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29 July 2021

A world of pure imagination

by Syd Briscoe

Discord: “Discord: The Movie” - 5 mins 51s

Danny DeVito and Awkwafina star in this comprehensive short film for Discord. The chat platform explore what makes their self-contained social servers unique throughout the film's almost six-minute run, as DeVito is led through winding digital corridors of content.

Director Finn Keenan makes the most of the wealth of diverse interests available here, rocketing from influencers to music makers, D'n'D players to video gamers and beyond. A wide range of well-executed styles (hand-drawn animation, CG, puppetry, and more) also enrich the film's fantastical offer.

DeVito gives a characteristically game performance throughout, while his own egg-focused fantasy world calls back to one of the enduring memes his role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia introduced to pop culture. It cements the film's current, fresh feel - encouraging novice chatters everywhere to give the platform a go.

Film Production: Riff Raff Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Finn Keenan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Matt Clyde
Executive Producer: Natalie Arnett
Sound Designer: Adam Smyth @ String and Tins Ⓟ Ⓦ
Audio Producer: Alina Miroshnichenko
Composer: Jim Stewart

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