"Melini has created something far more interesting than most of what Hollywood has to offer" - "I truly hope someone stands up and gives the money that Davide and his team need and help him get recognised in the bigger film world, because this guy is the future of film" - "Melini’s style and filmmaking history confirms he is part of a new generation of giallo filmmakers that continues to expand upon the genre in exciting ways" - "On the national and international level he is a talent on the rise" - "Melini has a solid future in the horror biz" - "Melini has a fantastic eye for the visual and takes command of his audience from the start and shows a great deal of promise in what could be as his career begins to take off" - "With his unusual style that is infamous among Italian directors, Davide Melini is definately one to watch" - "If this is any indication of the caliber of film he can make, I look forward to his feature-length projects!" - "Melini brings complexity and possibilities to a world of horror that could really use his help" - "Director Davide Melini packs more suspense in just minutes in this short film than many directors do in over an hour and a half of screen time" - "Director Davide Melini seems ambitious and creative" - "One of the up and coming directors I have been keeping my eye on is Davide Melini" - "He is also a great storyteller as well as visionary" - "His stylish and well-crafted short films are definitely a must-see" - "Melini is a sharp director and I want to see what he can do with more material" - "It’s a shame that he hasn’t yet received an offer to make a full-length feature" - "The talent of Davide Melini is evident in the few minutes of the film. You can see he has a talent with suspense films and I really hope there will be a full length production from him" - "Davide’s shorts have been winning him accolaids and awards as well as being selected for numerous film festivals. Clearly a talented man to keep your eyes on" - "Melini proves he can competently tell a story that keeps our interest, and most importantly, his direction and use of camera movement is what best shows his style, a frenetic tide that rises until the final slam-bang ending" - "Director Davide Melini, aware that every second counts, is able to evoke similar visceral moments to early Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento, and Mario Bava through highly stylized camera work" - "How Melini tells their stories in this film is imaginative and visually dramatic, and although the “message” at the end of the film feels a bit heavy-handed, it’s shot through with feeling that makes it go straight to your heart. It’s a moving and beautiful film" - "One Filmmaker to have our eyes on in the future... Can't wait for his next upcoming film THE SWEET HAND OF THE WHITE ROSE" - "Davide Melini really knows how to frame and light a shot. I'd love to see what he could do with a feature with complete control like he has in his shorts" - "Melini is definitely somebody to watch" - "Melini shows us some of his talents he spins things around, making it stand out above most short movies" - "The director can easily tell a story visually, and he knows when and how to use the camera, and has an eye for interesting compositions" - "Melini’s use of the camera is one that is belonging to the feature" - "Melini has created a short film here that is both stylishly appealing and emotionally satisfying" - "He's an aspiring Italian film maker that brings with him all of the attributes that has made Italy famous in the world of horror" - "With THE PUZZLE, Italian filmmaker Davide Melini makes a basic idea interesting and creates a disturbing and fascinating movie with very little run time" - "Director Davide Melini manages to take two somewhat tortured concepts and put them together creating a clever, captivating, well paced short film" -"Melini shows us what direction he wants to go in film making. Let ‘s hope he will have more of this goodness for us in the future" - "Melini is able to create a haunting atmosphere with color and lighting" - "The Italian writer/director certainly knows how to tell a story" - "Melini manages to create a good atmosphere, momentary tension, a few effective jump scares and last moment twist" - "Estamos ante un cortometraje de escasos 5 minutos donde Davide Melini realiza una gran labor de dirección" - "Davide, escritor y director a su vez, realiza un fenomenal trabajo tras la cámara, con planos dulces (como la mano) y maestros (véanse las secuencias de la niña en el parque) desde el primer minuto" - "Con una sola localización, dos actores, y menos de 5 minutos de duración, Davide Melini consiguió crear un thriller en toda regla que funcionó a la perfección, consiguiendo buenos comentarios tanto de la crítica como del público, e incluso ha sido emitido por diferentes cadenas de televisión" - "Nuevamente Melini demuestra una gran destreza detrás de la cámara" - "Davide Melini, “L’Enfant Prodige” del Cinema Horror Italiano" - "Con il ritorno in scena di uno dei più importanti registi horror italiani di questi ultimi anni, il giallo italiano si prepara a festeggiare in grande il suo 50º compleanno!!!" - "Davide Melini ancora una volta fa centro, confezionando in pochi minuti un capolavoro che merita assolutamente di essere visto: ogni scena, ogni inquadratura, ogni particolare è stato sapientemente incastrato, cesellato, affinato, diretto, montato e musicato con una maestria degna di un regista professionista" - "Le inquadrature, rivelano un talento artistico notevole e metodi quasi da manuale" - "Davide Melini, uno dei registi più rappresentativi nel campo dell’indipendente italiano" - "La paura protagonista dei lavori di Melini viene da lontano, da quell’ignoto e quasi dimenticato cinema horror italiano che viene sempre citato e omaggiato ma al quale pochi (a parte Melini) riescono a dare continuità" - "Davide Melini - Pioniere italiano del genere horror" - "Il sottobosco delle produzioni indipendenti ha trovato un nuovo talentuoso autore" - "Il regista riesce anche se con un budget veramente bassissimo, si parla di una cifra intorno ai 300 euro, a realizzare un piccolo miracolo cinematografico" - "Il regista inscena un dramma umano e lo rappresenta attraverso la metafora di una vicenda fantasy-horror che niente concede all'improvvisazione, all'ingenuo entusiasmo dilettantesco o ai ritmi sonnacchiosi e melensi di certe produzioni televisive" - "Ci auguriamo che Davide possa presto misurarsi col lungometraggio e, soprattutto, che abbia l’occasione di lavorare in Italia: abbiamo bisogno di lui, di spaventi, di pulp, di azione, di gioventù - "Non ci sono dubbi sul fatto che avrà successo e che saprà distinguersi tra i giovani emergenti che cercano di farsi un nome, in Italia e all'estero. Davide non solo è sulla buona strada, ma rischia davvero di fare un ottima carriera, visti già i promettentissimi lavori che ha proposto" - "Davide Melini, sicuramente uno dei nomi più interessanti del sottobosco cinematografico di genere" - "Siamo di fronte ad un nuovo talento registico italiano da tenere d'occhio" - "La regia di Davide è sempre più autoritaria e sicura e lo si vede in ogni fotogrammo, nella ottima scelta dei due protagonisti e in particolare nel dare ai personaggi un'anima capace di comunicare con coloro che guarda le immagini" - "La regia di Melini è molto pimpante e fumettistica tanto da dare l'idea di tradurre in immagini le tavole di un ipotetico storyboard" - "Una regia da manuale inanella una serie di inquadrature, che giocano con il genere" - "Un giovane regista da tener d'occhio" - "Il regista dimostra di avere talento da vendere" - "Chi mi segue da un pò sa tranquillamente che spesso mi diletto a sponsorizzare ottimi giovani registi italiani in fase di crescita, uno dei più promettenti è stato senza dubbio l'italo spagnolo Davide Melini" - "Eppure, di autori interessanti ce ne sono. Uno di questi è Davide Melini, sceneggiatore e regista di cortometraggi e assistente alla regia in diversi film" - "Il regista si impossessa della camera, regalando dinamici movimenti di macchina"

