I Catch you (nightmare in search of an author)

G., a mysterious guy, tails Mr.T, a business man, troughout Milan. Why does he do it? Will be able to catch him?

  • Lorenzo Mannino
    Là dove c'è troppa luce
  • Lorenzo Mannino
  • Gianluca Vittorio
  • Giulio Cannata
  • Lorenzo Mannino
  • Edoardo Barbone
    Key Cast
  • Alberto Fasoli
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Bonasia
  • Federico Tarchini
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 EUR
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    4k Sony Raw
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Milan
  • Corti in Cortile, 2019
    September 22, 2019
    Best Sicilian Short
  • Oniros Film Awards, 2019
    St.Vincent, Valle D'aosta
    International Premiere
    Best Student Film
  • Etnacomics Short Film Festival 2019
    Catania, Italy
    Italian Premiere
  • Foggia Film festival 2019
    Foggia, Puglia
  • Malescorto 2021
    Malesco, Piemonte
    Honorable mention
  • Cinefacts.it Quarantena Film Festival 2020

    Best editing
  • Festival del Cinema Europeo 2020
    Lecce, Puglia
  • Festival del Cinema Italiano 2020
    San Vito Lo capo, Sicilia
  • Be Epic! London International Film Festival 2020
    London, England
    Special Jury Award
  • Festival delle scuole - Cinema in Piazza - Cinema America 2020
    Roma, Italy
  • Benevento Cinema e TV 2020
    Benevento, Italia
  • Apulia Horror International Film Fest 2020
    Gallipoli, Italia
  • Tri Rivers Film Festival 2020
    Rabane, England
  • The Monthly Film Festival - June 2020

    Best Screenplay, Best Actor
Distribution Information
  • Premiere film
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Lorenzo Mannino

Passionate about cinema and his language since he was a child, at the age of 15 Lorenzo Mannino began to take this journey, always trying to understand what to see and what to watch. He has made several short films at an early age, then dealing with the production of music videos, live concerts, reportages and some commercials. Immediately after graduating in Technological Arts, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, he moved to Milan to attend the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Milan, where he specialized in advertising, commercials and business documentaries, like director and writer in several projects ("Cult City - Lodi") for the Lombardy region, "Catisfashion" for Eataly) and the "Beermouth" spot for "Baladin Spirits". Meanwhile he continues to be the video operator for events or the editor in some communication agencies in Milan such as Synapsy, Lalà or Sisma productions. He always cultivates the dream of making films, writing several screenplays for shorts and film projects, specializing in the noir and thriller genre, which often participate in independent festivals. In 2015 his short film "Ct Duel", an urban and Catanese remake of Spielberg's "Duel", took part in several national festivals, while in 2017 the short film "The Runner", shot entirely in the first place, won the prize for best short of 70 seconds to the tenth "Festival del Piccolo Grande Cinema", in the "Tempo Limite" competition. Currently his work "Where there is too much light", noir short film, is being distributed and has already won several international awards. The last work is the short "I catch you (nightmare in search of an author)", based on the homonymous novel by Gianluca Vittorio (published in 2014 by Morellini Editore, in the book "Milano d'autore"), which will be also the final diploma essay at the Experimental Center of Cinematography.

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Director Statement

G. is a former actor and a former prisoner; a southerner guy who has moved to Milan for a few months. Since various week G is following Mr.T, a very busy Milanese businessman, who spends his days between meetings and business calls. Through G.'s pursuit of Mr.T we discover Milan, with its contrasts and its differences, which coexist, sometimes with difficulty. G. also has a partner in crime: Jane, his girlfriend, who advises him to join Mr. T at a "Vernissage", where she knows he will be present. G. also tells us about the city through his thoughts and visions, sometimes mystical, like that of a figure that torments him, the figure of "Duende", a mysterious spirit, of Spanish origin, that our protagonist frequently sees personify in a Flamenco dancer. Will G. be able to catch Mr.T? And above all, what are his real intentions? So "I catch you" is a thriller story about a tailing, but is also a story about how much is difficult to make art, today, in this kind of world.