Steel Notes Magazine November 2016 - Page 69

www.steelnotesmagazine.com small unknown town without financial/organizational/marketing support. Everybody working on this project is a long-time movie professional, so yes, they all knew what this project would entail. People felt challenged but not afraid that they would not be able to make it happen. We actually all wanted to try something different. Money was not a big problem, and in fact we covered our expenses with the first 3 episodes. Also, it looked like critics liked our work, based on their articles and comments, which is great. As for working in a small town in Italy, that actually was a voluntary decision as well. Everybody had experience abroad (California, France and many other countries), but we really wanted to show that this type of project could be done in Italy as well. Young generations are losing hope on what can be done in their home country and we wanted to prove that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Even if the show ended up having no success at all, we would still be happy and proud of our achievements. Steel Notes Magazine Ideally we would need to find a channel that agrees on co-producing the series. We would need to find a way to get a good distribution channel as well. I saw the first 3 episodes and I noticed very few dialogues. Was this intentional? Yes, it was. The theme of the episodes is a dream, where the atmosphere and environment are supposed to matter more than the talking. How did you find the actors? Are they from Veneto or do they come from other regions? They are all from Veneto. We had a very clear idea about whom we wanted to get in the cast. We really wanted to get the right people for the characters we created, and we were able to do that pretty effortlessly. Some of them never did cinema before, but they were able to contribute a lot to the series. The extras that never acted before: did they have a hard time or did they pick up their parts fast? We trained them and explained them the main techniques we wanted them to use. The talking parts were really short, which made things easier. Also, they were so passionate about being part of the project, that everything went great. How did you guys handle the fact that you had to spend your free time to work on this project? Yes, we all worked after our regular work hours or during vacation days. We really were lucky, though, because many locations allowed us to use their spaces for free, which made things easier. We found a lot of supporters who helped, given that they liked what the series was about. What about testing the interest of local tv channels? So now to proceed with the additional episodes you need financial support. Who are you connecting with to get financial help? Local tv usually have the same palimpsest and tons of commercials, rarely there's space for this type of projects but I hope things might change. Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com 69