Violence Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

Liam Pinheiro-Rogers’ ‘London’s Forgotten’ Asks Why the Pernicious Cycle of Knife Crime Refuses to End

Liam Pinheiro-Rogers unpacks the expanded ambitions and creative decision-making behind the uncanny atmosphere of his haunting anti-knife crime drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

David Robinson-Smith Depicts the Lingering Nature of Trauma and Guilt in His Searing Drama Short ‘Mud Crab’

David Robinson-Smith discusses the considered active cinematography employed in his haunting short where an unreliable narrator recounts a violent assault.

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Live Action, Premiere

An Embittered Son Plots His Revenge on the Football Hooligans Who Attacked His Father in Greg Cruttwell’s ‘Animals’

Greg Cruttwell explains how his disgust about the horrific violence of football hooliganism galvanised the creation of his blistering monologue revenge short.

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Animation

A Horrifying Tour of Humanity Raises Questions of Free Will in Theo W Scott’s Animated Short Cuties

Theo W Scott talks to DN about his hope that its tale of "dumb characters butchering each other" throughout history will inspire questions of free will.

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Live Action, Premiere

Greg Hall’s ‘Baby Boy’ Takes Us on a Riveting Journey Through the Heart of Drug and Sex Fuelled Darkness

Greg Hall shares how he expertly portrayed descending into drug-fuelled mayhem through dual-lighting schemes and an unrelenting musical score.

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Live Action, Premiere

Robert Mentov & Dwight Jantzi’s ‘Gypsy Son’ Skilfully Recreates 90s Russia for a Powerful Gangster Tale

Robert Mentov explains how he and Dwight Jantzi created a fresh gangster tale with evocative lighting, religious images and an 80s-style soundtrack.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Teenage Boy Struggles With the Shame of Victimhood After a Brutal Attack in Toby Wharton’s Drama Short ‘Held’

We speak to Toby Wharton about the invisible camera work he employed to truly capture the raw emotions in his perturbing exploration of victimhood.

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Live Action

Craig Bingham’s Yorkshire-Set Fight Pit Short ‘IRONSTONE’ Is a Brooding Look at a Battle for Survival

Craig Bingham breaks down the physical and emotional intensity of shooting the long one-shot takes required for his engrossing fight pit short.

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Live Action

Joseph Chebatte Provides a Compelling, Rule-Breaking One-Man Monologue with Short Film ‘Mother Dearest’

Joseph Chebatte digs into the 180 rule breaks, jarring tone shifts & compelling Charles Alexander performance which underpin his gangland soliloquy short.

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Art & Fashion

Will & Carly Confront a Rising Tide of Youth Violence in Poetic Anti-Knife Crime Short ‘No More Knives LDN’

Directing duo Will & Carly tell DN why they felt compelled to address escalating knife crime by combining slam poetry & 16mm film in 'No More Knives LDN'.

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Documentary

Matt Dempsey Looks at an Alternative to the UK Knife Crime Crisis in Doc Short ‘Knives Down, Bikes Up’

Matt Dempsey shares how he captured the story of a group riders hoping to break down barriers and create a sense of community in 'Knives Down, Bikes Up'.

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