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Repressed Emotions Boil Over in Chris Shimojima’s ’6-minute Mom’

In Chris Shimojima’s ’6-minute Mom’, a woman reconnects with her absent mother and discovers that even the sturdiest of emotional walls can be breached. DN speaks to Chris about the challenges of visualising the internal conflict a character is desperately trying to hide.

Hili Noy & Shimi Asresay Hold a Mirror to Racism in Animation ‘Strange Fruit’

Channelling firsthand experiences of racism in their own lives, Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy decided to tackle the subject in their allegorical animated thesis short ‘Strange Fruit’. We asked Hili and Shimi to tell us how the idea and final film developed.

David Cho Speaks Straight to the Yearning Heart in ‘Where We Are’

In an all too brief, but elegantly observed 85 seconds, LA filmmaker David Cho crafts a beautiful separated conversation of longing that speaks straight to the heart. We asked David to guide us through the yearning.

Adriano Vessichelli Explores a Fleeting Moment of Possibility in 'Agent of Chaos'

Adriano Vessichelli’s ‘Agent of Chaos’ distills the theoretical into a relatable fleeting moment of ‘what if’ as two strangers play out the scenarios which see them both connect and miss their moment. We invited Vessichelli to tells us more.

DN317: Echo – Lewis Arnold

With Lewis Arnold’s short film ‘Echo’ being released online just over a week ago, it seemed the perfect excuse to delve even deeper into the director’s time at the National Film and Television School and the creation of his repetitive compulsion narrative.

Kire Paputts Challenges Preconceptions About Special Needs Actors in ‘The Rainbow Kid’

DN alumni Kire Paputts tell us how his forthcoming feature ‘The Rainbow Kid’ bucks the norm without succumbing to lazy cinematic conventions, to tell the compelling story of a special needs teenager trying to change his life for the better.

The McKinnon Brothers Talk Mysteries, Multimedia & Crowdfunding for ‘KIN Fables’

The first instalment of The McKinnon Brothers’ ‘KIN Fables’ masterfully draws you into a stunning world of mystery. We sat down with the brothers to discuss their vision for the KIN Fables journey & the near successful Kickstarter campaign which will allow them to realise that ambitious vision.

Anxiety, Hair Loss & Odd Dreams Fall Under Luiz Stockler’s Spotlight in ‘Montenegro’

RCA animation graduate & award-winning director Luiz Stockler joins us to talk about the concept of his unusual short film Montenegro.

DN316: Strings – Rob Savage

A director we’ve been watching with great interest here on DN, Rob Savage’s work consistently grabs our attention. That’s why I asked him to join us on the podcast so I could discover how it all began at the tender age of 18 when he wrote, directed, edited, shot and co-produced his debut feature Strings, which depicts those quiet, awkward moments of teenage relationships we rarely get to witness on screen.

Matt Lambert Explores the Intersection of Sexuality & Digital Culture in ‘MEAT’

What can I say about filmmaker Matt Lambert that hasn’t been enthused multiple times on the pages of DN before? Instead, you’re probably better off immediately jumping into the sensual ride of his backroom internet short MEAT – the result of a collaboration between Matt and Swedish artist Thomas Bo Nilsson, and an ancillary piece […]