Just Us

A girl talks to his boyfriend about their love story. In this way she will go through the modern concept of relationship, how we live it and how we should live it.

  • Alessandro Dioguardi
    Director
  • Alessandro Dioguardi
    Writer
  • Roberta Carpinteri
    Key Cast
  • Giacomo Poli
    Soundtrack
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Alessandro Dioguardi

In a world ruled by definitions explain who I am is complicated or maybe not much. My name is Alessandro Dioguardi and, after 26 years of horrible questions and doubt, I understood that being a creative is the only thing that I was born for. The world is a big strange place and we are afraid, happy, excited to be part of it and at the end of the day, before we fell asleep, we look for a bed night story to stop the voices. I wanna bring that stories to people and I wanna let them dream, inspire them … or at least make them have a good time.

My first love was writing and I still love it but cinema is, for me, the biggest way to tell a story. You have every arts in one media. The first memories of cinema comes from my childhood. I was playing with my toys in the living room and my father was watching The Good The Bad and the Ugly. Something hit me that day. Since then cinema was always with me and I discovered an amazing world of authors – Tarantino, Carpenter, Landis, Del Toro, Scorsese, Raimi, Cronenberg, Burton, are just a few example -.

I'm studying cinematography in Dublin but It's just a small step to a bigger world and a bigger dream. I'm just a guy looking for someone who share this vision of an amazing life.

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Director Statement

Just Us represent not only my first experience as deus ex machina but everything I'd like to do for the rest of my life. The short was born as a task for my college, shooting something that last 60 seconds. I panicked. No gears and no ideas about how to tell something in a short time. The idea come to me two days before the dead line with a borrowed go pro.
Just Us it's about the two things that I love and believe: art and love. In this short I use cinematography as medium to talk directly to my public and talk about the idea of love that we have today and how I think it should be: simple and true and it comes from a part inside that we don't understand but it's the one that make us amazing. So I decided to made my character talking to his soul mate breaking the fourth wall and let in my audience in an intimate situation. Sure, I thought also that simple is better.