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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, August 31, 2016

'Lion' is again in Rome (Italy)

"While cinema offers us unoriginal and disappointing horror films, if we want to find something more innovative and inspired we have to look at the independent films". From the City of Love to the Eternal City: from Paris to Rome! 'Lion' is back in the Italian capital with a fantastic article, written by Julius Guru. I invite you to read it on the "Fantasticinema" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

'Lion' is back to Paris (France)

Third and last day in France. Would you like to see again the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées, the Quartier Pigalle and Montmatre? Yes! Today 'Lion' goes back to Paris! I invite you to read the new fantastic article, written by Sara Art, that has come out on the famous "Cineseries Magazine" (click here). Once again, in the article you have the chance to watch 'The sweet hand of the White Rose', my latest award-winning short film.
"Do you like to be scared and jumping on your seat? With Lion, you will live the beginning of a terrible nightmare".
Thanks France: we'll see you again in the festival!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Saint-Martin-Boulogne (France)

The last days of holidays are special and we should spend time in a special way. So why not take the opportunity to stay three days in France? My short film doesn't know too much this beautiful country (only one article and one interview in the last months!)... So, while yesterday 'Lion' was in Paris, today it goes to Saint-Martin-Boulogne. We are pleased to invite you to read the new article, written by Alexandre Tristram, that has come out on the popular "Cinema Club" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time in Paris (France)

After one day off, I continue the promotion of my short film with a fantastic news! In the past three months, it visited many beautiful cities as (in alphabetical order): Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Gothenburg, LondonLos Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Naples, New York, Rome, Seattle, Venice, Vienna... Well, today I'm extremely proud to announce that (finally!) 'Lion' landed to Paris, the City of Love! It's with great pleasure that I invite you to read the new amazing article, written by Christophe Gehlen, that has come out on the "Zickma" website (click here). In the news you can also watch my latest award winning short film 'The sweet hand of the White Rose'. Thanks a lot!!!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tania Mercader - New interview in Phoenix, Arizona (US)

After actor Michael Segal (click here) and me (here), here you have the new exclusive interview with Tania Mercader! Catalan actress talks about 'Lion' and reveals how she gave life to the character of Amanda. Check out her fantastic interview, realized by Mikey Bones, that has come out on the "Gore Hor" website (click here). Well done!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Seattle, Washington (US)

'Lion' arrives for the first time in the state of Washington! Today I'm proud to show you the new great article that has come out on the "Skewed and Reviewed" website (click here). Reporter Neil Jordan writes: "It very well has the potential to be a great film". Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'Lion' goes to Modesto, California (US)

"Judging by the trailer the film will be preying on how much suspense you can take". Excellent article about 'Lion' that has come out in California! You can read it on "The Horrific Network" website (click here). The article has been written by Jimmy Wienholz. Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

'Lion' flies to Newport, Isle of Wight (England)

Before going back to the United States, we will stay another day in England. This time 'Lion' flies on the small Isle of Wight! It's a pleasure to invite you to read the new article, written by Alain Elliott, that has come out on the "Wight Blood" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Manchester (England)

2nd day in England! Today 'Lion' is in Manchester! I'm glad to show you the new article, written by Jimmy Eppes, that has come out on the "Tennessee Horror News And Promotions" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

'Lion' flies to Boston, Lincolnshire (England)

What do you think to spend a couple of days in England? Great! Today I'd like to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Simon Taylor, that has come out on the "Realm of Horror" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

'Lion' arrives to Ancona (Italy)

"Film world talks very well about him and he's considered one of the best rising horror directors, or better still, as Dario Argento's heir". This evening I'm very proud to invite you to read the new great article about 'Lion', written by Marco Polenti, that has come out on the "JAMovie" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Bari (Italy)

'Lion' goes back to Italy! Check out the new article that has come out on the "Combinazione Casuale - Il Blog di Cinema" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Michael Segal - New interview in Phoenix, Arizona (US)

Exclusive interview with Michael Segal! The actor reveals how he gave life to Jeff, on of the main character of 'Lion'. I invite you to read his great interview, realized by Mikey Bones, that has come out on the "Gore Hor" website (click here). Well done!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

'Lion' in South Pasadena, California (US)

