1. produced by Ale Corsini

    for Telemaco Prouctions.

    Small excerpt from the interview to Jürgen El Sässer, German journalist and expert in international terrorism, part of the full-length feature Documentary "One - un'inchiesta su Al Qaida" produced by Telemaco Productions (dir. Franco Fracassi).

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  2. filmmaker's website: http://corsini.tv

    The unprecedented amount of high definition material made available by the Web 2.0, jointly with new copyright/left licenses (e.g. creative commons license), are opening up new possibilities for artistic expression.

    This work experiments with these possibilities and with narrative conventions by combining original video sequences with a collection of photos made by totally unrelated users of Flickr.com.

    This exercise in deconstruction is functional to the narrative and to the portrait itself, assisting in conveying the main character's interior struggle for identity.

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  3. Director's website: http://corsini.tv

    "If precariousness becomes a state of mind, life turns into a decadent and timeless ride on the carousel of uncertainty."

    - A surreal, oneiric and tragicomic journey into the exhausted mind of an unwillingly precarious employee... an accountant. -

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    SYNOPSIS

    The world of work and employment is undergoing radical changes. Among the most problematic phenomena related to these changes, are companies taking advantage of reduced labor costs by (mis-)using project-based contracts renewable on a monthly basis (previously known as co.co.pro. in Italy) to conceal permanent employment relationships.

    "Il Carosello ed i suoi ingranaggi" (The Carousel's marvelous Gears), a no-budget and deliberately decadent modern-day tale, points its finger at this problem by providing a sarcastic and tragicomic representation of precariousness as seen with the eyes of a precarious worker.

    What mysterious language does the vicious circle of contract renewals speak? For an accountant (ragioniere), it is the language of numbers, or better, of a number: the date of his monthly gamble with destiny.

    As days follow one another with no other perspective than the next renewal of the contract, the ragioniere is left with nothing else than to marvel, like a flaneur in front of 19th century's technological wonders, at the inevitability and precision of the wicked mechanism that carries him on an ever-ending ride on the carousel of uncertainty.

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    CREDITS

    Ale Corsini - Author, Director, DOP, Editor
    CARLO EMILIO MICHELASSI - Actor/Voice
    LEE S. (vimeo.com/leeartstudios) - Animation Director
    MORELLA & THE WHEELS OF IF (http://www.morellamusic.com)- Music

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  4. Produced/directed/edited by Ale Corsini

    in Germany and Italy for LIMPE, Italian no-profit association for the awareness on Parkinson's disease.

    Genre: Short fiction film
    Duration: 8 min e 49 sec
    Production year and place: 2010, Italy/Germany

    Produced by: Ale (AIessandro) Corsini for LIMPE
    Written by: WIGAND LANGE (http://taz.de/1/leben/buch/artikel/1/der-seltsame-freund/)
    Concept/Adaptation/Direction/Photography/Editing by: Ale Corsini
    Main actors: WIGAND LANGE/MARCO GRIGOLETTO/EMILIA KOLEV
    Executive producer/assistant director: MANUEL DREXL
    Camera: JONAS BRANDAU
    Music consultant: DARIO MARIANELLI (http://imdb.com/name/nm0547050/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Marianelli)
    Narrator's voice: PAUL MORIARTY (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0605367/)
    Music: Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, performed by Alessandro Cesaro, courtesy of Azzurra Music

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    “Un piccolo prestigiatore” è il cortometraggio scritto ed interpretato da Wigand Lange, scrittore tedesco che dall’età di 50 anni si trova a fare i conti con il morbo di Parkinson. Rivisitando la sua vera storia sotto forma di fiaba, il cortometraggio narra dello strano incontro di un pianista con un dispettoso nanetto. Le singolari vicissitudini del pianista ci accompagneranno in un viaggio nelle emozioni che accompagnano la dolorosa presa di coscienza della malattia come una parte di sé.

    Questo cortometraggio nasce da un'idea di Ale (AIessandro) Corsini (regista del corto) e di LIMPE (Lega Italiana per la lotta contro la malattia di Parkinson, le sindrome extrapiramidali e le demenze) al fine di sensibilizzare, attraverso una storia di finzione di breve durata e facile presa, un pubblico più ampio delle sole persone che direttamente hanno a che fare quotidianamente con il morbo di Parkinson. Si ripropone di farlo allontanandosi di proposito da una prospettiva strettamente scientifica che avrebbe messo al centro della rappresentazione i sintomi ed il decorso della malattia, per invece riportare al centro di essa il parkinsoniano come uomo, con la sua esperienza soggettiva della malattia ed il suo modo peculiare di raffrontarsi ad essa.

    Il progetto si è concentrato, sin dalle prime fasi di ricerca e per l'elaborazione dello story concept, sulle storie di vita di parkinsoniani, principalmente raccontate su internet e sui libri, ed ha scelto di coinvolgere Wigand Lange, attore/drammaturgo tedesco ed autore di libri autobiografici sul Parkinson, per la scrittura del soggetto e per interpretare il ruolo di protagonista. I suoi scritti si distinguono per una spiccatissima vena (auto-) ironica e per uno stile narrativo molto particolare, “frammentario” ed ipertestuale, che ben si adattava alla visione del regista.

