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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"

Sunday, July 31, 2016

'Lion' is back to Barcelona (Spain)

It's the time of great returns! While yesterday we were in England, today we fly to Spain: 'Lion' is in Barcelona one more time! I'm happy to invite you to read the new article that Jesús Marti wrote on "El Terror Tiene Forma" website (click here). Thanks so much!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Manchester (UK

Our Italian trip ended and now it's time to return to the motherland: England! Today I'm very glad to show you the new article about 'Lion', written by Steph Andruskjak, that has come out on the popular "Horror Cult Films" (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

'Lion' in Naples (Italy) - "The heir of the Master of Thrill Dario Argento has now a name: Davide Melini"

I'm very proud to see that 'Lion' has traveled a lot in the last two months by visiting many cities. Today I'm extremely excited to be back in Naples, because the best articles came out in this city! And once again the film critic reserves special treatment for my short film! I'm happy to invite you to read the new fantastic article, written by Giovanni Manzo, that has come out on the "Italian Art Magazine" (click here).
"The heir of the Master of Thrill Dario Argento has now a name: Davide Melini".
Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

'Lion': one more day in Milan (Italy)

After two days in Rome, why not spend two days in Milan as well? Check out the new article about 'Lion', that Domenico Di Giacomo wrote on the "Black Mária" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Milan (Italy)

Let's go back to Milan! Today I want to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Gianfranco Staltari, that has come out on the "Horror Magazine" (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

'Lion' still in Rome (Italy)

One more day in Rome, the Eternal City! Check out the new article abou 'Lion', written by Gianluca Gioia, that has come out on the "Terza Pagina" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Monday, July 25, 2016

'Lion' in Rome (Italy): "Young Master of Horror Davide Melini is Back to Roar"

"Young Master of Horror Davide Melini is Back to Roar // After the amazing The Sweet Hand of the White Rose, the Roman award-winning director is back with a violent and dark horror short film".
What can I say after these words???? Just that I'm very proud to invite you to read the new fantastic article about 'Lion' that has come out on the popular "Taxi Driver" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

'Lion' is in L'Aquila (Italy)

Our trip in Italy continues: today 'Lion' is in L'Aquila! I'm glad to invite you to check out the new article that Roberto Jr. Fusco wrote on the "Klub 99 Cinema" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

'Lion' goes to Livorno (Italy)

After two days in Milan, 'Lion' goes to Livorno! This evening I'm pleased to invite you to read the new article, written by Daniele Del Viva, that has come out on the "Coffee and Cigarettes CineBlog" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

New interview in Milan (Italy)

My new interview has coming out on "Il Cineocchio" website (click here to read it). A deep, sincere and funny interview in which I talk about my new films 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock' and about my experience in the famous TV series 'Penny Dreadful'. The interview has been realized by Alessandro W. Gamm. Don't miss it!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Milan (Italy)

Do you like the idea to be one week in Italy? We could travel from north to south... Well then, we can beging. From the film industry capital Los Angeles, 'Lion' arrives to the fashion capital: Milan! Today I want to invite you to read the new article that Federico Galeotti wrote on "Non Aprite Questo Blog" website (click here). Many Thanks!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Lion': the fiftieth article comes from Los Angeles (US)

Flying from one coast of the United States to another... 'Lion' celebrates the fiftieth article! A special number has to come from an important city... And what's better that the capital of film industry, Los Angeles? Well, today I'm pleased to invite you to check out the new article that has come out on the "Golden State Haunts" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Lios' is back to New York (US)

'Lion' comes back to New York in a truly majestic way! "Davide Melini is one of an amazing director, he is in the realms of legendary Italian directors Dario Argento, Mario Bava and the late amazing filmmaker Wes Craven". Check out the new fantastic article that Antonio Vicenty wrote on the "Eyepus" magazine (click here). Thanks a lot for your great words Antonio!!!

