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"Without" is a witness to the strong human bonds created by the inevitable proximity that connects people in small villages.
"Without" is a witness to the strong human bonds created by the inevitable proximity that connects people in small villages.
"Without" is a witness to the strong human bonds created by the inevitable proximity that connects people in small villages.
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THE PROJECT

Without is a crowd-funding short movie project. We need your help and support to make it possible. We are looking to raise $15,000 that will go into production (June-July 2015), post-production (July-August 2015) and festival fees (September 2015).

Summer hot burning plain, scene filmed this summer near Vaglio (Basilicata)
Summer hot burning plain, scene filmed this summer near Vaglio (Basilicata)

THE PLOT

Without is a story about solitude and the way it is enhanced by the geographic and psychological isolation of small, marginalized realities. At the same time, these realities are a witness to the strong human bonds created by the inevitable proximity that connects people.  

Lady in mourning, sitting in the street, Vaglio (Basilicata)
Lady in mourning, sitting in the street, Vaglio (Basilicata)

The scene opens in the heart of Lucania (Basilicata), Southern Italy, in the stillness of a heat-drenched village. The focus turns to a solitary old man afflicted by alcoholism whose life seems headed towards decline. Scoffed by the rest of the village, he wanders off into the countryside, for a walk that will change his life forever.

A corner of Guardia Perticara, a small town in Basilicata (Italy)
A corner of Guardia Perticara, a small town in Basilicata (Italy)
Picture taken under hot burning sun in Vaglio's countryside (Basilicata)
Picture taken under hot burning sun in Vaglio's countryside (Basilicata)

 WE NEED YOUR HELP

We need to raise $15,000 in order to begin production, go into post-production and send the short movie to American and International festivals. This pie chart shows what the funds will be used for.

 WHY BASILICATA?

Basilicata (or Lucania) is a region of Southern Italy that hasn't been well explored in a cinematic sense. Its traditions, as well as its picturesque and rural landscapes are worth our cameras and our hearts. The setting we found suits itself particularly well to this story. The biggest production ever hosted in Basilicata is Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ in 2004. We feel that there is a lot more to see, especially in the present day.  

Main church in Vaglio, Basilicata (Italy)
Main church in Vaglio, Basilicata (Italy)

THE TEAM

We believe in a united team! Our diverse skills and joint creativity, thoughts, ideas and experience are the reasons the project will be a success.

PAOLA SINISGALLI

Paola Sinisgalli, Director
Paola Sinisgalli, Director

Graduated in Economics for Arts, Culture & Communication and obtained a Masters Degree in Marketing Management in Milan. She was the director of Marketing of an advertising agency in New York City for 2 years. In April 2013, she launched TheCreativeShake with her partner in crime Francesca Bianchi. She has managed and directed creative video projects which are known for their international resonance.

CLAUDIO DI BIAGIO

Claudio Di Biagio, Assistant Director
Claudio Di Biagio, Assistant Director

Claudio Di Biagio is an actor and director, known for Victim of Circumstance (web movie inspired to Italian comic strip Dylan Dog which premiered in New York City in November 2014), Unboxing Annie (2013), Andarevia (Rai Cinema 2013), Paura 3D (2012) and web-series Freaks! (2012-2013). He quickly became an Italian national star thanks to his Youtube Channel Nonapritequestotubo.

BRUNO CIPRIANI

Bruno Cipriani, Director of Photography
Bruno Cipriani, Director of Photography

As the son of a camera operator and camera assistant, Bruno Cipriani grew up surrounded by film and cameras.  After graduating from Cinecittà studios in Rome, he concentrated on the meaning of visual composition in static and moving pictures.  Once he obtained on set experience, he launched his own production company to develop films from inception to vision. 

GIACOMO LAMPARIELLO

Giacomo Lampariello, Editor
Giacomo Lampariello, Editor

Giacomo studied video-making at the Accademia dell'Immagine in L’Aquila, Italy. After graduating, he moved to Milan to work as a television editor for Class CNBC. Throughout his career he edited short movies, documentaries, music videos, as well as editing commercials at Xchanges VFX.

FRANCESCA BIANCHI

Francesca Bianchi, Producer
Francesca Bianchi, Producer

Francesca Bianchi graduated with a Master's of Design after previous studies in interior and graphic design in England & Australia. Francesca has a wide experience in multiple creative discipline. Her gained knowledge of architecture, graphics and photography has led to inspired work and a resourceful approach to successful projects. After founding TheCreativeShake and launching its video department she produced several creative videos which became internationally popular.

RENATA PEREIRA

Renata Pereira, Assistant Producer
Renata Pereira, Assistant Producer

Renata Pereira is originally Brazilian but was raised in Rome, Italy. In 2005 she moved to the UK to attend Kingston University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Media and Cultural studies while minoring in Drama. She later graduated from London’s Film Academy and has worked in several film projects (Eat Pray Love, 2010; Forever Ago 2013).

SARA MASSAROTTO

Sara Massarotto, Head of PR
Sara Massarotto, Head of PR

Sara graduated in Public Relations and Advertising and worked in Fashion, Tourism and Design Communication for 8 years. Master of the world of social media she decided to use her unfaltering skills to promote one of her deepest passions: food. Her deep communicational soul matched with expertise in several fields have allowed her to implement interesting methods of communication. 

VINCENZO CATALDO

Vincenzo Cataldo, Scriptwriter
Vincenzo Cataldo, Scriptwriter

Vincenzo Cataldo was born and raised in Southern Italy, he studied “Disciplines for the Arts & Film-making” in Bologna and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Screenwriting at “Università la Sapienza” in Rome. He freelanced for advertising companies and indie production companies and then moved to New York to work on web-series: “What You Want”. Vincenzo wrote the script for the short movie Without with passion and devotion.

VINCENZO ZITELLO

Vincenzo Zitello, Composer & Harpist
Vincenzo Zitello, Composer & Harpist

Vincenzo Zitello is a composer and concert artist. He began studying music at a very early age. In 1974 plays the viola in Franco Battiato’s band (Telaio Magnetico). He wins the record of Celtic harp pioneer in Italy during the late 70’s. In 1980 he specializes in the bardic harp and Celtic/British songs, with Alan Stivell. In 1987, “Stile Libero” Virgin publishes his first album, “Et vice versa”, entirely dedicated to compositions for the Celtic harp with metal strings. In the same year, he collaborates with Ivano Fossati, both for his album “La Pianta del Te” and his tour. In 1988, he begins recording his second album, “Kerigma”, published by Sony Music and presented for the “Premio Tenco” in Sanremo. Vincenzo devotes the past 2 decades to international harp concerts and in 2004 he is awarded the status of Harpist Emeritus of Irish music together with Stefano Corsi and the Breton Myrdhin. In 2004, Fairyland label publishes his 6th album (Solo) played entirely on the Celtic and bardic harps. In 2007 launches his seventh album (Atlas). In 2011, he publishes his eighth album (Talismano) entirely dedicated to the bardic harp.     

Risks and challenges

Without is using Kickstarter to reach out to all of those who are enthusiastic about the project. Through Kickstarter we are able to communicate with our core group of supporters and potentially other individuals who understand what we are up to and who can offer constructive feedback, word-of-mouth and financial support around the world.

If we do reach our budget goal there is no doubt we will make the short movie, send it to festivals and deliver it for international distribution.

Our team has a lot of experience in both video production and directing. We have developed a multitude of videos: from music clips for influential upcoming artists in the New York City and LA scene, to viral and disruptive commercials, to short videos that speak to international audiences across the globe and aim at initiating conversations and increase awareness.

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