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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"

Thursday, June 30, 2016

'Lion' arrives to Budapest (Hungary)

Are you ready to use "Google Translate" again? Hahahaha. Today I'm happy to report that 'Lion' has arrived for the first time in Hungary! I invite you to read the article that has come out on the "Cinegore" magazine (click here). Many thanks!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A new interview in London (UK)!

"From Penny Dreadful to Lion: A Catch-up with Director Davide Melini".
Today I'm proud to invite you to read the new interview I made for the Nicoló Gallio English website, in which I related many curious anecdotes about 'Lion': from the idea to the screenplay to the making of the film. 'Penny Dreadful' and my other film 'Deep Shock' (announced for 2017) are also mentioned. Check it out here and enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

'Lion', one more time in Naples (Italy)

It's always an honor to return in the city that saw the birth of the great Totó, Massimo Troisi and Bud Spencer! This evening I'd like to invite you to read the new fantastic article about 'Lion', written by Ferdinando Carcavallo, that has come out on the "Kinemazone" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Goodbye Bud Spencer (1929 - 2016)


'The call me Trinity' (1970), 'Trinity is still my name' (1971), 'All the way, boys' (1972), 'Watch out, we're mad' (1974), 'Two missionaries' (1975), 'Crime Buster' (1976), 'Odds and events' (1978), 'I'm for the hippopotamus' (1979), 'Who finds a friend finds a treasure' (1981), 'Go for it!' (1983), 'Double trouble' (1984), 'Miami supercops' (1985), 'Troublemakers' (1994)...
Your film accompanied my adolescence and after all the punches, it's time now to relax... The whole world is standing up to give you a deserved standing ovation, just as has happened in the "David di Donatello Award 2010".
Thanks, thanks and thanks for all the laughs you gave me!!!
R.I.P. Bud!!! You're the best!!!

'Lion' - Radio interview at 6:30 P.M.

Today we are on the radio! Pedro SánchezTania Mercader (who play the roles of Leon and Amanda) and me will be the guests on "Estamos en las Nubes" a show conducted by David Fourier. 'Lion' is of course the main theme of the evening and many surprises will be revealed during the interview... The program will go on air on "Gestiona Radio Marbella" (frequency 92.2 FM) and also on its web page (click here) at 6:30 P.M. Don't miss it!!! Losing it would be a crime...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

'Lion' in Middletown, New York (US)

Hi everyone! Today I want to invite you to read the thirty-second article about 'Lion', that has come out on the "Dream World" American website (click here). Thanks!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

'Lion' returns in Naples (Italy)

'Lion' goes back to Naples in truly majestic way! "Davide Melini, the new young master of terror". It's this the incredible article, written by Giuseppe Borsella, that has come out on the popular "Cinema che Passione" website (click here to read it). Thank you very much!!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

'Lion', a new radio interview

From the television to the radio! If last monday we were guests on the "PTV Malaga" television, the next week we'll be on the radio show "Estamos en las Nubes", coducted by David Fournier. The program will go on air on "Gestiona Radio Marbella" (frequency 92.2 FM) and also on its website (click here). The names of the guests will be announced soon! We'd like to invite you to follow the event here.
'Lion' is always more close!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

'Lion' returns to Malaga (Spain)

Despite being an English short film, 'Lion' has been filmed in Spain. And it's always nice to return to the city where the shooting took place: Malaga. Today I'd like to invite you to read the fantastic article that has come out on the "Malaga Film Office" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

'Lion' in Dallas, Texas (US)

What do you think if we go back to US? Today I'd like to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Mark Harris, that has come out on the "Red Carpet Crash" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'Lion' in Glasgow (Scotland)

In these days we are going to travel to new country! And if yesterday we were for the first time in Poland, today we move to Scotland! You can read the new article about 'Lion', written by Thomas Simpson, that has come out on the "Moviescramble" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

'Deep Shock' arrives in Łódź (Poland)

Which is the best thing on internet? There is no doubt: "Google Translate" hahahaha. Why? Because today 'Lion' has arrived for the first time in Poland... And ho could we understand without its help? So, now, I can invite you to read the article, written by Michael Klimczak, that has come out on the "Dobry Horror" Facebook web page (click here). Thanks!!!

'Penny Dreadful' - Tonight the two final episodes


Please, sit down in front of your TV and enjoy the show: this evening the final two episodes of the third season of 'Penny Dreadful' will be broadcast!
This is a very famous horror TV series, in which I have had the opportunity to work on. I leave you a rare and unpublished photo, where I'm with a great actor... Do you recognize him? Hahahaha.
Don't miss the 'Penny Dreadful' epic final (9 pm American time)!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

'Lion' in Leicester (UK)

As I promised yesterday, the names of the members of the cast and crew who will be guests on the TV program "De Cortos", realized by Diego Banderas, are announced today. With me, there will be actors Pedro Sánchez and Tania Mercader (who play the roles of Leon and Amanda) and also Pablo Lavado (Production Manager) and Daniel Salinas (Editor). In the program there will be the chance to see the promotional teaser, the official poster, unpublished lobby cards, to listen for the first time the main theme of the film and... a special interview to the Italian-American actor Michael Segal (who plays the character of Jeff). So, there is a rich and varied menu, where we could in depth about 'Lion'. The appointment is tomorrow at 11:30 in "PTV Málaga"... Don't miss it!
Apart from this news, tonight I'm very happy to show you the new amazing article about 'Lion', written by Marek Zacharkiw. You can read it on the "Cosí Perversa" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Barcelona (Spain)

