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LORENZO FANTINI is an English - Italian Writer / Director and Artist with 15 years experience of independent creative projects in Tokyo. He has worked with many international artists / performers / film makers in a wide variety of Theater / Fine Art and Film Activities.
Lorenzo is noted for his lilliputian micro writing artworks which he began in 2004 and continued through to 2010 in a series of joint and solo exhibitions in galleries and exhibition spaces in Ginza, Roppongi Hills, Ebisu and other locations in central Tokyo. The series of works formed part of an art philosophy of using Tokyo as a studio space, with much of the content created on trains and in coffee shops.
He co-founded LAFAN Productions Team in 2009 with fellow film-maker / artist Alessandro Fantini. Together in early 2010 the partnership resulted in the Independent movie, Edonism; a surrealistic sci-fi thriller set in Tokyo.
In 2011 Lorenzo begun work on The Ballad of Harper Lee and Dickie, a reimagining of his own theatrical play - Passion Killer. This has been in collaboration with fellow creators, Nate Jensen, Lucy King, and Julian Champion. The movie is the culmination of a decade long relationship with the characters and the mysterious Ezerfox, a totemic supernatural being, that inhabited much of his art works over the years in Tokyo.
In 2012 he co-directed along with Creative Director Richard Grehan of imageMill on the modern vampire movie named, Night Rain, which he also scripted.
He completed an MA Program in Screenwriting at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Currently he is involved in Screen Rebels, a screenplay showcase project which he co-founded. Details can be found at Screen Rebels website.
Unique traits: A showcase of short film screenplays by emerging writers and actors. Screen Rebels places the writer and the actor at the centre of the show. We tailor our stories to enhance actors performance for a truly immersive audience experience to create the film without the screen. This a unique opportunity to witness the writer’s creative ambition and peer through that magic window at the earliest stage of a film’s journey. Our Showcase event is also an opportunity to establish a brand new community for writers, actors, directors and producers. We endeavour to create an environment for artists to meet socially and create opportunities for new partnerships to ensure their skills find their audience.
Film (Short and Drama) Editorial department Orna is a story about a woman in her 50s whose husband leaves her during a Passover dinner. We follow her through an emotional journey, both tragic and comedic, as she meets and falls in love with her husband in 1980, the subsequent trauma of their separation 30 years after and her struggle to reconcile her identity in spite of an interfering family. Ultimately, Orna is about awareness of the self and the inherent responsibility of being honest to yourself and living a true life.
Jack Queen Priest God
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Writer Father Jack is a young priest who is dealing with some unwanted urges of a sexual nature. His desires lead him to a dark path where he goes on a journey; where he is consumed by the devil, battles the seven deadly sins, and gets blessed by the Virgin Mary herself. With his soul lurking in limbo father Jack has two choices, cling on to his faith or succumb to his desires. Written by Anonymous
Film (Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller) Writer James Hallway came to Tokyo looking for the dream and a life with his beautiful wife, Sophie. Instead he found a life of toil, torment and alcoholism. Unable to face his descent into self destruction, Sophie left, abandoning him to his downward spiral into the gutter. When things can't get any worse, his grip on reality is stolen from under him as he experiences all manner of hallucinations and ultimately a coma. When he is revived he begins to learn some terrifying truths about his condition and his connection to a long forgotten legend from ancient Japan. Written by Anonymous