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Raindance TV Interview: Matias Masucci & Pollyanna McIntosh

Raindance TV interviews director Matias Masucci and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in occasion of the 2012 presentation of the independent film Noise Matters at the 20th Raindance Film Festival in London.

Opening night at the Apollo Piccadilly Theatre was the first presentation of the film to an international audience. The film went on to garner further attention and positive reviews.

Here is what the festival had to say about Noise Matters:

“The whole essence of noise is that there are no instruments. We’re not musicians, we make noise.” Noise Matters is a two hour lesson in noise and a journey into the minds of some rather eccentric characters. While it is intimately touching it’s also outrageously funny in its satire on music, noise and the arts.

While it takes the disguise of a simple documentary, it soon becomes clear that this is something out of the ordinary. In Noise Matters we get to follow the fictional noise making band Shame on You. The band consists of Stan, the traumatised abstract painter; Philip; the sound engineer genius; Ryan, the political activist with an anger management issue and the professional noise maker and self proclaimed band leader Dagobert. The band is managed by their completely inappropriate and somewhat delusional manager, Captain Monroe, who wants the band to record an album in order to reach the bigger market. This becomes a question of artistic integrity which splits the band in two camps and threatens to ruin it all.

Matias Masucci’s feature length debut is without a doubt in a class of its own and it’s sure to divide audiences. It’s splendidly bonkers and leaves you wanting just a little bit more.

By Mirjam Genetay

La Voce D’Italia Intervista: Noise Matters.

Intervista a Matias Masucci – The Italian newspaper La Voce D’Italia (The Voice of Italy) ran an article yesterday on myself and the film Noise Matters. It tells a bit of my story and gives a very nice review of the film.

Currently the text is available only in Italian but should you happen to understand the language feel free to go visit their site.

The original article can be found here: La Voce D’Italia: Noise Matters

The interview was conducted by journalist Davide Clemente.


happiending wins Jury Award at DIFF

On March 9th 2009 “happiending” was awarded the Jury Commendation for Live Action Short Film at the 2009 Durango Independent Film Festival (DIFF).

This was happiending’s first festival appearance and I am extremely happy to know the film was noted among an exciting and high quality program, showcasing films from around the world. The film was met with an extremely positive reaction by the audience and screened to a full house on both occasions.

We would all like to thank the festival and the city of Durango for this distinguished honor.

“…I promise to keep my work real and personal and to do my best to live up to the acknowledgement I have received here tonight.” These were my words when I accepted the award.