Luka Schardan as Alex in "Tuck Me In"

How Short Can Fear Be? Meet the 1-Minute Horror Film “Tuck Me In”

Is there anything more intimate than your young son asking you to tuck him in? It looks like the perfect portrait of a happy family, so I suppose it was about time for a fan of horror film to twist this idyllic cliché and conceive one of the creepiest short films that I’ve seen in Read more about How Short Can Fear Be? Meet the 1-Minute Horror Film “Tuck Me In”[…]

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)[…]

Actors Tom Sawyer and Faith Knight on set at London Film Academy during the Filmmaking Foundation Course.

“Democracy Ends at the Door of the Set.” A Few Lessons Learned at London Film Academy

The above sentence may sound like a pretentious bellicose statement pronounced by a director on the chaotic and high-tech set of the latest summer blockbuster. Instead it was calmly expressed by writer and director David Pope within the small and intimate walls of the Filmmaking Foundation Course at London Film Academy, where the only rotors you Read more about “Democracy Ends at the Door of the Set.” A Few Lessons Learned at London Film Academy[…]