I’m glad to announce that Renato Paioli and Simona Petrucci have been cast for the lead roles in my next music video. The music video will deal with the story of a boxer, and will serve as a storyline for a brand new version of “Amazing Grace” which is in the works in New Orleans. Special thanks to Paolo Fidemi and his studio www.studiofidemi.it who believed in the project and have been of unparalleled help. I also would like to thank all the actors and actresses who gave us their availability believing in the project. Last but not least my assistant director Francesca Bellucci whose help is being priceless.
Meet Renato: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3NMy0ib8kk
Derek Ryan and Daria Bayklova
Finally some time to properly thank the whole team behind this second video. I would like to start thanking my friend Gerry Brown (former Wot Nxt’s producer) for introducing me to Derek Ryan. A special thank to Derek, who believed in the project and trusted me: we’ve been talking on the phone since November and we never met until his arrival in Rome. And yes, it’s been an honor to work with you as well Derek! Thanks to my assistant director Francesca Bellucci and her crazy upbeat attitude, she had to reorganize several times the whole production because of an unprecedented bad weather that persisted shamelessly for the entire month of May. DP Francesco Ciccone, who was looking forward to flying to ireland (our first plan) and ended up coping with a huge studio in Rome instead (our second back up plan). Paolo Fidemi (www.studiofidemi.it) who immediately understood the actress I was looking for. Our russian actress Daria Bayklova, whose iconic interpretation of the bride has been flawless. Olivia and Daniele Taddei, whose special care at their STUDIOS (www.studiosinternational.com) made us feel at home during the whole working process. Many thanks to assistant producers Gamey Guila and Cosimo Caroppo, make up artist Tiziana Troiano, hairdresser Anna Solazzi, wardrobe assistant Louise Unger and Bledi Beqo. And a final very special thank goes to the fantastic Gabriella Costa and the Turris Eburnea’s friends: Silvia Leone, Francesca Lione, Valentina Ercolani, Rita Civiero, Giovanni Battista Borgiani, Carlotta Gomez, Maria Mazzetti di Pietralata, Chiara Mazzetti di Pietralata, Giuseppe Scicchitano, Emanuele Vincent, Maxi Unger: you guys have been really important for the outcome of this difficult project. You have no idea.
Manuel de Teffé