Having recently been longlisted for the Cannes Young Director Award as well as scooping the grand prize at the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge, Martin Stirling is certainly a filmmaker to keep an eye on at the moment.
Back in March of last year we sat down with director HaZ Dulull to discuss his feline vs canine conspiracy, battlefield short Fubar as it expanded into its ‘Redux’ incarnation. As a short, Fubar was pretty epic in the scale of its world building and VFX so it only seems logical that Haz would cast [...]
Formed whilst studying on the animation/illustration programme at San José State University, the six student members of Bronto House Animation studio decided they couldn’t wait for their studies to finish before becoming a part of the world of animated short films.
Eli Sasich’s ambitious short HENRI, about a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware, employs an impressive mix of quarter-scale miniatures, in-camera effects, and computer animation. Eli joins us to discuss finding the perseverance to continue when it feels like your shoot is failing and using his split second reaction skills to create a fireball. It honestly [...]
HENRI (2013) Hundreds of years in the future, a derelict spacecraft, controlled and powered by a human brain, floats aimlessly in the outer reaches of space. HENRI, the name of the ship’s power system, is an acronym which stands for Hybrid Electronic / Neuron Responsive Intelligence, and was the first of Earth’s Neuro-Tech space exploration [...]
Dutch film production company PostPanic returns to DN for the first time since we featured Mischa Rozema’s stunning festival title sequence Year Zero for OFFF Barcelona 2011, a year and a half ago. Stardust sees Rozema take to the director’s chair once more, in this primarily CG short film that orbits around the story of Voyager 1 (the [...]
Screened at Sundance in 2007, Phillip Van’s High Maintenance is a blend of science fiction and comedy, set in a future where technology is the solution to all of your relationship problems. Jane is unhappy with her dull husband and monotonous marriage. Thankfully, in the near-future satisfaction is guaranteed and upgrades are always available.
T is for Toilet segment director of The ABCs of Death and claymation master, Lee Hardcastle returns with An Alien Claymation, a fast paced, gruesome homage to 1950s B-Movie horror complete with bucket loads of (green) blood splatter and an eerie soundtrack which urges you to think twice about inviting aliens for tea. A father [...]
Stuart Willis’ ridiculously ambitious graduation short Payload, sets relatable characters in a believable future to deliver a compelling story about hard choices and sacrifice. It’s a short which has garnered much praise online and an interview we’ve been looking forward to posting on DN. Stuart takes us through his methods of building an onscreen family [...]
Payload (2011) A family of scavengers. A corrupt spaceport. A callous matriarch. A home in the shadow of a space elevator. After a brutal attack on his father, Simon Carter must sacrifice everything to save his family.