Perse student’s short film presented at international festival
9 Oct 2019
Aspiring film-maker Ruben Giuliani (Upper Sixth) has seen one of his short clips shown at a prestigious international youth film festival in Italy.
His short film Orange was one of just 20 works, made by young directors from around the world, to be selected as finalists at the Duemila30 festival in Milan. This year’s event had an environmental theme, with the focus being the goals for the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Ruben was thrilled that his film, which he made two years ago, had been chosen for the festival.
He said: “Orange is a one-minute film that I made just for fun, inspired by a joke by a comedian about how people complain too much about things they really shouldn’t be complaining about. When I was in Portugal with my family, we saw this orange tree and I thought the location was so cool. It was just an idea I had on the spur of the moment.
“I just decided recently that I should do something with it and thought I’d enter this festival. When I made it, I wasn’t thinking about the theme of the environment but this film had those environmental links to do with human attitudes.”
Ruben, whose favourite film director is David Lynch, said he had thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the festival.
He said: “There were some really awesome film-makers taking part and it was incredible. The films were shown in a little cinema so you got to see the audience’s reactions. I’ve been film-making since I was 12, but it’s the first time I’ve seen one of my films with an audience before.”
Watch Ruben’s film Orange here.