Daniele Favilli, an Italian talent with Hollywood in his heart
Dark settings, thriller atmospheres, disturbing lights and a thrilling plot: these are the characteristics of the new TV series by the Florentine director, actor and producer, Daniele Favilli, who has created a new TV series, entitled Crystal bullets. We are in context retro sci-fi (therefore set in the past, in which elements of modernity and technology of the future are inserted), in an alternative world, in which the events of the series unfold. Here, murder is legalized through “role-playing”: the Duel. The killers have become celebrities but no one knows their true identity. Crystal bullets represent the innermost soul of every player.
Daniel Favilli, creative mind of the project, brings to Florence methods and perspectives assimilated in his years spent in the United States: in fact he worked for years in Los Angeles. Since 2008, he has been one of the protagonists of the TV series Torchwood: Miracle Day; she then co-produced the film Swelter (Vengeance and Redemption, in Italy) in which she starred alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and Alfred Molina; she also starred in The Legend Of Red Hand, alongside Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy) directed by Stefano Sollima.
For the first time in Florence, the screen test of a TV series
Today the big streaming platforms usually put the first season of a series on the market, to test the mood of the public, and then possibly continue with other seasons. But until recently, the only way to verify the approval of viewers was to make pilot episodes: a very popular practice in the USA. And it is just one screen testof the first episode of the TV series Crystal bulletsby title Last victim, to be proposed in Florence by Daniele Favilli. The screen testto be held Saturday 18 March, at 6.30 pm, at the La Compagnia cinema (via Cavour 50/r): it is a projection, useful for verifying live the reactions and opinions of the public. Participation is free, by reservation, by writing [email protected]
At the end of the screening, viewers will be invited to express their opinion by participating in an active Q&A (question and answer session) with director, cast and production: a very useful participatory and interactive moment before the project distribution process.
Last Victim is made by young Florentine talents: Matthew Vanni photography director, Consuelo Cipriani general organization, Christian Gazzarrini supervision, Simone Giorgi sound engineer and music, Julia DiRenzo costumes, Anna First by Anonymous Florence special outfits and masks e Rossella Bresciani Chief Makeup and FX. In the artistic cast, next to Daniel Favilliwe find Lavinia Zaccarella, Francesco Grifoni, Paolo Giommarelli, Diego Casale, Massimiliano Cutrera, Eleonora Cappelletti And Christine Paoletti. Also in the cast Stephen Term and the very young Thomas, Diego And Wild Term.
Among the locations of Last victimThe Centro Pecci in Prato, the Grand Hotel Baglioni in Florence, Colle Bereto in Florence And Villa Waddell in Fiesoleplaces with a great scenographic impact, which contribute to the creation of an original and at the same time dystopian world.
The series is produced by Cosmoglobo Entertainment, Gonzo Design, Cosmo-sound and Clam, in association with Nuovo Imaie and, as the director states, “It is meant to be a reflection on the harmful effects of violence when it becomes an institution, in an upside-down world, in which the prevarication and oppression of the other are admirable qualities”.