GUINEA PIG

INFO

Director

Giulia Grandinetti, Andrea Benjamin Manenti

Genre

Sci-Fi, dramedy

Duration

20′

Year

2020

Nazionalità

Italiana

SYNOPSIS

In a world where the government has abolished all types of contact between human beings – from eye contact to sexual intercourse – citizens are subjected to a control test annually to check the progress of empathy and sexual attraction.

STILLS

CREDITS

Director

Giulia Grandinetti, Andrea Benjamin Manenti

Genre

Sci-Fi, Dramedy

Duration

20′

Nationality

Italy

Language

Italian, German

Subtitles

English

Cast

Michael Schermi, Giulia Grandinetti, Marit Nissen, Valentina Carrino, Lucia Batassa, Giacomo Bottoni, David White, Claudio Capaldo, Davide Mazzetti, Simone Bobini, Laura Giannatiempo, Mario Vigna, Jaz Yuceil, Marta Anna Burocinska, Paolo Buglioni (voice), Liliana Fiorelli (voice), Fabrizio Milano (voice)

Screenplay

Giulia Grandinetti, Andrea Benjamin Manenti

Producer

Matteo Vecchione (Teoris Solutions), Francesco Paolo Conticello

Cinematography

Jacopo Cottarelli

Editing

Niccolò Notario

Original score

Mario Russo, Andrea Parascandolo, Dino Lopardo

Art director

Marta Morandini

Costumes

Irene Trovato

Make-up artist

Giada Pavoni

Sound recordist

Michelangelo Marchese

Re-recording mix

Riccardo Gruppuso

Sound editing

Giulio Previ

Sound sfx editing

Francesco Mauro

Foley Artist

Mauro Eusepi

Production manager

Giulia Grandinetti, Andrea Benjamin Manenti

Post-production coordinator

Giulia Grandinetti

VFX Supervisors

 Paolo Luciani, Daniele Berretta – Videns Studios

AWARDS AND SELECTIONS

2020
Award CineLab Spazio Corto for Best Italian Short Film
20. Trieste Science+Fiction Festival
2020 - Oscar Qualifying
International Premiere
21. International Izmir Short Film Festival
2021
Section: Italian Distributors Picks
43. Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
5. Afrodite Shorts
2021
French Premiere
23 Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Bordeaux
2021
Official Selection
11. Figari FIlm Festival
2021
Official Selection
16. L'Europe Autour de L'Europe Film Festival
2021
Silver Short Film Award
Festival Nazionale del Videocorto di Nettuno
2021
Asian Premiere
8. Chuncheon Film Festival
2021
Best Director, Best Editing
4. Linz international Short Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
5. Castelli Romani Film Festival Internazionale
2021
Official Selection
12. Eastern Oregon Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
26. Linea D'Ombra Festival
2021
Official Selection
15 Lusca Fantastic Film Fest
2021
Official Selection
23. 24fps International Short Film Festival
2021
Best Italian Short FIlm
9. As Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
10. Catania Film Fest

GIULIA GRANDINETTI AND ANDREA BENJAMIN MANENTI

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BIOGRAPHY

Giulia Grandinetti was born in 1989 in a small village in the Marche region – Italy. She is a multifaceted artist, driven on her artistic journey by research and experimentation.
She studied as a dancer until the age of eighteen, but even as a child she used to dream about being able to direct her own work. In 2008 she moved to Rome and began studying acting in a Cinecittà academy. She chose acting in an effort to mediate between her background in dance and her desire of becoming a film director. In her training course she studied with M. Margotta, A. Piccardi, M. Abraham, F. Pardeillhan, D. Antonelli, P. Buglioni. In 2010 she made her debut as a leading actress in “Pene d’amor perdute” directed by Alvaro Piccardi at the Globe theater in Rome. In 2012 she also opened up to international courses: she studied at the Odin Teatret in Holstebro and carried out research in the dance world of Pina Bausch and the physical theater. She graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Roma Tre, with a Master’s Degree in Cinema following a Bachelor’s in Theater. In 2013 she approaches film directing. From 2014 to 2019 she worked on her debut feature, “Alice and the Land that Wonders”, a completely independent project. She won the III Edition of Shortlab in Rome with a theatrical project performed with Michael Schermi and Mario Russo. In 2019 she realized the short film Guinea Pig, co-directing with Andrea Benjamin Manenti and produced by Matteo Vecchione e Francesco Conticello. She has been writing a new film project for about a year and is completing a photographic project together with the director of photography Andrea Benjamin Manenti. Her greatest ambition is to experience an artistic encounter between the world of cinema and that of theater-dance.
Andrea Benjamin Manenti, born in 1991, is an Italian director of photography, photographer and emerging director.
After graduating from the Bergamo Art High School, he studied directing and digital filmmaking at the SAE Institute Milano, under the guidance of director Mirko Locatelli.
Moved to Rome, he was selected at the italian national film school Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, where he studied photography under the teaching of cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci AIC.
Together with the director Rossella Inglese, he is the founder of Fedra Film: they made the short film Vanilla, in official selection at the 73rd Venice Film Festival and Denise, which has received several prestigious awards.
He works as a cinematographer, collaborating with numerous emerging directors and his short films have been selected in more than 100 festivals around the world (St. Louis Int’l Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Silver Ribbons, Golden Globes, Rome Film Festival).
In 2018 he began his collaboration with director Giulia Grandinetti, signing the co-direction of the short film Guinea Pig and working on the long-term photographic project Sentimental Odyssey.
He is currently preparing his debut at the feature film L’Origine del Mondo by director Rossella Inglese as director of photography and his second short film as a director, Majoneze.

FILMOGRAPHY

GIULIA GRANDINETTI

 

GUINEA PIG

2020

 

GREEN WATER

2020

 

ALICE AND THE LAND THAT WONDERS

(feature)

2020

ANDREA BENJAMIN MANENTI

 

GUINEA PIG

2020