Pratesi lives and works in Florence and Bologna for Filmaster
Film Italy . He makes both documentaries, fiction and spot
and Direction for MESTIERE CINEMA (May 97) of 35mm.
film "Cartoline" (Postcards) with the Italian
actors: Bettina Giovannini, Richard Policy CArbonelli,
Antonio Manzini, Paolo Giovannucci, Daniel Stambach, Michele
Calabṛ. Assistance Director Guido Cacialli, photography
Marco Tani, live sound Lello Rotolo, lirics Saverio Lanza.
CArtoline win two Awards in 1997: Audience Award at Siena
International Short Film Festival, International Section
Award at 50th Salerno International Film Festival;
it was mentioned at Grosseto Film Festival "Scrivere il
Cinema" (Write Cinema).
He is in
working for a long metrage subject which will be shot,
Probably, in summer. This subject has won the second price at
the Napoli Screenwriter Film Festival in 1997. It is a
thriller with some aspects of social issues in life.
Exhibited at Euro Underground 97
Cartoline it was a way to tell a simple, controversial sex
story. The symbolism of the bedroom objects that refuse your
unnatural position is very important. people. The filmhas
been seen by my child's and by other children. The assertion
of the boys was that: Anna the wife is not a "good
women" and that her husband, Gianni, wanted to be
clever!! Full assolution for the other two films guy,
Antonio and Sandra.
think that cinema help us against our abstract, it help us to
things, not over things".
Cartoline was a
way to meet different kinds of people that believed in the
story. They worked gratis. The film was shot in 5 days: 4 in
external near the sea and one in an Florence apartment. We
had twenty people that worked very hard. We wanted to make a
quality product, with chip budget (my brother and my uncle
are the producer and a friend of mine Massimo Monico of
Mestiere Cinema gave us a van full of lights an electrical
In Italy there
are not the subjects, political or cultural that promote
"young cinema", the short cinema. There is not a
market, there is the old conception to shoot a film it has to
be box office champion. There is not a possibility to put a
short film, before a long metrage film in a public cinema,
like in France or other countries. It is quite difficult but
people are making great films in Italy.
we go... we go on ahead !!"
projects are to make a long metrage. I have the subject and
the actors, Italian famous actors that like the story. Usual,
for me, it tell about appearance and being, but at the same
time the protagonist is force to be another...
I have also
the prize of Siena International Short Film Festival: 3000 mt
of Kodak film 16 or super 16mm and the camera gratis. I have
got an idea to make another short film... but it is very hard
to shoot without money!!!
Films Directed by Stefano Pratesi
of two child is corrupted by the devil? I don't know,
but I suppose that when the devil is having difficulty, he
obliged the innocence.The story was about a particular moment
of my life, after a stop period. I was in my house and my son
Alessio was playing football ( we live in Florence in a six
floor apartment!).. so I suppose that the world can appear as
ball, an innocence ball..The film was shot in one day, with
my two child. Magnificent actors.. 4 and 5 years old.
A natural love
story which it ended in a terrible way for the audience,but
not for the male protagonist. The absolute and crazy love of
a man for his life and his creed. The bow, the arrow
well-built in the womens back represent the final
"only and could hug" of the man at his women.
It was shot in
one day, with a old arri 16, stand by cameramen hands.
recognized, at Shot first public projection, during Bellaria
Italian Festival, the Hitchock style, but it is not true.
The black and
white was way to tell a life episode.. and it
was also the
only way to shoot a short film with chip money!!
for the RAI
(Italian Television) underwater film taking about the place
on the cockpit
of a Hercules C130 which sank near the island of Meloria
(Livorno); color, format 16mm. (7)
direction of the scientific documentary film "Il paese
aragoste" ("The country of lobster")
(Tunisia); color, format super 8 (30)
the touristic documentary film "Mar Rosso"
("Red Sea") for
of Suez Canal; color, format 16mm. (35)
the documentary film "La vita risorge dalla Laguna di
("Life rises again from Truck Lagoon") (Pacific
Ocean); color, format 16mm. (40)
the documentary film "Lisola di Lampedusa"
("The island of
(Sicily); colour, format 16mm. (30)
direction of the short film "Shot" ; nomination
Rome 94; nomination for Anteprima, Independent Film Festival
95; 5 Th Festival N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Events,
Italian House Zerilli Mariṃ, Estate Tuscolana 96,
California 96; EuroUnderground Festival 97; black
16mm. (9); selled copyright for Italy by RAI SAT
direction of the mini-short film "Laccendino"
presentation on occasion of Palermo Cinema 94 Film
Festival; colour format VHS (30")
direction of the short film "Ricordi"
Italian Independent Film Festival Bellaria Igea Maria
96, Rimini Cinema 96; 5 Th Festival N.I.C.E. New
Italian Cinema Events, New York 95, Italian House
Zerilli Mariṃ; Estate Tuscolana 96, Frascati, Rome;
Unleshed Show, California 96; EuroUnderground Festival
97; black and white and color, format Betacam SP
direction of a video clip for the Italian rock group
Galileo" for BMG Ariola PPM Rome; black and white and
color, format Betacam SP (4)
he has been
finished with Guido Calialli the screenplay
his first 35mm. long metrage film