Enrico Muzzi debuts as a filmmaker in 2005 with the short “Confessioni di un codardo” (Confessions of a Coward), based on Charles Bukowski’s novels. This work stems out of Enrico’s fondness for Bukowski’s writings meeting his growing love for cinema. The plot is based on the beat writer’s short stories.
It is only after accomplishing this first work that Enrico actually realizes he loves directing and develops quite an appetite for technical practice as well as academic studies on cinematic language.
In 2007 his second short film is out: a pulp work titled “Garbage” in which Enrico, as a young director, takes on the challenge of a genre production in a field still little explored by Italian directors.
He takes care of photography and editing as well as directing. It turns out to be a memorable experience and a rich opportunity to experiment and develop his own language.
Adding pragmatism to his film-making career plans, in the same year Enrico founds his own production company, DreamVision.
In 2011 Enrico graduates at DAMS Bologna (drama, media and entertainment studies university) with a dissertation on film photography and shooting techniques. He comes to realize that to him nothing compares with film-making as a narrative medium.
He then dives into workshops and classes on directing, screenplay writing, photography and editing, as he feels he ought to know as much as he can about all of the aspects involved in a film production. At this point, Enrico meets his soon-to-be director of photography and friend Michele D’Attanasio, with whom he has been working since. Michele collaborates in Enrico’s third work, “La Chance” (The Chance), a docu-fiction on love and couple relationships that digs deep into the dark side of such a common and yet mysterious feeling and its dynamics.
In 2012, Enrico takes off for a study trip in the US and is impressed by Hollywood industry dynamics and management. He spends three months in LA, making the best of his time and does not miss out on the chance to get some contacts and to introduce his works in the business.
A hard-core fan of Hollywood movies, as he leaves he promises himself to be back soon. Once back in Italy, before long his fourth piece is ready: “The Variable”, a film about the economic crisis sweeping the world and particularly Italy.
Enrico here lets us in Silvano’s life, the story a middle-aged man who loses his job and, however hard he tries, cannot manage to get back on feet again.
It is a fictional story summing up several real stories, which stirred Enrico to speak out on a socially sensitive theme.
As soon as the shootings were over, Enrico has returned to the States for a six-months stay with the plan to shoot his first film on American soil.
Name: Enrico Muzzi
Lives in: New York City, New York
Company: DreamVision / Jack Boar Pictures
Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor and Producer
Film (short) by Undervilla Director “The Variable” is the story a middle-aged man who loses his job and cannot manage to get back on feet again.
Documentary by DreamVision Director The Chance is a docu-fiction on love and couple relationships that digs deep into the dark side of such a common and yet mysterious feeling and its dynamics.
Film (short) by DreamVision Director A professional Killer must accept one last job in order to save his girlfriend.
Pinuccio Lovero: Sogno di una morte di mezza estate
Documentary by Fandango / Pippo Mezzapesa 1st AC Pinuccio Lovero had always dreamed of becoming a gravedigger. After many odd jobs, this 40-year-old Italian was certain he was the right man for the funeral business. Pinuccio's friends and acquaintances know all about it: "He'd always end up talking about dead bodies." Meanwhile, Pinuccio found a job at the small cemetery of Mariotto. He cleans tombstones until they shine, waters the flowers, digs new graves and clears out old ones. We see Pinuccio at work in the sweltering heat while crickets sing in the background. Visitors are pleased with the new employee, but Pinuccio is missing something: dead people. While everyone else is glad that there haven't been any deaths for months Pinuccio seems to bring luck he can't wait to put on his gravedigger's suit. Perhaps the hot summer weather will help. 'm just hoping that in this heat, someone will die." He often sits beside the fan with his empty register, musing about life, music, mourning and love. Director Pippo Mezzapesa has a keen eye for detail in the cemetery, such as the flowers and photos on the graves. Visitors walking among the tombstones in slow motion, bringing flowers for their loved ones, provide a framework for Pinuccio's story.
Film (short) by RIO Films (Drama) 2nd Camera Operator
Confession of a Coward
Film (short) by Elenfant Film (Drama and Biography) Director A short-film based on Charles Bukowski's novel "The Suicide".
"The Variable" wins the Best in Show at the New York Dénouement Film Festival
BA in Entertainment Studies at DAMS (Department of Arts Media and Entertainment) with a dissertation on cinematography and shooting techniques.