Quite Strange for an Octopus

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A short movie on the extraordinary life of Paul the Octopus... and THERE WILL BE ALIENS!

The film is part of the official documentary on Paul the Octopus, The Life & Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus, by Alexandre O. Philippe, for which, together with the animator Alice Melloni, we've created also further animations.

2014 June - Available on DVD among the extras of Paul the Octopus' official documentary.

2013 September 29th - Shown at Italian Broadcast & Technologies Show, inside the Voice of Independent Filmakers Congress.

2013 February 1st (from) - In competition at Short Movies by La3.

2012 October 2nd to 6th - Screened at the Movieclub Film Festival.

2012 September 16th - Presented at the Milano Film Festival.

2012 August 30th - In competition at the Con i minuti contati - International Short Film Festival.

2012 July 13th - In competition at the Montone Umbria Film Festival.

2012 June 17th - Released on YouTube.


If you want some fun, giive a look at the trailer of the documentary here below.

The documentary has been presented at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the FilmFest München and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

CREDITS || Directed by: Giacomo R. Bartocci | Animations and paintings: Alice Melloni | Story: Giacomo R. Bartocci, Emanuela Ughi | Screenplay: Giacomo R. Bartocci | Director of photography: Jonathan Soverchia | Camera operator: Jonathan Soverchia | Sound designer: Federico Tummolo | Animation Department: Federica Ciucciomini, Davide Melloni, Elisabetta Pierangeli, Emanuela Ughi | 3D Models: Emanuela Ughi | Thanks: Gina Bartocci, Francesco Ciccone, Michael Gardini, Lorenzo Petracchi, Ulpa Pulpa the Cat | Special thanks: Paul the Octopus, Alexandre O. Philippe, Robert Muratore, Emanuela Ughi | Original soundtrack written and played by: Davide Melloni | Lighting equipment: Aries Film | Audio equipment: Lambda | Producer: Giacomo R. Bartocci | With: Matteo Montaperto, Federico Tummolo, Alida Sacoor, Riccardo Giacomini, Giacomo R. Bartocci, Massimo Malpica Orabona