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Killer's Sight

In the middle of the night, between the lights and shadows of a rich house, a cold-eyed killer consumes their crimes.
After caught in his sleep a boy and a woman, sits in the living room of the house where he awaits the arrival of his real target.
Preceded by the barrel of his shotgun, an old and mighty man bursts into the room ready to strike, but finds himself unprepared for the truth that hides the identity of the murderer.

  • Antonio La Camera
    That's Not Sci-Fi
  • Antonio La Camera
    That's Not Sci-Fi
  • Giovanni La Camera
  • Teresa Viggiano
  • Giovanni La Camera
    Key Cast
  • Giuseppe Viggiano
    Key Cast
  • Antonio La Camera
    That's Not Sci-Fi
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    6 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
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  • Film Noir Festival
    Vincennes, Paris
    November 29, 2014
    French premiere
  • Festival del Giallo e Noir del Golfo
    La Spezia
    July 15, 2016
    Best Noir Film
Director Biography - Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera was born in Castrovillari (Cosenza) on 18 May 1990.

After graduating, he leaves his native land at age 18 and moved to Rome where he began his film studies at the DAMS of University Roma Tre, where he graduated in 2012 with a score of 110 cum laude in Film and the Arts of Vision with a thesis entitled "John Williams - The Musical Storytelling in the Cinema of Steven Spielberg ". During the Digital Arts Lab held by video artist and professor Giacomo Verde he realizes with Linda Del Gamba his first work "THAT'S NOT SCI-FI" which won the contest "The Cinema Above the City" and was selected at "Festival Young Station”, "Amarcort Film Festival" and "L’Aquila Film Festival".

In 2013 he made "KILLER'S SIGHT", a neo-noir short film shot in Calabria selected for the "Film Noir Festival" of Vincennes (France) and winner for best film noir in "Giallo and Noir Festival 2016".

He attended the film school "Sentieri Selvaggi" where he graduated in 2014 with the short film "LA PROTAGONISTA" (“The Protagonist”) which won the Audience Award and the school and were selected for the "MOVIE Club Film Festival", the "5th Siliguri International Film Festival" the "Brianza Short Film" and received a special mention to "Sirius Film Festival."
In the same year he directed the short films "ESASPERAZIONE" (“Exasperation”), "URBAN SHAKESPEARE" (Best Film "Certaine Tendance" at "I 400 Corti Film Festival", official selection at "Filming Shakespeare Short Film Competition "sponsored by Kenneth Branagh, " Shakespeare Fest "organized by Gigi Proietti, "Notorious Film Festival ", "Fabriano Film Festival "and the "Boat International Festival of Culture ") and "OIL AND WATER ", co-directed with Alessia Cardarelli (Best Production Values for the Student Media Show Audience Award 2015 at the American University of Rome, official selection at the "MIZZICAFilm Festival").

In 2015 he returns to Calabria to realize the short film "CARNE E POLVERE" (“Flesh and Dust”), an insight into the life of a farmer, inspired by and starring his father. The short was well received around the world, being selected by the British Film Institute festival to participate in the "Future Film Festival" in 2016 and winning the awards for best director at “Pázmány Film Festival” (Budapest) organized by the Italian Institute of Culture and the award for best international short movie at the “Hak-İş International Short Film Conest 2016” in Turkey. The movie also won the awards for best cinematography, editing and soundtrack at "FOCUS International Film Festival Spring 2016” and the agricultural cooperative’s award at “AGRinCORTo 2016” and was selected in many film festivals around the world as “19th CinemAmbiente”, “Cortocircuito - Savigliano Film Festival”, “Terre di Cinema", “Ischia Film Festival”, “Festival de l'Environnement”, "Periferia dell'Impero Film Festival 2016", "AIFF - Ariano International Film Festival 2016", "4° CFF - Caselle Film Festival 2016", "RIFF - Russia-Italia Film Festival 2016", "Braunschweig International Film Festival", “Al-Nahj International Short Film Festival”.

In 2016 he realize the short film "IL SOGNO DEL VECCHIO" (“The Old Man’s Dream) presented at the 12th edition of the "Saturno Film Festival" where it won the Best Short Film award.

He worked as editor or assistant director for the short films, music video and commercial as "Do Ut Des" (Valentina Tomada), “Giulia’s Room", "General Tale of Ordinary Solitude" (both by Fabrizio Condino), "City of Province ", "4: 9" (both by Andrea Crisanti)," One Term", “Strait and Indispensable" (both by Sara Moccia)," In Art Hermes "(Isabella Rossi)," Gangster Movie "(Toni Trupia) "Sleep" (Silvia Ricciardi), "HID & LENNY" (Toni Trupia). He works as an assistant director in the theathral show "Amaranto. Unexpected, surprising… love!” written and directed by Ilenia Costanza, as second unit to the feature film "Casting" directed by Demetrio Salvi and as a cameraman and editor for several documentary projects directed by Toni Trupia. In 2016 he works as director of photography and editor in the short movie "El Duelo Weird" directed by Fabio Serpa.

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Director Statement

A tribute to American noir, always one of the film genres that intrigue me most, “Killer's Sight” inherits some of the essential characteristics of the genre: so here's a story lived almost entirely through the eyes of the protagonist (except for the final sequence), characters stuck in unwanted situations, a plot that only solves part of the questions, a photography that surrounds in the shadows environments and characters.
Even the title can be seen as a small tribute to Stanley Kubrick's “Killer's Kiss”.
Shot mostly with makeshift equipment (lighting has been made with the lamps from the living room and so on) I tried as much as possible to remain faithful to my original vision, but having finally rethink several scenes during shooting and cut other during the editing process.
Several choices have had to collision with practical problems and this has led to some decisions: for example the desire to shoot in low light which hit certain predetermined points, made me opt for more than one occasion for the presence of a video noise more pronounced , rather than having a more accentuated light.
Despite having taken more time than expected, I wanted to make some real main titles that accompany the first trumpet solo of "Summertime" by George Gershwin (in the version sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Firtzgerald), song that is the background to the short film: the trumpet soloist has always had a special relationship in the nusical accompaniment of the noir genre, as can testify, for example, the scores by Jerry Goldsmith for the legendary Roman Polanski's “Chinatown” and the excellent Curtis Hanson’s “L.A. Confidential”.
Everything was shot in 1080p 25fps with a Canon HV30 with Raynox lenses (a wide angle DCR-6600PRO and a telephoto DCR-1541PRO) using a tripod Velbon DV-7000, while post-production was done using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for editing and Adobe After Effects CS6 for visual effects, on a computer based on a Intel Core i7-2630QM processor.
During shooting was taken into account that, in post-production, the final aspect ratio would have been 2.35:1, obtained by cutting a captured original image in 1.77:1.
As for the sound, while having available an external microphone Rode NTG-2, the lack of an external support on which record the audio separately in order to obtain a satisfactory sound, has prompted me to make a new audio mix on the original track, using sampled sound effects separately. To accommodate the different cut, editing were also made on the soundtrack.
The decision to summon two members of my family for the main roles is to be found in the precise intention to have mature and lived faces, that were able to fit in with the light and the atmosphere selected.

The final result is dirty, rough, and obviously improvable below different points of view and in this sense I look forward to my next project.