    Queste parevano infatti essere le basi migliori per affrontare il difficile intento di raccontare una malattia così invalidante ad un pubblico non necessariamente interessato al morbo di Parkinson, in maniera originale ma rispettosa della dignità del parkinsoniano, e cercando di rendere le diverse sfaccettature dell’esperienza del confrontarsi con la malattia.

    Il cortometraggio si configura come un viaggio nella molteplicità di emozioni che compongono ed accompagnano quel processo doloroso di presa di coscienza, e in parte di accettazione, della malattia come una parte di sé. Dalle storie di vita di parkinsoniani, questo sembrava infatti essere, al di là di ogni ipocrisia, il necessario punto di svolta per passare dalla lotta, estenuante ed impari, per cercare di continuare a condurre la propria vita come prima alla riscoperta di sè stessi e di un rinnovato amore per la vita. Un processo che accomuna il Parkinson ad altre malattie gravi.

    Quello che vedrete è il risultato di diversi mesi di lavoro, da maggio a novembre 2010, del piccolo gruppo di lavoro italo-tedesco che ha contribuito al progetto. Un progetto che, date le condizioni di salute dell’autore, ha richiesto ripetute trasferte in Baviera, dove risiede Wigand Lange, per lo sviluppo del soggetto (nato da una stretta collaborazione con il regista) e per le riprese stesse.

    Un progetto finanziato da LIMPE che ha però potuto assumere la forma attuale solo grazie al volontariato ed alle condizioni favorevoli offerte dalle molte persone (tra cui anche grossi nomi del settore cinematografico come Dario Marianelli e Norman Mozzato) e strutture private che lo hanno appoggiato.

    Un progetto questo, che ancora necessita di sostegno perchè possa raggiungere un pubblico il più ampio possibile.

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  5. Produced/directed/edited by Ale Corsini

    in Germany and Italy for LIMPE, Italian no-profit association for the awareness on Parkinson's disease.

    Genre: Short fiction film
    Duration: 8 min e 49 sec
    Production year and place: 2010, Italy/Germany

    Produced by: Ale (AIessandro) Corsini for LIMPE
    Written by: WIGAND LANGE (http://taz.de/1/leben/buch/artikel/1/der-seltsame-freund/)
    Concept/Adaptation/Direction/Photography/Editing by: Ale Corsini
    Main actors: WIGAND LANGE/MARCO GRIGOLETTO/EMILIA KOLEV
    Executive producer/assistant director: MANUEL DREXL
    Camera: JONAS BRANDAU
    Music consultant: DARIO MARIANELLI (http://imdb.com/name/nm0547050/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Marianelli)
    Narrator's voice: PAUL MORIARTY (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0605367/)
    Music: Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, performed by Alessandro Cesaro, courtesy of Azzurra Music

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    SYNOPSIS
    "Un Piccolo prestigiatore" is the short film starring and written by Wigand Lange, German book author who copes with Parkinson's disease since the age of 50. Revisiting in form of a tale the difficult process of coming to terms with, and eventually accepting, the disease as a part of oneself, the short film tells about a pianist’s bizarre encounter with a malicious elf.

    CONCEPT
    The short fiction film “Un Piccolo Prestigiatore” has been conceived by Ale Corsini for the communication campaign, supported by LIMPE, of the “Seconda Giornata Nazionale della Malattia di Parkinson” (Italian National Information day on Parkinson's disease), to raise awareness on Parkinson’s disease through a short cinematic story.

    Its basic idea was to get away from a strictly scientific perspective that would have put symptoms and the disease itself on the foreground, to instead try and emphasize the subjective experience of coping with the disease and coming to terms with it. The project has focused since the initial research phase and for the writing of the story concept on real life stories of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease, published on the internet and on books. Consistently, it has involved Wigand Lange (actor, dramaturge and author of several autobiographical books on Parkinson’s disease) to write its subject (and play the protagonist’s role). His works are in fact characterized by an extraordinary capability to describe, with exquisite sense of humor, the palette of emotions that make up the experience of coping daily with the disease. Furthermore, his peculiar narrative style, fragmented and "hypertextual", well suited the director's vision.

    This short film is a journey through the different emotions that make up and accompany the personal process of coming to terms with, and eventually accepting, the disease as a part of oneself. As highlighted by real-life stories, in fact, this appears to be the turning point, the change of attitude necessary to leave behind an exhausting and uneven fight to keep living the same lifestyle as before and, instead, move onto discovering one self and a renewed love for life, again.

    PRODUCTION
    Due to the low-budget nature of the project, the film has been shot completely on DSLR (photocameras that shoot video). Due to the health conditions of its author and protagonist Wigand Lange, the film has required several trips to Bayern (Germany), where he lives, for the subject development and for the shooting. The scenes with the young pianist have instead been shot in Italy, where the other main actor Marco Grigoletto lives and works, directing music- and theater-therapy groups for Alzheimer and Parkinson patients.

    What you will see is the result of several months of work (may to november 2010) of the small, international (mainly Italian and German) and young group of people who contributed to the project. A project supported by LIMPE that nevertheless could have never taken its current form had it not encountered the support of many people (among which also famous names of the film sector like Dario Marianelli and Paul Moriarty) and private institutions.

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