“Society makes its criminals suffer and after that it
ignores them.” Fernando Di Leo's crime flick gets off to an explosive
start as, to the energetic sounds of prog rock, a package containing a large
quantity of cash is transferred from one person to another amidst the autumnal
streets and neon-lit subways of Milan, only for the real package to get
switched with a fake somewhere along the line. The carriers are braced
one-by-one in increasingly violent fashion – heads smashed into vases, faces
slashed with straight razors – but to no avail; the money has vanished. So now,
according to the rules of this vicious gang, they must be taken care of – by
blowing them all up with dynamite! Now that's how you start a movie...
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I am a British freelance filmmaker, as well as a writer, movie fanatic, and zombie obsessive. I am the author of "Dug Deep" and the "Celebrityville" series of books, and write for Sleaze Fiend Magazine and Homepage of the Dead. I'm the screenwriter for the upcoming film "For Want of a Nail".
Of the many filmmakers who influence me, some are: Romero, Raimi, Carpenter, Cameron, Fincher, Tarantino, Rodriguez, Kubrick, Boyle, Zombie, Martino, Fulci, Argento, Cronenberg, Marshall, Smith, Nolan, Dominik, Scott, Mann, Hooper, De Palma, Leone, Spielberg and Zemeckis.
What I'd ultimately like to do:Writer & Director Current positions: Self-Directing Cameraman, Screenwriter & Editor Writing fields of interest:Feature length, TV drama & short subject screenplays, Research essays, Film/Video game reviews
Writing: "Murder at the Grindhouse" (Novel, in progress) "Dug Deep" (Novella) "How Mr Snuffles III and Others Met Their Maker" (Novella) "Celebrityville" (Novel) "Sleb: Tigress of Celebrityville" (Novel) Sleaze Fiend Magazine (Staff Writer) The Racket (Script Editor) The Problem of Evil (Screenwriter, Film #5)
Festivals/Screenings: Small Axe Film Competition 2014 (Shortlisted, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival) (1 Nom) Portsmouth International Film Festival 2014 (2 Noms) St Tropez International Film Festival 2014 (2 Noms) Campfire Film Festival 2012, Australia (Award Won) Borderlines Film Festival 2011 Buffalo/Niagara, New York Oct. 2010 (39th North American Association for Environmental Education Conference) Belmont Abbey Mar. 2010 Borderlines Film Festival 2010 Kington KLEEN Energy Week Feb. 2010 Kilpeck Nov. 2009 Beyond TV FF - Swansea 2008 13th Milano FF - Italy 2008 3 Minute Wonder - Channel 4 2008 Open Frame FF - New Delhi 2008 Phantasmagoria 2008 Planet Sci-Cast 2008 (Nominated) Deadlands 1 & 2 theatrical runs 2007 & 2008 (Supporting Features) Borderlines Film Festival 2007 Bristol Bloodbath Film Festival 2006
Television: 3 Minute Wonder (C4) Community Channel BBC Local TV PropellerTV