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Gesti is a documentary directed by Marina Terranova, where she goes on a journey to understanding the origins and evolution of Italian Hand Gestures over generations, and the Italian Diaspora between Naples, her village of origin Postiglione, and London.

  • Marina Terranova
  • Marina Terranova
  • Jack Murphy
  • Marina Terranova
    Key Cast
  • Michele Falce
    Key Cast
  • Lucia Mascino
    Key Cast
    Stories of Love that Cannot Belong to this World, I Hate Summer, I delitti del BarLume, Suburra: Blood on Rome
  • Claudio Nobili
    Key Cast
  • Pietro Falce
    Key Cast
  • Shyla Anand
    Key Cast
  • Justine Nassef
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    SONY FS7, NIKON D750, iPhone 6S
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film Academy
Director Biography - Marina Terranova

Marina Terranova is an aspiring Director with an acute interest in Documentary Filmmaking. She feels that so many existing stories are waiting to be told and people who want their voices to be heard.

Prior to her filmmaking bachelor at the London Film Academy, she studied Interactive Media Design at an art school in Switzerland where she was born and raised. After which, she decided to move to London and start her career in Media. She worked as an video editor, graphic designer and social media manager for a TV channel until deciding to further her knowledge and passion for the moving image in film school.

Marina is thoroughly passionate about exerting her creative skills through Directing and Filmmaking and being able to create a positive change and impact on a large scale through her work.

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Director Statement

“I am very passionate to tell this story as it celebrates my
origins, and helps me stay connected with my culture.
But it also highlights and rejoices this unique form of
language of the Italian people that is too often
caricatured by our friends abroad. I want to emphasise
on the pride, joy and necessity that these gestures bring
to Italian people.”