Private Project


An ex music producer takes interest in a street musician after being let go from his own firm.

  • Niall Quinn
  • Marcus Pasceri
  • Niall Quinn
  • Marcus Pasceri
  • Sebastien Gaspar-Woods
  • Walter Riggi
    Key Cast
  • Mike Lepera
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 CNY
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  • Shooting Format:
    Arri Alexa Mini
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Director - Niall Quinn, Marcus Pasceri
Director Statement

"Being a musician and a filmmaker, I have always loved the art of pairing film and music. They fit so wonderfully together and complement each other in so many ways. In fact, I usually visualize and write scenes while listening to songs that spark imagination. Decrescendo is one of these films. Simply a short film that takes music and gives it even more purpose with imaginative cinematography. I wanted the music to have something exceptional to cling to. I really wanted to create a beautiful film, and with the immense help from an excellent crew and the ARRI Alexa I think we accomplished this. I have also always enjoyed films that end on sadder notes. The lack of satisfaction at the end of films like this almost acts as the sole source of satisfaction. Endings like this are very moving to me and I usually like to explore something like that in the conclusions of my films. I have always believed that the ending is the most important part of a film, even more so than the beginning. This sentiment also ties into the characters of the film. A character so tragic that they almost don’t even have a character arc to them. There is so much that can be done with characters in film and literature that sometimes keeping it straightforward and simple can have an even bigger impact on the audience. I have made tragic films, and I have made musically driven films; so for me it was exceptionally interesting to combine the two in Decrescendo. I am very proud of the outcome." - Marcus Pasceri