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DN309: Hatch – Christoph Kuschnig

On a wintry Vienna night a newborn baby hangs in the balance of being wanted and being abandoned by two desperate couples in Christoph Kuschnig’s award winning short Hatch. Christoph joins us to discuss the challenges of directing a short whose schedule was dictated by its newborn actors and why characters don’t need to be likeable to be compelling.

An Unfair Game

With lucrative TV deals hitting record highs year on year, swelling football club coffers alongside their other revenue streams, it seems perplexingly unfair that the humble football fan of the ultimate working man’s game gets their wallet fleeced every time they want to support their team. A fan of the beautiful game herself, Kris Hofmann […]

DN295: MeTube: August Sings Carmen Habanera – Daniel Moshel

A reverential tribute to all those earnest YouTube performers who give it their all regardless of filmic or musical talent, Daniel Moshel takes August Schram’s rendition of Carmen to unexpected, delightful places in their film MeTube. We chat to Daniel about juggling performance, green screen, motion control and CG to defy viewer expectations, as well as why you may want to double check your film’s sharing settings when posting online.

Superplus Capture the ‘Soul of Design’ for 13&9

After coming across the intersection of living canvas and geometric light show to promote Austrian design label 13&9 earlier this month, we asked the folks over at Superplus to give us a peak into how they went about creating the abstract piece. “The video is part of an overall concept for 13&9 design that revolves […]


A dancing model is transformed into a living canvas for the geometric light show created by Superplus for Austrian design label 13&9.

A Man in the Box

“For me cinema is a community experience and the projection is a very important part of it.” A working projectionist discusses his career and love of cinema with Austrian filmmaker Carlo Hofmann in A Man in the Box.

Micro Empire | Macro Kingdom

Stranger than fiction… molecular conflict and mitochondrial warfare … a heartstopping, subcellular epic … a truly microcinematic experience … Watching Clemens Wirth’s battling organisms in Micro Empire, I was left with duelling feelings of admiration for the impressive job Wirth did revealing this mostly invisible aspect of our world and outright creepiness at the thought […]


Having made his name working as casting director on the films of Michael Haneke, Ulrich Seidl, Stefan Ruzowitzky and Benjamin Heisenberg, Markus Schleinzer has now turned his hand to directing with Michael, one of the most uncompromising and unsettling debuts you’re likely to see all year. Tackling what the director describes as one of society’s […]


What initially started as a test-shot for the new RED Scarlet-X turned into an engaging 5 minute short full of tension and awkwardness, as we witness a couples relationship fall apart in Sebastian Woeber’s WEG. WEG – Short film shot on RED Scarlet-X from Sebastian Woeber on Vimeo.

Made in Iceland

Klara Harden decided to set out on 25 day solo hike across Iceland. Luckily for us, she brought along her cinematographer’s eye and a Canon 550D to document the epic journey in Made in Iceland. MADE IN ICELAND from Klara Harden on Vimeo. Klara goes into the details of her trip in this post.

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