Andrea Torresani

Born on 11/06/1965 in Bussolengo (VR) he is a SIAE member. Since 1992, Andrea Torresani has now carried out his activity as a journalist, author and actor. After having obtained his scientific high school diploma, in parallel with his registration at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Padua, he carries out his activity as an author with poetic texts, and as an actor in public performances of theatrical comedies. He participates in poetry recitals with the Asetarte Group of Verona and collaborates in the drafting of theatrical poetic texts. Continue in the meantime recognitions in the poetry sector in national competitions and, since 1992, he began collaborating with the newspaper "Il Nuovo Veronese" and subsequently with other local newspapers such as "L'Arena" of Verona and national ones, such as the "Independent". in the meantime, after having obtained registration in the Journalists' Register (1994), he carried out pure historical research, publishing in 1996, in collaboration with the author Rino Pio Accordini, the book "29 May 1848" which narrates the events of the first war of independence on Lake Garda. A book which is sponsored by the municipalities of Verona's Garda and which sheds a new light on the populations fighting on Garda for Italian unification. Subsequently the author publishes the poetic collection "Romance ", combined with images of the Garda landscapes portrayed by photographer Marcello della Valle. In 1999, after being the co-founder of the newspaper "IL Corriere del Garda", he founded with Annamaria Riolfi the cultural association "Corriere della Riviera" and the periodical Corriere della Riviera which leads an action for the protection and promotion of arts and culture and the Garda environment. The video "Romance" was released in the same year (sponsored by some municipalities of Garda) directed and performed by the same author. Video then presented and reviewed at the Fedic festival in Arezzo (2000) and finalist of the "Festival degli ultracorti " Rome.

Previously Torresani published the collection of articles "In our defense" which aims to explain how the environmental protection systems of Garda are often lacking. He also collaborates with television publications with films and promoting press conferences of an informative nature. As an author of texts for music he creates, in addition to texts of light and popular music, some opera pieces included in the concerts for the Jubilee. Meanwhile, his research activity continues with the identification of abandoned shipwrecks in Lake Garda.. In the year 2000, Torresani created the "Riviera Prize - Laurence Olivier Prize and Vivien Leigh Prize" created to combine emerging authors with already established figures. Prize now sponsored by the Veneto Region, the Province of Verona, the Municipality of Torri del Benaco, the Garda Community , by the Pro Loco Baldo Garda and in collaboration with the municipality of Garda and the "Mariele Ventre Foundation of Bologna". From year to year they are part of the jury, 
The evening covered by the mass media becomes an event in which all the arts are represented as described on the site Torresani, is the pure creator and co-founder of the "Voice for the ENVIRONMENT" committee which is responsible for reporting and preventing any abuses and environmental disasters. Events followed by the regional mass media. In recently promoted, in the provincial headquarters of Verona, a conference on the prevention of earthquakes and floods. Also citing the author's recent essay "Benaco, a lost Atlantis in Garda" reviewed by newspapers such as Corriere della Sera - Corriere del Veneto, L'Arena, Leggo etc.. and interregional televisions such as Telepace Telenuovo, TeleVerona etc. essay that goes in search of the ancient Benaco submerged by an earthquake or a flood. At the same time, the author also carries out archaeological research, highlighting a structure of Roman origin present in the Garda area. On the other hand, in 2001 Torresani also extended copyright protection to the OLAF section. He also dedicates himself to the figurative arts with the promotion of exhibitions of graphic works created by him taken from the covers of the Corriere della Riviera, thus defining 'ARTEVIDEOPOETICS (see attached paragraph and space at the bottom of the page). In June 2003 for his artistic and cultural merits, the National Union of Writers and Artists (UNSA) referent to Uil - Cigl Cisl and sponsored by UNESCO and other bodies and imparting foundations, appoints Torresani as an honorary member by enrolling him in the national and European register of writers of Chiara Fama. Texts by him are included in the Dictionary of Illustrious Men of the National Union of Writers and Artists.

