soul

I asked my friends to share with me the color of their eyes, the photos of the people who have passed away and an object that represents them. soul is a song taken from the album "ROSSANA" by Francesco Perissi XO. "ROSSANA" is a concept album about "5 stages of grief" (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance). "soul" is the closing track of acceptance phase. We realize that we are made of many small pieces that carry the names of the people we lost: looking beyond suffering, we can find them in our deepest part, the soul . “Everything is in your soul”.

  • Peppe Catalanotto
    Director
  • Giulio Aspettati
    DOP
  • Francesco Perissi XO
    Writer
  • Francesco Perissi XO
    Producer
  • Full Movie Firenze
    Studio
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Peppe Catalanotto

Born in the small Sicilian town of Ribera in 1985, Peppe developed an interest for graphic and multimedia arts since he was a child. At 18 he moved to Florence, where in 2008 he earned his BA degree in Linguistic and Multimedia Communication focusing on "Cinematographic" and "Mass Communication".
After his MA degree in "Computer methodologies for the humanities", he began to work in film art.
During his university studies, he sharpened his skills through courses and workshops, such as "step one" animation technique at the "Comix" school in Florence, and directing music videos for some local bands. These projects gave him the chance to go deeper in editing and audio-video post-production.
Since 2013 he has been working and collaborating with various companies in the communication and marketing area, as a videomaker and creating multimedia installations for museums and theatres.
He learned about technical equipment, directing and direction of photography through working on movies and advertising sets.
In 2016 he co-founded the video production company DELTA GROUP, based in Porec (Croatia).
He currently works with his new company Dvision Zero based in Florence togheter with a professional team of photographers, video makers and graphic designers.

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Director Statement

The idea of the video comes from wanting to represent the soul through a close-up of the eyes. We asked each extra to bring with them an object linked to a beloved person who passed away or to their childhood, along with a photo of the person to remember. As the video develops, these elements begin to intertwine showing their belonging to the deepest part. In the closing scene of the video, the extras appear together in a common space. They open the eyes one by one, a gesture which expresses the courage to show their fragility but also their belonging to a "collective" soul that shares the experience of mourning.