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'.
Art & Fashion, Premiere
14th July, 2021
Caroline Mackintosh discusses combining fast montage with voiceover to explore the different outcomes life can take in her playful visual poem 'The Doors'.
13th July, 2021
Jordan Blady explains how he deployed old-fashioned lifts, mirrors and shadows to skirt the line between hope and menace in visual poem 'Somebody'.
12th July, 2021
Lisette Donkersloot talks to us about creating a cinematic atmosphere of pure hopelessness for her experimental narrative short 'Lead Balloons'.
16th June, 2021
Liam Young deconstructs his visual poem 'Pub Kid', an examination of pub culture as seen through the eyes of a young boy raised amongst the locals.
24th May, 2021
Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah discusses challenging the practice of cultural appropriation in her poetic NYU thesis film 'To the Girl that Looks Like Me'.
10th May, 2021
Paul Nevison channels the power of resilient motherhood for his film 'Prayer of the Mothers', a humbling look at the Syrian crisis through a family's eyes.
5th February, 2021
Lainey Richardson talks about shooting Football Beyond Borders winning poem 'Black &6Teen' while remaining authentic to author Abi Simms' experiences.
10th August, 2020
Laura Scrivano takes DN through the journey of transforming an irreverent Noel Coward poem into a powerful celebration of female sexuality in 'Alice'.
7th August, 2020
Featuring blistering spoken word poetry, 'Wake Up' questions the long term resilience of Black Lives Matter allies in the ongoing fight for equality.
Asides, Live Action
17th July, 2020
Jesse Lewis-Reece's 'Eyelash' explores the pitfalls of obsession through the intimate portrayal of a couple's budding relationship and it's eventual ruin.
22nd June, 2020
Setting Rodrigo Molinero's poem to a series of bold images, Fede Canal Santiangeli discusses creating a reverie on outmoded masculinity in 'Absolution'.
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