the actions of the characters from his laboratory. The film begins as an apocalyptic end of the
story, but I actually wanted to talk about
life, euthanasia, and reincarnation.
What were your main
inspirations when writing New
Order, and how did the project ultimately get off the ground?
I was inspired to write
New Order by horror movies like
My Little Eye and Rec., I wanted the film to be a combination
of fiction and documentary while maintaining an atmosphere of tension like
classic thriller. When writing the film, I knew that our budget would be limited, so I tried to write
uncomplicated scenes - with a surprise ending,
all based on dialogue.
Order is confined to only a handful of locations. What were the
advantages of and the issues with this, and given a bigger budget, would
you like to have expanded beyond the locations at hand?
whole film is shot inside a house and a laboratory. The exteriors of the
film were shot near the house. Fortunately for us that offered
everything we needed. We have tried to work hard in the house trying to do
long interior and exterior takes, especially in the initial part of the film. The
house that we used as location was great, very great, beautiful and
perfect for a film of this genre.
having a higher budget, we could have done more and better action scenes,
but I think we were good at exploiting what little we had.
did you approach your story from a directorial point of view?
The film is based on three types of shots:
POV (point of view) - that allowed me to take long shots, very interesting.
Video Diary - static shots that tell the background of our characters.
that always create an atmosphere of tension, as if someone was spying inside the house.
in the laboratory with Franco Nero [Franco
Nero bio - click here], we used a different cinematic language, mixing
dolly-shots (to give dynamism), video diaries and intense close-ups.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
on the set was not easy because I had no time. Only three weeks to close
the shoot. But the team was fantastic. We were a crew of just 12 people,
with a great passion for cinema. The atmosphere on the set was very
nice, quiet and at the same time very professional.
I always like to remember that this is not my movie,
but our movie.
film stars the legendary Franco Nero [Franco
Nero bio - click here] - now how did you at all get him to
your project, and what was it like working with him?
history of Franco Nero and the film is special.
2010, I and a producer I had proposed to produce New Order
script to Franco Nero as he is loved and always interested in acting in
films. Subsequently, the producer has disappeared, stealing money from me.
went back to Rome to see Franco Nero, we talked about the situation and my
intention to continue with the production of the film. Mr. Nero said that he
believed much in the script decided to help with the production - he has starred for free,
and was also willing to become the co-producer of the film. So I started
my company Tacci
Films and we produced New Order.
with Franco Nero has been an honor for me.
Since boyhood I've always been a fan of his and be able to direct my first film
with him was
like a dream.
Nero is a great actor, and a very generous person, able to get involved to
help young filmmakers to emerge.
the set he was always very serious and very professional, after reading
the script only twice he already knew most of the dialogues by heart.
Personally, I learned a lot working with Franco and that's something I'll
always be grateful.
can you tell us about the rest of your cast?
other actors in the film were very good. For many of them this was their
first experience on a movie. Federico Rossi and Tatiana Luter (Betty and
Mark) wer4e first-timers, and they were also very young (20 years
old) but both very good and very professional.
James Kelly Caldwell (Robert) in his first film was very serious and
patient during the shooting of the film.
Remotti (Alice) was a pleasant surprise. She is an actress of great talent,
has much experience in theater, and for me it was absurd that she had not
yet starred in a film. I am very pleased and very happy to have had her in our
Wurawa (Thomas) is an actor with great experience. Directing an actor like David
is always a pleasure. For me, David is an actor of great talent, one of
the best actors I've ever met. With him, I have created a fantastic
relationship, both professionally and privately.
It was really nice and interesting to work with this
Order being a horror/science fiction hybrid - are these genres you
are especially fond of, and why (not)?
always been very passionate of sci-fi and horror. I tried to combine these
two genres while sticking to my own style.
Science fiction on a small budget is never easy. I tried to make science
fiction without expensive special effects but maintaining a social theme
in the background.
As far as I know,
New Order is only
about to be released - so what can you tell us about critical reception of
your movie so far?
am very happy the release of our film. And I thank our distributor
Acort International for believing in our project.
For now, the reviews are positive and are often
Let's go back to the beginnings of
your career: What got you into filmmaking in the first place, and did you
receive any formal education on the subject?
always been passionate about film, since childhood - and my dream has always
been to make a movie.
graduated from film school in Milan (Civic Schools of Cinema,
Television and New Media in Milan).
After finishing school at the age of 19 years, I
started working on film sets. Beginning in the production department until
I got to be assistant director.
you tell us about your filmwork prior to New
Order, and how do you think you have evolved as a director over
Before New Order, I
only directed two short films. Metastasi my second
short film was an experimental project, made on expired film stock. The
short film was made with very little money, but I won some awards at some
festivals, including a festival for filmmakers under 30.
Everyfilm I work on I do learn a lot. Especially, I learned a
lot about working with the actors. And with them I learned how to better
tell our stories.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
currently working two new projects.
a sci-fi Western, a feature film in English I'd like to realize with
an American production company. Starring David Wurawa, Gianmarco Tognazzi.
DeaDShocK, a mini serial, genre sci-fi/zombie.
We are looking for funds to start
would you describe yourself as a director?
am young and I still have much to learn.
always try to do the best with what I have to tell our stories.
I like working with actors, and create
new characters with them.
who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Aronofsky. I started to study cinema thanks to his films.
Danny Boyle, Sergio Leone, James
There are so many ...
Your favourite movies?
upon a time in America, Requiem
for a Dream. I'm also a fan of Star Wars.
and of course, films you really deplore?
I do not like movies that
do not tell anything.
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
would like to say thanks to two key members of our crew, Alessio De
Nicola, my assistant director and editor of the film, and Marco Sirignano,
director of photography.
guys have great talent and are essential to the success of our project.
for the interview!