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Rock my Trumpet (2014)

Rock my Trumpet is a love story centered on a charming trumpet player who wildly falls in love with his electric guitar player neighbor, Ena. Leo meets Ena for the first time when the over whelming sounds of her guitar interrupt his trumpet rehearsals. Feeling always more fascinated by his noisy neighbor, he discovers that Ena is stuck in a complicated relationship. Slowly, the two get closer to each other thanks to their music: even if loving and playing two very different genres, the connection that bonds them is so wild and deep that leads them to a completely unexpected adventure.

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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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    SONY F3
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    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - ADO HASANOVIC

Ado Hasanović (born in Srebrenica 1986) is a Bosnian film director based in Rome. From 2008-2011, Ado has been the Creative Director of the Srebrenica Short Film Festival. He graduated from the Sarajevo Film Academy as a film director in 2013. He later attended the National Film School 'Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia' in Rome, where he specialized as a film director. He won several international awards for his short films “The Angel of Srebrenica”, “Blue Viking in Sarajevo”, “Mum” and “Pink Elephant”. In 2015, he started working as Art Director for the Mediterranean Short Film Festival in Sant'Antioco, Italy. As a guest student at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, he finished a Master in Dramaturgy.

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Director Statement

The importance of Rock My Trumpet last scene
At a first glance, Rock My Trumpet’s final scene might seem contradictory, evanescent, even groundless. Actually, it is not.
It gently discovers, in a completely unconventional way, the meaning of the entire story, which is showing in the most natural, authentic and –why not- even blasphemous way the relationship between male and female when not struck by banality, commonplaces and routine.
Leo and Ena look for a different, deep, musical and wild connection.
And this is the reason why they attract each other just thanks to the music of their instruments. Because it is what best represents the both of them.
In the film, Ena is the image of wilderness, nature and energy, exactly the elements the last scene wants to evoke.
Musicians, and Leo among them, have nothing to do but standing in front of that powerful and poetic image, elegiac just like a pastoral.
This last scene is not easily a mere provocation, rather the moment in which the entire film achieves a meaning. A curtain torn right in the moment in which the story is about to finish.
In this way, the viewer is able to read Rock My Trumpet following two opposite directions: the first one being the chronological and linear one, from the beginning until the end; the other one using a rewind effect, forcing us to revisit the events from that powerful, last image up to the overture.
Thanks to this, a classic love triangle evolves into something much more interesting than expected.
Ado Hasanovic