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"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"

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008...

Today, for me, it's a time to make a balance about this year: I shot only a short-movie and it's been selected for ten festival finals, while the italian reviews are 12 and the interviews are 5.
The time passed very quickly and now I keep in mind to realize three new shorts in the next year. The first of them is called "The sweet hand of the White Rose" and we'll start the pre-production on January, thus shooting on May. I'll let you know other news as soon as possible.
Happy New Year to everyone again.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

"The sweet hand of the White Rose"

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. In these happy and special days, I'm proud to say that I should start the pre-production of a new short-movie, called "The sweet hand of the White Rose", between January and February. I'll bring you up to date step by step.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Puzzle - A new review

Here I am again. I have a lots of job in this period that it's always more difficult finding a free time to write. Anyway, today I'm writing to say that a new review of "The Puzzle" came out on "IlCineManiaco" (http://www.ilcinemaniaco.com/the-puzzle-cortometraggi/).

In the next few weeks, also, I'll reveal which is my plane... a new short movie is coming soon...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Welcome again to Crystal Lake!!!

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears) and his deadly intentions...

The remake of "Friday the 13th" is now in post-production and the release data should be 13 of February. Discover all the movie information (trailer, photos, etc.) on the official web site (http://www.fridaythe13thmovie.com/).

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SAW V: Jigsaw is back!!!

You won't believe how it ends... Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor), the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) is tested and puts the pieces together. While Strahm realizes that Hoffman is helping Jigsaw, five seemingly unconnected people face a horrible lesson about teamwork. Strahm follows all the leads he can get off Hoffman, including the death of his sister and why he joined Jigsaw. Hoffman and Strahm circle each other until it boils down to a gruesome and bone-crushing finale.
Official trailer present on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paVCDhMI_j4.
Enjoy the last chapter!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A new interview

Yesterday (1 of December) it's come out a new interview that I made for the "Kingdom of Gore".
Visit this web site http://www.kingdomofgore.com/search.php?tipologia=4 and pushing over my name.
Good reading.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Welcome back, Dario!!!

"Giallo", the new feature movie of Dario Argento (in the picture) is now in post-production. This is the plot summary:
When American model Celine (Elsa Pataky) is kidnapped off the streets during fashion week in Milan and put through a series of terrifying, humiliating and painful ordeals, her sister Linda (Emmanuelle Seigner) desperately recruits Inspector Enzo Lavia (Adrien Brody) to find Celine before she suffers the same awful fate as the other beautiful victims...

If you want know more details or watch the official trailer, go to check the official Dario Argento web site (http://www.darioargento.it/filmografia/film/giallo.html).

Welcome back, Dario!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BFF: Beinette Film Festival - Final nº 10!!!

I'm here again and this time is to say that the short-movie reached a new final on Beinette Film Festival (http://www.numerozero.cn/).
I feel, after 10 finals, to give again the compliment to all the people that have worked in the project. The final will be on 21 of November. Go "Puzzle"!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Final nº 9 - Certamen de Cortos del IAJ

We didn't have luck (I prefer use this words...) in the "Fancine", but now we are in a new final of "Certamen de Cortos del IAJ" (http://www.festicinehuelva.com/34EDICION/SECCIONES/peliculas.php?idpelicula=145&tipopelicula=31). This festival is parallel to the "Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva".
We'll see what's happening...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Fancine" - Andalusian short movies final

The final of the Andalusian short movies will be today at 18: 30. This is the nine nominations:

- 2932 (Carlos Escaño);
- El Árbol Seco (Olmo Figueredo y Manuel Hidalgo);
- El Escondite (Pablo Olmos Arrayales);
- The Puzzle (Davide Melini);
- The Last Work (Ezekiel Montes);
- Jara la Dulce (Carlos Fierro);
- El Títere (Carlos Fierro);
- Varices (Jota Linares);
- Montenegro (Lander Camarero).

Good luck to everyone!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Linda Blair in the "Fancine" inauguration!

The 'Fancine' - Festival de Cine Fantástico UMA, organized by Málaga University in collaboration with 'City Council', 'Provincial Deputation' and 'Andalucia Government', started the 6 November . To opened it there was, like a guest of honor, "The Exorcist" protagonist: Linda Blair (in the picture).

