The journey of a middle school class filmed from the inside. Twenty-three students who live a crucial year of their lives through dreams, promises, hopes, adolescent recklessness. The main theme is their future, the thought of what awaits them after mandatory schooling. And it's only the students who talk, explain, tell, live. An intense insight into youth, accompanied by an original soundtrack (by the swiiss band Le Début) that give voice to what their young age cannot yet explain.

the director

First of all, he is a film score and theatre music composer. He studied Music Composition for Film at the Chigiana Academy in Siena (Italy), under the guidance of the Academy Award-winning Maestro Luis Bacalov. In 2010 he completed a Master Of Arts from the Department of Education and Learning in Locarno (Switzerland), then he started working as a music teacher in Lugano (Switzerland).

Among his latest works, he composed the original soundtracks for the Nico Bonomolo animated shorts movies Confino (Lucky Red Distribuzione), candidate for 2018 David di Donatello and Golden Globes (Italy), winner of the 2017 Giffoni Experience as best animated short film +18 and it also won the Amnesy International Award (Italy), the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (U.S.A.) and it was inserted in the long list for the 2018 Academy® Awards, and Detours, special mention at the 2016 Nastri d’Argento (Italy). He also composed the music for Fine Pena: Ora, a play directed by Mauro Avogadro and written by Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers), with the italian actor Paolo Pierobon, that premiered at Piccolo Teatro in Milan (Italy). He leads a soundtracks workshop at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland).

Throughout his teaching years, he has filmed 22 short films with students. “Listen to me – QUARTAMEDIA (Écoute-moi)” is his first documentary and the first work he has decided to promote. The soundtrack was composed by himself and by the musician Omar E. Bernasconi (Le Début), in collaboration with the Swiss singers Fabien Perrochon and Michela Domenici.


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