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Maria lives with her mother May in the Canary Islands whilst her father Miguel lives 3000km away in Barcelona. We follow Miguel and Maria as they embark on a holiday they often take to Gran Caneria, only Maria is autistic so simple tasks sometimes take a little longer for the pair to complete. We focus [...]
Blue Valentine tells the story of a young couple as they’re approaching the end of their relationship whilst cutting seamlessly from past to present. The past, shot hand held on Super 16mm shows us the beginning of Dean and Cindy’s relationship, full of romance and hope, we see clips set ...
Included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2007 25 New Faces of Independent Film list, director Andy Blubaugh has made a name for himself with a personalised documentary filmmaking style. He joins us to discuss his debut feature, and probably most personal and provocative film to date, the fiction/documentary ...
The Adults in the Room – Andy Blubaugh (2010) A hybrid documentary film that explores director Andy Blubaugh’s relationship during his teen years with a man twice his age while examining the man he has become in the years since through the production of a narrative film about those events.
VBS sent reporter, journalist and first time filmmaker Sarah Harris to Southern India to document the religion based prostitution of the Devadasi or ‘Servant’s of God’ in the documentary Prostitutes of God. Sarah joins us to discuss the challenges of making a film about the darker side of religion ...
Prostitutes of God (2010) In Prostitutes of God, VBS travels deep into the remote villages and towns of Southern India to uncover an ancient system of religious sex slavery dating back to the 6th century. Although the practice was made illegal more than 20 years ago, they discover there are still more ...
Two characters, in conflict, in a room is a tried and true formula of low budget filmmaking but in his short 15 Before the 3rd, Jamie Winterstern subverts that standard to raise the steaks and give us something all the more tense than the norm. Jamie joins us to discuss his jump from intimate short [...]
15 Before the 3rd (2007) 15 minutes before the 3rd period – a coach calls upon his rookie.
Igor Drozdov’s insightful documentary Shall I? may focus on the current economic plight of his homeland Lithuania, but with the world currently facing a global financial crisis, it is truly a film of universal themes. This is more than a film about monetary restraints though, this is a film about ...
Shall I? (2010)
Where is your home? Seems like a simple question, but the answer is not always that obvious, each individual comes from somewhere, goes places, and sooner or later he has to make a decision – where to stay?
Penguins aside, it’s rare to see a documentary that solely focuses on the experiences of non-human protagonists. In her feature Horses, Liz Mermin spent a year documenting the lives of three Irish racehorses, with the potential to be stars of the National Hunt racing circuit. Liz joins us to discuss ...
Horses (2009)
A beautifully detailed and exciting documentary film following a year in the lives of three Irish racehorses, keeping as close to the horses as possible.
If writing what you know is good, then it’s logical to presume writing something everyone knows and has experienced is an even better strategy for a filmmaker to employ. Director Ben Briand picked the universal theme of first love, for his ‘chance encounter’ short Apricot, and joins ...
Apricot (2009)
Do you remember your first love? … Do you remember your first kiss? … Do you remember? …
Any film that features the tag line Spandex is the Shit! is destine for a spot on DN, particularly if it features an actor commonly know for his handlebar mustache and unicycling. Directing team Craig Webster and Florina Titz join me to discuss Wowie pt1 and their web series DaiDaiiRo.
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Wowie (2010)
Wowie, a delusional postman, spies on his love interest, Carina, while she does an aerobics routine. Later at a party he delivers an awkward performance involving spandex and hip-thrusts to impress her.
Using particle animation and lighting effects Chris Lavelle has created a living, organic piece of 3D art in his experimental short ASCENSION. Chris joins us to discuss the evolution of the piece.
I don’t believe in copying, I don’t believe in plagiarism, but what I do believe in is making ...
ASCENSION (2010)
An experimental piece based around particle system generated by music and sound, pieced together to create a narrative of a cycle of life.
The comment “It was like watching a full length feature film on fast forward and only pausing at the good bits,” goes a long way to explaining the experience of setting into Neo-Mega-Ultra Tokyo to watch Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer. The film’s director Andrew W. Jones joins ...
Frank DanCoolo: Paranormal Drug Dealer (2010)
In the annoyingly sparkly future-scape of Neo-Mega-Ultra Tokyo, reporter Holly Malone tracks a murderous urban legend. She discovers that a chain of drug related killings leads down a super natural trail. A trail that ends with no average pill pusher, but ...
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