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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"

sabato 25 settembre 2021

My "Awards Room": "Festigious Film Festival" trophy

Welcome again to my "Awards Room"! Today I'm extremely proud to show you another beautiful trophy from Hollywood!!! Here I'm with the statuette I won with 'Deep Shock' in the prestigious "Festigious International Film Festival" of Los Angeles, California (US).

Always strike hard because life doesn't give you anything!!!

giovedì 23 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #71 in Cleveland, Ohio (US)

Today I'm are very happy to announce that 'Deep Shock' is an official selection at the "Cleveland Horror Festival", which will be held from October 1st to 3rd at the "Atlas Cinemas" of Cleveland, Ohio (US).

Festival program is coming soon.

Congratulations!!!

martedì 21 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock'. Awards #163-166 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

'Deep Shock' wins again in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)! Tonight I'm thrilled to announce that my short film has won 4 new awards at the "RIMA - Rio de Janeiro International Monthly Awards":

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Make-Up (Sarah O'Brien, Daniele Nastasi, Niamhy Glynn);

- Best Production Design (Carlos J. López, Carlos B. Luise);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente).

You can read the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

sabato 18 settembre 2021

'Lion': Official Selection #211 in Lisbon (Portugal)

After Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, England, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Holland, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey, 'Lion' lands for the first time also in Portugal!

Tonight I'm extremely proud to announce that my short film is an official selection at the "GLIFF - Golden Lemur" of Lisbon.

'Lion' received 7 nominations:

- Best Short Film;

- Best Thriller:

- Best Director;

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Makeup (Sarah O'Brien, Daniele Nastasi, Niamhy Glynn);

- Best Opening Credits (Luca Visual FX);

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

giovedì 16 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock': Award #162 in Monza (Italy)

Today I'me happy to announce that 'Deep Shock' has received an 'Honorable Mention' at the "Monza Film Festival" of Monza (Italy).

Check out the winners here.

Well done!!!

martedì 14 settembre 2021

'Lion': Award #435 in Thessaloniki (Greece)

'Lion' wins again in Greece! Today I'm proud to announce that my short film has won the 'Best Horror' award at the "Thessaloniki Free Short Festival" of Thessaloniki.

Discover all the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

sabato 11 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #70 in Monza (Italy)

Today I'm pleased to say that 'Deep Shock' is an official selection at the "Monza Film Festival" of Monza (Italy).

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

venerdì 10 settembre 2021

"Cloud 9 Film Awards": here the awards

Today I'm are very happy to show you the awards that 'Lion' has won in the "Cloud 9 Film Awards" of Manhattan, New York (US).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST ACTING DEBUT AWARD)


(BEST ACTOR AWARD)

giovedì 9 settembre 2021

"Deep Shock" at the "Upstate NY Horror Film Festival" (US)

Last year the "Upstate NY Horror Film Festival" could not be celebrated due to Covid-19 and had been postponed to this year.

Well here we are: the 2020 and 2021 editions will take place on 2 and 3 October at "Movies 10" cinema in Rochester, New York (US).

I remember that my short film 'Deep Shock' is in the final!

The festival program will be out soon.

Stay tuned!

mercoledì 8 settembre 2021

'The sweet hand of the White Rose': new official selection in New Delhi (India)

'The sweet hand of the White Rose' flies for the first time in India! Today I'm very happy to say that my short film is an official selection at the "Global Monthly Online Film Competition" of New Delhi.

Winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

martedì 7 settembre 2021

'Lion': Official Selection #210 in Thessaloniki (Greece)

'Lion' goes back to Greece! Today I'm glad to announce that my short film is an official selection at the "Thessaloniki Free Short Festival" of Thessaloniki.

'Lion' has received 2 nominations:

- Best Horror

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

Check out the selected films here.

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

lunedì 6 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #69 in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)

'Deep Shock' goes back to Brazil! Today I'm excited to announce that my short film is an official selection at the "RIMA - Rio de Janeiro International Monthly Awards" of Rio de Janeiro.

'Deep Shock' has received an outstanding 11 nominations:

- Best Foreign Short;

- Best Director;

- Best Actress (Muireann Bird);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Production Design (Carlos J. López, Carlos B. Luise);

- Best Costume Design (Patricia Gabas);

- Best Makeup (Sarah O'Brien, Daniele Nastasi, Niamhy Glynn);

- Best Edition (Daniel Salinas);

- Best VFX (Miguel Serón);

- Best Original Soundtrack (Giulio De Gaetano);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente).

Check out all the selected films here.

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!!

domenica 5 settembre 2021

'Lion': Awards #432-434 in Manhattan, New York (US)

Today I'm proud to announce that 'Lion' has won 3 new awards at the "Cloud 9 Film Awards" of Manhattan, New York (US):

- Best Horror;

- Best Acting Debut (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Actor (Michael Segal).