Davide Melini's Movies

DEEP SHOCK

GOLFO DEI POETI FILM FESTIVAL

GOLFO DEI POETI FILM FESTIVAL

SETTIMO SENSO FILM FESTIVAL

SETTIMO SENSO FILM FESTIVAL

THE REIGN OF HORROR SHORT MOVIE AWARD

THE REIGN OF HORROR SHORT MOVIE AWARD

OPERAZIONE PAURA RASSEGNA CINEMATOGRAFICA

OPERAZIONE PAURA RASSEGNA CINEMATOGRAFICA

ONCE A WEEK FILM FESTIVAL

ONCE A WEEK FILM FESTIVAL

ART'S UNDERGROUND MOVIE NIGHTS

ART'S UNDERGROUND MOVIE NIGHTS

MAD MONSTER FILM FESTIVAL

MAD MONSTER FILM FESTIVAL

TERROR IN THE HOUSE

TERROR IN THE HOUSE

COCHISE FILM FESTIVAL

COCHISE FILM FESTIVAL

INTERIORA HORROR FESTIVAL

INTERIORA HORROR FESTIVAL

FANTAFESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FILM SHOW

FANTAFESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FILM SHOW

TOHORROR FILM FESTIVAL

TOHORROR FILM FESTIVAL

HORROR QUEST FILM FESTIVAL

HORROR QUEST FILM FESTIVAL

PECTORANUM MOVIES

PECTORANUM MOVIES

EPIZEPHIRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EPIZEPHIRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ROMA3 FILM TEATRO FESTIVAL

