Paperback Writer

Antoine is a writer who fails to develop his last tale. To rediscover his concentration he moves to a little town in Tuscany, Loro Ciuffenna, where he meets Michele, a painter who lives there.
Soon, a strong friendship grows up between the two artists. It seems that Antoine’s creative block will never fade even when the publisher Mara Galiani invites him to develop the drafts that he sent to her . The writer cannot get out from this mess that is going on since a lot of days.
Suddenly, a strange man with a hat appears and begins to stare to him. He appears everywhere even in Antoine’s house and scaring him. Who is he? What does he wants from Antoine? 
A small tribute to The Beatles.

  • Alessia Duranti
    Director
  • Alessia Duranti
    Writer
  • Andrea Fiori
    Key Cast
  • Denny Bonicolini
    Key Cast
  • Gianluca Rogai
    Key Cast
  • Laura Rogai
    Key Cast
  • Federica Landini
    Key Cast
  • Federica Ricceri
    Key Cast
  • Vania Costanzi
    Producer
  • N.Santi Amantini
    Director of Photography
  • Azzurra Fragale
    Boom operator/Post-production engineer
  • Alessia Duranti
    Editing
  • Federica Ricceri
    Assistant Director
  • Benedetta Vitale
    Music
  • Lorenzo Squilloni
    Music
  • Simona Gori
    Set photographer
  • Gianluca Rogai
    Assistant production
  • Andrea Soldini
    Electrician and machinist
  • N.Santi Amantini
    Operator and colorists
  • Whiterose Pictures
    Rental
  • Antonio Castaldo
    Rental
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD 1920x1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Short 1 (screening of short films at Spazio Seme)
    Arezzo
    Italy
    January 21, 2017
    Screening
  • Incontri D'autore (screening)
    Loro Ciuffenna
    Italy
    March 31, 2017
  • Mesola short film
    Mesola (FE)
    Italy
    June 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Eden
    Arezzo
    Italy
    June 24, 2017
    Screening
Director Biography - Alessia Duranti

Alessia Duranti was born on October 24th 1988 in Rome and is currently living in Arezzo. She graduated with a degree in music and performing arts at the University of Literature and Philosophy in Arezzo. In 2012 she joined the Valdarno Cinema Fedic young jury and, at a later stage she became the assistant costume designer for the short film Cristina, directed by Antonio Castaldo. In the same year she directed two music videos and an art video: Inside.
In 2013 she attended editing and directing courses at the Cinema Immagina school in Florence, and she also directed her first short film: Come Quando Dentro Piove, followed by the art video: Florence.
In 2013 she directed her second short film: Sorrow. In 2014 she directed the music video: Questa vita è un dono, by Gabriel Broker, produced by Meltina Records.
In May 2014 the short film Come Quando Dentro Piove was shown during the 32nd edition of Valdarno Cinema Fedic. In July 2014 she featured in the art video Fratture by Antonio Castaldo and Francesco Faralli as actress.
In September 2014 she directed her third short film, Renaissance.
In 2015, Renaissance was selected in competition at Valdarno Cinema Fedic (Italy), at TOFF (The Online Film Festival) and at Cannes short film Festival (France).
In June 2015 she directed her fourth short film The Change.
The Change was selected at Miami international Film Festival and at Swedish International Film Festival.
In May 2016 she directed her fifth short film Paperback Writer, selected at Mesola Short Film (Ferrara).

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