Short Film Tag Archive

Art & Fashion, Premiere

Three Strangers Cross Paths and Reshape Time in Alexander Stamatiadis’ Audiovisual Dance Short ‘THORN’

Alexander Stamatiadis shares how he and his crew battled through freezing cold, snowy shooting conditions to capture their tender dance short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Two Lonely Cat Enthusiasts Connect in Brendan Prost’s Eerie Bifurcated Character Drama ‘Heavy Petting’

Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.

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Live Action

David Findlay’s Queer Drama ‘Lay Me by the Shore’ Follows a Week in the Life of a Grieving Trans

David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.

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Live Action, Premiere

Naomi Pacifique Excavates the Intertwined Nature of Bodies and Intimacy in Her LFS Grad Short ‘after a room’

Naomi Pacifique reveals how she wanted to alter on-screen representations of the body through her intimate, exploratory London Film School graduate short.

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Live Action, Premiere

Sam Baron Reflects on the Stoicism and Fragility of Men in His Actor in Crisis Comedy Drama ‘Big Ears’

Sam Baron tells us how he grounded comedic beats in tragic reality in his new short about an actor struggling in both his personal and professional life.

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Live Action

The Modern Archetype of a Desperate Artist Is Given an Expressionistic Depiction in Mitch deQuilletes’ ‘Cowards’

Mitch deQuilletes talks to us about tapping into the confusion and stress of emerging zillennial artists in his comedy about an unaware obsessive writer.

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Live Action

Craig Bingham’s Yorkshire-Set Fight Pit Short ‘IRONSTONE’ Is a Brooding Look at a Battle for Survival

Craig Bingham breaks down the physical and emotional intensity of shooting the long one-shot takes required for his engrossing fight pit short.

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Live Action, Premiere

The Hard Choices of Abortion Are Anchored in Daily Reality in Garrett Detrixhe’s ‘The Girl at the Motor Hotel’

Garrett Detrixhe talks about the significant role location played in setting the tone for his short exploring a woman's choice or lack thereof.

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Animation

A Young Artist Falls Into Nostalgic Pitfalls in Ewa Smyk’s Wistful Hand-Painted Animated Short ‘Homebird’

Ewa Smyk tells DN how she combined 3D modelling with hand-drawn 2D animation to speed up the lengthy creation process of her NFTS grad short.

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Animation, Live Action

Female Pleasure Is Given a Playful Fulfilling Expression in Alena Shevchenko’s Sorry I Am Late I Was Masturbating’

Alena Shevchenko explains why she wanted to explore female pleasure in her film about a woman banishing pre-date nerves with a spot of self-gratification.

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Live Action

Mask-Clad Roller Skating Thieves Risk It All in Ben Dean’s Frenetic Dr. Dre Branded Short ‘Flipper’s Skate Heist’

Ben Dean tells DN how he imbued his action-packed and propulsive style of filmmaking into his branded short set around a roller skate heist.

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Art & Fashion

Phillip Kaminiak’s ‘Circle’ Is a Lively Dance Indictment of the Endless Hustle and Bustle of Metropolitan Life

Phillip Kaminiak walks us through the concentric imagery, stunning drone shots and bustling city atmosphere which characterises his compelling dance piece.

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