Ajuàn Isaac-George reveals how he collapsed the sweep of decades into minutes through clever editing, precise dialogue and detailed character backstories.
Turkina Faso reveals the formative experiences she had as a first-time narrative director on the set of her excursion through London beds, hearts and dreams.
Filmmakers Karni&Saul return to DN to discuss seamless blending live-action and CGI for their Cannes 'in Competition' love poem to nature short film.
Film Festival, Live Action
Musa Alderson-Clarke takes DN through the challenge of baking white hot tension into the fabric of his Cannes premiering short about a young man in turmoil.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
Filmmaker Alexandra Bas explains her creative process operating as both director and cinematographer on her vibrant fashion short.
Simone Smith explains how she used visually outré imagery, claustrohobic frames and rear projection to find the madness of a chaotic family.
Is there a foolproof formula for the perfect film? Stephen Follows shares the insights he's gathered over a decade of deep diving into film industry data.
Live Action, Premiere
Lia Williams tells DN how she drew from her experience as an actor when directing Angus Wright and Alex Lawther for her historical drama.
Joe Weiland explains how the wide, vibrant frames of his seaside comedy drama are emblematic of the film's themes of connection and catharsis.
Joseph Brett expounds on his desire to challenge gaps of representation in British folk aesthetics with his eerie stop motion film about home and belonging.
Emma Jesse talks through the false preconceptions she had to overcome when making her short exploring humiliating toxic masculinity within male groups.
Will Kenning chats to DN about combining the world of tap with the grim reality of exploitation perpetrated by drug gangs for his compelling drama short.
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