Distribuzione del cortometraggio "Sky(pe)"
Distribuzione del cortometraggio "Sky(pe)"

Sky(pe)

by  Riccardo Menicatti & Bruno Ugioli
short film / comedy

Poster of the short film "Sky(pe)"

Short Synopsis

From heaven, a father manages to video-call his son.

Sky(pe)

by  Riccardo Menicatti & Bruno Ugioli
short film / comedy

Short Synopsis

From heaven, a father manages to video-call his son.

Poster of the short film "Sky(pe)"

SKY(PE)

Italy, 2023 / 7′

a film by
Riccardo Menicatti & Bruno Ugioli

with
Gabriele Bocchio
Nicolò Piccinni

Screenplay Bruno Ugioli
Director of Photography Bruno Ugioli
Make-up Giulia Sossich
Editor Gaia E. Olmo
Composer Edward Grieg
Producer Stefano D’Antuono
Riccardo Menicatti
Bruno Ugioli
Production Fuoricampo Film
Distribution Alpha Film

Production of the short film "Sky(pe)"

LA REGIA

Riccardo Menicatti, regista del cortometraggio "Sky(pe)"
Riccardo Menicatti e Bruno Ugioli

Riccardo Menicatti and Bruno Ugioli

Biofilmography

Riccardo Menicatti and Bruno Ugioli, freelance filmmakers, founded Fuoricampo Film in 2012.
The two authors codirected more than 20 short films, music videos and commercials, with selections and awards in many festivals, both national (smile award at Tulipani di seta nera 2023, best short film and best screenplay at Aprilia Film Festival 2020, two special mentions for the best short film at Glocal Film Festival 2019 e 2020) and international (best short film at Melrose Film Festival 2021, best social-drama at Sguardi – European Independent Short Film Night 2022).
Riccardo and Bruno also coproduced the first full-lenght film of the studio, “Handbook of Movie Theaters’ History”, a documentary about the history and the future of movie theaters in the city of Turin.

Bruno Ugioli, regista del cortometraggio "Sky(pe)"

Director statement

The idea for Sky(pe) was born during the first lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic. In a time when personal relationships were impossible, every social activity has been reinvented through the screens of smartphones and computers, getting us used to a new way of seeing each others. Work video calls, DaD for students and teachers, TV guests from their apartment… every relationship had been transformed to webcam-deformed faces in a home-made pixel frame. An annoying limitation, of course, but also, paradoxically, a fundamental opportunity to feel less distant.

Playing with extremes, we tried to imagine what would have happened if that same opportunity had also been granted to relationships with the afterlife, reflecting, with a little cynicism, on the rhetoric of missed opportunities and the weight of habit in a relationship.

In order to tell this bitter tale, and underline the paradox of the situation on a symbolic level, we decided to avoid any cinematographic choice and, shooting exclusively with two smartphones, to give the viewer the elementary but by now familiar aesthetics of the webcam.

 

 

cortometraggi
Alpha Film, distribuzione cortometraggi