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Director Alex Barrett on Composing a Modern Day Silent Film Ode to England’s Capital in ‘London Symphony’

Long time DN writer & filmmaker Alex Barrett joins us to discuss his new feature film project ‘London Symphony’, a poetic silent film about the culture and diversity of London.

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.

Kickstart Lee Hardcastle’s Feature Length Claysplotation ‘SPOOK TRAIN’

If you happen to take a browse through the DN archives, it quickly becomes apparent that animation is one of our favourite forms of filmmaking, and while it’d be hard to choose one method of production ahead of the others, there’s something about the tactile feel of claymation films (not to mention an admiration for […]

Kickstart Mark Jenkin’s 16mm Featurette ‘Bronco’s House’

At the beginning of this year, we checked in with Mark to find out more about his contemplative feature Happy Christmas and the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 manifesto he’d penned, which was to inspire a reliance on craft and process in his work. Mark’s new film Bronco’s House, a 16mm experimental narrative featurette about one man’s quest for a roof, which will be created in adherence with the SLDG13 manifesto,

Kickstart Benjamin Wigley’s Godfather of the Fantasy Coffin Documentary ‘Paa Joe & The Lion’

Nottingham director Benjamin Wigley is no stranger to the pages of DN, having joined the ranks of our interview alumni back in 2010 with his Paul Smith documentary PS Your Mystery Sender, reported back from Hot Docs in 2011, and last year gave us an early insider peek at the development process of his feature documentary Paa Joe & The Lion. Now Ben’s fast approaching the final stages of production needed to complete Paa Joe & The Lion and is reaching out to the film community with his Kickstarter campaign to help him get there:

Kickstart Rob Brown’s Debut Feature ‘Sixteen’

One of the joys DN being around for as long as we have is getting to see talented filmmakers initially featured on the site with an early short hitting their stride and jumping into the feature film production phase of their careers. The latest member of the DN alumni to do so is UK director […]

Kickstart The Visitant from Nick Peterson & Jon Heder

After the success of their slightly disturbing live-action/animation film Drained, writer/director Nick Peterson once again teams up with actor Jon Heder (taking up the producer role) to start production on their latest short The Visitant. Described as an edge-of-your seat supernatural horror, Peterson’s latest film is the story of a mother who battles to protect […]

Kickstart Cryosphere

Long term DN friend and accomplished filmmaker Kurtis Hough seems incapable of taking a break from creating (something we’ll be talking to him about in the near future). His latest venture is Cryosphere, a short film about the melting glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Kurt plans to debut Cryosphere free online on Friday 30th November, but […]

Kickstart Bendito Machine

It was over four years ago that we spoke to Jossie Malis about the first two episodes of his shadow play inspired ten part animation series Bendito Machine. Well somehow we failed to bring you episode 3, but that just means you get the double pleasure of watching that and the freshly released episode 4 […]

Sean Dunne: Oxyana

If like us, here at DN, you’ve followed the career of Sean Dunne closely, you’ll be giddy with excitement to hear that the talented Brookyln filmmaker has a feature in the works. Sean is currently trying to raise the money on Kickstarter to make his documentary Oxyana possible, so if you’re just as desperate as […]