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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

Ivan, 10 year-old, loves to create games. One day he comes across an ad for a game-making competition sponsored by the Profound Games Company and enters the contest. A letter arrives from Morodian, the company’s president: Ivan has won. His prize is a stick-on tattoo: Ivan puts on it and he discovers it’s permanent. Not long after, Ivan’s parents mysteriously disappear. He is sent to live at Possum, a gloomy boarding school, where he receives a message from his grandfather, a legendary games maker, telling him to come to Zyl, the game-making capital. Ivan escapes from the school and arrives in the dark, run-down Zyl, where discovers that his tattoo is the missing piece of a jigsaw puzzle that controls the destiny of Zyl, and that Morodian is involved in his parents disappearance. In order to restore order to Zyl and defeat Morodian, Ivan must solve the puzzle of his life.

Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 111'
Production Year 2014
Nationality Argentina, Canada, Italy
Directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini
Screenplay Juan Pablo Buscarini
Based on the book ""
by Pablo De Santis
Director of photography Roman Osin
Editor Austin Andrews
Production Design Dimitri Capuani
Costume Design Magda Banach
Sound Matthew Wilson
Music Keith Power
Main cast David Mazouz (Ivan)
Joseph Fiennes (Morodian)
Tom Cavanagh (Mr. Drago)
Edward Asner (Nicholas)
Megan Charpentier (Anunciacion)
Valentina Lodovini (Mrs. Drago)
Produced by Juan Pablo Buscarini, Kim C. Roberts, Tina Pehme, Nicolas Rodriguez, Guido De Angelis, Nicola De Angelis, Marco De Angelis, Pablo Bossi, José Ibáñez

reg ThaGamesMakerOKJuan Pablo Buscarini
Born 1962, Rosario (Argentina). In 1993 he received a Master of Arts in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation at the University of Middlesex in London. Then he worked on 3D animation in England, France and Spain. In 1997 he was visual effects supervisor of the animated feature film DIBU (DIBU: LA PELÍCULA), which was screened at the GFF 1998. Afterwards he directed three feature films: CONDOR CRUX (CÓNDOR CRUX, LA LEYENDA, 2000), THE HAIRY TOOTH FAIRY (EL RATÓN PÉREZ, 2006), THE ARK (EL ARCA, 2007). THE GAMES MAKER is his first English-language feature film.


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