The Death of the Author

Olly, a gallery invigilator decides to quietly add his own artistic input to the exhibits on show, challenging the authority of the artist/author, and exploring vandalism as an extreme attempt of (uncredited) artistic collaboration.
A supposed visitor furthers the idea of impromptu collaboration going so far as cutting one of the canvases with a pen, in the style of artist Lucio Fontana. Olly confronts the mysterious man and is met with philosophical citations by Guillaume Apollinaire, Michel Foucault and Samuel Beckett.

  • Federica Pacifico
    Director
  • Federica Pacifico
    Writer
  • Federica Pacifico
    Producer
  • Tristan Pegg
    Key Cast
  • Chris Bearne
    Key Cast
  • Mads Junker
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 17th Izmir Kisa Film Festival 2016

    Turkey
  • Salento Finibus Terrae Short Film Festival 2017

    Italy
    Italian Premiere
    Best Comedy
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte 2017

    Italy
  • Marquee on Main Film Festival 2017

    United States
    North America Premiere
  • Amural Visual Festival 2017

    Romania
  • Ouarzazate international Film Festival 2017

    Morocco
  • Franciacorta Film Festival 2017

    Italy
  • Festival des 24 Courts 2018

    France
  • Prato Film Festival 2018

    France
  • Hothouse Theatre's Nottingham Film Festival 2018

    United Kingdom
  • CinemadaMare 2018

    Italy
  • Fifigrot 2018

    France
  • Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival 2018

    Hungary
Director Biography - Federica Pacifico

Federica Pacifico has a background in science and a passion for films. She has got a degree in Physics, a PhD in Physical Geography and more than seven years experience in scientific research.

She has completed the Filmmaking Certificate at the London Film Academy in 2013.

Filmography:
The Death of the Author (Short, 2016)
Salaam-StDenis2015 (Short, 2016)

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