Short Film Tag Archive

A Troubled Writer Loses His Grip on Reality in Harry Sherriff’s Dark Meta-Comedy ‘Harry Is Not Okay’

Live Action, Premiere

27th October, 2021

Harry Sherriff explains how he used the application deadline for the NFTS as a creative motivator when conceiving his deliciously dark, surreal meta-comedy.

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It’s a Life or Death Moment for a Beloved Toy in Andrew Rutter’s Absurd Horror Comedy ‘Peter the Penguin’

Live Action

26th October, 2021

Andrew Rutter talks through the impressive practical effects work behind the outlandish title character of his horror comedy 'Peter the Penguin'.

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Samuel de Ceccatty Tensely Captures the Aftermath of a Casual Hook-Up in One-Shot Short ‘Adrift’

Live Action

25th October, 2021

Samuel de Ceccatty explains the technical challenges he faced when shooting his gripping one-shot drama 'Adrift' on a boat in central London.

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Sebastian Hill-Esbrand Extols the Need to Proudly Celebrate Diverse Womxn Bodies & Spirits in ‘Booty Freedom’

Art & Fashion

22nd October, 2021

Sebastian Hill-Esbrand explains why his celebratory dance short spurred him to build a female-centric team of collaborators in front of & behind the camera.

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A Woman Goes to Extremes To Satisfy Her Partner’s Odd Sexual Needs in Tobias Rud’s ‘I’ll Be Your Kettle’

Animation, Premiere

18th October, 2021

Tobias Rud discusses animating the dangers of romantic compromise in his film about a woman's desperate attempts to satisfy her partner's unusual desires.

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Nature, Movement & Fashion Coalesce in Felicia Manning’s Restorative Dance Film ‘The Best Ain’t Happened Yet’

Art & Fashion

14th October, 2021

Director Felicia Manning takes DN inside the creation of her joyous experimental dance ode to the liberating sensations of freedom, nature and lightness.

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A Young Thief Longs for the Comfort of the Mothers She Steals From in Melissa Anastasi Aquatic Drama ‘Chlorine’

Live Action

13th October, 2021

DN talks to Melissa Anastasi about interweaving visuals of water to create a lyrical film about the yearning for nurturing familial bonds in 'Chlorine'.

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A Serious Incident Causes Two Teenagers to Go On the Run in James Pike-Watson’s British Drama ‘Babygirl’

Live Action

8th October, 2021

James Pike-Watson talks about the relaxed, naturalistic sensibility he generated between his street-cast lead actors for crime drama 'Babygirl'.

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Brandon Lavoie’s ‘The Both of Me’ Poetically Depicts a Devastated West Virginian Coal-Mining Community

Documentary

7th October, 2021

Made over 6 years Brandon Lavoie discusses mixing drone & archive footage in his documentary exploring the ruinous effect of coal mining in West Virginia.

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Liam Tangum’s Small-Town Crime Drama ‘Toomsboro’ Tracks Two Brothers as They Stumble Upon a Stack of Cash

Live Action, Premiere

5th October, 2021

Liam Tangum explains how he captured the beautiful vistas of the Deep South for his small-town fraternal crime drama 'Toomsboro'.

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Poppy Gordon’s ‘For Your Consideration’ Skewers Shameless Sundance-Sensation Cinema

Live Action

1st October, 2021

Poppy Gordon discusses deploying a technicolour-like aesthetic & razor-sharp dialogue to satirise well-meaning 'woke' producers in 'For Your Consideration.

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Jordan Findlay Examines the Phenomena of Quantum Entanglement and the Power of Shared Experiences in ‘Limbic’

Live Action

30th September, 2021

Director Jordan Findlay breaks down the complex 50-light lighting rig required for the ethereal visuals of his experimental 16mm short.

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