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Cocoon: Beyond The Light

Beyond the light is a fashion documen- tary depicting the work of Italian pho- tographer Rossano b. Maniscalchi. This documentary pays homage to his most iconic photograph, Cocoon. The film de- picts the creative process behind the making of this image. It is a simple yet poetic story of a master and his muse at work. Beyond the light is not a reproduc- tion of the existing art, more so an ab- stract interpretation of how this artistic moment might have felt.

  • Frederico Stauffer
  • Marco De Ornellas
    Invisible, The King And The Crown, The Bartender
  • Maria Burns
    Tendance Brute, Vacuum
  • Marco De Ornellas
    Creative Director
    Invisible, The King And The Crown, The Bartender
  • Marco De Ornellas
    Invisible, The King And The Crown, The Bartender
  • Marco De Ornellas
    Invisible, The King And The Crown, The Bartender
  • Giorgio Panetta
    Key Cast
  • Hadar Kel
    Key Cast
  • Rossano B. Maniscalchi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85 USA
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • LaJolla International Fashion Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    July 21, 2017
    World Premier
Director Biography - Frederico Stauffer , Marco De Ornellas, Maria Burns

Marco De Ornella is an international award winning actor, model and film producer. Marco began his career as an actor in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue his global career. Following his graduation from “The Ameri- can Academy of Dramatic Arts” and “Stella Adler Studio” he undertook projects in col- laboration with artists from all over the world alongside working as a Model in New York. In 2015, his performance on the Off- Broadway show “Infinite while it lasts”, has granted him the award for “Best Brazilian Actor in the USA” at the “International Bra- zilian Press Awards”, and the “Portuguese- Brazilian Awards” held at the Lincoln Cen- tre. Marco is also the founder and CEO of LOBO FILM PRODUCTIONS, a film produc- tion company he founded in 2015 to create meaningful entertainment for global audi- ences. His films have been shown and re- warded at prestigious film festivals around the world.

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Director Statement

This project is a examplar story of collaboration between three artists, who met for the first time at LJFFF, which led to the successful comple- tion of this film, proving that LJFFF is a place where artist from all over the world meet, network and create art together.