Directed by: Enrico Le Pera
Running Time: 20’12”
Year of production: 2015
A mysterious young woman is on the dark mission to redeem herself through love.
PRODUCTION AND DSTRIBUTION
Production Company: ELP INFILTRATIONS
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions
Lauren Kathryn: Lulu
Jonathon Carter Schall: Thomas (first victim)
Michael Pecina: Mike the Cleaner
Marick Piliavski: Alfred the Cleaner
Victoria Lesly: Madame Z
Skyler Seymour: Walt
Beau Marie: Milo
Micah Fitzgerald: Danny Strand
Matthew Grathwol: Matt Killroy (second guy at the bar)
Andrew J. Scott: George (guy at the bar)
Marick Piliavski: Clearmen 1
Michael Pecina: Clearman 2
Lauren Elise: Catherine (the girl)
Director: Enrico Le Pera
Screenwriter: Enrico Le Pera, Nick Zurlo
Producer: Enrico Le Pera, Emanuela termine, Marick Piliavski
Director of Photography: Ben Griffin
Production Designer: Eliopulos
Sound: Marty Casparian
Editing: Enrico Le Pera
Graphic’s concept: Lucio fabale
Graphic’s titles: Zachary Purcell
Sound Editing: Finale D. Productions
Music Composer: Federico Ferrandina
Genre: Crime, drama
Production language: English
Country of origin: USA
Year of production: 2015
Total running time: 20’12”
Production format: 24 K
Color type: color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Dolby stereo
BEST FILM - Florence International Short Film Festival, Italy
BEST ACTRESS - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, USA
HONORABLE MENTION - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, USA
SILVER WINNER Best song - International Independent Film Award, USA
SILVER WINNER Best score – International Independent Film Award, USA
Independent Filmakers Showcase (USA)
Lisbon International Film festival (Portugal)
Los Angeles Cinefest (USA)
Blow-up – Chicago Int’l Arthouse Festival (USA)
Underground Film fest (Italy)
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest (Romania)
International Film Festival of Cinematica Art (Los Angeles)
Wolves Independent International Film Awards (Lithuania)
BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Enrico Le Pera
He lives in both Los Angeles and Rome.
Graduated in cinema studies at “La Sapienza” in Rome with a thesis about surrealistic cinema,
he took a directing course at University of Southern California.
He directed several short films and commercials that have been broadcasted by RAI (Italian national channel), Studio universal and screened by several international film festivals.
For his works he was awarded with a Communication prize at the JVC Tokyo video-festival, with Best Film Prize at Firenze International Film Festival, an honorable mention by the Los Angeles Shock Film Fest, an Award of Merit by the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood and with a Promo Award Prize by Italy SKY TV.
He moved in Los Angeles in 2007 where he worked as producer for NBC Universal.
“Lulu And The Right Words” is his first independent film shot in USA.
He is also writer, poet, saboteur of languages and for several years wrote drama critic for the Italian national magazine Primafila.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
“Lulu and the right words” is a medium length movie created by an ensemble of Italian and American talents who joined force to narrate a crime/thriller story with surreal nuances about love and relationships in a dark cynical world of contradictions and paradoxes.
With a cast of talented American actors, this film is the first American work of the Italian director Enrico Le Pera and in close collaboration with the Italian music composer Federico Ferrandina and represents an introspective analysis of the main character, Lulu, a young modern independent woman, with a mysterious unpredictable side.
What critic says:
“Enrico Le Pera’s films prove that in Italy there is a school of cinema which asks questions. A school of cinema on the edge, with an intellectual venue which moves images away from their obviousness, releasing astonishment and voice to the logic of vision.”
(Serafino Murri, co-founder of Close-Up cinema magazine, Filmmaker’s Magazine)