Experiencing Interruptions?


Alek lives and works in Bushwick, New York. He bikes around the city and he's overwhelmed with his 24/7 traceability. He can't have the social and sentimental life he wants, and that everybody deserve.

  • Paolo Ferrante
  • Paolo Ferrante
  • New York Film Academy
  • Rashid Jackson
    Key Cast
  • Josefina Barone
    Key Cast
  • Stefano Cavallo
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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    United States
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Director Biography - Paolo Ferrante

I started my education in Political Sciences at the University of Rome, La Sapienza; there I found out and developed that my interests in social issues, and social justice, was what was actually moving. That made me think about how important is to tell stories, and in particular true, common, and for that reason powerful stories. After those studies I started in studying, for my own and through some courses, screenwriting and filmmaking. Some study experiences in Rome brought me to apply and win an Italian scholarship that allowed me to go study, for a short program in filmmaking, at the New York Film Academy, in New York City. There I learned a lot of things that are helping me express and tell the story I wanted to tell. There I realised my first short movie "24seven": a movie about the alienation of the constant traceability that every activity requires us in today's life, about the loneliness we're too often forced into.

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Director Statement

This short movie comes directly from my personal experience as young guy with need of money and job. It comes mainly from the moment I realised the life I was living and hating, was the life of millions, and the fact those millions hate that too. Is a story of loneliness and claustrophobia. It's a modern days real life-like drama. The main character is trapped in a 24/7 work life that shapes his whole life and close his social life in the cage of his jobs. Boredom, frustration and repetition are the keys of the movie; are what I tried to show in editing with the shots I choose, and the length of some sequences. The need to make the audience emphatic the feeling of loneliness and claustrophobia made me abuse of out of focus background and avoid wide framings; the wish of telling the story as a boring routine instead made me choose desaturation and low contrast.
Eventually I choose to tell a common story and not a peculiar one to slip the focus on the silent violence of today's life for a generation who had its expectations failed and has to face, every day, the judging of those who just think they're lazy unapt to work hard.