Last month we welcomed another director to our team, Riccardo D’Amico, who is studying film-making in London and just completed his first short ‘Blinding Lights’.
He is currently promoting the film, which was shot in Italy last winter, around local and international festivals. The first private screening of the short was held last week in his hometown of Tortona.
‘Blinding Lights’ will also be showing at the next SS screening in the early Autumn.
Find out more about the film on the site - silentshoutstudios.com
FRESH is a personal project that has been in pre-production for over a year. The already assembled cast has been waiting to begin shooting for the same amount of time. A few months ago we managed to accumulate the funding and finally decided to go ahead with the shoot.
Working on FRESH was sometimes a real challenge, as I went from making my previous film with just one actor to working with a cast of 15. We had done rehearsals but not too intensely as I wanted to capture as much spontaneity as possible on camera - something which should come across in almost every scene of the film.
At times it was a stressful experience (fire fighters called, crew being late, hungry and restless youngsters). However, it was such a rewarding experience and I’m really pleased with the final outcome. I must thank the entire cast & crew for their hard work. A specific mention must go to the lead actor Alban Doshi who showed maturity beyond his years and a real professional attitude in his approach. I’ve learned a lot from making this film and look forward to working with some of the cast again in the future. The trailer for FRESH will be out soon.
Find out more about the film on our site silentshoutstudios.com
Stills photography by Oskar Proctor - oskarproctor.com
At the end of last year I began working on an upcoming short film titled ‘Therapy’. Creating and executing ‘Therapy’ was quite challenging. When discussing making a short with the writer (Abraham Adeyemi), we played with the idea of using one location and possibly one main shot. When it came down to shooting, that again proved to be a difficult task. This wasn’t going to be a long shoot, but we ended up having an extra shooting day. A few things went wrong on our first day as we were a tiny bit unlucky. After that we had a real burst of determination to make it work. On any given shoot day sometimes you win and sometimes you learn. This was a learning process that I am grateful for. It also showed me how much I really do love filmmaking, and striving to produce something that is of a good standard. We collaborated with the DOP Justin Rang and the project already feels like a success. There is still work to be done, let the editing begin!
Screenings of ‘Therapy’ will be in Feb/March 2012
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