Discover the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

venerdì 3 settembre 2021

'Deep Shock' screens today in East Moline, Illinois (US)

I'm very happy to say that 'Deep Shock' is screening today at 8:45pm in the final of the "Midwest Monster Film Fest", that will take place at "The Rust Belt" of East Moline, Illinois (US).

Check out the festival schedule here.

Congratulations and... Good Luck!!!

martedì 31 agosto 2021

"Artisan International Film Festival": here the awards

Today I'm very happy to show you the awards that 'Lion' has won at the "Artisan International Film Festival" of Stratford Upon Avon (England).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST WRITER AWARD)


(BEST POSTER AWARD)

lunedì 30 agosto 2021

'Lion' in Manhattan, New York (US)

Today I'm very happy to say that 'Lion' has made it to the final of the "Cloud 9 Film Awards" of Manhattan, New York (US).

Check out all the finalist films here.

Winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

domenica 29 agosto 2021

'The Puzzle': here the award

Today I'm really happy to show you the award that Cachito Noguera has won with 'The Puzzle' in the "Global Monthly Online Film Competition" of New Delhi (India).

Congratulations!!!

sabato 28 agosto 2021

My "Awards Room": "Top Shorts" trophy

Welcome back to my "Awards Room"! A new look for a beautiful new trophy! There is nothing better than working out in the gym in front of an award that comes directly from Hollywood!

I'm really proud to show you the trophy I won with 'Lion' in the famous "Top Shorts" of Los Angeles, California (US).

Never accept defeats! When you lose, get up and make yourself even stronger!!!

giovedì 26 agosto 2021

'Lion': Awards #428-431 in Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

Tonight I'm thrilled to announce that 'Lion' has won 4 new awards at the "Hiff - Halo International Film Festival" of Saint-Petersburg (Russia):

- Best Horror;

- Best Young Actor (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente);

- Best Opening Credits (Luca Visual FX).

Check out the winners here and here.

Congratulations!!!

mercoledì 25 agosto 2021

"Milan Gold Awards": here all the awards and nominations

Today I'm proud to show you the awards that 'Deep Shock' has won in the prestigious "Milan Gold Awads" of Milan (Italy).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)


(BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD)


(BEST EDITING AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD)


(BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY AWARD)

My short film also received other 4 nominations.


(BEST NARRATIVE SHORT NOMINATION)


(BEST ACTRESS NOMINATION)


(BEST ACTOR NOMINATION)


(BEST ORIGINAL SONG NOMINATION)

martedì 24 agosto 2021

'Lion': Awards #425-427 in Stratford Upon Avon (England)

Today I'm very happy to announce that 'Lion' has won 3 new awards at the "Artisan International Film Festival" of Stratford Upon Avon (England):

- Best Drama;

- Best Writing;

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

Check out the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

lunedì 23 agosto 2021

'The Puzzle': First award in New Delhi (India)

'The Puzzle' wins for the first time in India! Tonight I'm excited to announce that Cachito Noguera has received the 'Special Mention' award for the 'Best Actress' at the "Global Monthly Online Film Competition" of New Delhi.

Check out the winners here.

My old short film never dies!

Congratulations!!!

domenica 22 agosto 2021

'Lion': Official Selection #209 in Manhattan, New York (US)

Today I'm extremely proud to announce that 'Lion' is an official selection at the "Cloud 9 Film Awards" of Manhattan, New York (US).

My short has received 6 nominations:

- Best Horror

- Best Director;

- Best Acting Debut (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Actor (Michael Segal);

- Best Actress (Tania Mercader);

- Best Original Score (Francesco Tresca).

Discover all the selected films here.

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations and... Good luck!!!

sabato 21 agosto 2021

'Deep Shock': Awards #155-161 in Milan (Italy)

'Deep Shock' triumphs in Milan (Italy)! Today I'm very proud to announce that my short film has won 7 new awards at the prestigious "Milan Gold Awards":

- Best Producers (Luca VannellaAlexis ContinenteVincenzo MastrantonioBobby Holland HantonFerdinando MerollaRoberto PaglialungaFabel Aguilera);

- Best Director;

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Editing (Daniel Salinas);

- Best Original Score (Giulio De Gaetano);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente);

- Best Original Screenplay.

I'm extremely happy to see that mine is the most awarded film of the festival.

You can read all the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

giovedì 19 agosto 2021

'Lion': Official Selection #208 in Saint-Petersburg (Russia)

'Lion' goes back to Russia! Tonight I'm very glad to say that my short film is an official selection at the "Hiff - Halo International Film Festival" of Saint-Petersburg.

'Lion' has received 11 nominations:

- Best Horror

- Best Producers (Luca VannellaAlexis ContinenteVincenzo MastrantonioBobby Holland HantonFerdinando MerollaRoberto PaglialungaFabel Aguilera);

- Best Director;

- Best Young Actor (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Actor (Michael Segal);

- Best Actress (Tania Mercader);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Original Score (Francesco Tresca);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente);

- Best Opening Credits (Luca Visual FX);

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

My film will be screened tomorrow at 6:00pm in the famous Saint-Petersburg cultural and historical center 'Pushkinskaya-10' (click here).

