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Dana Knight

Formerly staff writer for The Independent Film Magazine, Dana is a freelance journalist who covers film, tech & startup culture. Between 2013-16, she traveled to film festivals all over the world interviewing filmmakers for a book project on contemporary cinema. Dana holds a BA (Hons) in Film & Media from Birkbeck, University of London (2013), a BA / MA in English & French Language & Literature (2005) and specialist training in bio-medicine.
Dana Knight has written 11 posts for Soho Shorts

IT STARTED WITH A SHORT… CUTIE AND THE BOXER OPENS IN UK CINEMAS

When you set out to make a short you’re on the path to refining your filmmaking skills and learning a lot about ‘the craft’ but sometimes  you might end up with a little more than you first imagined. Dana Knight explores one such case… Zachary Heinzerling’s Sundance documentary hit, CUTIE AND THE BOXER, is a … Continue reading

HOW TO SHOOT A £1 MILLION CAR COMMERCIAL ON A ZERO BUDGET

Crewed entirely by award-winning women and with everyone volunteering their time,  this is not your usual car commercial! The Feminist Car Commercial, three interconnecting short films made to look like genuine car commercials, aims to highlight female film-making talent in the UK and to show advertisers how their marketing communications could be devised for women. The film will … Continue reading

THE CONTROVERSIAL FILM COMPLIANCE IN LONDON CINEMAS THIS WEEKEND

If you’re in the mood for a truly challenging emotional and intelectual experience this weekend, go and see Compliance, a film that plays in several cinemas across London including Curzon Soho, Barbican Centre, Hackney Picturehouse and Ritzy Cinema. The controversy surrounding the film is due to its honest and unapologetic depiction of the depth of human naiveté (to use an euphemism) … Continue reading

THOUGHTS ON SHORTS: ACTOR-TURNED-DIRECTOR PATRICK MYLES ON SANTA’S BLOTTO

I don’t know about you but I think “We need to talk about Christmas”. And I’m sure actor-turned-director Patrick Myles would agree, since this is the witty tagline of his second short film, Santa’s Blotto starring Brian Blessed, a very successful short that won international distribution and can also be found on iTunes. SYNOPSIS: Last year, 7 year old Jonny sent a … Continue reading

A LOVE STORY LIKE NO OTHER FROM KIWI FILMMAKER FLORIAN HABICHT

In case you didn’t know what it means when a woman is holding a piece of cake, LOVE STORY will give you the answer! A truly original self-referential documentary/ romantic comedy based on a collaboration with complete strangers on the streets of New York, the film has been a hit with audiences and critics alike around the world. More than a … Continue reading

AS VINTERBERG’S ‘THE HUNT’ OPENS; HERE ARE HIS THOUGHTS ON SHORTS

Thomas made his first short film at the age of 16 and was admitted three years later to the National Film School of Denmark, thus becoming their youngest student ever. He graduated in 1993 with his short Last Round garnering a nomination for a Student Academy Award. He was catapulted to international fame in 1998 when his … Continue reading

SCI-FI-LONDON EAST : A ‘POST-APOCOLYMPIC’ WEEKENDER (9 NOV)

SCI-FI-LONDON film festival heads east to Stratford for a post-apocalypse themed weekend packed full of film, fun and post-disaster survival strategies: November 9-11, 2013. Having successfully hosted the dress rehearsal of the Olympics, Stratford is finally ready to receive the UK’s leading genre film festival, serving up the best in international science fiction and fantasy film. … Continue reading

CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL FINAL DAYS

It’s the final weekend of the Cambridge Film Festival, and at Soho Shorts, we want to wish good luck to everyone who’s had their short film screened over the past 9 days. This year, the shorts were grouped into several thematic categories: To Accommodate,  To Be in the Present, To be a Man, To Belong, To … Continue reading

SHORT FILMS: 10BY10 ON THE SPACE

 10by10 is a collection of 10 short films from 10 UK cities by 10 black writers, presenting a vivid new portrait of life in our nation today. A commission for Arts Council England & BBC’s digital platform The Space, 10by10 is a brand new project developed and produced by eclipse theatre company ltd – the … Continue reading

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL 30 Aug – 16 Sep, London Self-proclaimed “UK’s biggest independent film competition”, welcome to the pop-up cinema & studios of Notting Hill and enjoy a very diverse series of events and screenings. More info here. SCALA BEYOND 18 Aug – 29 Sep, UK A 6 week nationwide film season celebrating all forms of cinema across the UK. Anyone … Continue reading

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