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Favourite

A young man is driving. His girlfriend, from the backseat, teases him. When he turns the look, she's not there anymore.

  • Martin Basile
    Director
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left, ALEXIA, Filmmaking Kills
  • Martin Basile
    Writer
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left, ALEXIA, Filmmaking Kills
  • Giovanni Marinaro
    Writer
  • Vittorio Saldutti
    Key Cast
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left
  • Lorenza Rogna
    Key Cast
  • Angelica Bruzzone
    Make Up Artist
  • Cecilia
    Make Up Artist
  • Martin Basile
    Producer
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left, ALEXIA, Filmmaking Kills
  • Giovanni Marinaro
    Producer
  • Martin Basile
    Director of Photography
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left, ALEXIA, Filmmaking Kills
  • Martin Basile
    Editor, VFX Editor
    Zeno's Paradox, Times Left, ALEXIA, Filmmaking Kills
  • Giovanni Marinaro
    Unit Manager
  • Francesco Repetto
    Assistant producer
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    21:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Reale Film Festival
    Milano
    Italy
    June 1, 2021
    Best Screenplay
  • Vancouver Independent Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    June 18, 2021
    Canada Premiere
    Finalist
Director Biography - Martin Basile

Martin Basile (born March 21 1992) is an Italian film director, screenwriter, songwriter. His films mainly focus on themes related to ontology and the concept of reality, using the medium as a metaphor for experiencing life.

His latest works are:

- Times Left (Short Film - 2020)
Nominated by Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) for the best original soundtrack at The 48 Hour Film Project Italy.

- Zeno's Paradox (Short Film - 2020)
Winner of the prize for Best Low Budget Short at Short to The Point
Winner of Best Short Film at Platonic Film Competition 2021

- ALEXIA (Short Film - 2019)
Written and produced in 72 hours, awarded by La 72esima ora Film Festival (Italy) and GENERIcamente umani film festival (Italy)

- Filmmaking kills (Short Film - 2017)
Winner of the Video Voyagers prize at Trofeo La Lanterna, finalist at Sapienza Short Film Festival (Italy), Milano Mobile Film Festival (Italy) and Cefalù Film Festival (Italy). Also nominated for best male actor (Martin Basile), best original soundtrack, best screenplay.

As a songwriter he wrote and produced many albums ("All You Can Eat", "Solitunes", "Kalokagathia"...) He also won several Italian prizes, such as the Emanuela Pedulà Prize in 2016, the Toscana Selection Prize in 2015 and the Sotto Toni Prize in 2014.

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Director Statement

"Favourite" is my umpteenth work about deception. In this case instincts are the main responsibles for the trick. Film is the ideal medium to express this kind of stuff, since it exists only thanks to the illusion that 24 pictures, put one after the other, make a satisfactory imitation of reality. Many clues are hidden, but many are part of another story, so... don't fool yourself too much.