USA Tag Archive

Vagabon Grapples With the Primal Forces of Nature in Maegan Houang’s Sumptuous Music Video ‘In a Bind’

Music

9th April, 2020

Maegan Houang tells DN how she used rear projection and practical effects to conjure up the primal forces of nature for exquisite music video 'In a Bind'.

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An Iraqi Marsh-Arab Confronts His New Existence as a Relic of the Past in Ivan Olita’s ‘The Last Singer’

Documentary

7th April, 2020

Ivan Olita returns to DN with 'The Last Singer' a documentary exploration of the friction between long-held traditions and social identity of the present.

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Daniel Henry Explores the Balance Between Impermanence and Sameness in Cathartic Road Trip Music Video ‘Tan’

Music

2nd April, 2020

Director Daniel Henry provides a shotgun view of his cathartic black & white exploration of impermanence and sameness in 35mm road trip music video 'Tan'.

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Patrick Muhlberger Unleashes the Chaos of Well Meaning Idiots in His Frenetic One-Shot Comedy Short ‘Hot Dog’

Live Action

31st March, 2020

Patrick Muhlberger returns with one-shot comedy 'Hot Dog' and explains why he abandoned his usual stylish tricks in favour of an energetic roving camera.

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Janina Gavankar & Russo Schelling Echo Slow-Burning 70s Horror in SXSW Award-Winning Short ‘Stucco’

Live Action

30th March, 2020

Fresh from a cancelled SXSW Janina Gavankar & Russo Schelling get in-depth about the monstrous manifestations in award winning midnight horror 'Stucco'.

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How Igor Bastidas Created a Year Long Personal Diary of His NYC Experience in Animated Short ‘The Big Apple’

Animation

24th March, 2020

Igor Bastidas pays tribute to New York City, through 12 animated apples, in his vivid short 'The Big Apple'.

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Nickolas Duarte Unearths the Painful Past of the Man Who Paints Souls in Surprising Documentary Short ‘Jay’

Documentary

20th March, 2020

Director Nickolas Duarte unravels the 5 year journey behind his surprising glimpse into the extraordinary life of an abstract artist with an abstract past.

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“I Love Plants!” – Jonny Look Returns to Directors Notes to Justify Plant-Torture Short ‘Assholes’

Live Action

17th March, 2020

Jonny Look returns to Directors Notes to explain how he came up with so many methods of plant-torture in short comedy 'Assholes'.

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Tragedy Is Transformed Into a Jubilant Celebration of Music in Jess Colquhoun’s ‘Sundays at the Triple Nickel’

Documentary, Music

16th March, 2020

Jess Colquhoun discusses capturing the power of music as a healing force in her evocative doc about a mother's weekly jazz concert tributes to her son.

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How Colin Read Used Innovative VFX Solutions for ‘Walls’ – A Story of Migration, Displacement & Family Separation

Music

13th March, 2020

Colin Read lifts the lid on how he pulled off the VFX feat of stitching together surreal, animated walls without the assistance of a motion control rig.

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A Paramedic Is Forced to Confront the Inevitability of Heartbreaking Loss in Frank Donnangelo’s ‘The Motions’

Live Action, Premiere

4th March, 2020

An overworked paramedic struggles to maintain focus in her life when her terminally ill husband asks her to end his in Frank Donnangelo's 'The Motions'.

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An Asshole AI Runs Roughshod Over Its Creators in Joel Jay Blacker’s Comedy Sci-Fi Series ‘Who You Are’

Live Action

28th February, 2020

Director Joel Jay Blacker returns to DN with comedy sci-fi series 'Who You Are' and tells us how he brought an asshole AI to foul-mouthed life.

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