As I was building “Pecore Nere” s videoclip, I found myself unwrapping the emotional story of my family, juxtaposing the images that instinct suggested to me with dreamlike connections, never fully narrative. Since it’s an independent / no budget project, I was paradoxically free to shape those images with care. I retraced the places of my childhood in Cetraro and studied the light in various inspections: the church of San Francesco, where my grandparents and my parents got married; the beach where I used to play as a child; the ruins of Cirella Vecchia, the town “ca si mangiarunu i furmichi”; the land of my grandfather. The old man in the video is him, my grandfather, the gnarled and stubborn oak that kept me sheltering every day of my childhood. The first real black sheep that my brother Alessandro, aka Maelstrom, and I, have ever met.
Born in 1992, in Calabria. He moved to Piedmont with his family in 2000: the new millennium away from his sea. In 2012 he began training in physical theater with a Grotowskian imprint in Turin. From 2014 to 2015 he studied the methods of M.Cechov and Strasberg with Danny Lemmo, and the Commedia dell’Arte with Adriano Iurissevich. In 2014 he made his debut in the prestigious setting of Asti Teatro with the monologue "Figli del 68 '". In the meantime, he deepens his passion for literature at the University of Turin. He graduated in acting at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, the most ancient cinema school in the world, in 2017. In the same year he wrote and directed Thumos, a theater play for ShortLab. The training continues with Lindsey Kemp, Filippo Dini, Alvaro Tato and Ignacio Garcia. In 2018 the film debut with Letizia La Martire's “We will be young and beautiful”. In 2019 he is on the set of "The Golden Rule" by Alessandro Lunardelli. He is casting assistant for Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio. He has recently concluded, in his first supporting role, the shooting of the film "Gli anni belli" by Lorenzo d'Amico De Carvalho, with whom he has worked in all theatrical productions since 2016. Currently, Rafael Spregelburd's student playwright, over the years he has written and directed several theatrical experiments and two music videos: “Al Rogo” and “Pecore Nere”, both for his brother Alessandro. He writes the lyrics of "A San Michele", winner of the latest edition of Musica Contro Le Mafie.
Alessandro Pugliese, Letizia Veiluva, Cumbà Vicinzu
Editing: Gianvincenzo Pugliese; Graphic Design: Danilo Currò; Colorist: Alessandro Rocchi