ROMA3 FILM TEATRO FESTIVAL

KARDIOPALMO THRILLER HORROR CINE FESTIVAL

KARDIOPALMO THRILLER HORROR CINE FESTIVAL

MUESTRA DE CINE DE FUENGIROLA

MUESTRA DE CINE DE FUENGIROLA

INDIE HORROR - BEST INDEPENDENT FILM OF THE YEAR

INDIE HORROR - BEST INDEPENDENT FILM OF THE YEAR

THE INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL

THE INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL

JONIO IN CORTO

JONIO IN CORTO

SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST

SOUTH AFRICAN HORRORFEST

TABLOID WITCH AWARDS

TABLOID WITCH AWARDS

KILLER FILM FESTIVAL

KILLER FILM FESTIVAL

Certamen de Cortometrajes Comarca de la Axarquia

Certamen de Cortometrajes Comarca de la Axarquia

CINEMALAGA SHORT FILM COMPETITION

CINEMALAGA SHORT FILM COMPETITION

BALTICON FILM FESTIVAL

BALTICON FILM FESTIVAL

CESUR EN CORTO

CESUR EN CORTO

MALAGA SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL

MALAGA SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, July 31, 2014

100 years of Mario Bava

100 years ago was born the Master of Italian Horror Cinema, Mario Bava. Italian television has realized a fantastic documentary to celebrate the centenary of his birth (watch it below). Without Mario Bava, 'slasher' films as we know them, may not exist. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAESTRO!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

'The sweet hand of the White Rose': New Award!!!

Today I'm happy to announce that 'The sweet hand of the White Rose' has won the Best Film Award at the "Underground Monster Carnival" in Oklahoma (US). Thanks to all the people and institutions who helped me in this movie and congratulations!!! Click here to read the winners.

Friday, July 25, 2014

'The Puzzle' screens today at the "Loch Ness Film Festival"

'The Puzzle' will be screened today in the final of the "Loch Ness Film Festival", that will take place at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge in Inverness (Scotland). Click here to read the article. Congratulations to all the cast & crew!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Italian Horror Week III" has begun!!!

Today I'm happy to announce that the "Italian Horror Week" has begun! For three years, the famous James Harris's American website "Doc Terror" devotes an entire week to the Italian horror cinema, presenting the best films, talking about the great directors of the past, etc. I'm very proud to see my name in this tribute for the third year in a row (click here to read the article)!!! From 'The Puzzle' to 'The sweet hand of the White Rose' until the new 'Deep Shock'... Always present! A very special thanks to James Harris.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

'Deep Shock''s project at the "Fancine - Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema"

Hello everyone! Today I have the pleasure to announce that, after a long and hard work, we have completed the dossier and we sent the 'Deep Shock' project to the "Fancine - Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema" (click here to see its website). Now we have to wait the Jury's decision to know who will be the winner of the festival (around October/November). A special thanks to Fabel Aguilera, Paula Khan, Vanessa Serralvo, Rafa Fields and David Rey: thanks for all the time you have dedicated to the film and for the great work accomplished!
Keeping the fingers crossed...

Friday, June 27, 2014

"Loch Ness Film Festival" announced the program


The "Loch Ness Film Festival" program is announced! 'The Puzzle' will be screened on Friday, the 25th July, from 7-8:30 pm at the Loch Ness Backpackers Lodge (Scotland). I'm very honored to be part of this festival. Check out the program here. Congratulations to all the cast & crew!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

'Deep Shock': Enrique Muñoz is the Line Producer

After Paula Khan (Production Manager), Vanessa Serralvo (Assistant Production Manager) and Joaquín Cabana (Production Supervisor), 'Deep Shock' adds another important name: the "Line Producer", Enrique Muñoz. With his help and professionalism we will find the right locations. 
Welcome to Enrique!!!
In the picture (from left to right): actress Tara Abraxas, Vanessa Serralvo, me and Enrique Muñoz.