When I was a kid I was very proud of my collection of erasers. They were purely ornamental and didn’t actually erase anything. My favorite pieces, and I don’t know what’s the symbolism behind that, were a washer machine and a green payphone. I’m not a meticulous collector as I used to be, but I… Read More @giugliett500: What do you collect, if anything?
In the Italian cinema industry there is a way of saying about the “message” of a film – “The postman carries the messages”. It exemplifies our disenchanted way of looking at life, and movies as well. A film is not supposed to preach or give life lessons, but needs to be compelling and entertaining. I… Read More @giugliett500: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
In Italian we have a term, “tormentone” – one-hit-wonder. We use it for a big Summer hit, a song, usually a dance one, that everybody sings. This type of song is so popular that it starts “tormenting” you, hence the name. Singers tend to get only one of those, and then it’s hard to repeat… Read More @giugliett500: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
Presently, TV is the most exciting medium for a writer, but I’m a cinephile at heart and I’m worried about the future of the theater experience. I have a dear producer friend in Italy who constantly warns me that cinema is dead, and I always shiver when she says that. The multiple streaming platforms were… Read More @giugliett500: What is your biggest concern with the future?
It’s not easy looking at yourself from the outside, but I can try. I see my coming to America mission as the turning point of my life. I wasn’t happy with my career, and thanks to hard work and difficult decisions I was able to get unstuck and start a new chapter. I won a… Read More @giugliett500: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I inherited the passion for the arts from one of my uncles; he lived as a single man in his house near Campo de’ Fiori – a one-bedroom brimming with VHS tapes. They were everywhere, and I was in awe of his bookshelves anytime I would visit. To me that represented independence at its peak:… Read More @giugliett500: Why did you decide to work in this industry?
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Hmm, I would say that I collect songs. I LOVE music. If I wasn’t a filmmaker, I would definitely be a music producer. Side note, I do have a single out now on iTunes, Spotify, TikTok, etc. I do have a wide collection of books as well.
Manifestation is real! It can be discouraging at times however, take a moment to dream, plan around it, and cast your dream out there – at least, on a subconscious level. Vision boards are helpful as well to assist in your ordained steps materializing. There are so many different paths to being of service to… Read More @ashachaichang @lovemyproductions: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
Each time that I have been able to make a positive impact or make someone smile from watching films/projects that I produced, wrote, and/or directed. It’s the best feeling, every time. I do appreciate the official selections, the nominations, the awards, the distribution, and the leadership/fellowship positions I have received. I just know that I… Read More @ashachaichang @lovemyproductions: What is a successful moment in your career so far?