Official poster for Davide Melini's short film "Lion"

From “Penny Dreadful” to “Lion”: A Catch-up with Director Davide Melini

While fans of Penny Dreadful are still mourning the recently announced ending of Showtime’s horror drama TV series after the Season 3 finale, I thought it was a good idea to catch-up with someone who worked on the show. You may remember Davide Melini from my previous interview on his homage to the “Giallo” film Read more about From “Penny Dreadful” to “Lion”: A Catch-up with Director Davide Melini[…]

Jane Findlay, Head of Schools and Young Audience at The British Museum

The British Museum and Its Audiences: A Day in the Life of Jane Findlay

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of world-famous galleries and museums? How do they connect with their audiences? What are their routines and how do they arrange the content that we experience as visitors? I’ve reached out to Jane Findlay, Head of Schools and Young Audiences at The British Museum, and asked Read more about The British Museum and Its Audiences: A Day in the Life of Jane Findlay[…]

Promotional poster for "Deep Shock".

Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 2)

After discussing how director Davide Melini started his career, let’s delve into his new short, Deep Shock. Produced by Fabel Aguilera and Melini himself, it is supported by the most important institutions of Malaga, such as the “Diputación de Málaga”, the “Ayuntamiento de Málaga” and the “Málaga Film Office”. According to the official synopsis, the Read more about Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 2)[…]

Actress Laura Toledo as Sarah Taylor.

Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 1)

It’s not a secret that the film business is one of the most competitive among the creative and cultural industries. So I’m always keen to support emerging filmmakers who are trying to break into it. Davide Melini is an Italian director born in Rome in 1979 and who relocated to Spain a few years ago. Read more about Let’s Bring the “Gialli” Back. Davide Melini on his Short “Deep Shock” (Part 1)[…]

Screenshot of the interactive documentary "The Most Northern Place"

Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 3)

After discussing the project’s genesis and some aspects of the storytelling process, I asked director Anrick Bregman to share more insights about immersive tools, music and sound design featured in his web doc The Most Northern Place. Prominent Monkey: Which are the main features that create the immersive experience you designed for the viewer? Anrick Read more about Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 3)[…]

Screenshot of the interactive documentary "The Most Northern Place"

Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 2)

After discussing the genesis of The Most Northern Place with director Anrick Bregman, I wanted to know more about the engagement aspects of his interactive documentary and discover how he and his team approached this compelling story. Prominent Monkey: In this post you said that a traditional documentary would not achieve the same sense of exploration. Read more about Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 2)[…]

Screenshot of the interactive documentary "The Most Northern Place"

Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 1)

There is no doubt that digital media is pushing the boundaries of filmmaking. When it comes to documentaries, web docs leave linear narratives behind and allow viewers to experience a more engaging connection with the story portrayed. Very often they are large-scale projects with very consistent budgets, but who said you can’t achieve immersive outcomes Read more about Do You Know Which Is The Most Northern Place? Filmmaker Anrick Bregman Has the Answer. And It’s Interactive (Part 1)[…]

Miguel Chevalier, "Tapis Magiques", shot by Claude Mossessian.

The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 2)

After discussing how Claude Mossessian started his career, in this second instalment of the interview with the filmmaker Prominent Monkey focuses on his work with French digital artist Miguel Chevalier. Prominent Monkey: I find your long-lasting collaboration with Miguel Chevalier particularly interesting. How did you start to work with him? Claude Mossessian: I met him Read more about The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 2)[…]

Claude Mossessian, Paradis.

The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 1)

You might have heard about his work first after The Huffington Post spread the word about one of his latest collaboration with French digital artist Miguel Chevalier, but Claude Mossessian has had a camera in his mind from a tender age. Young Claude, who is now 49 and lives in Sorède, in southern France, was Read more about The Art of Immersion: Director Claude Mossessian on Filming Artists and Interactive Installations (Part. 1)[…]