Surreal Tag Archive

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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Live Action

Simone Smith’s Surreal Short ‘The Möbius Trip’ Explores the Inner Madness of All Chaotic Families

Simone Smith explains how she used visually outré imagery, claustrohobic frames and rear projection to find the madness of a chaotic family.

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Animation

Natko Stipaničev’s ‘Arka’ Is an Unconventional Interpretation of Life Through the Strata of a Grand Cruise Ship

Natko Stipaničev talks to us about mimicking stop motion with 2D & 3D to create his bizarre animated world aboard a doomed transoceanic cruise ship.

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Live Action, Premiere

Seamus Murphy’s ‘Henry Needs a New Home’ Is a Farcical Tale of One Man’s Battle With a Metallic Antagonist

Filmmaker Seamus Murphy talks to DN about the painstaking production design which set the stage for his absurd comedy short starring Nicholas Hope.

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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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Live Action, Premiere

A Surrealistic Veneer Hides a Family Breakdown in TJ O’Grady Peyton’s Offbeat ‘Broken: A Lockdown Story’

TJ O’Grady Peyton & John Craine speak to us about creating a cartoon-like aesthetic for their bizarre and quirky short following a family breakdown.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

An Infinite Queue Is Formed in Ben Kadie’s Technically Mind-Blowing Surreal Dance Short ‘Ahead, Behind’

Ben Kadie and JA Collective break down the process of developing the trippy infinite queue effect featured in their surreal dance short.

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Music

A Devastating Disease Forces a Couple to Make a Heart-Rending Decision in Ian Roderick Gray’s ‘Survive This’

Ian Roderick Gray describes melding surrealistic visual effects with a humanistic story of love, respect and dignity in his short film/music video hybrid.

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Live Action

Jim Hosking Gets Wilfully Weird for Slippery Debut Feature ‘The Greasy Strangler’

Delightfully disgusting, Jim Hoskings' feature debut is definitely the strangest, most grotesque and downright greasiest comedy you'll ever see!

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