Alexia

A man finds out that his housekeeping android Alexia, instead of going to the supermarket, is seeing someone.

  • Martin Basile
    Director
  • Martin Basile
    Writer
  • Martin Basile
    Producer
  • Beatrice Schiaffino
    Key Cast
    “Alexia”
  • Martin Basile
    Key Cast
    “Nick”
  • Margherita Fois
    Key Cast
    “Giulia”
  • Carlo Parente
    Boom Operator
  • Martha Nisi
    Camera Operator
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Alexia
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • La 72esima Ora
    Rome
    Italy
    July 24, 2019
    Italian Premiere
    First Prize for the use of Genre
  • GENERIcamente Umani
    San Vittore Olona
    Italy
    September 26, 2020
    Finalist
Director Biography - Martin Basile

Martin Basile (born March 21 1992) is an Italian film director, screenwriter, musician.

His short film "ALEXIA" (2019), written and produced in 72 hours won a prize at La 72esima ora Film Festival (Italy) and is currently finalist at GENERIcamente umani film festival (Italy). It was also selected by Diorama Film Festival (India).

His short film "Filmmaking kills" (2017) won the Video Voyagers prize ad Trofeo La Lanterna. It was also finalist at Sapienza Short Film Festival (Italy), Milano Mobile Film Festival (Italy) and Cefalù Film Festival (Italy), where it was also nominated for best male actor (Martin Basile), best original soundtrack, best screenplay. It was also selected by International Peace & Film Festival (USA), Genova Film Festival (Italy), Short To The Point (Romania), My Love Michelle (USA), First-Time Filmmaker Sessions (UK)

As a songwriter, he is currently one of the 8 finalist of the prestigious Premio Bindi. He also won the Emanuela Pedulà Prize in 2016, the Toscana Selection Prize in 2015 and the Sotto Toni Prize in 2014.

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Director Statement

Most of the time gender based violence is not physical, but takes place on a psychological level. ALEXIA’s man is so demanding and she is so in love that her life has become completely dedicated to him. So she doesn’t even feel free to meet a friend. Since she and her men perceive her as not human anymore, she’s portrayed as an housekeeping android. The viewer though doesn’t know that ALEXIA is a real person until she is the one who realizes it, with the help of her friend Giulia.