Private Project

Epos

In 1967, photographers Jiří Horák, Rostislav Košťál, František Maršálek and Petr Sikula, together with author Ladislav Plch, formed the group EPOS, first as a documentary photography project, but that would develop into staged photography inspired in fashion shots and new wave cinema from the late 60's and early 70's , becoming a strong portrait of the so called Czechoslovak “Big Beat generation” during the period of normalization after the Warsaw Pact Invasion.
50 years later, the same group of artists reunites to re-enact some of their most representative photographs, returning to the same places and meeting the same people who featured on them, while sharing their memories and stories in the whole process, being a different way to understand life in the artistic underground of the political situation of Czechoslovakia's Normalisation in the 1970

  • Emanuele Ruggiero
    Director
    L'essenziale è invisibile agli occhi, Toro emotions
  • António Pedro Nobre
    Director
    Le Prisontologue, 40 years on track, Prokop v Banátu, CZizincI
  • António Pedro Nobre
    Writer
    Le Prisontologue, 40 years on track, Prokop v Banátu, CZizincI, CZizincII
  • Emanuele Ruggiero
    Producer
    L'essenziale è invisibile agli occhi, Toro emotions, CZizincII
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Epos
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    Czech
  • Shooting Format:
    BMCC Ursa 4.6K, Bolex 16mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Emanuele Ruggiero, António Pedro Nobre

Emanuele Ruggiero
Freelance Director, 1st assistant Director, Producer, Journalist since 2001, Photographer, Cinematographer and Editor working for 25 years in the Show Biz with great experience in the production of television formats, movies and film productions.
Expert in visual content marketing, directing corporate videos and presentations, institutionals, advertising and viral videos for the web and much more. Lighting cameraman for The Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation Institute by Steven Spielberg. 1st Assistant director in the 90s at the Piccolo Teatro Theatre in Milan with Giorgio Strehler and also in many italian movies. On television, he worked as cameraman and an 1st assistant director in productions such as Aran, Endemol, Rai tv and many others. As a director, filmed and produced many music videos, for famous italian singers.
Working 11 years in the directing crew of the most famous italian national Tv Serial named "100 Vetrine", broadcasted on Mediaset tv (sharing 32%, 5 millions people watching tv every day).
His directorial debut with the short film '' Never so close'' in 2010, obtaining various participations in Short Film Festivals in Italy and abroad, winning several awards."

António Pedro Nobre
Graduated in scriptwriting at ATCAS, Lisbon, Portugal. In 1997 he started working at the TV / Cinema / Radio department of international advertising agency McCann Erickson Portugal. Since 2001 he has worked freelance, as a screenwriter and an assistant director of television programs, television commercials, music videos and corporate films, not only in his native country, but also abroad.
Since 2006 he has been collaborating with QQ studio Ostrava in the post production of national TV programs like "Chalupa je hra" (2006 - 2011), "Pod pokličkou" (2007 - 2011) and more recently "Draci v hrnci" (2013 - present).
In 2007, he began to work as a director, specializing in music videos, and teamed up with artists from around the world like Fernando Saunders and Mike Terrana (US), Ashia and the Bison Rouge (Pol/US), Gergo Borlai (Hun) and Czech Artists like Aleš Brichta, Martin Chodúr, Markéta Konvičková, Elis or Dalibor Mráz among many others. He also made documentaries and promotional videos for music and arts festivals such as the Colours of Ostrava, Setkání kytaristů & spol., Janáčkův Máj, Shakespearovské slavnosti Ostrava, Festival Banát, Ostrava Jazz open and Tanec Ostrava.
He has worked with cultural institutions such as the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Janáček’s Philharmonic Orchestra, the Janáček‘s Conservatory and Gymnasium and the multi-genre cultural center Cooltour.
Since 2013 that he is the President of the Jury of the International Outdoor Film Festival, an itinerant event covering over 40 cities in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Russia.
He is also an avid InterRail traveler, authoring 4 guidebooks in the subject and also directed the documentary "40 years on track - the InterRail pass story".

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