1. Directed by Nico Casavecchia, Produced by: The Ebeling Group/ Boolab.tv

    ...I first heard about the project back in August, Peter Baxter, founder of slamdance, had some interesting ideas about what the number 16 meant to them as a festival. He wanted to establish an analogy between adolescence and the current momentum of independent filmmaking, going through so many changes like the universal access to powerful production technology and new distribution channels. In our conversation he mentioned how he felt about independent filmmaking leaving its infancy to enter into an exciting new stage.

    This transition, from childhood to adolescence, where the true potential of the individual is revealed, draw me immediately to a picture of one of my favourites photographers, Rineke Dijkstra. The first inspiration for the piece comes from this picture of a girl posing in the beach in Kolobrzeg, Poland.

    I wrote a script where a 14 years old girl enters a trance to leave totally changed. I wanted to express the energy behind the changes taking part in this particular stage of life through dance and movement.

    Talking with Lucas Elliot, executive producer and creative supervisor in Boolab, we decided to add new layers of symbolism to the movie, bringing the analogy of the bird breaking out from the egg and her setting up a videocamera in the beginning. Lucas brought some other key references like Sergei Paradjanov, the armenian director, or Kenneth Anger, that influenced the original script as well.

    With Iris Heitzinger, the choreographer, we worked together to get the mood of latin american vodoo rituals, where the participants loose themselves completely to higher forces. We were very lucky to find the two girls, Carlota Urdiales (the teenager) and Jessica Alonso (the adult) not only have physical similarities and a very strong pressence, but they both are great actresses and have a serious dance background, so we couldn't ask for more.

    Being the first collaboration of boolab with The Ebeling Group, i am really happy on how everything went so smoothly through the whole process, and this made that we could step firmly on every stage to take the very best of its potential, and make an exponential advance until the end.

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  2. Une fille stellaire, une fille solaire qui s’accroche à la lune et débarque sur une terre inconnue, un sol non foulé, immaculé comme sa tenue blanche.

    Est-ce la fin du réel, le début d’un rêve ?

    Le nouveau film Vanessa Buno réalisé par Stéphanie Di Giusto offre un visage, celui de Kate Bosworth.
    Elle habite une maison irréelle, posée là dans le désert d’un espace temps improbable, où tout devient possible, comme défier l’apesanteur et le temps.

    Son passé ressurgit. Il est léger et inconscient : une main d’enfant qui caresse son visage, une piscine sous le soleil de la Californie, des rires, des vies.

    Kate fonce et ne se retourne plus, il y avait les souvenirs et maintenant il y a l’horizon, l’avenir à inventer, à imaginer, comme dans un conte futuriste.
    Elle se révèle enfin à la lune, telle une jeune femme messie illuminée d’une pensée tellurique.

    Au-delà de cet onirisme, le film est à l’image de la collection Vanessa Bruno, une candeur de ton dont l’enveloppe – la douceur nacrée des vêtements – s’exile au-delà des contingences du quotidien.

    Un style, une mode en guise de protection solaire contre une grisaille environnante dont la silhouette et le visage de l’actrice Kate Bosworth rayonnent d’espoir.

    Un film en apesanteur où l’imaginaire règne et sauvegarde une pureté que rien n’entrave. Une fille la tête dans la lune, qui s ‘accroche à ses rêves. Ou direction les étoiles ?

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    A stellar girl, a radiant girl who clutches onto the moon and arrives in an unknown land, on unmarred ground, as immaculate as her white ensemble.

    Is this the end of reality, the beginning of a dream?

    The new Vanessa Bruno film directed by Stephanie Di Giusto presents a face, that of Kate Bosworth.

    She lives in an illusory house, set in the desert of an improbable space-time where anything is possible, whether weightlessness or challenging the course of time.

    Her past resurfaces. It is airy and subconscious: a child's hand caressing her face, a swimming pool in sunny California, laughter, life.

    Kate rushes forth and doesn’t look back, there were memories and now there is the horizon, a future to invent, to imagine, like a futuristic fairy tale.

    She finally reveals herself to the moon, like a young woman messiah illuminated from within by telluric thoughts.

    Beyond its dreamlike nature, the film is a reflection of the Vanessa Bruno collection, a candor of tone in which the shell – the pearly softness of the clothes – is exiled beyond the contingencies of everyday life.

    A Style, a mode of dress in lieu of sunscreen against the surrounding somber grayness from which the silhouette and the face of actress Kate Bosworth radiate hope.

    A weightless film where imagination reigns and safeguards a purity that nothing can hinder. A girl with her head in the clouds, who clings to her dreams. Or on towards the stars?

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  4. O amanhecer, o acordar, o viver e o anoitecer. O Porto em 24 horas. ( The city's life in 24 hours)

    Shots made with Sony PMW-F3. No grading no color correction.

    Images: Nuno Rocha, Victor Santos
    Editing: João Costa
    Production assistant: Emanuel Nunes

    Locations: Porto, Portugal

    Thanks to: Rui Pinto (E.A.C.), Rui Costa, Carlos Amaral, João Pinheiro e Ricardo Azevedo.

    filmesdamente.com
    with the support of: Emílio de Azevedo Campos (E.A.C.)

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  5. Directed By: Paul Minor
    Featuring: Scarlett Kapella and Aaron Behr
    Director of Photography: Matthias Koenigswieser
    Hair & Make-Up: Raquel Castaneda
    Styling: Scarlett Kapella

    For Ben Trovato Blog

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