|Tomorrow’s a Day Away|
ITALY / 2008 / Italian, Spanish / Color, B&W / Video / 83 min
Director, Photography, Script: Lorenzo Fonda
Editing: Fabio Capalbo
Sound: Sibe, Ivan Merlo
Music: Lorenzo Magnaghi
Producer: Olivia Verona
Production Company: Mercurio Cinematografica
World Sales, Source: Wide Management
Italian artist Blu and filmmaker Lorenzo embark on a trip to Central and South America with their friends. Walking through Mexico (Me), Guatemala (Gu), Nicaragua (Ni), Costa Rica (C), and Argentina (A), they explore streets and meet people, while Blu paints huge freestyle murals on walls and whole sides of buildings. Painting over old socialist slogans and dusty, worn-down walls, they are greeted by curious, surprised, happy, and angry locals. With animation, which allows the painted creatures to move, grow wings, and fly up into the open “live-action” sky, the dynamic improvisation of graffiti inspires and delights us with the joy of public art. Screening supported by the Italian Cultural Institute.
An Italian skateboarder for 15 years, Fonda works with three production companies: Mercurio Cinematografica (Italy), Hornet, Inc. (USA), and Strange Beast (UK), making commercials, films, and multimedia. His works have been showcased at the Cannes Fringe Young Director Awards and Resfest, and have appeared in publications such as Pictoplasma: Characters in Motion, Swindle magazine, Stash DVD magazine, and Converse Gallery. He has worked commercially for such clients as Alfa Romeo, Nike, MTV, Converse, and Sundek. Megunica, Lorenzo’s first film, has been screened at a number of international film festivals and won the best creative documentary award at the International Amsterdam Film Festival.