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Morfea - Childish Eyes (prod. Enrico Palermo)

Through images and music, "Childish Eyes" tells the story of a teenage king who escapes from the palace (the Ursino castle) to explore the outside world. Among the wooded paths of Etna he comes across a young and charming woman, struck in turn by the tender but provoking "childish eyes". The boy does not hesitate to lead her to the Castle to reveal his "real" identity and open new perspectives in the life of the bewitching lady who, beset by doubts for a love that promises to be overwhelming, launches some questions at the end, above all "Did we outshine the beauty of art?"

This fruitful collaboration is mainly due to Metodo PASS, FIPASS and Performer Italian Cup, meeting occasion between actress Isabella Bonfante (Morfea in music) working as a secretary behind the scenes, former student of the founder Valentina Spampinato, and Giuseppe Pallone, National Acting silver medalist, student of Maros School of Arts of Mariarosaria Bianco. The audiovisual, released in early March, was made between the woodlands and the craters of vulcano Etna, and in the museum rooms of the Ursino Castle, thanks also to the support of Catania Film Commission and the Italian Department of Culture.

  • Isabella Bonfante
    Director/Singer/Writer/Composer/Producer/Video Editor
  • Isabella Bonfante
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Pallone
    Key Cast
  • Aldo Musumeci
    Director of Photography
  • Erika Russo
    Assistant DOP
  • Danilo Musumeci
  • Zaira La Rosa
  • Enrico Crimaldi
  • Rosario Lanzafame
  • Alessio Valentino Calì
  • Enrico Palermo
    Music Producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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  • Rome Music Video Awards
    March 7, 2022
    Best Actor
  • International Music Video Awards
    United Kingdom
    March 28, 2022
  • Independent Cinema Film Festival "Art Club Pavlos Paraschakis"
    October 3, 2022
    Aleka Municipal Cinema
  • Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    April 20, 2022
    Roku Channel
    Best Music Video
  • International Sound Video Awards
    Czech Republic
    April 22, 2022
    Best Actor & Best Actress
  • London Music Video Festival
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography

Born in Italy, raised in Tokyo, based in London, Isabella Bonfante is an eclectic artist with a passion for Film. She began to direct and post experimental short films on YouTube where she was discovered by TV presenter Valentina Spampinato who offered her a scholarship for a professional Performing Arts 2-year course. On March 1, 2022, Isabella debuted as a singer under the stage name of "Morfea". She is currently working on her next project: a fantasy film.

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Director Statement

I devoted my life to a battle for beauty and against Nihilism. My artistic work spaces from the representation of imaginary worlds filled with values and virtue, to the exploration of morally dubious mindsets, vice and it's consequences. As the human race seems eternally attracted to both, in my work you will find a good dose of charm in the depiction of philosophies I appreciate as much as the ones I don't sustain.