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Hyona has done research in lab to develop ionic separating machine that will be ground to the molecular units. And she thinks that she is the molecule which moves around in its own orbits until the death. Feeling the sense of isolation, she finally completes the machine. Importing the mood of the sentence which comes from the novel written by Théophile Gautier in 19c, she enters to the machine and ground to the molecule.

Dear Ms. Maupin

11:12
87
Un film di Max Miecchi Rigorista e portiere sono uno di fronte all'altro. Il pallone viene posizionato con cura dalle mani del rigorista. Sta per essere battuto il calcio di rigore decisivo. I ricordi, le emozioni e i momenti importanti di una vita iniziano ad affiorare, portando ad un epilogo che sorprenderà lo spettatore. The penalty kicker and the goal keeper are opposite each other. The ball is positioned carefully by the penalty kicker. He’s about to kick the last penalty goal. The memories, emotions, moments and important decisions made in his life come to mind, bringing the story to an unexpected end. Cast Vittorio Lomartire, Arianna Nastro, Camilla Mazzoni, Michele Zenoni, Luca Talevi, Gioia Tangherlini, Nicolò Ausili, Peter Šulaj Troupe regia: Max Miecchi fotografia: Alessandro Bianchi riprese: Jonathan Soverchia aiuto regia: Marco Vescovo montaggio: Paolo Muti soggetto e sceneggiatura: Max Miecchi produttore esecutivo: Fabrizio Saracinelli coordinatore: Loris Rossi suono: Sergio Fucchi musiche originali: Max Miecchi assistenti operatore: Gianluca Moscoloni, Luca Barchiesi microfonista: Rolando Zoppi scenografia: Valentina Berrè trucco e parrucco: Arianna Semplici, Elena Forini, Angela Pezzuto, Doriano Mencaroni segretario di edizione: Mauro Zezza casting: Beppe Piedimonte assistente di produzione: Jana Šulajová postproduzione: Mario Tordini, Francesco Cardinelli color correction: Luigi Romagnoli

The last penalty

15:25
33
I keep looking into myself if Madrid is my city. I came here more than 7 years ago from a place 9546 km. far away from here. With the daylight I feel foreigner no matter nobody can tell unless I speak.

My World

03:47
38
A late night bus-station. In the darkness. In the cold. An absurd meeting. An absurd life. Is it how it is all going to end? "What if the eternity is just a bathroom full of spiders?" A. P. Chekhov.

Terminal station

07:04
38
Surrealism. Speculation on the split mind phenomenon. Two lines of fortune. Dream and life. Good and evil. All of them are in parallel. The girl walks through the forest, across the field, among the fabulous arts of building. She cries and laughs, looks for something, gets scared and runs away. Does she get into a trap or move towards the sun?

Kikimora. Laughing dummy

03:56
56
Art or family? Vacation or thoughts? Woman or papers? A man work on his script and he doesnt have time even to talk with wife.

Pancakes

07:23
88
Sometimes in life during one burn sigarette life can change on the contrar.

Non-finished sigarette

07:20
19
If you don't have protection, you can no survive. If you don't have roof, you don't have place for sleep, if you are on the roof, you can fall easily with whole your dreams.

Girl without roof.

