Originally written by Federico Fellini as a film, Il Viaggio di Mastorna Detto Fernet was coined, ‘the most famous film never made’. Mystery surrounds Fellini’s decision to abandon the project immediately before production.
At 72 Fellini began collaborating with celebrated illustrator Milo Manara, and together they started to draw Fellini’s vision of the afterlife as a comic.
In this short meditative documentary by Fabrica film maker Chelsea McMullan, Milo Manara remembers their journey together into the hereafter.
See full version here, as Screened at Toronto International Film Festival:
A Film by Chelsea McMullan
Featuring Milo Manara
Creative Supervisor Ries Straver
Cinematographer Derek Howard
Edited by Pablo Pastor
Still Photographer Margo Ovcharenko, Gustavo Millon
Music Ted Bois
Production Designer Leanne MacKay
Photograph of Federico Fellini Coutesy of Elisabetta Catalano
Additional Cinematography Alessandro Favaron
Executive Producer Loredana Rigato
Sound Design and Mixing Grant Edmonds
Title Design and Graphics Henriette Kruse Jørgensen, Chris Edser
Translation Francesca Luise
Writing Jonah Goodman, Courtney Stephens
Thanks to Tony Verdini, Elisabetta Catalano, Fondazione Federico Fellini, Elisabetta Prando, Heather McMullan, Richard McMullan, Matthew J. Lloyd, Paul Chang, Danny Song, Raha Shirazi, Guanru Li, Giulia De Meo, Francesco Novara, Alexander Peterjaensel, Alejandro Coronado
Special Thanks Milo Manara, Laura Pollini
Legal and Financial Controller Federico Mariotto
Representative of What Matters Most Omid Fatemi
Produced by Fabrica