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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 30 aprile 2022

My "Awards Room": "The Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival" trophy

Hi guys! Welcome again this month to my "Awards Room"!

Today I'm proud to show you the beautiful trophy I won with 'Deep Shock' in the prestigious "The Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival" of Bangor, County Down (Ireland).

Life is beautiful and you have to do what you love: be strong and don't allow anyone to destroy your dreams!

venerdì 29 aprile 2022

'Lion': Awards #491-503 in Wellington (New Zealand)

"This project is not credible!" This was the surreal comment of two people with an important position in the crew, who left pre-production of my short film 'Lion'. You tried to ruin me, but you failed! To these people I answer like this: 503 awards worldwide and one of the most awarded short films in the history of cinema! Now is my film credible???

I'm really proud to say that 'Lion' triumphed for the first time in Wellington (New Zealand), by winning 13 new awards at the "Vision International Film Festival":

- Best International Short Film;

- Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film;

- Best Director;

- Best Actor (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Supporting Actor (Michael Segal);

- Best Supporting Actress (Tania Mercader);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Editing (Daniel Salinas);

- Best Original Score (Francesco Tresca);

- Best Musical Theme ("The roar of the King", by Francesco Tresca);

- Best Sound Designing (Christian Valente);

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

- Best Trailer.

Congratulations to all the cast & crew!!!

giovedì 28 aprile 2022

"Hollywood Blood Horror Festival": here the awards

Today I'm really proud to show you the awards that 'The Screenplay' has won at the famous "Hollywood Blood Horror Festival" of Los Angeles, California (US).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST PRODUCERS AWARD)


(BEST FIRST TIME DIRECTOR AWARD)


(BEST ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD)


(BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST SPECIAL MAKEUP AWARD)


(BEST EDITING AWARD)

mercoledì 27 aprile 2022

"Rome International Movie Awards": here all the awards

This evening I'm proud to show you all the awards that 'Lion' has won in the prestigious "Rome International Movie Awards" of Rome (Italy).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST PRODUCERS AWARD)


(BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)


(BEST YOUNG ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD)


(BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE AWARD)


(BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD)


(BEST EDITING AWARD)


(BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD)


(BEST VFX AWARD)


(BEST COSTUME DESIGN AWARD)


(BEST SPECIAL MAKEUP AWARD)


(BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY AWARD)


(BEST TRAILER AWARD)


(BEST POSTER AWARD)

martedì 26 aprile 2022

'Deep Shock': Awards #207-211 in Stratford Upon Avon (England)

After winning eight awards at the "Artisan International Film Festival" of Stratford Upon Avon (England), 'Deep Shock' also received other 5 prizes at the annual event:

- Best Horror;

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

- Best Supporting Actor (George Bracebridge);

- Best Supporting Actress (Lorna Larkin);

- Best Writer.

Check out the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

lunedì 25 aprile 2022

The sweet hand of the White Rose': seven new awards in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu (India)

Today I'm proud to announce that 'The sweet hand of the White Rose' has won seven new awards at the "Uruvatti International Film Festival" of Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu (India):

- Best Fantastic Short Film;

- Best Producers (Fabel Aguilera and me);

- Best Director;

- Best Actor (Carlos Bahos);

- Best Actress (Natasha Machuca).

- Best Supporting Actress (Leocricia Sabán);

- Best Writer.

Check out the winners here.

Congratulations!!!

domenica 24 aprile 2022

'Lion': Award #490 in Stratford Upon Avon (England)

After winning three awards at the "Artisan International Film Festival" of Stratford Upon Avon (England), 'Lion' also wins the 'Best Poster' award at the annual ceremony.

Congratulations to Manuel Espinosa for designing this amazing art work!

You can discover the winners here.

sabato 23 aprile 2022

'Extreme Love': 5 new awards in Kathmandu (Nepal)

I did it!!! Today I'm so thrilled to announce that 'Extreme Love' has won 5 new awards at the "Little Buddha Indie Film Festival" of Kathmandu (Nepal):

- Best Actress (Michela Bruni);

- Best Actor (Leonardo Pace);

- Best Supporting Actress (Chiara Fiorelli);

- Best Original Score (Andrea Veracini);

- Best Concept.

Congratulations to all the cast & crew!!!

venerdì 22 aprile 2022

'Lion': Awards #487-489 in Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Today I'm excited to announce that 'Lion' has won three new awards at the "Colombo Independent Film Festival" of Colombo (Sri Lanka):

- Best Director;

- Best Actor (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Concept.

The number 500 is now very close... This doesn't end here! Stay tuned.

Congratulations!!!

giovedì 21 aprile 2022

'Deep Shock': Official Selection #87 in London (England)

Today I'm pleased to say that 'Deep Shock' is an official selection at the "Kings Cross Film Awards" of London (England).

The winners will be announced soon.

Congratulations!!!

mercoledì 20 aprile 2022

'Lion': Official Selection #227 in Wellington (New Zealand)

'Lion' flies for the first time to the capital of New Zealand: Wellington! Today I'm super happy to announce that my short film is an official selection at the "Vision International Film Festival".

'Lion' has received 13 nominations:

- Best International Short Film;

- Best Horror/Thriller/Fantastic/Science Fiction Film;

- Best Director;

- Best Actor (Pedro Sánchez);

- Best Supporting Actor (Michael Segal);

- Best Supporting Actress (Tania Mercader);

- Best Cinematography (Juanma Postigo);

- Best Editing (Daniel Salinas);

- Best Original Score (Francesco Tresca);

- Best Musical Theme ("The roar of the King", by Francesco Tresca);

- Best Sound Designing (Christian Valente);

- Best Poster (Manuel Espinosa).

- Best Trailer.

The winners will be announced at the end of this month.

Congratulations!!!

 

martedì 19 aprile 2022

"Little Buddha Indie Film Festival": here the awards

Today I'm very happy to show you the awards that 'Deep Shock' has won in the "Little Buddha Indie Film Festival" of Kathmandu (Nepal).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)


(BEST ACTRESS AWARD)


(BEST ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD)


(BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD)


(BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD)


(BEST EDITING AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD)


(BEST MUSICAL THEME AWARD)


(BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD)


(BEST POSTER AWARD)


(BEST TRAILER AWARD)


(BEST CONCEPT AWARD)

lunedì 18 aprile 2022

"London Movie Awards": here the awards

This evening I'm proud to show you the awards that 'Lion' has won in the "London Movie Awards" of London (England).

Congratulations!!!


(BEST PRODUCERS AWARD)


(BEST DIRECTOR AWARD)


(BEST EDITING AWARD)


(BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD)


(BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY AWARD)