Sunday, November 14, 2010

MUSING ABOUT MOVIEMAKING



The making of EDOnism can be defined as a kind of gestation, considering that about 9 months have passed between the first outline and the end of the post-production period. During this arc of time a lot of ideas, coincidences, revelations and unforeseen events contributed to the uniqueness of the movie. It has been a grand scale effort propelled by the target of finalizing a project that at the beginning could sound utopist, if compared to the very limited range of technical and financial resources at our disposal. Although the thematic root of the story derived from the seismic emergency that unfortunately characterized the 2009 here in Abruzzo (that’s still a dramatic issue on these days), the earthquake phenomenon doesn’t represent an excuse to give to the movie a more humanitarian or social appeal, as some documentaries and movies have done after the disaster. Indeed, what interested me most was to give a poetic representation to the link between the inner realm of human soul and the enigmatic exterior world, a theme that has been often at the core of my previous movies (as well as paintings and novels). Somehow the earthquake becomes the symbolic projection of a human interior cataclysm, an extraordinary event subverting the concept of reality, slowly getting wider proportions and involving the entire community of a city. Tokyo provided a colossal set to the movie, an emotive environment that neither digital effects nor scenography will ever be able to reproduce with the same visual power, offering the perfect physical backdrop to the metaphysical journey of the protagonist. Indeed its breathtaking amount of details properly evoked the hyper realistic visionary ambiance that I imagined while I was writing the script.
I’d like to dedicate Edonism not only to all the victims of earthquakes, but also to the people still trying to restore their humanity among the ruins of their soul.

http://www.edonism-movie.com

Friday, October 22, 2010

Alessandro Fantini at the National Group Exhibition Premio D'Annunzio



Alessandro Fantini's paintings "Tat Tvam Asi", "Mulungu", "Spiracula", "Ophelia and Perielio" and "The Horizon of the Events" will be displayed at the national group exhibition "Premio D'Annunzio" set inside the Flaiano's Auditorium in Pescara city, Abruzzo, Italy, from 25th to 31st of October 2010.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The New EDOnism poster


Edonism poster 3 by ~AFANTINI on deviantART

Since nowadays I'm getting more and more tired of seeing photoshopped and/or computer-generated posters and illustrations, I feel even more motivated to keep creating images completely drawn and colored by my right hand and fingertips. All the layers I need are already stratified in my geodetic imagination. This poster is the best example of how minimize the range of tools in order to achieve the maximum aesthetic result.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

EDOnism trailer 2

EDOnism Trailer 2


Edonism trailer (2010)

Trailer edited by Alessandro Fantini

Edonism

Director, editor, animator, screenwriter and soundtrack composer: Alessandro Fantini

Producer, art director, co-writer, casting director and location manager: Lorenzo Fantini

Line producer: Miles Elliott

Assistant producer: Lucy King

Post production supervisor: Nate Jensen

Make up artist: Kana Yoshida

Cast: Sacha Mühlebach, Helene Salvini Fujita, Hiro Super, Lucy King, Lorenzo Fantini, Kyle H., Nate Jensen, Tony Evans, Alessandro Fantin, Cyrus Malekani.

Genre: Sci-fi thriller, drama, adventure

Shooting format: HDV

Runtime: 65 min.

Country: Italy, Japan

Language: English

Filming locations: Tokyo

Release date: June 2010

EDOnism website: www.edonism-movie.com

Friday, March 19, 2010

EDOnism Teaser



Teaser 2 edited by Alessandro Fantini
Music composed by Alessandro Fantini
Tv Announcer: Bianca Allen
Vocals: Helene Salvini Fujita
Produced by Lorenzo Fantini

Status: Post-production

Director, editor, animator, screenwriter and soundtrack composer: Alessandro Fantini

Producer, art director, co-writer, script consultant, casting director and location manager: Lorenzo Fantini

Line producer: Miles Edelsten

Assistant producer: Lucy King

Make up artist: Kana Yoshida

Cast: Sacha Mühlebach, Helene Salvini Fujita, Hiro Super, Lucy King, Lorenzo Fantini, Kyle Hauptman, Nate Jensen, Tony Evans, Alessandro Fantini.

Genre: Sci-fi thriller, drama, adventure

Shooting format: HDV

Runtime: Estimated 70 min.

Country: Italy, Japan

Language: English

Filming locations: Tokyo

Release date: June 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

EDOnism Teaser 1

EDOnism (2010)

The first teaser of the upcoming feature movie directed by Alessandro Fantini and produced by Lorenzo Fantini.

TEASER 1 Directed and edited by Alessandro Fantini
Photos by Lorenzo Fantini
Music composed and performed by Alessandro Fantini

Follow the making at: http://fantini.typepad.com/edonism