Behold The Man

Taking inspiration from a science fiction novel from 1969 by Michael Moorcock, the story is about a modern version of the first human being, who appears on earth as an adult child, being enthusiastic for discovering the great inebriation that freedom can give, the liberation of the body using the metaphor of dance. Something that makes you lose the brakes, make you sweat and feel good. Then it happens that when you come into contact with other human beings who are learning like you to manage their freedom, you stumble on the concept of limit.

  • Marco Molinelli
  • Sic Est
  • Marco Molinelli
  • BDC / Bonanni Del Rio Catalog
  • Marco Molinelli
  • Sic Est
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Sci Fi
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    CG on cinema 4d + octane
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Staff pick on Vimeo
    Staff pick
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs
    United States
    July 14, 2019
    GOLD as Best Editor / SILVER as Best Director / BRONZE as Best Music Video / HONORABLE MENTION as Best Music
  • LAFA Los Angeles Film Award
    los angeles
    United States
    rewarded as Best Music Video for 2019
  • Berlin Music Video Awards
    May 29, 2019
    selection for BEST VFX category
  • Cortinametraggio
    Cortina d'Ampezzo
    March 21, 2019
  • VEGAS Movie Awards
    las vegas
    United States
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO - Award of Excellence
  • VENICE Film week
    The Best Music Video for 2019
  • International New York Film Festival 2019
    new york
    United States
    Official selection
  • New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2019
    New York
    United States
    Official selection
  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019
    San Francisco
    United States
    Official selection
  • Aesthetica Film Festival 2019
    United Kingdom
    Official selection
  • PAMA Paris Movie Award 2019
    Best Music Video Nomination
  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2020
    Best Music Video Nomination
Director Biography - Marco Molinelli, Sic Est

Filmmaker and video artist.
In 2002 founded Postodellefragole, a collective of italian artists and filmmakers, and started focussing on independent film's language.
Friendly also with the music’s language, starts to collect many awards as music video’s director: Best video of the year (PVI 2005), Antville music awards (best cinema section on 2007), Best italian director (PIVI 2007).
The music video REMEMBER SAMMY JENKINS was published in the Inside Fly magazine (NY) beside of Ryan McGinness and John Malkovich. In 2009 he direct BEAUTIFUL LOSER Documentary, a film about the contemporary art scene in america.
He did several important commercial for brand like FENDI, NIKE, DUCATI, BEATS, GRAFF, PINKO and for tv groups like FOX, HISTORY CHANNEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
He won the GOLD PROMAX WORLD AWARD for co-directing Italian Souvenir, a small series of spot for HISTORY CHANNEL.
He lives and works in Italy.

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Director Statement

We imagined representing the limits that life impose you as a clash between human bodies that bumping themselves making happen weird reactions. it really amused us.
Plus we imagined a grand finale, in which we chose to dress our human beings with a shining metal, a sort of a suit of armor, like an evolution of the species and an even stronger movement in search of freedom. But isn't that already happened?