From heaven, a father manages to video-call his son.

  • Riccardo Menicatti
  • Bruno Ugioli
  • Bruno Ugioli
  • Stefano D’Antuono
  • Gabriele Bocchio
    Key Cast
  • Nicolò Piccinni
    Key Cast
  • Gaia Olmo
  • Edward Grieg
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    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
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    Full Hd / iPhone 12 Pro
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Distribution Information
  • Esen Studios
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Riccardo Menicatti, Bruno Ugioli

Riccardo Menicatti and Bruno Ugioli, freelance filmmakers, founded Fuoricampo Film in 2012.
The two authors codirected more than 20 short films, music videos and commercials, with selections and awards in many festivals, both national (smile award at Tulipani di seta nera 2023, best short film and best screenplay at Aprilia Film Festival 2020, two special mentions for the best short film at Glocal Film Festival 2019 e 2020) and international (best short film at Melrose Film Festival 2021, best social/dramma at Sguardi - European Independent Short Film Night 2022).
Riccardo and Bruno also coproduced the first full-lenght film of the studio, “Handbook of Movie Theaters’ History”, a documentary about the history and the future of movie theaters in the city of Turin.

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Director Statement

The idea for Sky(pe) was born during the first lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic. In a time when personal relationships were impossible, every social activity has been reinvented through the screens of smartphones and computers, getting us used to a new way of seeing each others. Work video calls, DaD for students and teachers, TV guests from their apartment… every relationship had been transformed to webcam-deformed faces in a home-made pixel frame. An annoying limitation, of course, but also, paradoxically, a fundamental opportunity to feel less distant.
Playing with extremes, we tried to imagine what would have happened if that same opportunity had also been granted to relationships with the afterlife, reflecting, with a little cynicism, on the rhetoric of missed opportunities and the weight of habit in a relationship.
In order to tell this bitter tale, and underline the paradox of the situation on a symbolic level, we decided to avoid any cinematographic choice and, shooting exclusively with two smartphones, to give the viewer the elementary but by now familiar aesthetics of the webcam.