Since I regularly get requests for affordable portraits and
illustrations I thought to enable an online option allowing to submit
your commissions through the Deviantart verified service. Currently you
can commission black and white or color graphic art as high resolution
digital files. All you need to do is to register as a Deviantart user
(in case you aren't one yet), converting your money in points and select
the desired commission. Check it out and let me know if it's a viable
system for satisfying your artistic desires.
"A living tree means a living planet" is a collective international
documentary conceived and directed by Khalid Mokadmine, a young
filmmaker from Rabat. In April he reached me out online inviting me to
contribute with a one minute video to his ongoing project about the
relationship between humans and trees.
He had already invited several
filmmakers from all over the world, each one representing a different
country by telling a different visual story, and he still wasn't able
to find a director from Italy available to shoot his own segment. As
soon as he discovered I'm also a painter, he proposed me to figure out a
way to feature one of my painting in my video. Trees have provided
humans with the primary means of survival, therefore I thought it was
essential to show how they can still be a precious "motherly" source of
life for my own creations and (hopefully) the spirit of the humans
inhabiting my country.
For the third consecutive year, one of my cinematographic works has been selected by the Selva Nera Film Festival of Padua. After "EDOnism" and "Malorda" it's the turn of "Draw in", a rural psycho-thriller I've filmed at the end of last summer as one of my "multimedianic" indie productions, in competition in the shorts section.
A few weeks ago, near the same location, representing Italy, I also shot the segment of an international collective documentary film conceived and edited by a young filmmaker from Rabat that will be unveiled within September.
A proof that even in the most remote corner of the deep countryside it's impossible to escape from the manifold depths of Self.