WC Western Closet


"Cowboys by name, assholes by nature"

A spaghetti western seasoned with shit, blood, sex, money, teeth, teddy bears, flies, beans gone bad and a bullet here and there.

Synopsis

Six horrible and desperate individuals, unkown to eachother, whose lives meet in a torrid day in an arid desert of the West, united in a common destiny

IDEA

W.C. Western Closet is a western short film written and directed by Luca Franco and Saba Salvemini shoot in Puglia (Italy) in 2012 in the National Park of Alta Murgia.
"W.C. Western Closet" tells the story about some strange and desperate individuals whose lives meet in a torrid day in an arid desert of the West. A thirsty and hungry lost cowboy lost in the desert. A peasant woman that lives alone with the memory of her dead husband. A fool who's morbidly attached to an old teddy bear. A good bad guy, but bad, but also good. A jealous whore looking for revenge. A lonely and horny sheriff. Their walk, their stupidity and a series of unfortunate events lead them to get to know each other, collide, hate, love and in the and kill each other.
We wanted to talk about our western society and we chose the Western genre. A short film about human stupidity, brutality, misfortune and that bond that unites us all: chance... and about our common destiny: death. A tragic comic dance about human condition. We wanted to talk about our western society and we chose the Western genre. A grotesque western that from comedy turns into tragedy. This project, a part from our artistic and personal motives, also wants to be an homage to the grand second class italian western cinema during the seventies and to its masters such as Enzo Barboni, Sergio Corbucci and many others.

Video

Shortfilm

Official Trailer

Teaser

AWARDS & PARTECIPATIONS

OverLook - CinemAvvenire Film Festival (Ita) - Mention to the Best Technical-Artistic Contribution for DOP
Avanca2014 Film Festival (Pt)
Genova Film Festival (Ita)
Festival Copa dos Curtas (Bra)
Festival Alto Vicentino (Ita)
Festival de Cine Azul Surrealidades (Col)
Trani Film Festival (Ita)
Festival international de cine fantastico de Monachil (Esp)
Erice Film Festival (Ita)
Fifes Film Festival (Croatia)
PiemonteMovie Festival (Ita)
Notte bianca del cinema pugliese (Ita)
Drinkcorto Festival (Ita)
Too short to wait (Ita)
Splash Festival (Ita)

Credits

WC WESTERN CLOSET

A shortfilm by Luca Franco and Saba Salvemini

Produced by
Areté Ensemble, TIEFilm, Zerottanta

Executive Producer
Saba Salvemini

Production Coordinator
Anna Giulia D'Onghia

Cast
Massimiliano Caretta - The Villain, Michele Cipriani – The Sceriff, Francesca Montanaro – The Whore, Davide Paganini – The stupid, Saba Salvemini - The Hero, Annika Strøhm – The Peasant Woman, Alfredo Utech – The bagger, Enzo Paci – The voice

Subject
Luca Franco

Screenplay
Luca Franco, Saba Salvemini

Directed by
Luca Franco, Saba Salvemini

First Assistant Director
Ermes Di Salvia

DOP
Marzio Mirabella

Camera assistant
Lucio Basadonne

Production Assistant
Ignazio Di Mauro

Editing
"Il Mucchio Selvaggio"

Boom Operator
Vincenzo Urselli

Make up artist
Marianna Lumare

Production Designer
Marta Marrone

Assistant Production Designer
Vito Sabini

Original music by
Adriano Fontana

Whistle "Hero's theme"
Fabrizio Maiocco

Sound design
Mattia Cominotto, (Green Fog Studio - Genova)

Compositor
Carlo Macchiavello

Drawings
Luisa Timossi

Costume designer
Alessandro Osemont

Cutter
Franco Colamorea

Assistants Cutter
Natasha Zaccaria, Luca Tatoli

Choreography
Giorgia Tiengo

Horse Trainer and Stuntman
Nicola Ragusa

Horses by
Masseria Di Cristo - Poggiorsini

Catering
Maria Vittoria Mazzone

Lodging
B&B Il Garagnone

Insurance
Studio M - Ariscom

Location Manager
Pasquale Marchetti, Andrea Cosmo Andriani

Electrician
Gianfranco Calculli

Camera by
Zerottanta

Tecnical equipment
Movie People Bari

Designer Equipment
E. RANCATI s.r.l.

Supporters
Comune di Poggiorsini, Parco Nazionale dell'Alta Murgia, Genova Liguria Film Commission, ResExtensa, Explorer, Associazione culturale Dionisio

Patronage by
APFC – Apulia Film Commission

Thanksgiving
The entire municipality on of the Council of Poggiorsini and the Vigili Urbani di Poggiorsini, Assessore Nicola Loporfido – Comune di Poggiorsini, Assessore Mariella Genuario – Comune di Poggiorsini, Luciana Zollo – Parco Nazionale dell'Alta Murgia, Corrado Minervini – Parco, Nazionale dell'Alta Murgia, Dinamo Film ,Carlo Coppola, Studio Coema, Vincenzo Rutigliano, Eleonora Rutigliano, Antonella Dipierro, Mino Quattromini ,Daniele Scaltrito, Michele Cicala, Alfonso Raguso, Venere Locastro, Gaetano e Domenico Raguso, Amedeo Beretta, The Indiegogo's supporters

© Areté Ensemble e TIEFILM 2013


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