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Broken Soul - The New World

Mark Blackwood, former mercenary and chemist teacher, finds himself involved in a plan for world domination, orchestrated by an ancient cult, losing everyone he loves. Through evil dreams and strange events, Mark will discover a new world made of magic, evil forces, fantastic creatures and an Ancient Prophecy. Only seeking within himself the path of the true courage and hope, Mark will be able to face the darkness that lies in this world and in himself, having a chance to defeat the man at the head of the Sect who is tormenting him.

  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Director
    Directed by
  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Writer
    Written by
  • Omar Mahjoub
    Story
    Story by
  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Story
    Story by
  • Walter Varani
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Producer
    Produced by
  • Federico Fazzari
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Alberto Salvi
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Federico Sarcone
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Tony Willis
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Duilio Ballatore
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Francesco Mastromauro
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Alessandro Di Marzio
    Producer
    Executive Producer
  • Alberto Salvi
    Director of Photography
    Director of Photography
  • Eleonora Di Simone
    Production Designers
    Production Designer
  • Luana Mazzara
    Production Designers
    Production Designer
  • Ivan Zuccon
    Editor
    Edited by
  • Giulio Esposito
    Music
    Music by
  • Enrico De Palo
    Visual Effects
    Visual Effects Producer
  • Omar Mahjoub
    Casting
    Casting by
  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Casting
    Casting by
  • Lorenzo Verticelli
    Key Cast
    "Mark Blackwood"
  • Leonardo Di Felice
    Key Cast
    "Grand Master"
  • Roberto Falconi
    Key Cast
    "Father Foster"
  • Francesco Mattiucci
    Key Cast
    "Xanatos The Deceiver"
  • Andrea Chiriaco
    Key Cast
    "Ramon Hernandez"
  • Loredana Metallari
    Key Cast
    "Jane Williams"
  • Chiara Berardo
    Key Cast
    "Lawyer Meredith Ross"
  • David Montesi
    Key Cast
    "Cardinal Lloyd McMurphy"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Broken Soul - The New World
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 13 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO
    Salerno
    Italy
    December 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • BlueSky Film&Music Festival 2022
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    December 24, 2022
    Award Winner Best Fantasy Film
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions - hosted by Lift-Off Global Network
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    February 20, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Vespertilio Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    May 27, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Stockholm City Film Festival
    Stocholm
    Sweden
    May 14, 2023
    Semi-Finalist
  • Student World Impact Film Festival
    Waldwick
    United States
    June 18, 2023
    Honorable Mention
  • Atlantic Bridge Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    June 1, 2023
    Semi-Finalist
  • Rome Indie Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    July 31, 2023
    Award Winner Best Fantasy
  • Rome Prisma Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    August 6, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Wasteland Film Festival
    Outside of California City
    United States
    September 28, 2023
    Official Selection
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 22, 2023
    Award Winner Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Supernatural
  • Ravenwood Film Festival
    Sault Ste Marie, ON P6A 2W9
    Canada
    October 26, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Paradise Film Festival
    Budapest
    Hungary
    November 3, 2023
    Award Winner Best Fantasy
  • Zepstone International Film Awards
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
    United States
    November 17, 2023
    Award Winner Best Fantasy, Award Winner Best VFX
  • FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Puerto la Cruz, Anzoategui 6023
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    December 4, 2023
    Award Winner Best Thriller Feature, Award Winner Best Art Direction, Award Winner Best Sound Design, Award Winner Best Lightning
  • Hercules Independent Film Festival
    Seville
    Spain
    December 3, 2023
    Award Winner Best Fantasy
  • Oniros Film Awards® - New York
    New York
    United States
    December 6, 2023
    Honorable Mention
  • New York International Film Awards™ - NYIFA
    New York
    United States
    December 6, 2023
    Award Winner Best Fantasy Film
  • Premio Vincenzo Crocitti
    Rome
    Italy
    December 10, 2023
    Award Winner Best Feature, Award Winner Best First Time Director
  • OSTIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Ostia
    Italy
    December 16, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Veneto International Film Festival
    Treviso
    Italy
    January 12, 2024
    November 2023 Award Winner Best Fantasy, November 2023 Award Winner Best Producer, November 2023 Award Winner Best Director, November 2023 Award Winner Best Cinematography, November 2023 Award Winner Best Sound Design, November 2023 Award Winner Best Score Mixing, November 2023 Award Winner Best Original Score, November 2023 Award Winner Best Costume Design, November 2023 Award Winner Best Make-Up, November 2023 Award Winner Best VFX, December 2023 Award Winner Best Fantasy, December 2023 Award Winner Best Producer, December 2023 Award Winner Best Director, December 2023 Award Winner Best Cinematography, December 2023 Award Winner Best Sound Design, December 2023 Award Winner Best Score Mixing, December 2023 Award Winner Best Original Score, December 2023 Award Winner Best Costume Design, December 2023 Award Winner Best Make-Up, December 2023 Award Winner Best VFX
  • New York Monthly Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    September 21, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Best Actor & Director Awards - New York
    New York
    United States
    January 5, 2024
    Winner Gold Award Best Director of a Fantasy Film
  • Symbiotic Film Festival
    Kiev
    Ukraine
    January 13, 2024
    Official Selection
  • New York City IO Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    March 5, 2024
    Winner Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Award
  • London Director Awards
    London Director Awards
    United Kingdom
    February 16, 2024
    Official Selection
  • Kalaburagi International Film Festival
    Kinikar Apt, Shambognalli, Near Shivaji Marathi Khanavali Kalaburagi, Karnataka 585102
    February 24, 2024
    Semi-Finalist
  • Aasha international film festival
    Nashik, Maharashtra
    India
    February 7, 2024
    Award Winner Best Feature Film
  • Crown Point International Film Festival
    Chicago
    United States
    February 2, 2024
    Award Winner Best Director, Award Winner Best Actor, Award Winner Best Editing, Award Winner Best ScoreAthens International Monthly Art Film Festival Honorable Mention
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival
    Mukundapur Kolkata, West Bengal
    India
    February 25, 2024
    Award Winner Best Fantasy Feature Film
  • kalakari film fest
    DEWAS, MP 455001
    India
    July 21, 2024
    Official Selection
  • Fortean Film Festival
    Sherborne Street
    United Kingdom
    October 7, 2024
    Official Selection
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    January 25, 2024
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Lorenzo Verticelli

