We talk to Director Kurtis Hough about his epic 15 minute B&W experimental film 'To See More Light', which combines cosmic geometric animations, time lapse lava flows, gnarly tree growths, and all matter of the universe.
Luke Randall’s 'The Walrus' guides us through a world both painfully familiar and wonderfully strange. We invited Randall to tell us how he journeyed from dog to walrus with a masked performance which reveals a wealth of bitter emotion.
“Look at this weird thing on the ground. It looks like a crow!” – the birth of Brian Lonano’s Practical FX Led Short ‘CROW HAND!!!’
“Look at this weird thing on the ground. It looks like a crow!” - how the discovery of a strange object in a car-park in Florida led director Brian Lonano to create the practical FX led short 'CROW HAND!!!'
We speak to Director Pope about allegorical storytelling and her hunt for the perfect French voice in her new short 'Fruits n Veg'.
"It’s Fucking Fun to Shoot" – Talking Practical FX & Inspirations with ‘Bad Guy #2’ Director Chris McInroy
"It's fucking fun to shoot" - director Chris McInroy is a man who obviously loves his job. He's passionate about movies and he's passionate about practical FX. Eager to find out a little more about his directorial approach, we spoke to the filmmaker and his blood-soaked 'Bag Guy #2' and his upcoming film 'Death Metal'.
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.
Playing with the Subtle Power of the Small Moment in Paavo Hanninen's 'The Heart Wants What It Wants'
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.
Reimagining Documented Truth as Fiction in Misha Koroteev & Alex Sobolev’s Short ‘Partly Tired Slightly Dead’
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.