Experiencing Interruptions?

Something wonderful

Elettra is sad and lonely. Her imagination has always been imprisoned in her mind. One day “something wonderful” happens. She takes a cloth, and cut after cut, her imagination comes to life. Even if fictitious, finally she has a family that loves her.

  • Elettra Arnell
  • Elettra Arnell
  • Elettra Arnell
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  • Enrico Cudicio
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  • Stringe
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Director Biography - Elettra Arnell

Elettra Arnell was born in 1992 in Italy, from an Italian mother and a Swedish father. She studied for 5 years at the Art high school Giovanni Sello in Italy until 2011, when she got the diploma in Photography and Film. During the same year she followed Art and Film courses in Stockholm. Since 2012 she has travelled and worked in Scotland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and Thailand, creating music videos, short films, video art, animations and documentaries. In each film she directed, filmed and edited. Her themes often refer to death, identity, creativity, and loneliness. In 2015-2016 she studied at the European Film College in Denmark, receiving a Diploma in Advanced Editing with Avid, Editing with Avid, Foundation in Sound for Film - From Design to Delivery, Animation and Lightning for Film. During the course, she collaborated with other students as sound designer and editor, on different projects, such as short films and documentaries. She is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Digital Film and Television).

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Director Statement

Despite sadness, her heart is full of love. Therefore, instead of black and white, I chose slightly saturated colors in order to maintain the redness of her cheeks. The scenes in the middle are fast paced tracing her will to arrive at the end of the job. Only when this is done, the video becomes slow paced, in order to make us experience, with her, the beginning of a new life. The music goes with her mood. Initially it is dark like her routine, but when she smiles, it becomes melodic and pleasant. In the first scenes I increased the shadows, to exaggerate the lack of happiness in her house. In the titles the white stands out in the grey, and so does the art into loneliness later on.