House On Fire

"House On Fire" is a non profit video inspired by Greta Thunberg's homonymous book. It was made to join the #artforclimatechange call and it is meant to be donated to Greenpeace Organization, both Italian and International, in order to share it wherever it is best needed to support the call for attention to our climate emergency.

The video wants to remind the viewer of the mystical-spiritual bond between Nature and Men, inviting the latter to a more empathic attitude towards their "House", which they should honor and protect, given the irreplaceable value with which it determines human survival.

House On Fire è un video no profit inspirato dall'omonimo libro di Greta Thunberg. È stato creato per supportare #artforclimatechange e per essere donato all'organizzazione Greenpeace Italiana e Internazionale affinché possa divulgarlo per sostenere questo messaggio universale di emergenza climatica.

Il video vuol ricordare allo spettatore il legame mistico-spirituale che lega la Natura e l'uomo, invitando quest'ultimo ad un atteggiamento più empatico nei confronti della propria "Casa", che dovrebbe onorare e proteggere, dato l'insostituibile valore con cui essa determina la nostra stessa sopravvivenza.

  • Jay Manari
  • Lorenza Di Cesare
    Key Cast
    "Indian Princess"
  • Jay Manari
  • Tony Anderson
  • Carmen Merletti
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  • Karen Iannucci
    Hair and Make Up
    Make Up Assistant
  • Luca Silvetti
    Production Assistant
  • Marco Manari
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    4 minutes 18 seconds
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    July 11, 2019
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Director Biography - Jay Manari

Jay Manari is an Italian Film Director, Writer and Filmmaker with experience working in films, TV series, and music videos both in Europe (Italy) and in the U.S (California - Los Angeles & New York).
In the Film Industry, Jay has held numerous professional roles. In LA, Jay began as Executive Development Assistant and Camera Operator for director Simone Bartesaghi at the prestigious Los Angeles Film School. Next, Jay worked within the Cineaste Films Productions for the music video 'Vandaag - Bakermat' and for the TV movie 'Megachurch Murder' (also known as 'Shaker Pointe').
In New York, Jay produced and directed "American Rouge" (2014), an experimental music video screened in England, New York, and India, and awarded as "Best Experimental Short Film" Audience Award at A Corto Di Donne Film Festival (Pozzuoli, Italy); and "Petite Blanche" (2017), a fiction winner of Best Editing Award along with a Nomination for Best Screenplay at Oniros Film Awards, and a nomination for Best Fiction at Gold Movie Awards.
Recently, ManarìFilmArts produced documentaries, and promo videos for third parties, and is currently working on the preproduction of Jay's feature film called "Feelings In The Shadow".
In January 2018, Jay started working as Creative Art Director for "MiraBanART Showcase", an itinerary art exhibition, running throughout Italy from July till November, powered by MiraBan Ltd Company, a British Art Company located in London (UK). At the same time, Jay works as video content creator for MiraBan promo videos and art events.
Since September 2018, Jay has been working as freelance filmmaker in Italy for a variety of video projects and footage on demands websites, such as Black Box LLC.

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Director Statement

"Everything depends on how much strength you have, how stubborn you are, and how many people you can convince to believe in your idea." (2014)

"Those that go through Hell with you, and stay, are the only ones worthy the pain of those flames" (2017)

"Long Live the Film!" (2018)