Monday, July 18, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Budapest (Hungary)

Hello everyone! This evening I'd like to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Peter Tarso, that has come out on the "CreepyShake" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tania Mercader - New interview in Vienna (Austria)

"Amanda is married with a drunk and violent man... How is possible to bring a character like that to life?". Actress Tania Mercader explains how... I want to invite you to check out the fantastic interview that Michael Haberfelner did to another member of the cast of 'Lion' (click here). After Michael Segal, this is the second interview that has come out on the "Search my Trash" website. Well done!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

'Lion' fly to Valletta (Malta)

Our journey towards unexplored countries continues... Today 'Lion' arrives for the first time in Malta! I'm proud to invite you to read the new great article, written by Mark Rogers, that has come out on "The Horror Movies Blog" (click here).
"The young Master of horror Davide Melini has released a teaser for his upcoming film Lion".
I really don't have words to describe how I feel right now... Many, many and many thanks!!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time in Enschede (Netherlands)

Take the "Google Translator" and buckle up because we landed, for the first time, in the Netherlands! This evening, I invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Frank Schonewille, that has come out on the "TOTF Cultzine" magazine (click here). Thanks so much!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'Lion' & 'Deep Shock': a new radio interview

Today at 7.30 p.m., I will be the special guest on the film radio show "Vesprades en tu", conducted by Susana Pérez. 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock' will be the main themes of the evening... People who live in Valencia can directly follow the program on "NewsFM" (98.7 FM frequency), while everyone else can do it on the "Valencia News" and "NewsFM" websites (click here or here). I'm waiting you!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

'Lion' in Austin, Texas (US)

After Dallas, 'Lion' visits another Texas city: Austin! Today I'd like to invite you to read the new article that has come out on the "Anything Horror" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A new interview in Lyon (France)!

From TV series 'Rome' and 'Penny Dreadful' to Dario Argento's 'Mother of Tears' until the new short films 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock'... These are the main topics of the intense interview I made on the popular french magazine "Breaking News". Check it out here. Many thanks!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

After Sardinia, 'Lion' arrives in Marsala (Sicily)!

Three days trip is too short to enjoy anything and for this reason we decided to stay in Italy one more day! And if yesterday we were in Sardinia, today 'Lion' arrives to the other Italian island: Sicily! I want to invite you to read the new article, written by Sergio Di Girolamo, that has come out on "The Fear" website. The article is on the main page of the site (click here)! Thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Cagliari (Italy)

Our trip to Italy is almost over... Today 'Lion' arrives in Sardinia, in the city of Cagliari! I'm happy to show you the new fantastic article that Alessandro Pesce wrote on the "Horror Italy" website (click here to read it). Many thanks!!!

Friday, July 8, 2016

'Lion' in Arezzo (Italy)

Second day in Italy: today 'Lion' is in Arezzo! Check out the great article, written by Michele Borgogni, that has come out on "Il Cumbrugliume" website (click here). Thanks so much!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Three-days trip to Italy: 'Lion' is back in Rome (Italy)

Ready for a three-days trip to Italy? From Danville, Kentucky we fly directly to Rome! I want to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Vincenzo de Divitiis, that has come out on the popular "Horror Movie" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

'Lion' in Danville, Kentucky (US)

From North Carolina we move a little further north to Kentucky: today 'Lion' is in Dainville! Check out the new article written by Rickey Russell on "A Southern Life in Scandalous Times" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'Lion' in Asheville, North Carolina (US)

After Greensboro, 'Lion' visits another city of North Carolina: Asheville! This evening I'd like to invite you to read the new article, written by Sarah Grace Giavedoni, that has come out on the "Stuff Monsters Like" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

'Lion' in Orlando, Florida (US)

Good evening everyone! Today I want to show you the new article of 'Lion', written by Morbid Mommy, that has come out on the "Nightmare News Network" (click here to read it). Many thanks!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Michael Segal - New interview in Vienna (Austria)

"How to play a drunk, violent and ugly jerk that is nothing like oneself, and how does one even get such a role". Actor Michael Segal explains how... Check out the fantastic interview that Michael Haberfelner did to one of the stars of 'Lion' on the "Search my Trash" website (click here). Well done!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

'Lion' in Cleveland, Ohio (US)

'Lion' goes back to US! This evening I'm happy to show you the new article, written by Greg Bellan, that has come out on the "ScareTissue" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Friday, July 1, 2016

'Lion' in Taranto (Italy)

The thirty-fifth article of 'Lion' is online! I invite you to read it on the "50/50 Thriller" Italian website (click here). The article has been written by Nico Donvito. Thanks a lot!!!