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El Duelo Weird!

We are on a river bank, in an unspecified time, presumably at the end of the 19th century. A duel between two cowboys, a final blow to deal before everything ends. But all what?

  • Fabio Serpa
  • Fabio Serpa
  • Fabio Serpa
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    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 9, 2016
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    2,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Fabio Serpa

Fabio Serpa was born in Paola, in the province of Cosenza, on 17 May 1991.
After graduating in directing at the Rome Film Academy at Cinecittà in 2010, he moved to Milan where he worked with an Iulm student for a Star Wars fan series, where he won the "Best Cinematography" award at the Los Angeles Web Festival, in America. In 2016 he released his first short film, "El Duelo Weird!", A western with a surprise ending. The short currently has more than 30 selections all over the world and has won in Arizona, Spain, Rome and Berlin.

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Director Statement

More than a short film is, as I like to call me, "a love letter."
Love letter to the genre films, what the film artisans '60s and' 70s have made it big and inimitable through their revisionism, historical or otherwise, of certain kinds borrowed from their American cousins.
Western would be a mistake to call it, would make more sense to call it a "western derivative", that a child is not accepted that, away with the bow from the great masters of the past, tries to recreate the atmosphere quite different and out of the contexts in which we were accustomed.
Same goes for the soundtrack: alien to the notes of a Morricone, almost opposite, which is closer to the thriller film and suspense to a Leone film. The composer of the soundtrack, then, has recreated the soundtrack based on the palette of muted colors and "mortuary" of the product.
Last note: do we focus on the use of the (few) visual effects. Each choice was made based on what they did the craftsmen of genre cinema, making do with what they had and, even if after forty years (and more) of difference would be possible to find alternatives, we chose to take their same tracks, as if we were playing a note "deliberately out of tune".