Teenage Tag Archive

Music

Emma Branderhorst Presents an Alternative to the Perilous Repercussions of Sexting in Campaign Short ‘Piece of Me’

Emma Branderhorst tells DN why it was important to take a new tack of addressing those who share intimate images without consent for her KPN campaign film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Ella Carey Plunges Us Into the Cloudy Area of Consent in Her Evocative Teen Drama ‘Prawn’

Ella Care speaks to DN about depicting the grey area of teen consent in her powerful short about the innocence of a girl's first kiss being dashed by reality.

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Live Action

The Gaping Chasm Left by a Missing Girl Is Quickly Inhabited by a Lonely Opportunist in Jimmy Goldblum’s ‘Jude’

Jimmy Goldblum discusses up-ending typical true crime missing girl tropes in his short following a teen girl who inserts herself into a life that isn’t hers.

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Live Action, Premiere

Youthful Abandon Clashes Against the Burdens of Impending Adulthood in Melina Valdez’ ‘Weapons and Their Names’

Melina Valdez unpacks her process of weaving magical realism into a grounded narrative informed by personal experience to portray the tumult of teenage grief.

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Documentary

Nick Bentgen Chronicles the Adventurous Outlook of a Teenage Self-Love Collective in Documentary Short ‘#LoveYourz’

Nick Bentgen reveals the free-flowing, mixed format, organic shooting process of his doc about a group of free spirited teens in the outer boroughs of NYC.

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Live Action, Premiere

A High Schooler Has an Unusual Request for His Classmate in Christian Meola’s Drama ‘The Expanding Horizon’

Christian Meola opens up about discovering new narrative territory and a widely diverse range of responses to his emotionally intense coming of age drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Jerome Yoo Encapsulates the Chaotic Abandon of Self-Centred Youth in Fantastical Short ‘River Boy Blues’

Jerome Yoo talks about adopting handheld camera work to express the freedom and abandon of his teenage protagonists on a mission to relocate a significant pet.

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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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Live Action

Vincent René-Lortie’s Oscar Short ‘Invincible’ Tenderly Depicts the Duality of a Troubled Teen’s Mental Health Crisis

A deeply personal film years in the making, Vincent René-Lortie details the intimate approach needed to bring the true story of his troubled friend to screen.

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Live Action

Christian Avilés ‘Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays’ Elegantly Captures the Tragic Spirit of Brits Abroad

Christian Avilés discusses his use of sun-dappled 16mm images and the mixture of documentary and magic realism to depict the tragic Balconing phenomenon.

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Live Action, Premiere

Hilary Eden Immerses Us in the Fervently Charged World of a Y2K Teenager in Nostalgic Short ‘Bellybutton’

Hilary Eden speaks to DN about the power she found in the specificity of her storytelling for her evocative coming-of-age portrait of adolescent girlhood.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Eivind Landsvik’s Cannes Palme d’Or Short ‘TITS’ Shares an Achingly Honest Portrayal of Teenage Insecurities

Eivind Landsvik details the key scenes from his tender Cannes selected coming of age drama short which could only be captured on 16mm film.

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