On set photography of the making of Chapter Three: Needs & Wants. Shot by Linda Masucci on her first photographic assignment for Independent Society.
The completion of Noise Matters has been due for the past few months. Today I can finally sit down to announce it properly right here on the site.
We went into production on March 20th 2009, my calendar tells me it was a Friday, why I started production on a Friday at this moment escapes me but we must have had our reasons. My mother considers Friday a lucky day but I doubt superstition had anything to do with it. For whatever reason we started on “lucky” Friday and it worked because after only 921 days I have a finished film. Irony? Yes.
It was an unusually long post-production but a journey which afforded me the opportunity to learn invaluable lessons as a person and filmmaker.
It is not certain at this stage at what festival Noise Matters will premiere, as soon as I know I’ll be sure to post it right here on the site.
I am pleased with the results and hope the film will find its audience.
Thanks to everyone involved.
On May 23rd 2009 principal photography on the feature film “Noise Matters” was terminated. The film has been in post production and is set to be completed by the fall of 2010.
After 52 intense days of filming, on May 23rd 2009 principal photography for the feature film Noise Matters was completed. It was a great adventure made possible by the contribution of everyone involved. The names are too many to list right here but you know who you are. Thank you!
The film is set to be completed by March of 2010 with an approximate running time of 140 minutes. If you wish to inquire on the status of post-production or for release and screening information you may contact us via the contact page.
Today marks the completion of “happiending”, written, shot, edited and directed by Matias Masucci. The cast includes Ugo Bianchi, Erica Howard, Dov Tiefenbach and Luciano Mancinoni.
Independent Society is proud to present the film in exclusive right here on the website.
“What is a clown to do after forty years of failure?” Is where the story starts. The film falls under the genre coined by the director himself, “subjective realism”.
Synopsis: Ugo Bianchi is a clown faced with the disappointment of a life spent chasing a dream. The ambition to become a star was what drove him to Hollywood but broken dream after broken dream turned him into a helpless clown reduced at holding a sign on a street corner advertising fried chicken. Glimpses of his life as he rubs elbows with the stars (i.e. Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Ben Kingsley, Joe Pesci etc.) are only a distant memory from his past that are of no consolation to him anymore. His crazy drunken landlord (Luciano Mancinoni) makes it a habit to pester him in any way possible. And his boss at work (Dov Tiefenbach) is not too happy about the way he holds the sign and threatens to fire him. Even suicide fails when a stranger (Matias Masucci) interferes. As a last resort he hopes to find some consolation between the arms of a prostitute (Erica Howard). Will he get his happiending? Not before the man who saved his life realizes that by interfering with death he will get a first hand taste of the old mans life and sorrows. Written & directed by Matias Masucci.
Principal photography of Independent Society’s latest project has concluded.
After nearly a year of post production, the film “A Short One” is finally completed. This film is one of Independent Society’s earliest projects.
We are pleased to announce the completion of the experimental short film project titled Rotting Dancers.
The film can be now viewed on our films page. We are particularly proud of this project and we believe it marks a big step for all of us here at Independent Society. The film was written, shot and edited in less than a week and serves as a test to the current work flow recently adopted by our company. Independent Society would like to extend its gratitude to Rick Spalla and Jason Baguio of HIP FILMS for their assistance.