Distribution of the animated short film "Musintasia"
Distribution of the animated short film "Musintasia"

MUSINTASIA

by  Alessandro Navarino
animated short film

Poster of the animated short film "Musintasia"

A little boy mixes his colorful imagination with the sound of music to escape from gray reality.

Synopsis

A little boy named Alex is constantly seeking approval and attention from his parents, who are too busy arguing with each other to look after him. When Alex starts listening to music through headphones, ignites his imagination and he enters an imaginary and utopian world.

MUSINTASIA

by  Alessandro Navarino
animated short film

A little boy mixes his colorful imagination with the sound of music to escape from gray reality.

Synopsis

A little boy named Alex is constantly seeking approval and attention from his parents, who are too busy arguing with each other to look after him. When Alex starts listening to music through headphones, ignites his imagination and he enters an imaginary and utopian world.
Poster of the animated short film "Musintasia"

MUSINTASIA

Italy, 2024 / 14′

a film by
Alessandro Navarino

with
Stefano Bianchini
Alessandra Cerruti
Alessandro Navarino

Written and Directed by Alessandro Navarino
Director of Photography Alessandro Navarino
Music Nicole Riso
Giovanni Puocci
Editing Alessandro Navarino
Animation Alessandro Navarino
Video Reference Laura Leo
Silvana De Vita
Clean Up Animation Michael Mancini
Matteo Quitadamo
Silvia Sciarra
Ludovica Parigi
Producer Alessandro Navarino
Production Alexander Studios
Distribution Alpha Film

Production of the animated short film "Musintasia"

The Director

Alessandro Navarino, director and artist

Alessandro Navarino

Biofilmography

Alessandro Navarino, born in 1995, attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in the course of multimedia arts and new technologies, initially specializing as a Storyboard Artist, and then moving behind the camera directing several live short films. At the same time, he continues to dedicate himself to animation, in particular 2D animation, and then he founds Alexander Studios, which includes a small group of artists. “Musintasia” is his first animated short film.

Director statement

The idea for the film was born from the previous experiences as an entertainer at children’s parties. During these holidays there were frequent occasions in which he witnessed arguments (sometimes very heated) between parents, with their respective children sad and embittered as they watched them. To try to make these children smile again, the entertainers turned up the volume of the music, inviting them to dance and forget what had just happened, and this “technique” proved extraordinarily effective in making everyone smile again.
From this incipit Musintasia was born, although it was initially thought of as a live action short, in the end it was decided to make it in animation, given the potential offered by this technique, especially in the representation of the protagonist’s dreams. The film was animated completely by hand on paper, at a later stage the animations were scanned and brought to a PC, to be able to be inked, colored and assembled.
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