Production Update: happiending

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.