Animator, Festival founder, Writer and general champion of innovative animation Jeanette Bonds joins us to talk about her latest work, an animated music video for Kid606 track ‘B Minor’.
Director Jordan Chesney tells DN how he transformed an actor audition into the brief, but oh so intriguing (and damn strange) short film ‘Cahoots’.
Directing duo nautico return to the pages of DN to discuss ‘One Wing’, their alluring video for handsome New York twosome Beaû.
In Paavo Hanninen’s two-hander The Heart Wants What It Wants, former lovers attempt to rekindle the flame by re-enacting the past, only to discover that they’re intentions may well be mutually exclusive. Hanninen tells DN how he harnessed small moments into a big emotional impact.
In ‘Dear Lucas’ director Winnie Cheung has crafted a time travel short in which the characters, not the tech, command our attention. Cheung joins us to discuss how she built an emotionally-resonant recursive romance.
Misha Koroteev discusses how he & co-director Alex Sobolev turned a reportage image into compelling short about loss and sacrifice ‘Partly Tired Slightly Dead’.
In Matthew Charof’s short film ‘Firefly’, when Remy and Juliet decide to crash a backyard barbecue , it’s not long before events escalate for the worse. Charof tells DN how an extracted scene from a compelling short story made its way into a pensive film about broken people.
We talk to Desiree Akhavan about her theatre roots, embracing her true comedic voice as a director and how post-production persistence eventually won out in her emotionally biographical and very personal debut feature ‘Appropriate Behaviour’.
In Molly McGlynn’s short ‘I Am Not a Weird Person’, an altercation on the street forces Emmy to retreat to the confines of her apartment, where her contrasting fear of and desire for connection bleeds out to the viewer to great comic effect. McGlynn joins us to discuss why filmmakers shouldn’t wait to be greenlit.
Director Armen Antranikian guides us through the production twists and turns of his erotic thriller ‘The Girlfriend Game’ and explains why movies and sex are the best of (conceptual) bedfellows.