DN sat down with Josh Mond to discuss the inner workings of the Borderline Films’ partnership and how he went about constructing a visual language that would trap an audience inside the claustrophobic internal turmoil of the titular character in his debut feature 'James White'.
The halcyon days of an endless summer free from adult supervision play host to Felix Thompson’s debut feature King Jack. DN grabbed Thompson for an interview at the London Film Festival to talk the Sundance Creative Producing Labs, the power of pitching and why he wanted Jack to experience a ‘moral’ rather than ‘pure’ victory.
Director (and now Author) Jason B. Kohl shares the inspiration behind his latest project - 'Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision' - A book designed to help its readers "understand what a filmmaker is, how filmmakers succeed, and how they might begin to do the same, with or without film school".
When young and old come together in an isolated gas station in Jonah Primiano’s 'IDLE', we discover that each is bound to the other by a shared plague of existential doubts. Primiano tells DN how the daunting encroachment of adulthood inspired his subtle metaphysical tale of late night ennui.
Director Ethan Young discusses how resourcefulness and DIY filmmaking techniques came into play in the creation of his playfully psychedelic music video for Humeysha's 'Burma Between You And Me'.
In Liam Murphy's award winning 'NO-A', a tenacious robot battles merciless enemies to rescue his creator. We invited Murphy to share how a 'quality over quantity' approach shaped the story and production of his robot with a heart sci-fi short.
Director Mark Zemel tells DN how he discovered Larry Johnson, the human star of his charming feline photoshoot documentary 'The Purrtraitist'.
Penelope Spheeris & Anna Fox join us to discuss the long overdue release of 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' - a momentous trio of documentaries tracking the iconic and infamous movements in Los Angeles music culture.
Director Jonny Look discusses how he coupled suburban nostalgia with practical effects for The Garden's 'All Smiles Over Here :)', a music video which seeps sweet and sour unease.
John Charter joins DN to discuss 'Exile' - an art film which explores the clash between miniature terrain and expansive vistas, fleeting motion against stillness, and digital clarity versus aged film.
“Freedom can be found through self-imposed isolation.” Director Albert Choi joins DN to discuss his new short about reconnecting with inspiration, 'The Latecomer'.
“A lot of people ask what the ‘true’ ending is and I think they’re largely missing the point.” Director Joe Testa discusses the rumours & lies of his short 'Hearsay'.