his BIFA nominated short film.

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Animation

Ryan Oligmueller’s Tender Stop Motion ‘Creature Comfort’ Finds a Lonely Creature Reflecting on His Past

Ryan Oligmueller takes DN through the personal and practical journey of making his tender-hearted short about a lonely forest creature searching out its past.

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Live Action

Cristina Sánchez Salamanca Illustrates the Fracturing of a Modern Family in Her Intimate Drama ‘Bebé’

Cristina Sánchez Salamanca reveals how she crafted the quiet, everyday gestures in her observant familial drama to build to a concentrated breaking point.

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Animation

Daniel Quirke Explains How Wax, Religion & DIY Instruments Inspired NFTS Short ‘The Song of a Lost Boy’

NFTS grad Daniel Quirke joins us to discuss his BAFTA-nominated stop motion short about a young choir boy's crisis of faith and journey to self-acceptance.

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Music

Turkina Faso Envisages a Romantic Late-Night Odyssey in Her Dreamy Music Video for Herbert’s ‘Two Doors’

Turkina Faso reveals the formative experiences she had as a first-time narrative director on the set of her excursion through London beds, hearts and dreams.

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Animation

Hannah Jacobs Embraces Life’s Uncertainties in Her Affirming BAFTA Nominated Animation ‘Your Mountain is Waiting’

Hannah Jacobs shares how she created the meditative yet surreal tonal amalgamation of her BAFTA-nominated short about rediscovering how to trust your gut.

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