This is the full programme of the festival (in spanish language):

- Concurso de Largometrajes (VOSE):

Anamorph (Henry Miller, EEUU 2007).Un asesino en serie está obsesionado con el concepto artístico de la anamorfosis y transforma el cuerpo de sus víctimas para manipular la perspectiva y crear puntos de vista diferentes de una misma figura.
Astropia (Gunnar B. Gudmundsson, Islandia 2007).Una joven de alta sociedad se entera de que su novio va a ser encarcelado. Al quedarse sola, tiene que buscar trabajo para valerse por sí misma, pero fracasa en la búsqueda hasta que es empleada por la tienda de libros y accesorios de fantasía Astropia. Allí su vida se transforma al conocer a sus compañeros de trabajo, que son unos “frikis”.
Dark Floors (Pete Riski. Finlandia 2007).Un padre y su hija están en un hospital lleno de monstruos (los miembros de Lordi, la banda de rock que ganó Eurovisión).
Let The Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, Suecia 2008). Ganadora del Festival de Tribeca.Orkar, un joven de doce años, está aterrorizado por unos matones hasta que conoce a su vecina Eli, quien le da fuerzas para defenderse. Sin embargo, Eli es una vampiresa y cuando Oskar se da cuenta se enfrenta a la difícil decisión de seguir queriéndola u olvidarla.
The Broken (Sean Ellis, UK 2008).Gina cree haberse visto a sí misma conduciendo su propio coche en el pasado; se traslada de la realidad a un mundo que va más allá de sus propias pesadillas.
Musallat (Alper Mestçi, Turquía 2007).La vida de una joven pareja cambia cuando empiezan a ser acechados por espectros, fantasmas y terroríficas criaturas sobrenaturales.
The Man From Earth (Richard Schenkman, EEUU 2007).El profesor de historia John Oldman confiesa durante su fiesta de jubilación que es un ser inmortal que lleva vivo 14.000 años.
Manhunt Rovdyr (Patrik Syversen, Noruega 2008).Verano 1974 – Cuatro amigos van a pasar un fin de semana en el bosque. En el viaje se detienen en una parada para camiones. Allí se enzarzan en una discusión. Al continuar con su camino recogen a una chica que les advierte que están siendo perseguidos. Inmediatamente le hacen una emboscada donde los dejan inconscientes.
The Cycle (Michael Bafaro, Canadá 2008).Una mujer conduce por una carretera forestal de Maine cuando se detiene en una gasolineradonde el dependiente le cuenta una terrible historia sobre lo que ocurre por aquellos bosques. La mujer, extrañada, se aleja en su coche hasta que de repente se encuentra con una joven asustada que sale de entre la vegetación.
The Disappeared (Johnny Kevorkian, UK 2008).Matthew se siente desolado tras la desaparición de su hermano menor Tom, de la que se considera culpable. Tras ver varios recortes de prensa y vídeos de la desaparición de Tom, Matthew empieza a escuchar voces y a tener visiones de Tom, por lo que decide acudir a una médium.
Le Madri Nere ( Ms Silvana Zancolo, Italia 2007).Una pelea entre sombras y luces. En la habitación de Maurice, la sombra de Jacques vive, que normalmente se esconde en la sombra de un árbol que se ve desde la ventana, en otras sombras, en las zonas oscuras, en los espejos…
Murders Loves Killers Too (Chris McKinley, EEUU 2008).Big Stevie tiene un problema sexual, asesinar es como tener sexo para él. Para liberar el asesinoque tiene dentro sabe que lo mejor es matar a un grupo de descuidados y liberales adolescentes.

