Surreal Tag Archive

Music

Freddie Leyden Draws From the Well of 70s Folk Horror for His Ethereal Music Video ‘The Dream Of Delphi’

Freddie Leyden talks us through the surreal inspirations and 70s documentary lenses that fed the eerie atmosphere of his beguiling Bat For Lashes music video.

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Animation, Premiere

How a Desire for Environmental Harmony Led Emily Halaka to Create Animated Fever-Dream Short ‘Organic Matter’

Emily Halaka joins DN to discuss how she used animation to promote harmony between humanity and the Earth in her delightfully surreal ecological short.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Young Clubber Dissociates From Reality on a Wild Trip in Sami Schinaia’s Stylistic Short ‘LOVE U 2CB’

Sami Schinaia details how his relationship to social media helped to shape his vibrant short following a young clubber on a surreal trip.

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Live Action

An Imbalanced Friendship Plays Out Through a Series of Bizarre Flashbacks in Nathan de Paz Habib’s ‘La Bicicletta’

Nathan De Paz Habib discusses experimenting with the form of the distinctive scenes representing a series of emotive flashbacks in his surreal debut short.

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Live Action

An Unsavoury Opportunity Offers a Lucrative Solution for a Desperate Woman in Giuseppe Garau’s ‘L’Incidente’

Giuseppe Garau extols the creative perks of not being glued to a monitor when shooting his 16mm film about a woman who enters the seedy world of tow trucks.

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Live Action

Yasmin Afifi’s BAFTA Winner ‘Jellyfish & Lobster’ Extols the Joys of Living Without Conforming to Expectations

Writer/Director Yasmin Afifi tells DN why magical realism was the perfect genre in which to tell her dark comedic story about finding joy at the end of life.

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Animation, Music

How the Limitless Borders of Abstract Art Are Inspiring the Unmistakable Aesthetic of Tsz-Wing Ho

Animator Tsz-wing Ho joins us to discuss her recognisable approach to filmmaking and her collaboration with Max Cooper for 'Pulse at the Centre of Being'.

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Live Action

Adolescent Reality Blurs Into the Surreal in Debby Friday & Nathan De Paz Habib’s Hybrid Music Video ‘Good Luck’

Debby Friday & Nathan De Paz Habib break down the experimental approach they took to fully capture the surreal nature of the whirlwind that is adolescence.

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Music

A Woman Traverses Dimensions to a Place of Frozen Time in Kyryl Volovych’s Ghostly Music Video ‘The Sister Of’

Kyryl Volovych reveals the inspiration he drew from Stalker and The Seventh Seal when creating his ethereal, science fiction-inflected ĠENN music video.

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Live Action, Premiere

Pola Rader Creates a Beguiling Romantic Hybrid Exploring the Shifting Phases of Love in ‘And Died Together One Day’

Polar Rader shares her careful colour correction process and high-definition lenses used to depict the journey of love amongst bitterly cold wintry climes.

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Live Action

Jessica Morris’ Tragicomedy ‘Round Robin’ Depicts the Surreal Reality Beneath a Faltering Family Facade

Filmmaker Jessica Morris reveals how she crafted the intense, surreal and manic tone of her failing to keep up appearances familial dark comedy short.

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Animation, Live Action

Jeff Ledellaytner & Ariel Costa Present a Lo-Fi Psychedelic Visual Feast With Super Bobby Music Video ‘Dirty City’

Jeff Ledellaytner reveals how he and Co-Director Ariel Costa embraced each other's creativity for their constantly-evolving surreal music video.

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