PURPLE NEON LIGHTS
A number of years ago there was a sea between the lives of Efisio Scanu and Domenico De Orsi. Efisio was born in Carloforte, a tiny island to the south of Sardinia. He was brought up on bread and coloured pencils, developing a passion for sci-fi and studying at the Istituto Tecnico Nautico. He moved first to Genoa and then to Rome, where he enrolled at a cinema school, specialising in colour correction, special effects, compositing and animation. It was here that he met Domenico, an art historian from Bari, who turned to cinema after having met Carlo Alberto Pinelli, the son of Tullio Pinelli, a screenwriter for Federico Fellini. Domenico needed a graphic artist to work on his just-completed short feature film. The meeting with Efisio marked the start of a long working relationship, which would lead to the startup, “Purple Neon Lights”. A creative boutique focusing on the creation of audiovisual products, which melts the aptitudes of the two partners, that of Domenico, the editor and director, to Efisio’s visual talent. The fusion of their two approaches - intellectual and emotional - immediately bore fruit: in a little less than a year they managed to open a Studio and created a small great family, involving other professionals, to handle a whole project, from production to post-production. Efisio and Domenico see their company as an extension of themselves, and this is their strength. They do what they are good at: products that breathe in the atmosphere of serenity and wellbeing in which they work, because “creative works feel everything”, with the sole objective to state that what they produce is a piece of themselves. The project takes its sustenance from this great, infinite aspiration. What is the mission of “Purple Neon Lights”? “Being happy”.
The story has been written by Martina Germani Riccardi, writer.