- Concurso de Cortometrajes:

2932 (Carlos Escaño, España 2008).Klaus Huxley es un detective de la esfera paradominante al que leencargan un extraño caso en el que se verán implicados miembros y altos cargos de la esfera superior predominante.
El Árbol Seco (Olmo Figueredo y Manuel Hidalgo, España 2007).Un niño de cinco años vive con sus padres en un asentamiento chabolista quepróximamente será desalojado. El chico descubre un árbol seco cerca de su vivienda, y en su intento por devolverle la vida, consigue evadirse de la dramática realidad que le rodea.
El Escondite (Pablo Olmos Arrayales, España 2007).Este cortometraje es una metáfora del juego “El escondite” y la situación actual respecto al problema de los niños frente al hambre. Cada año el hambre mata a 12 millones de niños alrededor del mundo. Es un problema que está “escondido” de los grandes temas de los medios masivos de comunicación. Quizá nosotros, la sociedad, seamos ese último participante capaz de rescartar a estos niños de su miseria y su eminente desenlace a la muerte.
The Puzzle (Davide Melini, España 2008).Una mujer rechaza darle dinero a su hijo, sin importarle su insistencia. Una noche ella decide relajarse y olvidar sus problemas con su pasatiempo favorito: los puzzles. Esta tabla de juegos esconde extrañas figuras que pueden cambiar su pacífica noche en una pesadilla. “Siempre hay una pieza del puzzle de tu vida que no encaja”.
The Last Work (Ezekiel Montes, España 2008).Un mafioso ruso está dispuesto a realizar su último trabajo.
Jara la Dulce (Carlos Fierro, España 2008).Jara es una mujer despechada con los hombres. Una noche ata a un desconocido en un descampado y buscará cualquier excusa para dispararle. Consiguió el 2 Premio del Festival de cine Instantáneo de Córdoba.
El Títere (Carlos Fierro, España 2008).Un personaje animado lee en un periódico que “Se vende marioneta”, pero al estornudar algunas letras se caen y el anuncio se convierte en un “Se vende mano”. Participó en la VI edición del Notodofilmfest.
Varices (Jota Linares. España 2008).Marga regenta una peluquería de barrio desde hace años. Prueba de ello, una gigantesca variz recorre su pierna de arriba a abajo.
Montenegro (Lander Camarero, España 2008).Garraza se despierta aliviado tras una pesadilla.

- Cortos Españoles:

Las horas Muertas. Killing Time (Haritz Zubillaga). Ganador Y Faro de Plata del Festival L'Alfas del Pi, Alicante; Cine de Caóstica...Cuatro jóvenes han acampado con una vieja autocaravana de alquiler cerca de lacarretera. Alguien les apunta con un rifle. Cuando el francotirador dispara, todo se tiñe de sangre. Un día de vacaciones se convierte en una macabra pesadilla de horror, sexo y muerte.
Diez. (Carlos Polo).Un cruel asesinato. El descubrimiento de un nuevo y letal tipo de arma. Dos situaciones aparentemente inconexas, se entrelazan para demostrar que no todo es lo que parece. Y que sobre todo, el honor y el sacrificio todavía perduran.
Mi Amor vive en las Alcantarillas. (Manuel Arija).Durante la comida, el matrimonio González recibe de su hijo una noticia inesperada. “Salen letras. En el papel higiénico. Letras”.
La Espera (Carlos Agulló) .Dos desconocidos esperan en una sala.
Alimañas (Claus Groten).Una joven adicta a la morfina vive recluida en un desguace abandonado. Aunque todo parece desierto, algo acecha entre la chatarra. Mención Especial en el Cryostshow Festival 08. Premio a los mejores fx y maquillaje del Festival de Molins de Rei, etc.
El Mal de Schneider. (Javier Chillón).Años 50, una cápsula espacial soviética se estrella en Alemania occidental. El extraño tripulante es el exportador de un virus...
La Mitad que Yo. (Marco Denaro).Rufino ha estado la mitad de su vida lamentándose de su rutina y la otra mitad tocándose las narices esperando que por arte de magia cambie todo. Un buen día llega esa magia inesperadamente.
Auga. (Ozo. X.A.Perozo-porteiro).Es de noche. Dos ladrones intentan robar dentro de un viejo coche abandonado. Pero no va a ser una presa fácil.
Cinco Minutos Para la Medianoche. (Fernando Guillén Cuervo).Veinte personas se protegen de un estado avanzado de guerra en el interior de una alcantarilla. Se ha desencadenado una crisis de guerra nuclear y es imposible detener la cadena de acontecimientos.Cada uno de estos personajes se enfrentará a los últimos cinco minutos de la vida de la humanidad.
Tras Los Visillos (Sergio Muro, Raúl López).Un asesino en serie, personajes variopintos y una pequeña dosis de gore.
Cotton Candy (Aritz Moreno).l frío complica siempre las cosas.
Martians Go Home (Dani Moreno)Cuenta la leyenda que Sarah Clockwork, gran virtuosa terminista, desapareció en mitad de una actuación en un gran teatro de Nueva York en 1928. Se dice que fue “abducida por marcianos”. En 1986 el joven Fran, haciendo uso de sus precoces facultades como científico, fabrica un Theremin. Con él pretende comunicarse con Sarah Clockwork, su amor platónico.

