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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"

Friday, May 26, 2017

'Deep Shock': new great article in South Orange, New Jersey (US)

"Davide Melini and the producers involved, with their renowned list of films to their credit, seem like the perfect ones to give life once again to this stylish thriller of film".
'Deep Shock' returns to New Jersey! This evening I'm extremely pleased to invite you to read the new fantastic article that has come out on the famous "Gore 4" website (click here). In the news, written by Brian de Castro, you can also read the history of Italian cinema and the birth of the "Giallo" genre: from Federico Fellini to Bernando Bertolucci, from Sophia Loren to Monica Bellucci, from Clint Eastwood to Sergio Leone, from Mario Bava to Dario Argento... and then Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, John Carpenter, Eli Roth, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Paolo Cavara, Luca Guadagnino, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton... An impressive article dedicated to my short film... I'm really honored!
"Hang on for the return of Italian Giallo!".
Thanks so much!!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

New interview with Michael Segal

Check out the new great interview with Michael Segal that has come out on the "Christopher Italiani negli USA" magazine (click here). The Italian-American actor talks about 'Lion' on page 8: "A very intense product with extremely topical issues".
The interview has been realized by Joe Kage. Well done!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

'Deep Shock' arrives in Birmingham (England)

"Deep Shock looks set to bring back Giallo in a big way".
'Deep Shock' goes back to England! This evening I'm very pleased to invite you to read the new article, written by Martyn Wakefield, that has come out on the "BloodGuts Uk Horror" website (click here). Many thanks!!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

'Lion' again in Naples (Italy)

'Lion' is back to Naples! Today I'm very happy to show you the new great article, written by Danilo Abate, that has come out on "The Brain of Pop Culture" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

'Lion' goes back to Madrid (Spain)

The new great article of 'Lion' comes from Madrid! Check it out on the "Terror Team" website (click here). The news has been written by José Luis Pascual. Many thanks!!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

'Lion' soundtrack titles revealed

You can hide, run away, scream and even pray... Nothing can save you... HE will find you anyway...
This evening I'm ver proud to reveal the film soundtrack titles, composed by Francesco Tresca.
'Lion' is coming!!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New interview in Budapest (Hungary)

This evening I'm happy to show you the last interview I did on the popular "Cinegore" Hungarian magazine (click here). It's a good opportunity to read the latest news about 'Lion' and 'Deep Shock'. Don't miss it!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

'Deep Shock' goes back to Manasquan, New Jersey (US)

"The Master of Italian Horror Davide Melini returns with Deep Shock".
'Deep Shock' goes back to New Jersey! This evening I'm proud to invite you to read the new great article, written by Mitchell Wells, that has come out on the famous "Horror Society" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

'Deep Shock': the great article nº 75 comes from Naples (Italy)

"From the creative genius of Davide Melini comes Deep Shock".
New great article of 'Deep Shock' from Naples! Check it out on "The Brain of Popo Culture" website (click here). The news has been written by Danilo Abate.
"After his last short film The sweet hand of the White Rose, the young talented Roman director and screenwriter is set to return to shock audience and film critics".
Many, many thanks!!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

'Deep Shock' goes to St. Louis, Missouri (US)

"The project involves a fantastic list of industry professionals and the teaser looks impeccable".
Sweet return to the US! This evening I'm pleased to invite you to read the new fantastic article about 'Deep Shock', written by Travis Brown, that has come out on the "Horror Movies Uncut" website (click here). Thanks a lot!!!