Toxic Relationship Tag Archive

Live Action

Tamsin Topolski Lays Bare the Dire Consequences of Toxic Positivity in Satirical Short ‘I’m a Good Person’

Tamsin Topolski details how she represented her protagonist's mental and physical demise through all aspects of her darkly comic satire's colour palette.

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Elizabeth Acevedo’s Dramatic Debut ‘Mirage’ Is a Heady Examination of the Role of Memory in Relationships

Director Elizabeth Acevedo details how her actors became the keepers of their characters in her intoxicating examination of memory's role within love.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Seemingly Adorable Term of Endearment Reveals the Cracks and Toxicity of a Relationship in Dan Boaden’s ‘Pet Name’

Dan Boaden details how he created a dreamlike and timeless look for his awkward comedy delving into the toxicity of a young couple's relationship.

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A Lifetime of Mutual Resentment Derails a Birthday Celebration in Emily Munster’s ‘Norma’

Emily Munster talks about overcoming self-doubt on her deliciously dark comedy debut about an elderly couple who have a rather unusual birthday celebration.

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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

Lina Kalcheva Draws From Greek Mythology for Her Romantic Entanglement Stop Motion Short ‘Other Half’

Lina Kalcheva unpacks the philosophical grounding of her NFTS stop motion grad short which presents a world where couples become physically entangled.

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Live Action, Premiere

Masculinity Is a Toxic, Menacing Curse in Dima Barch’s Gripping Queer Russian Horror Short ‘Dead End’

Dima Barch walks us through his use of long takes, dynamic lighting set-ups and an ambiguous mode to create an ambitious and menacing queer horror film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Calvin Demba Takes an Algorithmic Look at the Damaging Cycle of Toxic Relationships in Sexbot Comedy ‘BabyDolls’

We speak to Calvin Demba about creating a timeless feeling for his dark AI relationship comedy about a misogynistic man falling victim to his own toxicity.

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Live Action, Premiere

Reece Daniels’ Experimental Dance Thriller ‘BONGO’ Tells a Tale of False Connection in the Modern Age

Reece Daniels walks through the construction of the frenetic tension that underpins his cautionary tale about trusting too freely in contemporary society.

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