Let's go back to Spain for a double news! I'm happy to announce that monday, June 20th, part of the cast and crew of 'Lion' will be the guests in the TV program "De Cortos", realized by Diego Banderas ("PTV Málaga"). It will definitely be a good opportunity to talk and introduce my new film. The name of the guests will be announced tomorrow.
The second news is that after Madrid, Valencia and Cadiz, 'Lion' is also arrived in Barcelona! I'd like to invite you to read the new great article, written by Marcos Curto, that has come out on the "Blood Stab" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

'Lion' in Brescia (Italy)

Hi folks! Today I'd like to invite you to read the new fantastic article about 'Lion', written by Davide Longoni, that has come out on "La Zona Morta" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

'Lion' in Manasquan, New Jersey (US)

Once again, 'Lion' flies to US! This time I'm extremely proud to invite you to read the new good article, written by Michael DeFellipo, that has come out on the famous "Horror Society" website (click here).
"Roar! I can't wait to see if this is going to be a creature feature or if the animal is a metaphor for something darker!".
Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

'Lion' arrives in London (UK)

Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Big Ben... Yeah!!! Today 'Lion' is for the first time in London! I invite you to read the article, written by Payten Autumn, that has come out on the "Lestat Horror" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

'Lion' still in Los Angeles (US)!

"When a group of talented artists get together and create something, you kno it will be special... Lion is coming soon and deserves your attention". Here's how the website "We Are Indie Horror" presents my film on its Facebook page (the post is dates June 7)! With these two sentences, I understand once more that I'm on the right way and that I must always aim for the maximun. International critics talk about 'Lion'... They are waiting for it... And I can't and I don't want to disappoint them! Check out here the fantastic article they wrote about my film. Thank you very much!!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

'Lion' is back to Los Angeles (US)

The lure of America is too strong... And for this reason 'Lion' flies back to Los Angeles! This evening, I'd like to invite you to read the new article, written by Brian Tull, that has come out on the "HorrorBuzz" website (clike here).
"Lion is looking to be both brutal and stylish".
Many thanks!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Rome (Italy)

From the United States, 'Lion' moves directly to the "Eternal City" Rome! In the Italian capital, a new article written by Gilda Signoretti has come out. Check it out on the "InGenere Cinema" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

'Lion' in Carbondale, Virginia (US)

The eighteenth article about 'Lion' is up! I want to invite you to read it on the "Horror World" website (click here). The article has been written by Jess Landry. Many thanks!!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

'Lion' in Greensboro, North Carolina (US)

"Davide Melini's style a visceral sense of carnage with an art house flair for an elegant presentation of the macabre". Just a few lines to describe exactly 'Lion'! Great words for an amazing article, written by Kevin Scott. I invite you to read it on the "Super Duper Shock Cinema" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Los Angeles (US)

Flying from one coast of the United States to another! After two days in New York, 'Lion' arrives in the capital of film industry: Los Angeles!!! As we are in Hollywood now, why not visit Freddy Krueger's house? If I'm not wrong, it was in Springwood, Ohio... But this is a fictional town that is home to Freddy Krueger in the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' films... The real house they used for exterior shots is actually in L.A. (look here)! And do you also remember the name of the street? Can be 1428 Elm Street? Yeah!!! But this is more than just Freddy's address... it's home to all things horror! So, check out the new fantastic article about 'Lion', written by Karl Colchak, that has come out on the "1428 ELM" website (click here).
Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

'Lion' stops in New York (US)

Yesterday 'Lion' arrived in New York... So why not take advantage to be another day in this beautiful city? Well, today I'd like to invite you to read the new great article, written by Noah Manginelli, that has come out on the famous "Horror Fuel" website (clik here).
The report says: "Frankly correct me if I'm wrong, Ive ever seen a horror film have a lion. I don't think it's ever been done before! I wonder how this short will turn out to be?!"
My answer: Who knows? I keep the secret...
Thank you very much!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

'Lion' arrives to New York (US)

The editing of 'Lion' is almost done! Once the film is going to sound, color correctiot and visual effects, we will begin to work on the 'Deep Shock' promotional teaser. In the meantime, 'Lion' continues its trip aroune the world: as I promise yesterday, the film has also arrived for the first time to US! Check out the article, written by Tamika Jones, that has come out on the "Daily Dead" magazine (clik here). The article is a half page. Many thanks!!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

'Lion' in Pisa (Italy)

Today 'Lion' arrives in the city known worldwide for its tower... We are pleased to invite you to read the new gret article, written by Matteo Mancini, that has come out on the "Giurista81" website (click here). And don't forget to buckle up because tomorrow we will fly, for the first time, to US. Thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

'Lion' in Bologna (Italy)

Hi everyone! This evening I'd like to show you the new article about 'Lion', written by Giulio De Gaetano, that has come out on the "Through the Black Hole" website (click here to read it). Many thanks!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

'Lion' arrives to Manchester (UK)

'Lion' is a British film and it's always very good to be back in the mother country! Today we are pleasure to invite you to read Andy Deen's article, that has come out on the popular "UK Horror Scene" website (click here). Thanks a lot!

Friday, June 3, 2016

"DeTerror"'s ranking: 'Lion' is in the second place!

"DeTerror" Spanish website has compiled the ranking of the most read articles... I'm glad to announce that 'Lion' is in the second place, as well as being the only short film on the podium (read here the article). Critics are waiting for my film... And I don't let them down!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

'Lion' in Cadiz (Spain)

The tenth article is up!!! This evening I'd like to invite you to check out the new article about 'Lion', written by Jesús Calderón, that has come out on "DeTerror" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

'Lion' - New great article in Turin (Italy)

"After 'The Puzzle', 'The sweet hand of the White Rose' and 'Deep Shock', Dario Argento's best student returns with a thrill story"... this is the title of the fantastic new article about 'Lion', written by Selene Virdó for the "Blasting News" website (click here to read it). Thank you very much!!!