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Why I chose this story

Why I choose to write Imago

Image is part of us, since we are born. Our age, time, lives with the concept of image, which has allowed us to have a collective memory based on the same concept. The functionality of the images allows us to know reality that otherwise wouldn't have experienced. And that is perhaps the main point of my little argument, namely that the image conveys only a portion of the experience, yet it claims to be real. But it's a partial, as all the stories, and not objective, as all the points of view. But for decades has been assigned to this art form relatively young (about 170 years ago the first photo was made) an absolute function of truth.


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Behind the scenes of the Imago

Glasshouse, a London street in the small, medieval town of Sillico.

Cinema has a magic touch, cinema changes things. In the district of Pieve Fosciana, on a peak, lies Sillico, a medieval village. It is immersed in a charming quietness one can find only on the top of a mountain surrounded by breathtaking greenery. There are not many inhabitants, considering the town's dimensions, but they are all wonderfully friendly! This little town with its tiny, quiet streets and its houses bound toghether with a connection made of stones let in for an entire month a very busy film crew

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What's crowdfunding?


How do the greatest stories and fairy tales begin? We surely have some memories of our childwood


about that: thoughts come out of someone's mind come out and lie down on piece of paper. So an


inmagination becomes reality. Nowadays we don't use only paper, yet every idea changes into a


plan all the same. A project is designed, and the story within is tied up to the stories of each person


who created it. In fact this is what we do, so that we try to involve everyone in our works, not just


film makers or producers. That's why we chose the crowdfunding system.


Maybe you're wondering “what's crowdfunding? How does it work?”


A group of people gathers, and decides to give money to support one or more projects they came to know through the internet. Individual projects are collected in particular websites. Anyone can support the idea he or she is most interested in. Those who give a contrubution get special prizes and unique possibilities.


Modern novels everyone can take part in, expecially followers. Find out what is like to live in the stories you' ve only listened to...



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Metropolis: a story



Metropolis storie


Metropolis: the stories


There are well- told stories we heard and are sure will stay stuck in our heads. That's exactly how it works: our brain, facing a great story is immediately put in motion, we can't help it. Everyone has got a story, because he or she is actually living a life, but it doesn't mean then, that everyone is willing to tell new stories. Not always there' s an audience listening, so many times our stories remain in our heads, waiting for better chances. Who we are and what we want to be is already something to tell, no doubt. In Youtube, that great, modern archive there's a five-minute video called “Tonino Guerra explains his world to joung people” (watching it is surely a good and constructive way to spend some minutes in life). The Maestro uses wonderful words to give joung writers an advice : “you can't meet directors like Fellini, Tarkovskij, Rosi, Angelopoulos, Taviani, De Sica or Monicelli and say “I have a story to tell.” At least you must have a hundred stories. You must be full in first place. The issue is not about what to give to others... First you must fill up yourself. When you' re overflowing with flowers, ideas or messages, you'll be of some use” Team work allows you to be constantly in contact with stories of others, that sometimes emerge and need to be shared. Metropolis' mission (“ write great stories to be told in unconventional and engaging ways”) is ambitious and defines exactly the profile of this producing company, telling something about its DNA, one might say.


Right now The Imago is the project that's requiring most of our energy and attention. It's a movie, and so basically a story that contains other stories, some kind of a great road that leads to many secondary paths.


We need competences to do what we would like to do, and competences take some time to be formed.


“The Imago is a visionary way to deal with a complex and yet fascinating topic such as the cruelty of human beings”. This is the idea of one of the most important staff members, the special effect supervisor Stefano Bellandi. “I like fantasy stories that are about somthing not real. I mean: cinema is emotion to me, but also entertainment and immagination. I think these three elements blend prefectly together. Metropolis is a lab where we experiemnt and produce, and many times we experiment through the production. It is like a forge, and just as a forge it grew up during the years. It all began with the common passion for telling stories, not from plans or projects. I must say that this whole structure was not that fast to develop, because we need competences to do what we would like to do, and competences take some time to be formed. Preparation always take some time. We went through some trials to create a team bound together by passion. Indeed we're bound together by passion, or that is, by the wish to reach a common goal. Everyone uses his competences to do this work and we all respect others' skills. I'd like to say this: It is more important to us to keep a team together than begin new projects no matter what. If a team is unite and can work with a relaxed mood any project will be more effective, rather than remaining a mere application of technical skills.


We focus on the help each one of us can give, because we know that the plan we are working to feeds direcly on the experiences of the people that are bringing it about; otherwise all of it it is not real



Giacomo Ramacciotti

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