Egg

France, Denmark

Synopsis

A woman is locked in her home with an egg. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Director's Biography

Martina Scarpelli is an Italian filmmaker with a bachelor in Fine Art from the Academy of Brera in Milan and a bachelor in Animation from the Experimental Cinematography Centre in Turin.
She graduated in 2015 with the film COSMOETICO.
A former member of ASF in 2014/2015 in development and production of animated projects, she is currently working in Denmark, in order to develop contents for a new short film and to start new professional collaborations.

Filmography:
2018 - EGG, short
2015 - COSMOETICO, short
2013 - THE PERFECT VIDEOMAKER, informational video
2013 - LOWPOLY, show opener
2013 - IL DESTINO NON C'ENTRA, informational video
2012 - SFROZEN
2011 - CHAIR VS MAN

Interview

How long did it take to make your short?
Three years from the start of financing. One and a half years on and off in pre-production and one and a half years of
production.

Was it difficult to get financing?
It was difficult to get it started, and for the costs of animation.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?
I am Italian, I make films in Denmark, with a Serbian-Danish producer and a French one. I am glad I am European.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen?
THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER by Peter Greenaway

What is your next project?
An animated opera called PSYCHOMACHIA, with animated actors and live performing music.
It tells the tale of vices and virtues walking trough the landscape of life, towards a mysterious funeral, of which they don't know yet that it is going to be their own.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Martina Scarpelli

Written by: Martina Scarpelli

Produced by: Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Lana Tankosa Nikolic

Cinematography: Martina Scarpelli

Editing: Albane du Plessix, Martina Scarpelli

Original Score: Amos Cappuccio, Sofie Birch

Sound: Amos Cappuccio, Andrea Martignoni, Sofie Birch

Animation: Martina Scarpelli, Maria Sandvig Nielsen, Emmanuel Lantam, Emma Vasile, Timon Chapelon, Annalea Hartelius, Sarah Rothenberger, Marta Dziedzic, Joel Stenbäck, Laura Konradi Brodersen

Visual Effects: Clément Courcier, Martina Scarpelli

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2019