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Crossing Genres Across a Culture of Subtraction in Ramón Ayala’s Fashion Sci-Fi Short ‘People Like Us’

Ramón Ayala discusses how his fashion film commission ‘People Like Us’ transformed beyond the genre into a sci-fi tinged improvised meditation on enduring love, culpability and ‘otherness’.

The Spirit of Reconciliation as Captured in Chris Shepherd’s Dramatic Short ‘The Ringer’

Resisting the urge to talk to exclusively about his work on the “Stareout” section of cult comedy show ‘Big Train’, we took the opportunity to talk to director Chris Shepherd about his latest short film ‘The Ringer’, the magic of live screenings and what he’s working on next (including a sequel to ‘Dad’s Dead’).

Surviving a Surprise Satanic Sex Party with ‘Black And White’ Director Richard Williamson

“Surviving a surprise sex party with your soul intact is tough.” DN speaks to Richard Williamson, director of wickedly dark psychological short ‘Black and White’.

Rémy Bazerque Experiments with the Tonal Shifts of Comedy & Suspense in Short Film ‘Happy Hour’

Director Rémy Bazerque and producer Tibo Travers join DN to discuss their short film ‘Happy Hour’, a stylistic experiment in tone and audience expectation.

DN318: The Knife That Killed Me – Kit Monkman & Marcus Romer

DN talks to directors Kit Monkman and Marcus Romer about their adaptation of Anthony McGowan’s best selling novel ‘The Knife That Killed Me’, shot entirely on green screen.

Matt Lambert’s Alpha Dog Brings Trouble & Strife to Berlin’s Pre-Unification Generation in ‘Die Alphatier Trilogie’

Matt’s latest assault on refined sensibilities is ‘Die Alphatier Trilogie’ – a triplet of shorts created for actor turned musician Westernhagen, which chart the clash of Berlin’s pre and post-unification generations as embodied by the destructive journey of the malefic Alpha Dog. Matt clues us into the production process behind the trilogy.

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.