Director Gus Péwé tells DN how he used the happy accident of unscripted moments as the creative lifeblood for his charmingly askew short 'Same Ghost Every Night'.
Existing somewhere within the nebulous intersection of the short film and the music video, Clément Oberto explains how he and a team of trusted collaborators made their way towards a contemplation on love, time and life trajectory in 'One Step'.
Animation supergroup The Moth Collective join us to talk about their latest short animation for the Global Canopy Programme - 'Planet Under Pressure'.
Ostensibly the story of a photographer and his assistant capturing family portraits of the inhabitants of a remote Tibetan village, Hu Wei's experimental short 'Butter Lamp' proves itself to be a multilayered thesis on the influence of globalisation and the erosion of Tibetan culture. DN caught up with Wei to discover how he went about blending fact and fiction and why a single image almost brought the whole production to a violent end.
Premiering online here at DN, Jessica Ashman’s beautifully intricate stop-motion short 'Fixing Luka' tells the affecting story of Lucy, a girl who believes she can fix her broken brother if she just finds a way into his head. Jessica tells us about the development of her first professional short and how she marshalled the talents of a multi-disciplined team of creatives to create an award winning film about love and acceptance.
Finnish Director Sakari Lerkkanen draws from a past spent living on the fringes, to deliver the deeply emotive tale of a couple’s fractious relationship for Shivum Sharma’s 'All These Years' music video. DN invited Lerkkanen back to discuss the challenges of installing dark narratives into the music video structure.
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