Director Sallyanne Massimini Breaks New Ground With Piece Shot On RED's Hydrogen Phone


Robert Goldrich
Monday, Feb. 11, 2019


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Sallyanne Massimini, a 2018 SHOOT New Directors Showcase alum, directed, wrote, lensed and produced a short titled N.I., billed as the first narrative live-action piece to be shot on RED Digital Cinema’s first phone, the Hydrogen. This ScreenWork entry is a trailer for that short.

N.I. captures a romantic encounter that goes horribly wrong--with a high-tech twist. The short stars Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher, 13 Reasons Why), David Meza (Millenials, In Echo Park) and features an original score by The Angel.

Massimini had access to prototypes with beta firmware before the Hydrogen phones were available to the public in November. Using state-of-the-art tech seemed apropos given that technology is prominent in the short’s storyline.


Production Palo Pictures, We Make Movies Sallyanne Massimini, writer/director/DP/producer; Thom Rivera, associate producer; Adrien Oniega, camera operator; Patrick Alcerra, 1st assistant camera; Aaron Barnett, 2nd assistant camera; David Groves, B camera operator; Paul Wustrack, location sound mixer; Avery Randolph, boom operator; Raquel Deras, hair & makeup. Editorial Dmitri A. Gueer, editor. Postproduction Zoic Studios Derek Johnson, VFX producer; Vincent Blin, colorist/VFX; An Dang, head of data i/o. Sound Gary Deleone, sound design/re-recording mix. Music Steve Griffen, music supervisor. Original music written, produced, and arranged by The Angel For Devilishly Good Productions, Published by Supa Crucial Music (BMI) “Lovers Land”  performed by Margaret Lewis with Grace Tennessee, written by Ernest Walker, courtesy of Fervor Records. Cast Giorgia Whigham, David Meza, Susan Hanfield

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