USA Tag Archive

An Isolated Family Become Unsettled by Their Disturbed Son in Zander Coté’s Woodland Thriller ‘Tantrums’

Live Action, Premiere

16th April, 2021

Zander Coté explains the artistic motivation behind his decision to cast actors against type for his short character-driven thriller 'Tantrums'.

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Elvira Lind’s Oscar-Nominated ‘The Letter Room’ Deftly Illustrates the Messiness of Good Intentions

Live Action

13th April, 2021

We speak to Elvira Lind about casting her partner Oscar Isaac against type in 'The Letter Room' - a bittersweet comedy set in a maximum security prison.

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10 Essential Short Films to Stream at GLAS Animation 2021

Animation, Film Festival

2nd April, 2021

DN delivers a recommended selection of ten cutting-edge animated shorts available to stream online at GLAS Animation 2021.

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Mitch Dequilettes Takes a Satirical Swipe at Narcissistic Behaviours in the Indie Film World in ‘Staff Pick’

Live Action

1st April, 2021

DN talks to Mitch deQuilettes about the self-referential filmmaking of 'Staff Pick' a dark comedy reality hopping meta-narrative about outsized male egos.

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Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Film Festival, Live Action

21st March, 2021

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of ‘Plaisir’, a sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery & unrequited love in the South of France.

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Kylie Murphy Delves Into the Culture of Abuse in the Entertainment Industry in Candid Drama ‘Green’

Live Action, Premiere

15th March, 2021

Kylie Murphy discusses giving voice to untold stories in forthright short 'Green', exploring the culture of power and abuse in the entertainment industry.

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Raphael Gonzalez Tests the Boundaries of a Fractured Friendship in Gallows Humour Short ‘The Living’

Live Action

11th March, 2021

Raphael Gonzalez explains how he delivered a witty, thoughtful portrayal of the bonds of friendship in his dark, impossible request comedy 'The Living'.

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A Fading Actress Delivers a Bloody Restaging of a Shakespearian Comedy in Kelsey Bollig’s Visceral ‘The Fourth Wall’

Live Action

1st March, 2021

Kelsey Bollig explains how she brought the energy of theatre to screen in 'The Fourth Wall' while exploring the separation between actors and the audience.

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Nathan Nzanga’s Life Is Told Through Illusory Montage in Caleb Slain’s Startling Hip Hop Film ‘Enough’

Music

26th February, 2021

Caleb Slain reveals the important relationships his crew established to tackle the personal subject matter at the heart of his lifespanning film 'Enough'.

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Take a Surreal Trip Through Our Collective COVID-19 Dreams in Intimate Animation ‘Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup’

Animation, Documentary

24th February, 2021

We chat to the creative trio behind doc short 'Invisible Monsters and Tomato Soup' about using animation to navigate through people's angst-ridden dreams.

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Matt Mcclung Explores What Happens When Our Online Behaviours Become All Too Real in ‘One to One’

Live Action

16th February, 2021

Matt McClung shares how he balanced the threatening tone of disturbing online behaviours personified IRL with lighter moments of comedy in 'One to One'.

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Andrew Litten on Capturing the Two Sides of Rapper Nana’s Childhood in ‘King’s Blvd’

Music

9th February, 2021

A tale of the American dream told through rap, director Andrew Litten reveals how he conveyed the conflicted upbringing of rapper Nana in 'King's Blvd'.

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