Live Action, Premiere
15th June, 2020
Filmmaker Emmanuil Morari divulges the creative ethos behind 'She Lies Beautiful', his darkly comedic take on a serial killer's murderous love life.
25th May, 2020
Jonas Ulrich tells DN about the practical challenges of creating the paranoia needed for his Kubrick-influenced, Swiss Alps set thriller 'Thin Air'.
13th May, 2020
Blending beauty and terror M.P. Wills' 'Blood Orange' is alternately horrifying and hilarious. We sat down with the director to discuss his short film!
26th March, 2020
Director Lorcan Finnegan returns to DN for an extensive discussion about creating the disturbing (un)reality of his feature sci-fi thriller 'VIVARIUM'.
25th November, 2019
Lance Edmands explains how he used one-shot filmmaking to root audiences inside a couple's battle between fear & empathy in car bound thriller 'Whiteout'.
22nd October, 2019
Writer/director Summer Agnew reveals why he embraced an anti-narrative structure for his bristling thriller about buried anger & resentment 'The Brother'.
26th July, 2019
"The Puddles act as a kind of catalyst to articulate separation" - writer/director Tim Keeling discusses his enigmatic six-minute short 'Two Puddles'.
27th May, 2019
Alex Gargot weaves an macabre story of grief as a mother battles with the possibility of life after death on her son’s funeral day in 'State of Mind'.
20th May, 2019
We speak to Paul Stein about drawing inspiration from the work of Jim Jarmusch & the focus shooting on film provided for split perspective shorts 'UMI'.
11th April, 2019
DN speaks to dir. Casper Balslev about setting his bleak fallen man thriller 'End of the Rainbow' in northern Denmark's hauntingly desolate landscapes.
Film Festival, Live Action
24th March, 2019
DN speaks with Ellie Rogers, who reveals how she used time and repetition to tell the story of a woman revisiting the trauma of a past relationship.
4th February, 2019
Chad Cunningham joins DN to discuss how his love of thrillers and history in the Boy Scouts of America culminated into dark allegorical short 'The Order'.
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