giovedì 11 novembre 2010

Vampyre Compendium

The short Vampyre Compendium has finally been completed. I am very proud of the result, and now it's ready to be shown in festivals worldwide.
It stars actors Oona Chaplin and Vincent Montuel and it's an ironic take on old-school vampire stories. If you're looking for Twilight, this is the wrong choice. The classics from Universal and Hammer studios are the actual source of inspiration for this short movie which got the attention of famed Italian actor-director Michele Placido, who patronized the project.
The crew was young and talented, and I finally got exactly what I wanted. I want to thank them all for the great amount of effort and talent they put in it.
Here there are a few pics from the set by excellent photographers Federico Torres and Stefano Stranges.

Oona Chaplin.Photo by Federico Torres

Vincent Montuel.Photo by Stefano Stranges

Me together with my wonderful cast, aka Oona Chaplin and Vincent Montuel.Photo by Federico Torres

My wonderful cast, again. Oona Chaplin and Vincent Montuel on the set of Vampyre Compendium. Photo by Stefano Stranges

Another shot of Oona Chaplin.
Photo by Federico Torres

Me and my very valiant Script Supervisor, Fernanda Selvaggi.
Photo by Federico Torres

giovedì 27 maggio 2010

The Storm finally exploded!

My last music video for Italian band La Bottega di Musica e Parole (Warner Chappell Music) is finally out! You can watch the clip for the single "L'anno del temporale" (The Year of the Storm) here!
Enjoy and keep watching!

sabato 15 maggio 2010

L'Anno del Temporale - The Promo

The promo for the single "L'Anno del Temporale" is now visible on the web!
You can watch it here or here.
Enjoy and start shivering with anticipation!

giovedì 6 maggio 2010

Photos from a Stormy Set

In spite of the many (technical) difficulties we had on the set of L'anno del temporale (The Year of the Storm), what comes out from the photos downhere is fun. And a relaxed - though phisically limited - environment.
Many thanks to photographer Stefano Druetta, who once again documented the work our amazing crew did on set.
These images are from the first day of shooting, when we got most of the footage from the band.

Band rehearsing

Directing raindrops

Roberto, the band's singer

Strange Piano Player

Tommy - my very valiant 1st AD - on set

All photos are courtesy of Stefano Druetta

martedì 4 maggio 2010

L'Anno del Temporale - Storyboards (partially) revealed

Here thee are a few drawings from the storyboards of my last music video.
I already spoke about it a few times, and I thought it's now time to reveal a bit of it.

Considering the song is about a youthful love story described as a storm, I decided to keep the typical elements of a storm as characters.

All I can add is that there is a tiny theatre, the band (La Bottega di Musica e Parole, Warner Chappell)is occupying its backstage and there's also a small group of valiant theatre workers. And yes, there is the love story too, as the song requires...

All images are copyright of © Matteo Bernardini.

Wired Magazine!

Something very cool just happened and it's fresh news: the May issue of the Italian version of Wired Magazine published a full page article about me, calling me the "Next Big Thing". I can only say: "Wow!"... And also thanks to journalist Marco Rossari for such a nice review of myself and my work (both past, current and future projects) and to photographer Giovanni Troilo, who made an amazing job (as you can see below)!

giovedì 29 aprile 2010

Some good news mixed with recent memories

I can now say the music video for the band La Bottega di Musica e Parole is coming out. Finally!
I still don't know the exact date, but the band will present it officially around mid-May.
The video was shot right before Christmas break inside a tiny theatre, while outside an authentic snow storm was taking place. The song to the music video is actually titled "L'anno del temporale" ( The Year of the Storm, in English), but it's more of a late summer-autumnish kind of storm it tells about. So nothing of the pandemonium happening outside could end up being used in and for the video.
We had some sort of trouble getting out of there though: snow and freeze had made the stairs so slippery that moving outside the set at the end of the day became a real journey back home...

giovedì 18 febbraio 2010

"Devil's Hand" music video finally out!

The music video I shot for the band The Scrabble is finally out on the web.
Check it out here:

mercoledì 3 febbraio 2010

Two brand new works!

So...I disappeared for two months but I have plenty to tell. Though now I have to keep it short: in between December and January I shot a new music video (the anticipated L'anno del temporale) which is now ready, and a short film currently in post-production, whose working title is Vampyre Compendium and starring actors Oona Chaplin (Quantum of Solace) and Vincent Montuel (Molière). I am very happy of them both!
The music video tells about an impossible love story happening inside a little theatre and the short film is about...well...vampires, of course! Nothing to do with the Twilight ones, though: it actually revives the good old Victorian atmosphere of old school movies and of the XIX century novels of the genre....with irony and a few twists. So get prepared to see cobwebs, Victorian laces and long black cloacks!
Soon will come photos from the sets as well as a few drawings from the storyboards.
See you very soon.