- Cortos Extranjeros:

Morsure (David Morley, Francia 2007)Son tiempos oscuros, las autoridades ordenan confinamiento... Pero una noche una joven es perseguida por un hombre armado, logrando refugiarse en la granja de una pareja. El granjero se enfrenta al atacante, pero nada es lo que parece...
Welcome To White Chappel District (Marie Vieillevie, Francia 2008) Sin diálogos.El barrio de Whitechapel en Londres se “personifica” para contar a un transeúnte (la cámara) la historia del Jack el Destripador.
Dans Leur Peau (Armaud Malherb, Francia 2007).oseph, el chico de los recados, asume la personalidad de Michel, un director ejecutivo que murió en un accidente delante de sus ojos. Vive en su apartamento, lleva su ropa y va a su oficina. Lo curioso es que nadie parece ser consciente del cambio...
Afterville. The Movie (Fabio Guaglione y Fabio Resinar, Italia 2008).058. Hace cincuenta años cierto número de estructuras cayeron sobre el mundo, cambiando el horizonte de la mayoría de las ciudades de la Tierra. Estas naves espaciales, conocidas como “las rocas” nunca dieron señales de vida y fueron integradas en el crecimiento urbano y en el desarrollo socioeconómico mundial.
The Auburn Hills Breakdown (Geoff Redknap, Canadá2008).Es la historia de Junior, el psicópata de la motosierra y leal hijo de una familia de caníbales del bosque. Su camión se estropea y se ven obligados a refugiarse en la terrorífica casa de una pareja de yuppies profundamente superficiales.
Eel Girl (Paul Campion, Nueva Zelanda 2008).En un secreto laboratorio militar, un científico se ha obsesionado con la criatura medioanguila, medio humana que estudia. Cuando ella lo llama, es como la llamada de una sirena...Hunted (Ricardo Velarde, UK 2008).Un joven fotógrafo de un periódico es amenazado con perder su trabajo si no consigue lafotografía de un niño que padece una gran deformidad.
Rojo Red (Juan Manuel Betancourt, Natalia Pérez Pabó, Colombia 2008).Federico Guillermo juega en el tapete de la sala de su casa con sus juguetes y su gato cuando Lia, su hermana, lo sorprende, lo acusa con su mamá quien bastante alterada, le regaña y a la fuerza le calza los zapatos ortopédicos. Él intenta oponerse sin lograrlo. Decide huir de la casa.
Schrik (Martijn Hullegie, Holanda 2007).Bárbara y Oliver han sido pareja durante trece años. Su lema “Nunca te vuelvas aburrido”.La película comienza cuando su juego –asustar al otro de muerte para luego hacer el amorcambia a acciones ya preparadas.La Curiosa Conquista del Ampere (Ramón Orozco Stoltenberg, México 2008).Un joven muere electrocutado, su cuerpo extraordinariamente continúa vivo por unos días.
Anyone There? (Holger B. Frick, alemania 2008).Violet está esperando pasar un buen fin de semana cuidando la mansión de un amigo. No imagina que será acosada por un hombre.
Dead Bones (Olivier Beguin, Suiza 2008).El Lejano Oeste. Un cazador de recompensas encuentra a un criminal. Lo alcanza en un pequeño pueblo medio abandonado donde pronto descubre que los pocos vecinos restantes tienen unas costumbres de lo más insólitas.La lista sigue y sigue y sigue y sigue (pinchando en el nombre de cada sección tenéis los .pdf de las mismas):

Sección Informativa: Borderline, Tale 52, Id, Twilight phantom...
Cortos de animación: Dog's Days, Solos, La Increible Historia del Hombre Sin Sombra...
Homenajes : Borderland
Premiers: Idiots and Angels, Evangelion: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE),..
Así es el Futuro: La fuga de Logan, Star Trek, Alien8, Metrópolis... Esta sección es GENIAL.
Ritos Ancestrales y Naturaleza: UTU, Long Weekend...
Horror Zone: Dead Wood, Inside, Tokio Gore Police,

Monday, November 3, 2008

"Fancine" - Final nº 8!!!

