We speak to Petter Holmsen about deploying a top down view to depict the ups and downs of a woman’s love life in charming, bittersweet drama ‘Deb in Bed’.
Grayson Whitehurst discusses using a talking bear to force a hardened woodsman to face his own insecurities in his comedic, morality play spec ad.
Henry K. Norvalls takes us through the gadget’s eye view of automated perfection he adopted for his worrisome very near future short ‘Life Goes On’.
Michael Lawrence Levine discusses how he crafted the unusual structure of ‘Black Bear’ — starring Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon and Christoper Abbott.
From 1830 to 1958, 35,000 people from Native & African backgrounds were exhibited in human zoos. Denis Dobrovoda’s ‘Savage’ peels back this shocking story.
Zander Coté explains the artistic motivation behind his decision to cast actors against type for his short character-driven thriller ‘Tantrums’.
We speak to Elvira Lind about casting her partner Oscar Isaac against type in ‘The Letter Room’ – a bittersweet comedy set in a maximum security prison.
Chloë Wicks deconstructs modern masculinity in her tragicomedy ‘Fragile Package’, about a couple who move into a new apartment and discover a gun.
Savvas Stavrou talks to DN about the tone and style inspirations of ‘A Jar of Nuts’, his wryly dark comedy about the repercussions of social isolation.
We talk to Ivan Herrera about working with young non-professionals, shooting on a single lens & rejecting the lazy trap of porno-poverty in ‘Bantú Mama’.
Justin Doherty & Neil Fox speak to DN about allying professional and emerging filmmakers on the production of their cinematically defiant feature debut.
DN talks to Mitch deQuilettes about the self-referential filmmaking of ‘Staff Pick’ a dark comedy reality hopping meta-narrative about outsized male egos.