The film, Warrior With a Crown, explores the complex inner world of a young adult. It’s also a fashion film for jewellery designer, Ugo Cacciatori, and the first work co-directed by LA photographer and filmmaker, JMP (James Pereira), and model, Francesco Cuizza, who is signed with Storm Management.
It presents its viewers with two different types of failures. The first brings a man to his knees, overwhelmed by his lack of experience and knowledge. But the second time failure doesn’t fell the man. He has learnt from his mistakes and is able to stand once again, aware that he has become a warrior capable of withstanding the challenges of life. Its message is that fear and failure are man-made illusions and addresses how our need to conquer is just a fight with ourselves, the journey itself becoming the real conquest. For its audience, it’s a message of great importance. That’s what makes it a great fashion film for Ugo Cacciatori.
The creative duo JMP – Cuizza began by experimenting with video as a way to explore the subconscious, focusing primarily on spirituality as the core of their work. Their aim is to continue to use filmmaking to reflect on the human psyche and ego, addressing different aspects with each production. Their next work will focus on resilience and privacy.
JMP commented, “Warrior with a Crown is something different. We decided to work with voice-over in relation to body movements in order to engage the viewers and take them on an artistic inner journey.”
Cuizza adds, “The film is based on the belief that failure is the fuel for one’s success and is looking to express the weight that every person must carry in an ongoing quest to excel in life.”
Warrior with a Crown is currently been screened across the international film festival circuit, including Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, Athens Fashion Film Festival, Redline International Film Festival and Short to the Point.
Co-Director: Francesco Cuizza
Director of Photography: JMP
Screenwriter: Cast: Francesco Cuizza
Editor: James Pereira
Music: Sporting Life
Special thanks to: Ugo Cacciatori