The Girl with the turquoise hair...

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The Girl with the turquoise hair - short film

Discovering Pinocchio's Fairy with a short film

315€
-25 Days
10%
3,000€
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All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised only if it reach it's goal.

All or nothing

The Girl with the turquoise hair - short film

Discovering Pinocchio's Fairy with a short film

315€
-25 Days
10%
3,000€
Pledge

All or nothing This project will receive all funds raised only if it reach it's goal.

All or nothing

What is it about?

Then came by the window a beautiful Girl, with turquoise hair and a white face like a wax picture […]:

- In this house there is no one at all. They are all dead.

THE PROJECT

Putting a massive amount of magic inside a short film: is this too big an ambition?

The Girl lives into unknown woods. She is a magical creature, but her potential has been stuck for ages in a shape between childhood and puberty.

Her story originates from The adventures of Pinocchio. In the beautiful novel by Carlo Collodi, the Fairy with Turquoise Hair is introduced as a “Girl”, made peculiar by her ghostly looks and unusual hair colour. The author gives very few nods about her: “all in all the Girl with turquoise hair was indeed a very good Fairy that had been living in the surroundings of those woods for more than a thousand years”. We wanted to dig a little bit more into this sentence. So we ended up inventing The Girl with the turquoise hair, right where Collodi left room for our imagination.

To make this short film we are bringing together a network so that every Pinocchio lover can join us in Tuscany, where the roots of this story lay. Premieres, inaugurations, exhibitions, parties. We want to make it big.

THE STORY

In order to have a peaceful life, the Girl surrounded herself with a court of bizarre anthropomorphic animals. Among them are the Crow (her personal doctor), the Hawk (the house handyman) and the mysterious Black Rabbits. The most important one is definitely Medoro, the zealous poodle-butler who loves her like a daughter.

This complex magic ecosystem, depending entirely on the Girl’s balance, is now at stake: the Girl’s inability to evolve from girl to woman pushed her to suffer from heartbreak.

Medoro uses a placebo to stabilize her mood and preserve her magic, but the effectiveness of the “medicine” is running out. The Girl is tired of living an endless Winter with no Spring.

Therefore she decides to drown in a magical sleep, waiting for the coffin to come taking her away. Her magic will then turn off and the house will be destroyed along with everyone that lives in it. But here comes an unexpected Boy. He knocks on the door, thus disrupting all the Girl’s plans about dying. Death is after him too, and maybe his desperate lust for life will be the Girl’s antidote. She will finally be able to break through and see that Spring is just around the corner…

Who's behind the project?

Giulio Fabroni, born in 1998, has no memory of a day gone by without fantasizing  about his own adaptation of Pinocchio. After graduating in Cinema from Scuola Holden, he was a finalist at Biennale College Cinema 2018 with the film Hominarius. This short film is his first project as a professional director, and it is to be the first step of a bigger project…

All of the film’s équipe revolves around Cultural Association DIVANOS. This group was born in 2017 from the shared passion of some Film students at Scuola Holden in Turin. Our goal is to create a production team that can follow its works from writing to distribution. After organizing two editions of Shoefiti Film Festival in Turin, we distributed to Rai the short film La gita. In October we shot Mr. Do, the first short film fully produced by DIVANOS.

Our purpose is to land on the stage of Italian film industry through national and international film festivals. Always proudly self-producing ourselves.

CAST AND PARTNERSHIPS

The cast features an ensemble of extraordinary voice actors, who will exceptionally go live action for this project: Veronica Puccio (Harry Potter, Modern Family) is the Girl,  Ivo De Palma (I Cavalieri dello Zodiaco, Lupin III - Il castello di Cagliostro) is Medoro, and the delicate role of Pinocchio will be played by the young Giulio Bartolomei (Stranger Things, Kubo and the Four Strings). Also on board as Doctor Crow is renowned TV and stage actor Guido Ruffa.

The original soundtrack will be composed by jazz virtuoso Maestro Angelo Schiavi.  The project is sponsored by Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi and Collezione Gori, whose remarkable cooperation will give us access to the prestigious location that is Villa Celle in Santomato (PT): an actual open air gallery that hosts a collection of environmental art unmatched worldwide. This gives us the unbeatable chance to realize this story in the place where its roots are: Santomato is in fact just a few minutes away from Collodi, the Tuscan village whose name was chosen by Pinocchio’s author as his pseudonym.

The crew and the whole organization revolving around post-production, promotion and distribution is ready to go. The only thing left is for us to shoot the movie.

How funds will be used

We, the Pinocchio lovers, are everywhere, and this project aims to bring us all together! The funds raised will specifically be invested on:

  • renting professional filmmaking gear: (camera and lighting department, sound department);
  • film and sound editing;
  • making the costumes based on the exclusive concept arts by illustrator Gloria Francella;
  • adequate payment for cast and crew;
  • payment of every license, production fee and set insurance;
  • application fees to the most important national and international film contests.

Together we can take this project on a long journey, and all we need is our best resource: a whole lot of magic.

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Project created by

Giulio Fabroni

Giulio Fabroni, born in 1998, has no memory of a day gone by without fantasizing  about his own adaptation of Pinocchio. After graduating in Cinema from Scuola Holden, he was a finalist at Biennale College Cinema 2018 with the film Hominarius. This short film is his first project as a professional director, and it is to be the first step of a bigger project…

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