going to Wakefield

Spent some time scouting the main location yesterday… It still misses a lot to look like Wakefield’s home, but that is something our set decorator will have to work on. Placed some phone calls, sent/read emails… Crowdfunding still going slow, but we hope in some improvement now the full italian presskit is out. We started talking about product placement with an agency, let’s see if it turns out as a good way to get funded. Still way too much road ahead to see the first lights of Wakefield…

Pomeriggio di ieri passato a fare un sopralluogo nella location principale… mancano molte cose per farla sembrare la casa di Wakefield, ma è qualcosa su cui dovrà lavorare la nostra scenografa. Fatte un po’ di telefonate, lette/inviate un po’ di email… Il crowdfunding stenta a decollare, ma speriamo in qualche miglioramento ora che la cartella stampa ufficiale è uscita. Abbiamo iniziato a parlare di product placement con un’agenzia, vediamo se si rivela un buon modo di avere finanziamenti. Certo la strada che abbiamo davanti è ancora troppo lunga per vedere le luci di Wakefield…



While we were looking for a story to adapt, we knew that we should use a short story. We felt that starting from scratch was too much of a responsability, so we started looking for some inspiration. That’s when I stepped into a bunch of small books at my parents’ house: they’re from a collection of short novels that the italian newspaper La Repubblica published as a bundle in the mid/late 90s. Wakefield came as a “double bill” paired to “The Minister’s Black Veil”, also by Hawthorne.

Wakefield as published by La Repubblica

Wakefield as published by La Repubblica