USA Tag Archive

Brandon Lavoie’s ‘The Both of Me’ Poetically Depicts a Devastated West Virginian Coal-Mining Community

Documentary

7th October, 2021

Made over 6 years Brandon Lavoie discusses mixing drone & archive footage in his documentary exploring the ruinous effect of coal mining in West Virginia.

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Liam Tangum’s Small-Town Crime Drama ‘Toomsboro’ Tracks Two Brothers as They Stumble Upon a Stack of Cash

Live Action, Premiere

5th October, 2021

Liam Tangum explains how he captured the beautiful vistas of the Deep South for his small-town fraternal crime drama 'Toomsboro'.

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Poppy Gordon’s ‘For Your Consideration’ Skewers Shameless Sundance-Sensation Cinema

Live Action

1st October, 2021

Poppy Gordon discusses deploying a technicolour-like aesthetic & razor-sharp dialogue to satirise well-meaning 'woke' producers in 'For Your Consideration.

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Interpersonal Interactions Are What Gives Life Meaning in Tsubasa Matsumoto’s Existential Drama ‘Prelude’

Live Action, Premiere

24th September, 2021

Tsubasa Matsumoto explains how he composited the lofty ideas of his expansive drama 'Prelude' specifically for the big screen experience.

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A Cursed Weapon Paves the Road to Self-Actualisation in Stanley Sievers’ Oddball Comedy ‘Samurai Sword’

Live Action

20th September, 2021

We asked director Stanley Sievers to explain how he achieved the impressive throwback stylisation of his short slacker comedy 'Samurai Sword'.

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Leo Mccarey Meets Tsai Ming-Liang in Bryce Richardson’s Debut New York Feature ‘I Want More, I Want Less’

Film Festival, Live Action

9th September, 2021

Bryce Richardson chats to DN about combining East and West in his debut drama feature, a film rooted in a spirit of collaboration and improvisation.

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Eli Powers Shows Us the Unbearable Weight of Masculine Defensiveness in Cape Cod Drama ‘Fish’

Live Action, Premiere

2nd September, 2021

We talk to Eli Powers about using intimate handheld frames, moody guitar licks & layered performances to create an affecting portrait of grief in 'Fish'.

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Aiden Ulrich Captures the Intimate Working Methods of an Acclaimed Prolific Artist in ‘Frank Ockenfels III’

Documentary

1st September, 2021

Aiden Ulrich reveals the creative insight he gained while capturing a prolific artist at-work for insightful profile documentary 'Frank Ockenfels III'.

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Andrew Wonder & Colleen Dodge Intimately Capture a Uniquely American Tradition in Doc Short ‘The Great Fair’

Documentary

31st August, 2021

Andrew Wonder & Colleen Dodge discuss the slow motion, modified camera lenses & attention to detail of their celebration of a uniquely American tradition.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Art & Fashion

30th August, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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Denzel Whitaker Spotlights the Toxic Collision of Modern Celebrity, Cancel Culture and Mental Health in ‘5150′

Live Action

24th August, 2021

We talk to Denzel Whitaker about delving into the power of modern celebrity in our culture and the complexities of race in America in short film '5150'.

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A Displaced Hawaiian Native Takes a Cryptic Job in Bradley Tangonan’s Mythic Drama ‘River of Small Gods’

Live Action

23rd August, 2021

Bradley Tangonan explains how he intertwined the stories of past and present to create a contemporary myth for his Hawaiian drama 'River of Small Gods'.

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