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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, September 28, 2016

'Lion' again in Rome (Italy)

'Lion' goes back to Rome, the Eternal City! Today I'd like to invite you to read the new great article that has come out on the "Casilina News" magazine (click here). Many thanks!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

'Lion' in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (US)

Today 'Lion' goes back to United States! I'm proud to invite you to read the new great article, written by Tim Gross, that has come out on the "Gross Movie Reviews" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

'Lion' and 'Deep Shock' producer Bobby Holland's interview in Mieres, Asturias (Spain)

You thought it was over? Of course not! After three consecutive months in which many articles have come out from around the world, I just took a little break. But I always have good news to announce! Today I'm very proud to show you the new great interview with Bobby Holland that has been pusblished on the "Ultramundo" magazine. From 'The Dark Knight Rises' to 'Games of Thrones', from 'Harry Potter' to 'Thor: Ragnarok', from 'Star Wars' to 'Assassin's Creed' until the production of 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock'. The interview, available in English (click here to read it) and Spanish (here), has been realized by Pedro De Mercader. This is cinema, folks! Well done!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

'Lion': 100 articles in "IMDb"

The promotion of 'Lion' is almost ended, because we have achieved our goal! In the next weeks some new articles, several interviews and even a special tribute are coming out... Waiting the official trailer and the final poster, check out all 100 articles, by visiting the "IMDb" page of my short film (click here). Enjoy it!!!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

'Lion': the article nº 100 came out in Munich (Germany)

Today is a special day, because 'Lion' celebrates its hundredth article!!! It's a truly remarkable achievement, reached by a short film that has not been distributed yet! More than three consecutive months of excellent articles, where we have had the privilege to visit almost all the world. If we talk only about Europe, we went to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scotland, Spain and Sweden! And now it's wonderful to discover that the article number 100 has come out in a country that we have never visited: Germany!!! I'm extremely proud to show you the new article that Stefan Eis wrote on the popular "DGF Magazin" (click here). The distribution of 'Lion' will start in January 2017... In the meantime, we can enjoy these beautiful 100 articles! Congratulations to all the cast and crew!!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Mantova (Italy)

We are approaching more and more to the "magic number"... Missing just one!!! 'Lion': the article nº 99 is online! I'm pleased to invite you to read it on the "Gattara Cinefila" website (click here). The article has been written by Vanessa Varini. Many thanks!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

'Lion' goes back to London (England)

We get closer to our goal... The article nº 98 of 'Lion' has come out in London! I invite you to read it on the "Dark Universe: Database Horror" website (click here). The news has been written by Nick Michael Bond. Thank you very much!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Girona (Spain)

'Lion' is back to Spain! This evening I'm glad to invite you to read the new good article, written by Victor Vila, that has come out on the "Portal Ciencia y Ficción" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

'Lion' for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

"Coming this Halloween from a cast and crew of familiar names, Italian director and screenwriter Davide Melini brings you a nightmarish tale of addiction and rebellion"'Lion' arrives for the first time in Las Vegas, the City of Lights! Today I'm very happy to show you the new article that has come out on the "Midnight Spookhouse" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

'Lion' arrives in Detroit, Michigan (US)

'Lion' flies back to the United States for the article nº 95! Check it out on "The Movie Sleuth" website (click here). The article has been written by Christopher George. Thanks!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

'Lion' goes back to Milan (Italy)

"And if the names can be a guarantee of quality, the trailer confirms the good feelings and making us drool for the long wait until the short film's premiere". 'Lion' goes back to Milan! Today I'm glad to invite you to read the new great article, written by Alfonso Maiorino, that has come out on the "Non c'é Paragone" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time to Prague (Czech Republic)

'Lion' lands for the first time in Prague! Check out the new promotional teaser and the lobby cards of my new short film on the famous "CSFD" website (click here). Thanks!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

'Lion': one more day in Liverpool (England)

Liverpool is a city we don't know too much, because we visited it only once (just yestarday). So, what do you think to stay there for another day? It's with great pleasure that I invite you to read the new nice article about 'Lion', written by Chris Barnes, that has come out on "The Slaughtered Bird" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

'Lion' lands for the first time in Liverpool (England)

"One of Italy's most exciting young directors has some fresh visuals for our senses. Davide Melini is back in the hot seat with his latest short film, Lion".
Let's go back to England: after being in London and Manchester, today 'Lion' lands for the first time in Liverpool! Check out the new fantastic article, written by Geoff Woobridge, that has come out on the "365 Horror" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

My latest interview has come out in Dayton, Ohio (US)

Do you want to know everything about my movies? Then you are invited to read my new fantastic interview, realized by Chris Young for the "CYoungMedia" website (click here). I talk about my entire career, analyzing with honestly all my short films ('Extreme Love', 'The Screenplay', 'The Puzzle', 'The sweet hand of the White Rose', 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock') and also recounting my experiences on film ('Mother of Tears: The Third Mother') and television sets ('Rome' and 'Penny Dreadful').
Question: "Some film critics consider you a natural heir of Argento. How do you feel about that?".
Answer: "... I thank the film critics, because it's always nice to hear good words about oneself, but the truth is that I'm light years away from the Maestro".
What are you waiting to read it? You can't absolutely miss it!!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

'Lion': the article nº 90 came out from Madrid (Spain)

Today 'Lion' celebrates the article number 90 in the country where the filming took place: Spain! We are happy to show you the brief article that has come out on the most important Spanish horror website: "aBaNDoMoVieZ" (click here). Thanks!!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

'Lion' arrives for the first time in Santiago (Chile)

'Lion presents its official poster and the first trailer promises a lot of blood, terror and mistery".
We continue our journey, travelling form Central America to South America. Today I'm extremely proud to announce that 'Lion' arrived for the first time in Chile! You can read the nice article, written by Wladimyr Valdivia, that has come out on "El Otro Cine" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

'Lion' lands for the first time in Mexico City (Mexico)

"This short will let us enter into fear in a spectacular way, and just seeing the teaser to get excited".
From North America to Central America: today 'Lion' arrives for the first time in Mexico! I invite you to read the new fantastic article that has come out on the "Mucho Miedo" website (click here). Thank you very much!!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

'Lion' goes to Colorado Springs, Colorado (US)

Do you like the idea to visit three different countries and speaking always the same language? Great! Let's start with North America: while yesterday we were in Atlanta (Georgia), today 'Lion' arrives in Colorado Springs (Colorado)! And in this county it's possible to speak Spanish. I'm pleased to show you the new article, written by Manu Castro, that has come out on "La Sala Oscura" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

'Lion' arrives to Atlanta, Georgia (US)

Today 'Lion' flies back to the United States! I'm glad to invite you to read the new great article, written by Tasha Holden, that has come out on the "Horror By Proxy" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!