ASTRAL MIGRANT
Film by Emilio Seri

    ASTRAL MIGRANT

    Synopsis

    A melancholy Astronaut is drifting in Space and striving to maintain a distant relationship with his lover. However, the more he travels towards the edges of the Universe, the more the delay in the communication between them grows, affecting his dreams and raising his anxiety. Will the two lovers be able to stay in touch or will the distance between them become too big to be bridged? Astral Migrant is an unconventional sci-fi short film that pays homage to Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics.

    Credits

    Written, Directed, and Edited by Emilio Seri
    Produced by Jeff Huston
    Director of Photography Yvonne NG
    Production Design by Jeff Huston
    Music by Mysterious Pete (Luigi Gresele, Edoardo Genzolini, Ruggero Fornari, Lorenzo Brilli)
    Sound Designer Emilio Seri
    Assistant Camera Wigner Duarte and Shao Wen Liang
    Assistant Director Adielenah Juliette Perez and Bryan Powers
    Consulting Editor Bryan Powers
    Gaffer Jesse Deganis
    Grip Jamaal Felix Happens
    Sound Recordist Bryan Powers

    Cast

    Astral Migrant - Ben Lorenz
    Telea - Chayenne Espinal

    Bio

    Emilio Seri, born in Perugia (Italy) in 1991, showed a precocious talent for drawing and one of his drawings—winner of the Attilio Mussino Prize together with his class at the Bernardino Di Betto Middle School—is now exhibited in a museum in the northern Italian city of Vernante, near Cuneo. He creates stop-motion animations and short films, has acted in several theatrical productions—including the International Festival Momenti—, plays the piano and has composed pop/rock and instrumental music, music for Choir and Soundtracks for Short films. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Literature Music and Theater with a thesis entitled "Il fabbricante di Spaventapasseri" (The Scarecrow Manufacturer) in which he analyzed the relationship between words and images in Cinema through the works and legacies of Fellini, Jean Epstein and Josef Von Sternberg. He has also been First Tenor in the Vocal Ensemble Vivae Vocis Concentus directed by Maestro Franco Radicchia and a video he made for the TV program TOP5-XMAS was broadcasted on Channel Rai5. In 2014, he began studying in New York for an MFA in Media Arts Production at the City College where he was the recipient of the Bert Saperstein Communication Scholarship for scholastic merit and was nominated for a BAFTA NEW YORK MEDIA STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP in 2015.

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