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TheBox - Poltergeist

Short Film

Concept / Production / Direction / Animation / Post Production : Dadomani

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Screenplay : Stefano Armeni

Director of Photography : Patrizio Sacco'

Music & Sound Design : Enrico Ascoli

 

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The Box and Dox spend their entire lives sitting on the couch in front of the TV. Both are afflicted with a very powerful addiction to television. This addiction plays out in their behaviors and reactions, which are polar opposites of each other. The Box uses the TV to fall asleep, while Dox is a victim of his unstoppable instinct of channel surfing. They both need TV, albeit for different purposes. Falling into his habitual deep sleep, The Box loses contact with reality, letting himself go completely into the dream world. This is where the character's rational mind makes room for the unknown and unknowing world of his subconscious. The Box's brain, like an unprotected fortress, lies defenseless as it is accosted by dangerous outside stimuluses. The TV's audio signal is the enemy that creeps in between the cognitive synapses of the sleeping protagonist, influencing his dreams and controlling his consciousness. The Box, like a sponge, passively absorbs all the audio stimuluses that come from the outside; reworking them and unknowingly transmitting them back into reality as interactive hallucinations uncontrolled and interacting freely with their surrounding environment...

 

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IL NOSTRO PENSIERO CREA LA REALTA' CHE CI CIRCONDA

Questo emerge dagli ultimi studi di fisica quantistica. Seppur in modo inconscio l'uomo e' un creatore continuo, infatti quando pensa, parla, desidera, soffre, gioisce, ecc., crea delle strutture energetiche attorno a se', che saranno tanto piu' potenti e resistenti, quanto piu' forti sono stati i pensieri, i sentimenti, i desideri, e le emozioni che le hanno generate. In questo modo viene a crearsi una struttura energetica vitalizzata che prende il nome di ''forma pensiero'' Da un articolo di Andrea Conti (Dottore in Fisioterapia - Universita'  degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza") Pubblicato sul blog ''Salute e Liberta' si conquistano ogni giorno''

 

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AWARDS

Best Screenplay of the Second International Stop Motion Festival of Brazil 2012

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Brooklyn Film Festival (New York) . CologneOFF (Cologne) . Sicaf (Seul) . Black Film Festival (Montreal) . Taafi (Toronto) . OFF (Odense) . AnimaMundi (SanPaolo- Rio De Janeiro) . Film Festival Guild (London) . Fest Anca (Bratislava) . Animanima (Cacak) . Klink! (Amsterdam) . Tindirindis (Vilnius) . Animasyros (Hermoupolis, Syros Island) . Anim'est (Bucarest) . Cinanima (Espinho) . Fancine (Malaga) . Montreal Stop Motion Festival (Montreal) . Short short story Film Festival (Providence in Rhode Island - USA) . Interfilm Berlin (Berlino) . Brasil Stop Motion (Pernambuco) . Flip Film Festival (Birmingham) . Anibar (Pejsa) . Animateka (Lubiana)


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