After two years of work, Torresani completed the film Monster Hunters which saw him engaged as an actor, director, screenwriter and interpreter. The film, previewed in Garda in December 2004 and presented in July 2005 at the 11th Sangio international festival, received acclaim from the public and critics

Your project has entered in our festival. What is your project about?
Solo is a psychological thriller set among mountains and forests and represents man's isolation in the face of immediate and tangible dangers. A primordial struggle in which a man and a woman, recovering their lost feelings, join forces to reject the absolute evil that comes from other men. Not by the same animals present in the forest who will have a saving mission in the end.

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What are your ambitions with your project?
That of narrating how man reduced to a feral state behaves worse than animals, annihilating his fellow man for futile reasons.
Paradoxically, the man and the woman, instead of finding themselves within the walls of the house, find themselves in a cold stable where the survival instinct leads them to fight against the wild nature where all beings are equal faced with the need to feed themselves. Man can prevail through his intelligence as long as the aim is not to harm others.

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Tell us something about your filming? What pleasantly surprised you?
The filming was often done live and with a script created during the events. Personally as a director I tried to adapt the actors to their roles by taking them to an area where there really are wild boars and the location was natural. In this way there was greater identification for the actors with their role and sometimes anger and desperation that is seen in the female protagonist is real. The use of real weapons in certain situations, fortunately, did not create problems. On the other hand, we didn't carry out real acting tests but everything was often filmed on the first take.

Which audience is your film aimed at?
It is aimed at an adult audience who wants to immerse themselves in an unknown space through real images.

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Why should distributors buy your film?
Because it represents something true and not fiction in which the film flows without worrying about the real effect on the spectators but tending a plot that unfolds on its own in a consequential way without creating pauses in the film but keeping the tension constant until the final exit which gives meaning to the whole work.

How would you specify your work? What characterizes your film?
A live movie that must try to be as similar to reality as possible.
What characterizes the film is the different psychology of the characters in which, however, the protagonist Claudio seems to summarize them all with his attitudes during the scenes.

Why did you decide to become a director?
For necessity. Carrying out my activity as a journalist I have created more than 650 video reportages. And among these there are some feature films, including documentaries shot in a war zone.

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Who is your role model?
As a director in a certain way Kubrick. As an actor, part Italian Alberto Sordi, part James Dean, part Brando. In fact, in the film you can glimpse some of my interpretative quotes at times. With all due respect to these great actors.

What movies are your favorites? Why?
One of my favorite films is "Tutti a casa" with Alberto Sordi. It tells of the escape of the Italian soldiers after the armistice of '43'. Ironic and terrible at the same time. East of Eden by Elia Kazan with an innovative James Dean. The Gladiator, for the exemplary reconstruction of the Roman era and for the narration of unparalleled heroism.

Where do you look for inspiration for your films?
From some of my personal experiences.

What topics interest you most?
Comedy and the analysis of the depths of man even in his darkest aspects

What do you consider your greatest success in your career?
As far as the cinema "Monster Hunters" is concerned, despite being an incomplete film for various reasons, it attracted several international troops to Lake Garda, in search of the elusive Garda Monster. As regards my activity as a digital art author, my monograph at a national level with the publishing house Mondadori Cairo editore

What do you consider most important in filming?
Give space to the psychological interpretation and inventiveness of the actors

Which cinematographic shooting technique do you consider the best?
I favor the hand-held camera, due to my activity as an interviewer and self-shooter of which I was one of the first proponents in Italy in the early 2000s. However, even in the field and reverse shot I seem to achieve good results perhaps by experimenting with some new types of 'framing

How would you rate, what is your opinion on current cinema?
It seems too tied to a fictional television genre than to mine
warning it does not represent real cinema.

What can disappoint you in a film?
The usual love catchphrase

Who supports you in your film career?
Apart from friends, myself