Monday, September 8, 2014

The Main theme

The first excerpt from the soundtrack is the "Main theme", a track composed in a few hours in March, 3 months before the principal photography in New York.

"New York, a venture" - the ifrst official trailer

After 7 months since I completed the script and 1 month since I finished shooting, now I can say that what looked like an overambitious and almost utopic project firstly summarized by a bunch of papers and a pre-production teaser, is finally taking shape between my hands while I'm assembling the last frames, sounds and effects into a living mosaic of real and imaginary lives.

My deepest gratitude to the cast and all the people who joined this "extrasensory" enterprise throughout the sensory overload of Manhattan:

Craig Williams aka Adam Clairfield,
 Kyrie Vickers aka Amy Bolnes,
 Henrik Kim Rehr aka the Lunatic of Central Park,

Karen Goldfarb aka the Lady of Central Park,
Lincoln Athas as camera assistant, 

Vincenzo Fantasia
and Said Raissi  aka the Runners.

More news and content to come in the next days.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Existential meeting in New York

While scouting new locations for my movie in Manhattan, during a warm urban afternoon, Willem Dafoe crossed my path and he seemed quite enthusiastic to discover that I was an Italian artist from the same region of her wife. "Sono Italiano anch'io" - I'm Italian too!" he proudly declared in a perfect Italian accent with a large, generous smile. During that "existential meeting", having studied Pasolini's opus and life for many years, I realized he was the perfect choice, physical wise and spiritual wise, for playing the Casarsa poet in the new Abel Ferrara's movie that has been screened at Venice Film festival. Many wishes Willem, and thanks again for your large-hearted words. It has been like meeting Pier Paolo himself in a twilight zone between New York and Rome.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Post production

New York, a venture (2014)

In 2014, 3 billion people will be using the Internet and the mobile-cellular market. Since last decade computers and mobiles are relentlessly altering and crumbling our perception of social reality and present time.
Nevertheless it’s the unexpected email Adam gets from his cousin Kevin inviting him to join his secret venture in New York City, to trigger the chain of events that will lead him to restore his own lost reality.
A random incident in Central Park that makes him lose every natural and artificial connections to the surrounding world, will be nothing but the first stage of a self-discovery through the darkness of memory. Yet, only the verses of Amy, the enigmatic poetess of Central Park, will eventually enlighten the path of his quest with the colored Flames of a Vision that once split two lives, and now is about to reunite them in the cleansing whiteness of a stocking cup.

Monday, July 28, 2014

From West to East - The second route of the siren

After flying 3032 miles from Old Pasadena, on the West Coast, eventually the siren has reached out her spiritual hometown on the East Coast, in Manhattan, inside the new Buyonz Store located in the Garment district, 325 w38th st.
Everyone wishing to welcome her is invited to pay a visit to the store directed by the kindly and efficient Fabio Buyonz.

Saturday, July 19, 2014



Directed, edited and produced by AFAN Alessandro Fantini.
Voices by Craig Williams and Kyrie Vickers.
Music by Alessandro Fantini.