FILM: THE MAGAZINE/NICE/MAY 2018
LEND A HAND
2017 - BEST COSTUME DESIGN AWARD American Filmatic Arts Awards, New York 2017 - COSTUME DESIGN GOLD AWARD IIFA - International Independent Film Awards, California
by Raffaella Covino
’Lend a hand’ is a film realized with a very low budget. It started from an idea by Raffaella Covino; that is to make a film in “Umbria”, the wonderful region in the centre of Italy.
- AWARD WINNER 2018 Monthly Edition, January 2018 - BEST FEATURE London Independent Film Awards January 2018 , London
In order to get the plan moving Raffaella’s team have been working for three years. The two local largest video and audio companies: Promovideo and Sound Studio Service said yes to co-producing the film for all the technical side. Firstly, 5,000.00 euros had been collected through crowd funding using the slogan “Please buy now the ticket of the movie-to-be!”
- AWARD OF RECOGNITION Monthly Edition, January 2018 - BEST ACTRESS/ Ilaria Falini Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival January 2018
Next, Raffaella and her team convinced more than 300 people to place their professional skills at their disposal in order to fulfil this great dream for Cinema’s sake The result; “Lend a hand” a sparkling, light, women’s comedy. And now here is the challenge; if you smile twice when you watch this film we will win our bet! As soon as the film was finished, it was selected at the XIV Edition of the Italian Film Festival in Miami, competing with movies including: “Jeeg Robot” and “Do not be bad”, and shortly after that the Italian Film Festival in Atlanta.
Synopsis: Caterina is a young and well-known psychologist, her life is perfect: love, job, family, friends are all that she wishes. But one day something happens which threatens her happy existence. Her father dies leaving her full of debts owed to her sister Viola who has spent through the family property; a provincial scandal disgraces her reputation and she loses her job and her husband leaves her. For the first time Caterina must start again and begin a new life. A deeply different life from the one she has always known and loved. After an amusing series of events she will discover that her deepest strength is never to stop, lifting her head up once more, trusting and leaning on those people, (such as her friends Ludovica and Sara and her fragile sister Viola ), whom she had always thought she was there to help. CAST & CREW Actors: Caterina - ILARIA FALINI Ludovica - OLGA ROSSI Sara - ROBERTA BISTOCCHI Viola - MARTA PELLEGRINO Franco - FRANCESCO BOLO ROSSINI Chief editor - MICHELE NANI Street singer - DAVID RIONDINO
2017 - BEST COSTUME/WARDROBE DESIGN AWARD International New York Film Festival, New York
Director – RAFFAELLA COVINO Screenplay - RAFFAELLA COVINO, VINCENZO TERLIZZI Producers OGNI FOTOGRAMMA, PROMOVIDEO srl, SOUND STUDIO SERVICE Director of photography - WALTER CIURNELLA Original Soundtrack - DAVID RIONDINO, FRANCESCO BRUNI, MARCO CAPACCIONI Music Editing - SOUND STUDIO SERVICE “Dammi una mano” original song - DAVID RIONDINO Sound Mixing - MARCO CAPACCIONI,ALBERTO BRIZZI Costume Designer - SARA PITTAVINI Set Designer - CATALINA TRIANA,TAMARA MILENKOVIC Poster Design - LUCIANA CIUFFINI, PROMOVIDEO
2017 - BEST FOREIGN COMEDY FEATURE AWARD American Filmatic Arts Awards, New York
The Director is at the moment working on her next movie that will be shooting soon in Perugia, Italy.
- REMI AWARD WINNER 2018 - FEATURE/ FIRST FEATURE WorldFest - Houston International Film & Video Festival – Houston, TX - FINALIST 2018 – NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM CineFesta Italia, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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The 16th edition of Film The Magazine, printed in conjunction with the NICE International Film Festival 2018.