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Would you like to watch my short film titled "Mattina Presto Luce (2010)"?

From: Lee
Sent on: Saturday, July 30, 2011 3:08 PM
As you may or may not know, I spent last fall producing, filming and finishing a short filmed titled "Mattina Presto Luce". I wrote, produced & directed it, and worked with a great bunch of people along the way.

While some of you may have seen it, it has not until now been released for general viewing. I kept it off the web because I had it entered into many festivals (it wasn't accepted by any) and I didn't want to compromise its eligibility. However, as of right now, its down to consideration in only two more festivals, and I am anxious that those who wish to watch it may now do so.

I have uploaded it to YouTube, and have a private link to the movie. If you want to see the movie, you must request the link from me.
PLEASE keep in mind that the movie is 23 minutes long. If you request the link, please be sure you are committed to watching the whole movie.

About Mattina Presto Luce (2010)
Written, Produced & Directed by Lee Stokes
Starring Sonia Belliveau & William Rogue
Produced by Sanjay Sooknanan
Cinematography by Van Hsieh
Music by Graham Pellettieri
Edited by Galina Leinen
Costume Design by Adriana Lambarri
Production Management by Martina Smothers
Sound by Steven Wilson
Gaffing by Hector Aranda

Mattina Presto Luce is an homage to early 1960's European films and directors, directly influenced by Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse (1962). My movie is more about capturing a moment in time between two people as they make a life altering decision than a being plot driven film.
Using desaturated colors, spare dialog & music and keeping movement to a minimum, I wanted to create a pace (and space) unlike contemporary film making. I also am asking the viewer to slow down and rely more on their own observational skills than relying on me to tell them what to think or feel. The movie is quiet and slow and that is intended.

If you choose to watch, I hope you like it, or at least appreciate what I was attempting to do. I also ask that you rate the movie, either good OR bad.

Please respond if you'd like me to send the link to you!

Lee Stokes

Mattina Presto Luce
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