1.Tell us about your movie, where did the idea of this movie come from?
‘In Memory Of’ takes inspiration from a ironic reflection: when our very last photo or memory disappears it is like we physically never existed. Based on this idea of possibly losing everything, I invented a new visual language achievable with every camera: simply unfocusing the image in a proper lighted up room allowed me to give life to unique distorted humanoid shapes, fragile as our memories.
2.Tell us about yourself, your education, your experience. We would like to know you better.
I was born and I live in a small city in Italy. With a long time, self-taught background, I always tried to explore the infinite universe of media, from animation to photography, with which I created different inter-medial projects. I am still fascinated by experimenting every type of technique with an innovative approach, without ever giving up my conceptual point of view.
3. Has this film been previously appeared in any other festivals? If so, which festivals?
The film took part in various International film festivals before Tehran one, touring the world, including Filmfest Bremen in Germany, Minikino Film Week in Bali, Kino Otok in Slovenia and in Italy as well at Ibrida – Festival of Intermedial Arts and MalatestaShort Film Festival.
4. How have you discovered members of your team and how do you keep the relationship with them strong?
My team members (Riccardo Simoncini as screenwriter, and Enrico Tosi as main actor and composer) are also some of my best great friends. I met them virtually many years ago through YouTube, after publishing some videos on my personal channel. Since then, they are regular trusted collaborators.
5. How do you usually get funding for your films?
Most of my films were realized with a very low budget, consisting mainly of my personal savings. I like to think that great projects can be born when they meet great limits. When you have few fundings, you have to think outside the box and this is a significant advantage for creativity.
6. How did you hear about Tehran Short Film Festival? How familiar are you with Iranian cinema?
I have always heard about the Tehran Short Film Festival and its prestigious personality in the cinema industry ecosystem. For this reason, it is a great honour to be part of 2022 edition. I first got in touch with the Iranian cinema with Abbas Kiarostami’s films. His infinite and powerful simplicity declined in deep stories and themes still represents a great example of great cinema.
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