I'm proud to tell that "The Puzzle" has been selected for the final of "Festival de Cine Fantástico" ("Fancine": http://www.fantastico.uma.es/).
This festival is the most important one about horror in Málaga. In the final there are, also, two others short-movies, both of them produced by '73140323 Producciones Cinematográficas': "The Last Work" by Ezekiel Montes and "Montenegro" by Lander Camarero.

The final will be the next sunday...

Suerte a todos!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!


Happy Halloween to everybody!

This will be a very long and deep night...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"The Puzzle" - Final nº 7 and a new review / interview

Like I said 5 days ago, I have some news: the first one (and more important) is that "The Puzzle" is in the final of "Tenebria Film Festival" of Roma (http://xoomer.alice.it/tenebriax/TENEBRIA%20FILM%20FESTIVAL%202008.htm).

The other one is that came out a new review / interview on this web site: http://www.summerhorrorhigh.com/l_thepuzzle.htm

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"The Puzzle" - Final nº 6 + A semifinal + A new review

I'm sorry if I didn't write for a long time, but it's a period that I'm very busy. Anyway I've some information to give: the first one and most important is that 'The Puzzle' has been selected for the final of "Tohorror Film Festival" (http://www.tohorrorfilmfest.it/news.htm); the second is that it's been also selected for the semi-final of "Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei" (http://www.terrormolins.com/noticia.php?article_id=73). My opinion is that it's wonderful compete in more country, because this means that our job's appreciated. The third new is that it came out a new review. If you want see it enter in this web site: http://www.kingdomofgore.com/ and research 'The Puzzle' by the title name.

I have, also, a lots of important news: about reviews, other festival finals that we have been already selected, and in particular the project for my new movie... I'll reveal everything very soon...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Again a new review!

"The Puzzle" is continuing to have a very good reviews... go to check the new one on:
http://www.mouthofhorror.altervista.org/puzzle.php

Saturday, September 20, 2008

"The Puzzle" - A new review

Another horror web side wrote "The Puzzle" reviews. Go to see: http://www.profundis.it/CINEMA/FILM/independent/puzzle.html
Enjoy.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Italian interview on "Lazonamorta"

Go to read the italian interview that "Lazonamorta" made to me:
http://www.lazonamorta.it/view.php?id=722

Monday, August 18, 2008

Villanova in Corto - Final nº 5!

"The Puzzle" has been selected in the final of "Viallanova in Corto". Go to see this page:
http://www.villanovaincorto.net/selezionati.php
The finals will be on October.
In the "Alto Volturno Movies Festival" we have passed three selections and we arrived to the final, but we didn't win. Go to see the web page and open the second television, in which there is the final night (http://www.molise24.net/altovolturnomovies/).

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"The Puzzle" - Other three reviews

Other three horror web sites wrote "The Puzzle" reviews. Go to see:
http://indie.horror.it/2008/08/the-puzzle/
http://www.zonacult.com/News_Cinema_Horror_Cult/
http://www.cinemahorror.it/notizie/notizia.asp?id=1438
Soon, in "Lazonamorta" and "Cinemahorror", will be published an interview that they made me.
This short is going very good!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

"The Puzzle" - Is it possible a sequel?

Two horror web sides wrote "The Puzzle" reviews. Go to see:
http://www.lazonamorta.it/view.php?id=706
http://www.horrorcomitalia.com/the-puzzle.htm
Further to critical success of this short-movie, I'm thinking to write the sequel and, from yesterday, I began to write some ideas...

Friday, July 25, 2008

A new final in "Alto Volturno Movies Festival"

In all the three festival finals, we have been unlucky! But now we hope that we can have a little bit more luck in the "Alto Volturno Movies" finals
(http://www.molise24.net/altovolturnomovies/).
The winner will be selected on 11 and 12 of August.

