After being repeatedly cursed by frustrated call center operators who simply won't take a "no" as an answer, we imagined to adapt The Call Of Cthulhu, the novel where the Great Ancient calls and curses the poor souls on Earth, into this short film.
We absolutely intend no mockery against all the good people working in phone companies! We just had fun making surreal and literary parallelisms between two far away worlds and asked ourselves: What if Cthulhu calls in the world of today?
Behold the business adventure of the infamous sea beast Cthulhu, who starts his journey from a humble home-office to forge a call center empire.
When Cthulhu calls, there is no option.
Either you buy or you die.
This film is freely inspired by "The Call Of Cthulhu" and quotes other Lovecraftian novels. We consulted a Lovecraft expert to make sure we made correct parallelisms.
Based on the gothic novel by H. P. Lovecraft
Music by Nanowar of Steel
Written & directed by Matteo di Gioia
Producer Arianna Dolini
Director assistant Pietro Agostini
DoP Stefano Brandolini
VFX Luis Felipe Bueno
Set design Chiara Marazzi
Graphic design Riccardo Volpato, Simone Pisano
The business adventure del famoso mostro dei mari, che partendo da uno scantinato umido con poco più di un telefono a disposizione costruisce un impero di call center multinazionali.
Quando ti chiama Cthulhu le cose sono due: o compri o muori.