In Paavo Hanninen’s two-hander The Heart Wants What It Wants, former lovers attempt to rekindle the flame by re-enacting the past, only to discover that they’re intentions may well be mutually exclusive. Hanninen tells DN how he harnessed small moments into a big emotional impact.
In 'Dear Lucas' director Winnie Cheung has crafted a time travel short in which the characters, not the tech, command our attention. Cheung joins us to discuss how she built an emotionally-resonant recursive romance.
Animator Iain Gardner joins us to talk about how a friend’s story of his grandmother’s Fox stole, which spontaneously combusted, led him to create a narrative about an unusual relationship between a recently deceased fox and a rabbit.
We talk to writer-director Duane Hopkins about his second feature 'Bypass', a beautifully observed morality tale of society’s feared and forsaken.
Director Jeremy Cole provides a behind-the-scenes insight into the production of his energetic music video for Young Fathers track 'Shame'
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