Friday, July 4, 2008

"The Puzzle" on youtube!

I'm happy to say that "The Puzzle" full lenght is now available on youtube
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2lXsNDxLyM).
I hope you can like.
Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

And three!!!

This time the nomination is heavy! "The Puzzle" has been selected for the final of "Epizephiry" Film Festival (http://www.cortofilmfestival.splinder.com/tag/finalisti+2008).
The jury, composed by producers, directors and actors, has chosen between 250 short-movie.
Now the finals will be on 27 of July.
Go for!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Amarcort Film festival - "The Puzzle" in the final!!!

I'm very proud to say that "The Puzzle" has been chosen (between more than 300 short-movie) for partecipating to the finals of "Amarcort Film Festival 2008". This is already the second final which we partecipate (the first one was on "Alto Vicentino Film Festival"). On 12th of July we should know the winner!
You can see the nominations on http://www.amarcort.it/film_finalisti.html.
Good luck!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"The Puzzle" - A particular thanks

While I'm working to the new screenplay, you can read the italian comment about "The Puzzle" in this horror website:
http://www.horrormovie.it/hmdb/leggi_recensioni.asp?id=1720
I feel to give a particular thanks to Ezekiel Montes and Biktor Kero for their amazing job: the first one for the extraordinary photography and the second one for the brilliant editing.
I'm proud that, until now, the public liked this short-movie. This is the way that we have to follow.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A new project

Shooting "The Puzzle" has been great, in particular because it was the first time that I shot in Spain. Now I need to realize something that I feel inside me; something more deep... for this I spoke the last week with my friend, the producer Ezekiel Montes. I hope to continue to work with him, because it's not easy finding good and professional people that really love the cinema. The only thing that I can say about the new project is that I want to dedicate it to my friend Rosario Prestopino, that he's recently disappeared. I also spoke this week to his son Diego, that worked in the first two shortmovie of mine. I'd like that he's coming in Spain for making the special effects.
I can add that the principal points of the new projects are:
BLOOD, DEATH, HIGH-TENSION AND PURE HORROR!
This is just the beginning...

Saturday, May 17, 2008

"THE PUZZLE" - Official Trailer

I take off the italian teaser for putting the Official Trailer. Go to watch and enjoy!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Goodbye my friend Rosario


13th May: I'll never forget this horrible day and this is not just because the "Maledentro" project didn't get money by italian department. The reason is more serious: Rosario Prestopino (one of the most important italian make-up artist) disappeared. This bad break came to me as a shock!
Rosario (in the picture, on the left) was born in December 1950 and from 1975 until now he worked in 44 movie. The most important title are: "Zombi 2", "Black Cat", "City of the Living Dead" and "New York Ripper" (Lucio Fulci), "Demons" and "Demons 2" (Lamberto Bava), "Terror at the Opera" (Dario Argento), "Cathedral of Demons" and "The Sect " (Michele Soavi). I've known him a lots of years ago and he always had time for helping me. We worked together in my first two short-movie ("Extreme Love" and "The Screenplay") and he was a person that, personally, I respected and appreciated a lot. Now I'm very near to his family hurt, because I lost a very good friend.
We'll never forget you!

Goodbye Rosario.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"MALEDENTRO" project

Yesterday I came back to Spain. I've been 10 days in Rome for presenting a new long movie project to the italian department. This long movie's called "Maledentro" and the screenplay has been written by Pierfrancesco Campanella. Campanella is an italian screenplayer, director and productor that has a house production called "Bell Film". The department suppost to answer on May... We hope good, because it can be a wonderful opportunity!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

"THE PUZZLE" - Italian Teaser

Now it's possible to watch the italian teaser of THE PUZZLE: checking below and pushing VIEW TEASER! Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"THE PUZZLE"

While we are waiting that my new short-movie is coming soon on my blog, I'd like say thanks to all the people that have helped me to realize 'THE PUZZLE'. It's been a very difficult project, because we shot only in one day without stopping... It's always more difficult to find a people that work with professionalism and humility and for this I'm proud to enjoy the movie with everyone of them. After two year, finally, we can say: DAVIDE MELINI IS BACK!!!
Thanks to everybody.