While June 9th we were in the Freddy Krueger house, today we visit the home of another "Boogeyman": Michael Myers! If I remember correctly, his house is located in Haddonfield, Illimois... But this is a fictional town! The real house they used for John Carpenter's "Halloween" in 1978 was 707 Meridian Avenue, South Pasadena, California (check it out here). We are very happy, because in this town, that is in Los Angeles county, has come out the new article about 'Lion', written by Ryan Morrissey-Smith. You can read it on the "Haddonfield Horror" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Sheffield (England)

Today we fly from Spain to England: 'Lion' arrives in Sheffield (South Yorkshire)! I'm glad to invite you to read the new article, written by Kriss Pickering, that has come out on the "Horror Info" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Madrid (Spain)

Let's go back to Madrid! Check out the new article about 'Lion', written by Toño Monge, that has come out on the "Planeta5000" website. The article is in the middle of the page (click here). Thanks!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

'Lion' arrives in St. Louis, Missouri (US)

"Coming from the mind of Davide Melini (The Sweet Hand of the White Rose) comes the disturbing looking short LION". Sweet return to the US! This evening I'm pleased to invite you to read the new fantastic article about 'Lion', written by Travis Brown, that has come out on the "Horror Movies Uncut" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New interview in Phoenix, Arizona (US)

My new interview is up on the "Gore Hor" American website (click here)! In there I talk about my new short films 'Lion', describing all stages of the production process (from the idea to the shooting) and 'Deep Shock'... And, for one more time, I refused the nickname of "New Master of Horror". The interview has been realized by Mickey Bones. Don't miss it!!!

Friday, August 12, 2016

'Lion' - New IMDb updates!

To celebrate the article number 70, we have updated the 'Lion' IMDb page with new informations (location, photos, poster, quotes, etc.). Do you want to know everything about the movie? And than all you have to do is check out the IMDb page (click here)... Enjoy it!!! 'Lion' is always more close...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

'Lion' flies for the first time in Gothenburg (Sweden)

We are like the astronauts: a flag for each planet! Today I'm very proud to annunce that 'Lion' celebrates the 70th article, planting his little flag in Sweden! 70 articles worldide for a short film that has not come out yet... Simply amazing! I invite you to read it on the "Filmtopp" website (click here). The article has been written by Eric Diedrichs. Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time Copenhagen (Denmark)

In two months of promotion, my short film visited many European countries (in alphabetical order): Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, EnglandHungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland and Spain... And today I'm extremely proud to report that 'Lion' has also landed in Denmark! You can read the new great article, written by Karina H. Adelgaard, that has come out on the famous "Heaven of Horror" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'Lion' for the first time in Venice (Italy)

'Lion' arrives for the first time in one of the most beautiful city in the world: Venice! Today we are happy to invite you to read the new great article, written by Filippo Terzi, that has come out on the "Scheletri" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Rome (Italy)

"The film was written and directed by Davide Melini, one of the most appreciated Italian minds around the world and the cast is exceptional with Pedro Sánchez, Michael Segal and Tania Mercader". 'Lion' is back in Rome! Check out the new fantastic article, written by Giorgio Riccardi, that has come out on the "Letteratura Horror" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time in Moscow (Russia)

'Lion' arrives for the first time to Moscow! Check out the new (and very short) article that has come out on the "KinoNews" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

'Lion' flies to Paisley (Scotland)

From the United States we fly to Scotland! We are pleased to invite you to read the new great article about 'Lion', written by Paul Devine, that has come out on "The Peoples Movies & Cinehouse Blogs" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Friday, August 5, 2016

'Lion' is in Orlando, Florida (US)

Today 'Lion' flies to Florida! This evening I want to show you the new article, written by Jeremiah Rosario, that has come out on the "Thirteenth Floor" website (click here to read it). Many thanks!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

'Lion' in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania (US)

Here we go again! Today I'm glad to invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Jordan Garren, that has come out on "The B-Movie Film Vault" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

'Lion' flies to Dayton, Ohio (US)

From South America to North America: today 'Lion' is in Dayton! Check out the new article, written by Chris Young, that has come out on the "CYoungMedia" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

'Lion' goes for the first time to Buenos Aires (Argentina)

What do you think if we continue to speak Spanish? From Madrid we fly directly to Buenos Aires! This evening I invite you to read the new article about 'Lion', written by Cecilia Gradin, that has come out on "The Hellbound Heart" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

'Lion' again in Madrid (Spain)

Why not enjoy Spain for one more day? 'Lion' travels from Barcelona to Madrid! Today I'm very happy to show you the new article that David González wrote on the "Cine y Cine" website (click here). Many thanks!!!