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The Inspiration Seller

The Inspiration Seller is an awarded web series of the “Sensi Contemporanei – La Sicilia in sala” competition. An initiative promoted and co-financed by the Tourism, Sport and Entertainment Regional Council (Servizio 7 Sicilia Film Commission). An authorial project between innovation and tradition.

The Inspiration Seller (developed in 8 episodes) is about the journey of a young writer in crisis through Western Sicily. The main character, Lino Macchìsio, is worried about the temporary lack of ideas that paralyzes him and he’s looking for a solution. An extraordinary event will lead the novelist to the path of a mythological personality, from which the series takes its name. The whole story, between real and surreal events, obstacles and opportunities, will bring Lino to develop some resilience skills, who’ll take this unexpected hero to wander far and wide, till he’ll end up right in front of himself.

  • Francesco Murana
  • Francesco Murana
  • Giuseppe Lanno
  • Giuseppe Zummo
  • Melqart Productions
  • Federica Candiloro
    Production Inspector
  • Dario Baldini
    Director of Photography
  • Tancredi Bettio
  • Tony Agueci
  • Sara Natale
  • Chiara Lombardo
    Make up
  • Valerio Scirè
    Sound design
  • Francesco Murana
  • Etna
  • Carmelo Graceffa
  • Simona Norato
  • Angelo Sicurella
  • Danilo Fodale
    Key Cast
    "Lino Macchisio"
  • Giovanni Basile
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Simonte
    Key Cast
    "Nonno Pasquale"
  • Mariapia Pantaleo
    Key Cast
    "Nonna Gioia"
  • Elisa Carà
    Key Cast
  • Luciano Falletta
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Lo Piccolo
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Messina
    Key Cast
  • Gaspare Balsamo
    Key Cast
  • Mauro Spitaleri
    Key Cast
  • Isabella Viola
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il Venditore di Ispirazioni
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Adventure, Grotesque
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 12, 2019
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  • Rio
    November 17, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Francesco Murana

Multidisciplinary actor, artistic and film director from Italy. Currently based in Western Sicily, he runs a multimedia and artistic studio, Melqart Productions founded in 2013. Over the years and since he was a child he collected experiences in theater, both as actor and author, mostly between Rome and Palermo. In 2008 he focuses mainly on audiovisual, working on international productions among Paris, London and Berlin. He renews public places turning them into galleries. One of his creations is "Ferus"(2013), was done with the High Patronage of the President of Italy (Napolitano). With Melqart he produced short films, web series, documentaries, installations, events, commercials, music videos, performing the whole film department. He uses an audiovisual approach to open up different experimenting languages, promote and protect the greatness of Sicilian Cultural Heritage.

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"In this world, we can see only a mixed light condition of the darkness, the darkness illuminated". Athanasius Kircher