11½

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This is the first project with the "aliens".

It's my final grade short movie in Direction at NUCT [it's a NUCT & Giacomo R. Bartocci co-production].

It's the story of Alessandro, unprepared cinema student, who strives to shoot a short movie with an alien invasion in Cinecittà Studios, "Aliens Attack".


(a –not so– free translation)

Hand-crafted cinephilia and humor in Bartocci's works – Aliens and identity problems:11 and a half and 10+an_half+1

What a nice thing to see the pleasure of making cinema in a young filmmaker. It's non commong today that an experimenter is able to combine, entertaining us, handicraft and plain cleverness. Young Giacomo R. Bartocci conveys the classic taste of the cinephile and of the set, the tenderness of the job and the human relationships of those who make it. And with the Making of of his firt 11 and a half (how much we like the title?!) he makes a breakthroguh in his research and in the develpment of his discours, always more balanced despite of his psychoanalytic imbalance! All the possibilities and all the filmic elements are staked. Through the alternations of the plots in a sparkling and never banal use of editing, the synchronization of sound and of voices off and on screen, light changes to underline the meta-cinematographic game, the profilmic and the set-ups which convey the sense of cliché, nostalgically wanted, and little but true emotions. Do we want to play? So let's name names: Corman, Fellini, George Lucas... Can you understand how much we like this classicism? Last but not least going far beyond the Making of, with the two or three fiction levels, the psichoanalyst's couch and the alien hanging his head, who lifts his eyes to the sky, between the rooftops of the city... What to say? We're looking for 12 and a half!

Claudio Fora


Since 2009 it's distributed on a non-exclusive basis by Ouat Media and has been taken by the Canadian channels Movieola and Metro 14.

Furthermore, it has been shown/broadcast in the following occasions.

2013, October 12th - Takes part at "Corto è bello" - Proiezioni da ridere (Short is nice - Shows to laugh, l.t.) at Associazioni in festa.

2012, May 6th - Projected during the final of Palco Aperto.

2012, April 15th - Projected during the semifinal of Palco Aperto.

2011, December 14th - Projected at Rising Love during the event Palco Aperto.

2011, June 18th - Broadcast for the first time on UFO Solar TV, where it's available also on demand.

2010, July 14th - Shown at Con i minuti contati - Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio.

2010, June 24th - Shown at Rom'Art Independent Festival.

2010, June 8th - Broadcast for the first time inside the format Umbriametraggi in TV, in Umbria on Retesole channel and in Lazio on Cineclub channel.

2010, December 21st - Shown at Corto°Cavtha.

2009, September 6th - Shown at Festival del Cinema Giovanile Indipendente.

2009, July 8th - Shown at Montone Umbria Film Festival. Wins the award Premio Retesole for Best visual effects and title writing (Migliori effetti speciali e didascalie).


CREDITS || Story: Giacomo R. Bartocci | Screenplay: Silvia Mercuri, Giacomo R. Bartocci | Directed by: Giacomo R. Bartocci | Cinematographer: Gabrio Contino | Camera operator: Gabrio Contino | Assistant camera: Giulia Tortorelli | Gaffer: Sammy Paravan | Electrician: Natia Japaridze | Costume designer: Emanuela Ughi | Assistant costume designer: Federica Ciucciomini | Make up: Silvia Paesani | Production manager: Roberto De Maio | Second unit director: Andrea Lo Coco, Nicola Visotto | First assistant director: Fabio Garreffa | Second assistant director: Lamberto Mongiorgi | Second second assistant director: Corrado Ceron | Animation: Paola Luciani | Editor: Ambra Prescenzo | Visual effects: Gabriele Zeppi | Post-production consultant: Fabio Lanzone | Miniature and special effects: Emanuela Ughi | Set dresser: Federico Zanghì | Production designer: Van&miK | Painters: Francesco Erba, Frank Impellizzeri, Achille Locatelli, Michele Scarpato | Sound department: Damiana Emma, Chiara Grandi, Ambra Prescenzo, Erika Russo, Andea Vergari | With: Frank Impellizzeri, Angelo Squitieri, Erika Russo, Lamberto Mongiorgi, Laura Walis, Alessandro Mieli, Fabio Garreffa, Valentina La Licata, Martina Rojas, Silvia Paesani, Paola Luciani, Giacomo Citro, Francesco Dell'Orco, Giacomo R. Bartocci, Alessandro Agus, Riccardo Tamburini, Francesco Rizzi, Natia Japaridze, Francesca Spinozzi, Valentina Maccotta, Manuela Orsetti, Jenifer Clementi, Nicola Visotto, Flavio Garreffa, Emanuela Ughi, Corrado Ceron, Sammy Paravan, Andrea Pasquettin, Raffaello Perrella, Anthony James Valentino | Thanks: Pamela Amadio, Simone De Angelis, Giampietro Farina, Irene Ferlizzi, Víctor González, Andres Jud, Eliana Lauri, Luca John Rosati, Emanuela Ughi, Anna Visigalli | Original soundtrack: "Marcetta troupe militare" and "Tema degli umani che guardano verso l'alto" by EdWarD / "Andare avanti" by Donnigio / "Tema degli alieni nel bianco" and "Per i titoli di coda" by Convurazio | A NUCT & Giacomo R. Bartocci production