01:56
45
"In the middle of the night, between the lights and shadows of a rich house, a cold-eyed killer consumes their crimes. After caught in his sleep a boy and a woman, sits in the living room of the house where he awaits the arrival of his real target. Preceded by the barrel of his shotgun, an old and mighty man bursts into the room ready to strike, but finds himself unprepared for the truth that hides the identity of the murderer." This is the synopsis of "Killer's Sight", my new short film made with no budget, born from the ashes of the much more ambitious and at the moment economically unfeasible "A Drink to Die". A tribute to American noir, always one of the film genres that intrigue me most, "Killer's Sight" inherits some of the essential characteristics of the genre: so here's a story lived almost entirely through the eyes of the protagonist (except for the final sequence), characters stuck in unwanted situations, a plot that only solves part of the questions, a photography that surrounds in the shadows environments and characters. Even the title can be seen as a small tribute to Stanley Kubrick's "Killer's Kiss". Shot mostly with makeshift equipment (lighting has been made with the lamps from the living room and so on) I tried as much as possible to remain faithful to my original vision, but having finally rethink several scenes during shooting and cut other during the editing process. Several choices have had to collision with practical problems and this has led to some decisions: for example the desire to shoot in low light which hit certain predetermined points, made me opt for more than one occasion for the presence of a video noise more pronounced , rather than having a more accentuated light. Despite having taken more time than expected, I wanted to make some real main titles that accompany the first trumpet solo of "Summertime" by George Gershwin (in the version sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Firtzgerald), song that is the background to the short film: the trumpet soloist has always had a special relationship in the nusical accompaniment of the noir genre, as can testify, for example, the scores by Jerry Goldsmith for the legendary Roman Polanski's "Chinatown" and the excellent Curtis Hanson’s "L.A. Confidential". Everything was shot in 1080p 25fps with a Canon HV30 with Raynox lenses (a wide angle DCR-6600PRO and a telephoto DCR-1541PRO) using a tripod Velbon DV-7000, while post-production was done using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for editing and Adobe After Effects CS6 for visual effects, on a computer based on a Intel Core i7-2630QM processor. During shooting was taken into account that, in post-production, the final aspect ratio would have been 2.35:1, obtained by cutting a captured original image in 1.77:1. As for the sound, while having available an external microphone Rode NTG-2, the lack of an external support on which record the audio separately in order to obtain a satisfactory sound, has prompted me to make a new audio mix on the original track, using sampled sound effects separately. To accommodate the different cut, editing were also made on the soundtrack. The decision to summon two members of my family for the main roles is to be found in the precise intention to have mature and lived faces, that were able to fit in with the light and the atmosphere selected. The final result is dirty, rough, and obviously improvable below different points of view and in this sense I look forward to my next project.

Killer's Sight

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Where is a joy! People can't see a joy in simple things anymore. Trailer for feature film

Kika

00:58
14
When you are in the party, not important enviness or stolen things. Party after party, tons of buddies and friends, songs to guitars and accordions… So much fun and team spirit that no time left for worries and anger. When you find that your shoes have been stolen, you just feel like laughing and singing away…

Party

07:47
121
Our fears and our wishes come to us when we sleep. What is good and what is bad? "We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep." (William Shakespeare)

Chiken's ode

05:11
21
“If one was a sultan, he would certainly have a harem...” The main character, Michael, is a ladies’ man. His charisma and brutal bristle never fail to attract women of all ages. But can one wanton away his life and still make art? Maybe Michael merely cribs from Dali? His ex-wife comes around to seek aid in handling their daughter’s problems, but Michael is wrapped in verses.

Illusion

24:49
102
This movie discovers woman's contradiction between her dependence on a sexual partner and at the same time, her willingness to escape from his hold on her. Main heroin of the movie, Sveta, is tormented by a hidden fear that spoils her relationship with her young boyfriend. He leaves her alone in a park losing hope of even a kiss; during all the time she thinks about her ex-lover.....

Fear and tremble

14:37
22
Guys search of adventures, they go in a musical festival " Empty hills" into deep of Russia. They sing songs, listen to music of different musicians, get acquainted with girls. Music, the nature and creativity entice guys in the world of illusion, the fairy tale and magic.

Circle drums in the back yard

24:12
55
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Israel between East and West

The Israeli Cultural Institute in Budapest and Daazo.com are now calling for short films of all genres to be submitted for their online film contest. The submitted films should be up to 15 minutes in length and reflect the motto of the contest “Israel between East and West”. The competition is open to filmmakers from the Visegrad countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Entries must be uploaded to Daazo.com and added to the “Israel between East and West” contest.

Submission deadline: 15th March, 2014

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