In a playground a child tries to play with the others children trying in every way to catch the colored ball, symbol of integration with the community... but the ball gets farther and farther away, while the world around him changes , and he becomes more and more indefinite and start to disappear.

  • Hermes Mangialardo
    One Day in July
  • Hermes Mangialardo
  • Plas Media Srl
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Palla Prigioniera
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    drama, social, cartoon
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Hermes Mangialardo

Hi, I was born in 1975 in Copertino, a little town in the south of Italy.
I was 14 whem my brother took me to the cinema to see “The Wall”, and then my life changed.
I took a Flash animation Diploma at “Scuola Politecnica di Design” in Milan and in 2001 I started to product my own animations. After a Multimedia Design Master in Florence I started to write and developed many clips and animations, music videos and short videos that won many awards.
In 2006, with a crew of designer, I founded a multimedia agency, Plasmedia
In 2008 I write and animate the short serie URBAN JUNGLE for MTV ITALIA, about the various metropolitan animals (Metal kids, Darkers, Indie kids, Emo…).
From 2007 I started my visual experience (best Italian Vj in 2009)
and from 2011 my 3D Architectural Mapping experience

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