Lorenzo Verticelli is an Italian director, producer, actor, and screenwriter. He was born in 1991 in Giulianova, Abruzzo, Italy. Passionate about cinema, comics, and fantasy from a young age, he began making low-budget short films with his friends while studying law at the University of Teramo. After leaving university, he decided to pursue a full-time career as a film director, enrolling in directing and acting courses.

In 2015, he founded his first Italian independent production company, LoEP Lord of Evil Productions. In 2016, he wrote, directed, produced, and acted in his first short film, the psychological thriller "Journey into the Mind," loosely inspired by the film "Identity." It was released on YouTube in October 2018.

2017 marked a turning point when he conceived the "Broken Soul" saga, the story of a former mercenary and chemistry professor pursued by a criminal organization. The two short films in this saga, Broken Soul - The Blackmail (2017) and Broken Soul II - The Redemption (2018) won several awards at numerous international film festivals, including Best Film Project at the Tuscany Web Fest 2017, Best Film Action at the Alternative Film Festival 2018, and Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles Cine Fest 2018.

From January 2018 to November 2022, he was engaged as a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor in the realization of his life's project, his first feature film Broken Soul - The New World (2022), the first Italian High Fantasy film in which he invested all his resources with the help of his mother and producer Walter Varani. Together with Varani, he founded the independent production company Varver Pictures in 2020.

The film is currently competing in numerous national and international film festivals and has already won 44 awards and have obtained 12 nominations.

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