TELL ME YOUR STORY AND I'LL SHOW YOU WHO YOU ARE.

I have always liked stories. I believe that humans are empathic beings, able to learn from each others' experiences. That is why I also like telling stories. I take someone's experience and I share it with the world, so that we can all learn from each other.

Often we learn a lot about ourselves just by looking at others.

WHO I AM

I am an Italian filmmaker, based in Scotland, who has enjoyed going to festivals to present his first short documentary “Are your thoughts your own?”, which challenged the notion of thinking, seen through the quirky life of a flat-Earther. This last documentary was shown in several countries, such as Scotland, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus and Brazil.

I grew up with a camera on my hands. It was my fathers'. My grandfather was a photographer, so I guess it is in my DNA. I always looked around me, amazed by the variety of inputs that are thrown at us at every moment. Trying to put the ones that were significant to me inside the frame of the camera. But, I always looked at it as a game. I was playing with the world and did not consider my passion a way of living. So I started studying computer science because I was good at coding. It took some advice from the person I love to understand that I had to follow my passion and go the the Academy of Fine Arts "Mario Sironi" in Sassari, were I got my degree in Arts and New Media.


Recently graduated from the MFA at Edinburgh College of Art, I have decided to make of my passion my job, as I feel is the best way for me to help the people around me and to do it for as long as I can.

Any job I do, for any commissioner that contacts me, is done with passion, because passion is what photography and film-making are for me. Any income I get, eventually, helps me doing what I like most: traveling to find new stories to tell and new ways to tell stories.

I salute you with a quote from film-maker Toni Cade Bambara, who said that “the role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible”, and a revolution indeed, is what is needed right now.

COLLABORATORS

  • FABIO SCAGLIONE

    Animator

    Fabio is an Italian Animator.

    Just like me, he is currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    His interest has always been to turn what he sees around him into something fresh and creative.

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    MARIOS LIZIDES

    Videomaker - Sound editor

    Marios is an Edinburgh College of Art graduate with a specialization in creative documentary/hybrid films.

    When he is not working on his personal projects he is either teaching experimental film-making or working as a cinematographer.

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