Fashion film: Alex is the debut movie of photographer Luca Spreafico
Because of a collaboration with Federica Bonifaci’s Italian label Kappe, photographer Luca Spreafico takes his first step into the world of fashion film. Combining cinema, dance and trend, Alex takes us on a captivating journey into the human psyche. Already winner of Greatest Actress al A Shaded View on Fashion Film, Greatest Worldwide Vogue Movie on the Buenos Aires Vogue Movie Competition and Greatest Efficiency on the Canadian Vogue Movie Competition, we current it at the moment on Vogue Skills with an interview with the director:
Alex is your first trend movie and narrative work. What led you to maneuver from images to the world of cinema?
“Initially I began working as a videomaker, caring for a bit of little bit of every thing. I labored on each the artistic and organizational course of, resembling capturing, modifying and music. On the identical time I additionally devoted myself to images, which has all the time fascinated me since I used to be a teen. The transition from images to cinema occurred in a quite simple means. I needed to begin conveying completely different feelings as I hope I did with Alex. I discuss with the protagonist’s way of thinking and her “rebirth”, the concern of abandonment and the power of psychotherapy in all its kinds as a method to look inside. Then the feelings, fears, joys and adrenaline I really feel once I’m capturing are actually an engine that pushes me ahead. I prefer it very a lot and it encourages me to do higher and higher ”.
Whereas remaining trustworthy to the aesthetics of the style movie, Alex follows a story path creating its story. What was your inspiration?
“This being my first narrative undertaking, however nonetheless ranging from a background as a trend photographer, my first step as a director introduced me into the world of trend movie. Alex is a private undertaking, so I had no limits on how you can interpret this style. I’ve all the time had a selected curiosity in psychology and every thing associated to the unconscious. The concern of being deserted is one thing all of us expertise in a technique or one other. So I needed to attempt to discover this theme by combining trend, cinema and dance ”.
Within the movie, dance performs an necessary position – what led you to make use of dance as a story software?
“After I wrote the story, I imagined a lady dancing, removed from doubts and insecurities. For me, dance is liberation. With Alex I noticed dance as a type of interplay with one’s unconscious, with out the bounds of phrases. After which I actually admire dancers as artists. They’re actual spots, perfectionists ”.
How did you select to collaborate with the Kappe by Federica Bonifaci label?
“I used to be on the lookout for an iconic garment that would spotlight the actions and never hinder them. In describing her model, Federica explains that “the hood just isn’t a bit of clothes however an motion”. And that is precisely what I used to be on the lookout for: a geometrical and powerful garment, however which additionally gave the thought of safety “.
What new tasks are you engaged on?
“I’m engaged on each a video and photographic undertaking with a gaggle of buddies with whom I spent a part of the lockdown. Will probably be a collection of portraits of characters that appeal to and intrigue me from numerous factors of view “.
Luca Spreafico is a Milanese director and photographer. Born in 1980, within the final ten years he has targeted on the event of a recent and distinctive aesthetic, collaborating with a collection of worldwide trend manufacturers. Consideration to element, creativity, ardour and the way she values all that’s stunning go to outline her work in images and video – each in her business and private work.
Director: Luca Spreafico ( @lucasprea )
Author: Luca Spreafico ( @lucasprea )
Director of Images: Alessandro Ubaldi ( @ ubaldi.alessandro )
Modifying and VFX: Federica Intelisano ( @ federica.intelisano )
Color Grading: Daniel Palluca ( @daniel_pallucca_colorist )
Manufacturing: The Blink Fish ( @theblinkfish )
Govt Producer: Lorenzo Majno
Line Producer: Marco Agensi
Manufacturing Supervisor: Natalia Troni
1AD: Niccolò di Guida ( @niccolodiguida )
Digicam Assistant: Andrea Pedrinelli
Steadycam: Armando Avallone ( @armandoavallone )
VTR: Francesco Rosiglioni ( @francescorosiglioni )
Electrician: Luca Pardini ( l.pardox )
Gaffer: Valerio Vigo
Set Designer: Gabriele Cavalchi ( @gabrielecavalchi )
Artwork Assistant: Marco Orlando
Prop Grasp: Mattia Venturelli
Stylist: Federica Bonifaci ( @federicabonifaci )
Choreographer: Olivia Lucchini ( @ollirules )
Make-up: Maria Carlini ( @mariacarlini.mua )
Composer: Riccardo Amorese
Sound Recording and Sound Design: Edoardo Bianchi