Alfred's Game

Alfred’s game is a surrealistic noir movie about the dissolute research of artistic perfection, often reason of ethically wrong choices.
Antoine has always dreamed of being a famous artist: a director.
Suddenly Antoine develops a second personality: Alfred. This aggressive and dominant part allows Antoine to create real masterpieces.
As years go by Alfred becomes stronger and stronger, until he replaces Antoine many times, even in his private life.
This is the reason why Antoine decides to ask help to Dr. Marino, his therapist, trying to solve his issues.

  • Salvo Anello
    Director
  • Salvo Anello
    Writer
  • Creaking Woods Studios
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il Gioco Di Alfred
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    noir, surreal, thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Salvo Anello

Salvatore Francesco Anello was born in Palermo on 27 August 1990. At the age of seven he began studying piano at the V. Bellini conservatory in Palermo. In the same institute - in the following years - he obtained the study of the guitar and the three-year composition. At the same time he obtained scientific studies. In 2011 he started a business (Creaking Woods Studios) with which he still deals with film and music productions. He has produced two feature films (Klepsydra 2012) and (Il Gioco di Alfred 2021), a short film (The Last Occasion 2013) thanks to which he won the prize for best direction and photography in the competition "Corto-Corto Mon Amour 2013. "and (Tutti Uguali 2021), numerous music video clips including (YAD-BIRTH 2018) and (La Bimba Fra Gli Ulivi 2019). In 2020 he participates and surpasses the finals of Sanremo Rock at the Ariston theater as a songwriter. He has written and published four albums (l'Identico Canto 2008), (Nella mente di Matteo il matto 2012), (Alla corte del Re 2013), and (Not for rancor but for Gioco 2019), and of two novels (Il Viaggio 2013) and (In terre farane 2014). He is currently engaged in the post-production and distribution phases of his latest film (The Game of Alfred 2021), for which he invests the role of director and producer (Creaking Woods Pictures).

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Director Statement

“Alfred's Game” is an enigmatic and claustrophobic tale. Who watches the movie is slowly drawn into a maelstrom of emotions, pervading Antoine's soul. Scenical and philosophical, Alfred's game represents the artist's eternal restlessness, an urgent desire of rising, a need for affirmation and, last but not least, the destruction and condemnation of the artist himself.