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Zerovideo

Zerovideo
Zerovideo
un video per raccontare la propria generazione
Picture by Antonio Barrella
Zerovideo
Zerovideo

This collective of authors, film makers, writers call themselves a three-headed monster. Niccolò Falsetti is a 28-year-old Literature graduate from Tuscany, Stefano De Marco a 27-year-old Roman who holds a degree in Visual Communications and Alessandro Grespan is a 31-year-old Venetian Economics graduate. All three studied or worked abroad beofre returning to Italy, and they call themselves ZERO because "when the veil of the thousands of opportunities that the third millennium was supposed to offer us fell away, we found ourselves with no choice. Backs to the wall.” So they started telling the story of the third millennium and of the lives of themselves and their peers. They become famous in January of 2014 with Coglione no, a campaign to encourage respect for people working in the creative industries. It quickly went viral, and this critique - potent despite its use of humour and its lightness of touch – of the common Italian practice of not paying for or underpaying creative work accumulated tens of thousands of views. After Erasmus 24_7, a documentary on the lives of Erasmus students shot in various European cities, they also released their novel: Forse Cercavi (Knopf, 2014).

To the question of what is their favourite of the things they have done, they give different answers: Alessandro says “the next thing we do”, while Stefano and Niccolò mention the book. In the end they agree on their experience at the Lago Film Festival: from an idea created together with the organizers, they decided to communicate some fake news at the 2015 press conference and then construct a mockumentary around it. It was an experience that put them to the test but which they enjoyed – it was them against the world again, and they rediscovered the pirate spirit and feeling of freedom that distinguishes them. They are currently working on several projects, such as the film of their book and a web series that shows the backstage of a cinepanettoni (the lowbrow comedies that fill the cinemas every Christmas in Italy). They dream of making a film, and doing it properly, the way they want.


The story of Videozero has been written by Paola Soriga, writer.

 

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