USA Tag Archive

Cynical Smile Expresses the Mental Toll of Life in the Age of Distraction in Discordant Short ‘Fracture’

Art & Fashion

10th January, 2020

Cynical Smile talks to us about combining movement and sound design for his discordant meditation on the mental turmoil of life in the age of distraction.

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Masculinity Is on the Operating Table in Zach Bandler’s Medical Comedy ‘Torn’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd January, 2020

Zach Bandler finds comfort in the uncomfortable as he tells DN about the creative process behind his short taboo comedy 'Torn'.

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Zak Marx Provides a Shotgun Point-Of-View of Lovers on the Run in Oscar Scheller’s Runaway’

Music

20th December, 2019

Zak Marx captures the consequences and coincidences of lovers on the run from a new perspective in shotgun-view Oscar Scheller music video 'Runaway'.

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“Reality is Told Through Dream Imagery” Cassie Shao Discusses Her Grad Film ‘There Were Four of Us’

Animation

18th December, 2019

Director Cassie Shao explains how a three year old dream inspired her animated grad film 'There Were Four of Us'.

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A Y2K Doomsday Cult Get Picky About Who’ll Join Them in the Afterlife in Ben Kitnick’s Comedy ‘Exit Statement’

Live Action

13th December, 2019

Ben Kitnick reveals how improvisation was a key ingredient of his quirky comedy about a Y2K doomsday cult's mass suicide plans gone awry 'Exit Statement'.

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Luca Cioci Examines the Destructive Life of Routine in CalArts Short ‘Medium Rare’

Animation, Premiere

11th December, 2019

Recent CalArts graduate Luca Cioci joins us to discuss why stop-motion was the perfect form for his short film 'Medium Rare'.

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A Cult Leader Lures a New Recruit into a Jello Eating Frenzy in Erin S Murray’s ‘Shaking’

Music

10th December, 2019

We catch up with Erin S Murray to discuss her split roles as a director/choreographer and why jello was the perfect elixir for cult music video 'Shaking'.

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Manes Duerr Asks What Sacrifices Are Worth Keeping a Dream Alive in Racing Relationship Drama ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Live Action, Premiere

6th December, 2019

Manes Duerr asks whether a man’s childhood dream is more important than 3 people’s reality in his high octane relationship drama 'Ghost of a Chance'.

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How a Road Trip with Dad Led Jenna Caravello to Create “Ominous & Unpredictable” Short ‘Frontier Wisdom’

Animation

5th December, 2019

Jenna Caravello joins us to explain how fantasies of her father's phone company job inspired her to create a strange tale starring a “chatty corpse”

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A Couple’s Fear and Empathy Battle It out on a Deserted Snowy Road in Lance Edmands’ One-Shot Thriller ‘Whiteout’

Live Action

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'.

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How Ryan Dickie Channelled The Goonies and Ghostbusters for Horror Stoner Comedy ‘Montana, GA’

Live Action

21st November, 2019

Ryan Dickie tells DN about how cutting back on his resources lead to stronger creative breakthroughs for his proof-of-concept stoner comedy 'Montana, GA'.

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A Wealth Family Find Themselves at the Mercy of Their Dead Patriarch in Matt Kazman’s ‘Father Figurine’

Live Action

19th November, 2019

Matt Kazman shares how his morbidly funny swipe at the 1% 'Father Figurine' was inspired the first family & helped along by a mould of an old man’s head.

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