25 October 2010

Kenya International Film Festival

A short note to say that Blue Passage has entered the official competition at the Kenya International Film Festival. It will be screened on Thursday 28th.


Blue Passage is a visual documentary about the mechanisation of our lives, observing the eternal passions of a city between sunset and sunrise.

Concept, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Luca Rocchini
Sound Record and Master: Ken Chambers
Assistant Camera/Director and Grading: Michael Higgins
Original Music: Abigail Smith, Niccolo Giulianelli, Denis Khairallah

23 October 2010

Macnas Light Show - Dublin Fringe
















During the last Fringe Festival in Dublin, I went to further experiment with my 1950's Condor Ferrania, which closely resemble the more famous Leika. I pushed the machine even further with low shutter speeds and out of focus shots. Then I had hand developed the films ILFORD FP4 PLUS (400 ISO) and KODAK BW400CN, this one in C41 with the help of a Jobo machine. I think that some interesting effects came out of this magic show. To note that there were many people taking photographs at the show, but I was the only one I have seen holding a film camera. Sob.
Soon, more pictures will be published on my website.




17 October 2010

516 Films Webpage

I'm part of 516, a group of film and video collaborators. The website has just been uploaded:
film516.com
"Fivesixteen is a creative team of media professionals in Dublin, Ireland who share a passion for the visual arts. Whit years of experience in the TV, Film and Print Industry, we provide production and post-production services with a polished touch."
Check out our showreel:


For more info here:
rokkospotto/516-productions
and here:
film516.com

10 October 2010

Shebeen Flick - Blue Passage Screening























My little visual documentary Blue Passage earned another screening next Tuesday 12th October 7.30pm at the Shebeen Chic in George Street, Dublin.
Note from the organizer:

"...I will be showing BLUE PASSAGE as part of a series of film nights I will be running in Shebeen Chic from 5th October. The project is called Shebeen Flick and will run every Tuesday at 7.30pm, showing Irish films, old and new. There will be always a short opening for a feature.

BLUE PASSAGE will be opening for the documentary 'Today is better than two Tomorrows' by Anna Rodgers (http://www.todayisbetterthantwotomorrows.com/) on 12th October."

FREE ENTRANCE

TRAILER --> http://www.bluepassage.eu/
"Blue Passage is a visual documentary
about the mechanisation of our lives, observing
the eternal passions of a city between sunset and sunrise."
15 min