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Giovanni Burlando's Vision

The story of hills race told by Giovanni Burlando: 75 years old and about 850 contests raced with some of the best racers in the world such as Agostini and Pasolini. And then his workshop and his motorbikes: Ducati 250, Benelli 250, Aletta 125 and Motobi 250, each of them fixed by himself alone. Riding on the Doria-Creto path he tells about prizes, contests and his overwhelming passion for motorbikes.
Giovanni Burlando died on October 27th, 2017 he had just known that the docu about his life had won Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival. He was happy about that. Last time Ugo saw him, he was watching Grand Prix on tv.

  • Ugo Roffi
  • Ugo Roffi
  • Ugo Roffi
  • Giovanni Burlando
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    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
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Director Biography - Ugo Roffi

I have been working as a freelance editor, camera operator, photographer and videomaker for a long time, having reached a long-standing experience in the broadcasting area. I come from Genoa, Italy.

In 1987 I started working in some private broadcasting networks; then I worked for RAI and other private networks such as Mediaset and Sky Italia as well, which are the most important Italian networks. I handled with Champion’s League, World and European Soccer Championship and with the daily news too; in 2001 I was around Genoa streets for G8 films and shoots.

I provided my services during the election campaigns for the major of Genoa, Marco Doria (2012) and for the President of Regione Liguria (2015). I also made the docu-film “Il canto del Gallo” for the publisher Chiarelettere, which is a report about Don Andrea Gallo (a famous Italian street priest): I also cooperated with Teatro dell’Archivolto.

My passion of motorbikes led me working with specific magazines such as Special Cafe; I also shot the short docu-film “Giovanni Burlando’s Vision”, which is a story about hills race, being spread worldwide by blogs of motorbike fans.

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Movie camera lies again and again, it lies 24 times in a second.
Bria De Palma