Congratulations and... Good luck!!!

martedì 17 agosto 2021

'Deep Shock' will be screened in Hollywood!

Although some restrictions have been lifted in the Los Angeles area and to guarantee the opportunity and advanced time for travel preparations for those who want to attend the event, balancing it with the security for everyone, the "Independent Shorts Awards" has decided to postpone the event for the Fall.

Live red carpet annual gala, with the screening of the nominated films will take place immediately before the '2021 Annual Awards', which means the nominees for 2020 and 2021 will have a chance to participate in the two events.

I remember that 'Deep Shock' has been nominated for 'Best Horror Short of the Year' at the 2020 Annual Awards.

My film was shortlisted from the pool of awards winners of 12 monthly rounds, between April 2019 and March 2020, chosen from more than 5000 submitted projects overall, and also from the top #150 finalists of the year.

Check out the full list of the 74 nominated projects here.

I will keep you posted on this.

sabato 14 agosto 2021

'The Puzzle': new official selection in New Delhi (India)

'The Puzzle' flies to India! Today I'm very thrilled to say that my short film is an official selection at the "Global Monthly Online Film Competition" of New Delhi.

Winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

giovedì 12 agosto 2021

martedì 10 agosto 2021

'Lion': 8 nominations in Stratford Upon Avon (England)

Today we are very excited to say that 'Lion' has received 8 new nominations at the "Artisan International Film Festival" of Stratford Upon Avon (England):

- Best Short;

- Best Director;

- Best Actor (Michael Segal);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Score (Francesco Tresca);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente);

- Best Writing;

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

Check out all the nominations here.

Winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

sabato 7 agosto 2021

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #67 in East Moline, Illinois (US)

Tonight I'm very proud to announce that 'Deep Shock' is an official selection at the "Midwest Monster Film Fest", which will take place from September 3rd to 5th at "The Rust Belt" in East Moline, Illinois (US).

This year's guests include C.J. Graham ("Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives"), Linnea Quigley ("Night of the Demons"), Thom Matthews ("The Return of the Living Dead"), Richie Ramone ("Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever"), Rob Mello ("Happy Death Day"), Clint Howard ("Halloween - The Beginning"), Lisa Wilcox ("A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master"), Tamara Glynn ("Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers") and many more.

The program will be out soon.

Congratulations!!!

mercoledì 4 agosto 2021

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #66 in Milan (Italy)

Today I'm extremely proud to announce that 'Deep Shock' is an official selection at the prestigious "Milan Gold Awards" of Milan (Italy).

My short film has received 11 nominations:

- Best Narrative Short;

- Best Producers (Luca VannellaAlexis ContinenteVincenzo MastrantonioBobby Holland HantonFerdinando MerollaRoberto Paglialunga, Fabel Aguilera);

- Best Director;

- Best Actress (Muireann Bird);

- Best Actor (George Bracebridge);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Editing (Daniel Salinas);

- Best Sound Design (Christian Valente);

- Best Original Score (Giulio De Gaetano);

- Best Original Song ("Deep inside the Shock" by Giulio De Gaetano);

- Best Original Screenplay.

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

sabato 31 luglio 2021

My "Awards Room": "Florence Film Awards" trophy

Welcome back to my "Awards Room"! Well, more than in a room today I'm in the garden, but it doesn't change too much.

I'm really proud to show you the trophy I won with 'Deep Shock' in the prestigious "Florence Film Awards" of Florence (Italy).

The word impossible does not exist: always fight to make your dreams come true!!!

giovedì 29 luglio 2021

'Lion': Official Selection #207 in Stratford Upon Avon (England)

'Lion' goes to William Shakespeare's hometown: Stratford Upon Avon (England)! Today I'm extremely proud to announce that my short film is an official selection at the "Artisan International Film Festival".

Nominations will be announced on August 10th.

Congratulations!!!

martedì 27 luglio 2021

'Lion': A new nomination in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

'Lion' goes back to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)! After winning three awards last year, my short film ranked for the 'Best of Season Competition' and received a new nomination for 'Best Supporting Actor' (Michael Segal) at the "BIMIFF - Brazil International Monthly Film Festival".

Check out the finalist films here.

Winners will be announced soon!

Congratulations!!!

sabato 24 luglio 2021

"Gona Film Awards": here all the awards

Today I'm proud to show you all the awards that 'Lion' has won at the "Gona Film Awards" of Karaikudi (India).

Congratulations!!!

(BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)

(BEST ACTOR AWARD)

(BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD)

(BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD)

(BEST EDITOR AWARD)

(BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD)

(BEST SOUND DESIGNER AWARD)