It’s the 1920s, the time of silent era of motion pictures. A sound technician working on set desperately falls in love with the lead actress. While he is handling some cumbersome recording equipment, the microphone accidentally starts recording the only scene he never would have wanted to witness.
Orso Miyakawa (Monaco, 1992) spent his childhood between Torino and Tokyo. He then moved with his family to Milan, where he went to high school and, after a short parenthesis is Paris, he went to the United States to study film. Smoke is his second short.
Favorite Things (cm, 2014), Fumo (cm, 2014).
“Smoke is a parody of silent films from the early 20th century. It was shot without sound, following the style and aesthetic canons of movies from that time. Some of the great filmmakers of the past were jacks-of-all-trades; so, as a sign of respect, I personally composed and performed the soundtrack, and I also played the leading role. We shot the film in a warehouse, where my crew and I lived for the duration of the shooting.”
Orso Miyakawa, Casey Daniel
Orso Miyakawa, Saif Schexnayde, Manoel Hudec, Melodie Shih, Leonardo Ligan, Andrew Puente, Lance Weinhardt, Brian Hayes