Hidden among the trees of an Italian forest, Bruno has been building swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes and roller-coasters for the last forty years. They are his passion and a way to attract clients to Ai Pioppi, the restaurant he runs with his family. Throughout this short documentary, his hand-powered toys move alongside his thoughts about existence and death; and why he spent more than half of his life creating rides.
Written by Luiz Romero
Director of Photography – Coleman Guyon
Camera Operators – Giacomo Pennicchi and Coleman Guyon
Sound Operators – Sabina Dallu and Luiz Romero
Sound Design and Mixing – Geremia Vinattieri
Original Music – Coleman Guyon
Graphic Design – Vidit Narang
Creative Consultants – Ries Straver and Cosimo Bizzarri
Producer – Ries Straver
A Fabrica production
Thanks to Tim Wan, Renée Mello, Jonathan Chomko, Caitlin Hu and Leonardo Amico
This short profile film on Nicholas DiChiara is the second of a series of three mini-documentaries that I took as a personal project. Nicholas is a talented metal artist from Philadelphia, from his small shop in Fishtown he makes beautiful custom made furniture, sculptures and stylish lighting fixtures designed and built with a modern industrial look.