Olivia J. Middleton explains how the roadside cafe setting of her romantic drama became the ideal locale for her tale of fleeting connection.
Animation, Music, Premiere
Karl Poyzer explains how he embraced the freedom offered by animation and free application Blender for his cityscape-based science fiction music video.
Hugh Mulhern details the filmmaking equipment and techniques he deployed in order to create the chaotic nature of a night out for his Hak Baker music video.
Live Action, Premiere
Isher Sahota explains how he struck the right tonal balance of comedy and skulduggery for his darkly comic period drama about self-interested backstabbing.
Joseph Wallace returns to DN with his most ambitious work yet, a 17-minute stop-motion folktale exploring the refugee crisis and xenophobia.
Giles Buchanan divulges the practical trials and tribulations of shooting on the Ben Nevis mountain face for his ambitious Lovecraftian horror short.
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.
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