London Rolling Film Festival

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London Rolling Film Festival

Right because life resumes its aggressive biting every Monday—sharp—and the weeks often feel like running faster than one can possibly keep up with, here I am, posting with some delay about the London Rolling Film Festival, where BN was screened as part of its 7th edition Official Selection.
It was a wonderful evening made even better by the presence of JonAlex and Helen. Praise to the lovely all female team led by artistic director Alida Pantone, host Ellie Torrez and festival coordinator Iliana Efthymiadi for the nice atmosphere, great network opportunity and having offered such an interesting and diverse slate.
A big thank you also to jury member, director Tom Paton of TPAKproductions for having presented the trailer for his next project, the forthcoming Redwood, and shared inspiring insights on his effectual approach to filmmaking and producing, and a much belated one to the Live London Post for having mentioned me while announcing the event.

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Alternate end titles piece

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Alternate end titles piece

The creative collaboration with friend composer Alessandro Ponti was to me, by far, one of the most exciting parts. An unfortunate product of my being intensively anal about the music (my infinite love for it translates into a particularly meticulous approach, which Alessandro kindly and patiently allowed me to perform while making his way towards his brilliant final score) is the discard of this lovely folk piece. Though successfully embodying the many conversations we had about style and influences, we eventually felt that ending reprising the main theme would have been more appropriate and somehow consistent to the philosophy (so to speak, don't take this literally) behind the story—we do change, but not really—and therefore a perfect ironic, bittersweet completion.

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Brave naked dummies

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Brave naked dummies

The news section was meant to open ages ago, but humans' life is intense and procrastinating, apart from being one of the worst English words in the vocabulary (I am sensitive to how words sound—for instance, I like preposterous and begrudgingly, so be aware that I will try to use them as often as possible), acts no surprise as a most predictable biblical snake.
However, here we are, finally starting off with a funny photo my friend producer, script reader and writer, the lovely Alison Crews Wroblewski took a while back in some shop (I took the liberty to add the faces). Thanks Alison!

Check out Alison's website (also travel blog), Extra Letteurs, of which I particularly love her creative writing tab and the film and script analysis (by the way, we share the love for Todd Haynes' Carol, to me one of the best films in the last decade, and certainly on top of my 2015 favourites along with Ben Wheatley's High-Rise and Paolo Sorrentino's Youth).

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