After graduating in film directing at the National School of Cinema (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia), the most prestigious and selective film school in Italy, and possibly one of the most ancient film schools ever,
after spending almost 4 years of my life in a suspended womb of unrealistic expectations,
I realized the world outside was very different from what I dreamt.
The world was collapsing, some directors jumped on the boat of 1900 way of film-making, some were too late… the boat sailed, my generation was left on the banks.
I have to say I could clearly see a big big storm on the horizon, and I wondered if that boat was actually going somewhere... in the end, I didn’t care too much.
‘cause on the banks often come epiphanies.
And I got mine.
What was I loving the most about the idea of filmmaking?
The red carpet?
Sitting on a 13 meters crane?
I just thought “fuck it”. Maybe I’ll get it, maybe I won’t, but what I really want my life to be is
...the one of a storyteller.
And I was lucky enough to witness the birth of digital filmmaking.
The birth of internet.
The world was collapsing, the crowds were moving.
My point was “I want to tell people my stories”,
So I’m going to tell them, despite the circumstances.
But I wasn’t alone during the process.
I happened to meet Riccardo (Sardonè) on my way, and we really felt the same urge.
So we decided to join forces.
He came up with a brilliant idea which I developed, he liked it, now we’re working on it together.
This idea gave birth to STUCK, a web series project.
Then we realized we needed a Manifesto…