USA Tag Archive

A Karen Ruins Keenan the First’s Date Night in Joel Jay Blacker’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’ Music Video

Music

27th July, 2021

Director Joel Jay Blacker discloses how he pulled off a vibrant and ambitious rooftop-set music video for Keenan the First's 'Dinner and a Movie'.

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Los Pérez Capture A$AP Rocky’s Return to Life Post-Lockdown in ‘Get Smoooth Again’

Art & Fashion

23rd July, 2021

Los Pérez explain how they achieved the signature bombastic cinematography style of 'Get Smoooth Again' their branded short for Klarna feat. A$AP Rocky.

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Skinner Myers Captures the Harrowing Final Moments of a Falsely Accused Black Man in ‘Frank Embree’

Live Action

22nd July, 2021

Skinner Myers reveals how he captured the legacy of a Black man wrongfully murdered over 100 years ago on 35mm film in biographical drama 'Frank Embree'.

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Matt Cascella Ennobles Man’s Best Friend in Charming Doc Short ‘Talking Dog’

Documentary, Premiere

21st July, 2021

Matt Cascella enlightens DN on his free-form approach to directing in ‘Talking Dog’, a documentary ode to the dogs of Maine by their human companions.

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Pavel Brenner’s Fashion Film for Alexander Wang ‘Sisters’ Seductively Celebrates Asian Excellence

Art & Fashion

19th July, 2021

We speak to Pavel Brenner about deploying a constantly roving camera, bright colour-palette and gorgeous power suits for Wuxia fashion film 'Sisters'.

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Sally Tran’s ‘Centuries and Still’ Devastatingly Displays How Anti-Asian Hate Is Not a New Phenomenon

Documentary

15th July, 2021

Combining 16mm, 8mm, VHS and video Sally Tran details how she documented the roots and persistence of anti-Asian hate in the USA in 'Centuries and Still'.

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Emotional Connections Are Forged in Unlikely Places in Paavo Hanninen’s Identity-Swapping Drama ‘Tourist’

Live Action

9th July, 2021

Paavo Hanninen reveals how he used the pre-packaged expectations of New Orleans to find the central human drama of his 16mm short 'Tourist'.

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Owen Schwartzbard’s ‘Hello Ma’am’ Mixes Media to Subvert the Traditional Symbolism of the American Dream

Live Action, Premiere

29th June, 2021

Owen Schwartzbard explains his love of camcorder footage and why he blended it with a more polished look for his dark grifter tale 'Hello Ma'am'.

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Paavo Hanninen Channels Quarantine Paranoia for His Strange Romantic Comedy Short ‘I Think I’m Dying’

Live Action

23rd June, 2021

Paavo Hanninen walks DN through the process of mapping a 3D model of his own house to cinematically storyboard his comedy short 'I Think I'm Dying'.

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Talia Smith Mines Her History of Growing up in South Africa for Oscar-Winning Domestic Motherhood Drama ‘Umama’

Live Action

21st June, 2021

Talia Smith recounts how her personal history informed the diasporic tension she exorcised through her Student Academy Award-winning NYU drama 'Umama'.

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Jerry Rothwell’s ‘The Reason I Jump’ Viscerally Brings the World of Non-Speaking Autism to Life

Documentary, Live Action

15th June, 2021

Jerry Rothwell takes DN inside the 360° sound and hyper-stylised portraiture of his enthralling documentary depiction of life with non-speaking autism.

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Colin Read Captures the Overwhelming Feeling of Mass Expectation in His Stylish ‘Wildfire’ Promo

Music

14th June, 2021

Colin Read walks DN through the production challenges of his constantly in motion music video for Cautious Clay's self-reflective track 'Wildfire'.

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