New anthology “Deaths in Venice”

I am very glad and proud to announce the launching of a new anthology curated by the very elegant Laura Liberale for Carteggi Letterari book publisher. The book is available in Italian only, at present.

I am particularly satisfied with it because of the quality of the other contributors, and also because I am very fond of the story I wrote for it. It is called “A Rose” and I owe its inspiration to a friend from New York that I am very fond of.

The book can be purchased here. But again: it is in Italian :)

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“The Coltrane Code” selected by CinemArt Festival

In the meanwhile, as I was almost on holidays, my “Coltrane” was screened at the sweetest Catalan festival that has reach its fourth edition, the CinemArt International Film Festival of Pineda de Mar.
And with this one, we have reached the 23rd selection for this shortfilm!

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“Dignity” at the Austin Revolution Film Festival

 

As you can see from this nice laurel, it looks like my “Dignity” still has some bullets to shoot :P

Official selection for the Austin Revolution Film Festival, a festival with a very nice title!

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Presentation of my novel “Di morire libera” in Naples


A lot is happening around my novel “Di morire libera” (“To Die Free“) as I had a presentation of the book in the amazing location of Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, with a full house and a very interesting panel! I feel blessed and proud, as the city mayor Mr. de Magistris granted the city patronage!

Many articles have been published about this event, and there is also a nice TV interview with me :)

Curious about photos? Please check my fb page!

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“Dignity” at the FICT, Torrelavega International Short Film Festival!


Each time one of my films gets selected to a festival I feel very satisfied, of course, albeit it is obvious that some festivals do have a greater impact then others because of their history, audience, aura.

Among them the FICT (the Torrelavega International Short Festival), that is held from May 20th to June 3rd at the Teatro Municipal Concha Espina in the town of Torrelavega in Cantabria, Northern Spain. A festival with a very long and prestigious tradition, that has gone as far as its 18th edition!

Therefore, I will beg your pardon for feeling some pride in announcing that “Dignity” has been selected to compete this year, and it will be screened on May 29th, at 7 pm.

And I feel very tempted to go!!

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“Cowboy Song” win at the Polish International Film Festival!

I made it!! I won!! Best music video at the Polish International Film Festival!! I am surprised, really.. one of the categories was “jazz” so I guessed it would have naturally won there but I actually won in the main one: WOW! I am delighted…. I love this video, I put all my heart into it!

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“The Coltrane Code” at the Mini Movie Fest


“Coltrane” does not seem to be willing to stop its run!

New selection at the Mini Movie Fest, that will be held in two weeks. Let’s hope for the better!

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“Cowboy Song” at the Polish International Film Festival

I put so much passion and love in this video – both for Daniel Karlsson Trio‘s music and for the spectacular locations – that I cannot help being elated each time it gets some recognition, however small. In this case, not so small, being it the Polish International Film Festival.

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“Dignity” winning two awards at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival!

I am really really delighted for this new recognition of my “Dignity”, that just won TWO merit awards at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau (USA). One as “Human Spirit Short” – which is particularly important for me – and the second for its “Excellence for Cinematography”. I am extremely pleased that the value of the images filmed with Fabrizio Del Dotto and Darim A. Da Prato, with the aid of Cinzia Bolognini, is acknowledged in its own merit. We were a small but big team that looked with respect and love at the young girls we met thanks to Emanuela Bonavolta. Thank you all once again!

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“The Coltrane Code” selected by the MusiCanZone FilmFest

New selection for “Coltrane”!

This time going to the Cesena (Italy) MusiCanZone FilmFest, and I am really glad to be back to the region of Romagna!

The festival will take place in July, at the Magazzino Parallelo venue, dates to be advised. Nice! :)

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