Videos

Here are trailers and clips from some of my movies. I also include some interviews with me and other videos related to my work:

Here I selected few clips from my feature film “Punctured Hope” and I’ve also included an interview with me shot on the set of the film in Africa.

The film was qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards® and it was nominated by The Political Film Society in Hollywood in two categories ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’ of 2009 alongside “Invictus” by Clint Eastwood,  “Inglorious Basterds” by Quentin Tarantino and “Avatar” by James Cameron.

“Punctured Hope” screened in cinemas in Los Angeles for two months during the Awards Season in 2009/2010 but the film has not yet been commercially released. When it is released, I will let all my followers know.

Here are few clips, Enjoy!:

‘Africa Journal’ and Thomson Reuters TV Program present “Punctured Hope”:

A compilation of interviews conducted by Thomson Reuters at their studio in Los Angeles with Bruno and Daria during the 2009/2010 campaign for the Academy Awards for their film “Punctured Hope” (original footage):

The following is an interview with Director Bruno Pischiutta, and Producer Daria Trifu, of the feature film “Punctured Hope: A Spork about Trokosi and the Young Girls’ Slavery in Today’s West Africa”. The film was an Official Selection at the One World Montreal Film Festival in 2009. Interview conducted by Journalist Stephane Waffo; Camera: Charles Mathon of TOUKI MONTREAL:

The following is a 25 min. documentary, “Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013”, directed by Bruno Pischiutta, about the 2013 edition of the Festival (currently known as the Global Nonviolent Film Festival), the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world that, since 2016, takes place on-line on its TV Channel. The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent motion pictures and to show that these movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public:

The following is the theatrical trailer of the feature film “…?” “…Maybe…” (2000), written, directed and produced by Bruno Pischiutta.

For the first time, a feature film deals with the eating disorder bulimia. This film is the “American Graffiti” of the 90’s. Being twenty-something in the Nineties was the most difficult challenge of all. Personal relationships took on a variety of forms. There were no behavioral rules or sexual norms, and ‘maybe’ was the answer to every question.

Awards: The Visionary in Film Award at the Bahamas One World Film Festival

Selected scenes from the feature film “…?” “…Maybe…”:

The following is the TV trailer of the short film “Dead Love” (1996), directed by Bruno Pischiutta.

Walking late at night in a nearby cemetery and pondering why his friends don’t offer him any sense of camaraderie or real companionship, Jeff is startled by Kate who’s appearance is spontaneous. They begin to share the mutual pleasure and solace they find in the stillness of the old town graveyard. Little-by-little, she informs him that she is, in fact, a  ghost:

Behind the scenes of “Dead Love” and interview with director Bruno Pischiutta:

The following are selected scenes from the feature film made for TV “The Telegram” (1988) directed by Bruno Pischiutta:

The following are selected scenes from the feature film made for TV “Life’s Charade” (1996), directed by Bruno Pischiutta. For the first time on film, “Life’s Charade” explores the unexplained teenage suicide phenomenon.

Awards: The film was a finalist at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1987 (it qualified between the first five selected among 5,600 entries).

The following are selected scenes from the feature film “Ultimo Incontro a Venezia” (1976), written, directed and produced by Bruno Pischiutta. The plot is about an American war correspondent, Vietnam veteran, who is dying in Venice for alcoholism. Bruno Pischiutta also starred in this film alongside Irma Olivero. The film premiered in Venice and it was released in North Italy. In 2012, the English version of the picture was released by Tribeca Film Institute’s ‘Reframe Collection’

The complete film is available here: Amazon.

The following are selected scenes from the feature film “The Comoedia” (1981). The movie is freely inspired by the Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri. The film is a modern transposition of the antique poem and it deals with young people’s drug problem in the USA in the 80s. The film was meant to  be without words, just music. It was the first video music ever  produced. After the shooting was completed, due to distribution  concerns, Bruno Pischiutta wrote the dialogue in modern poetry.

“The Comoedia” was shot between North Italy and New York City. Bruno Pischiutta wrote, produced, cast and directed the film. Actress Liliana Tari was cast in the starring role. Bruno edited this picture together with Ruggero Mastroianni, Marcello’s brother. The film premiered in Galleria Rizzoli in New York City and it was later widely screened in Italy, Norway and other European countries. The English version of the picture was released by Tribeca Film Institute’s ‘Reframe Collection’.

Awards: In 1981, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta receives the Bronze Medal for producing, directing and writing “The Comoedia” – selected among 3,800 entries.

Following the success of the film in New York, Pischiutta was appointed International Academician by the Instituto Universitario di Pavia (Italy).

A stepping stone in launching Bruno’s North American presence was the interview that famous Italian TV anchor Paolo Frajese conducted with him in New York City. The interview was broadcast nationally and internationally.

The complete film is available here: Amazon.

Bruno Pischiutta appears in Francesco Rosi’s acclaimed feature film “Uomini Contro” (English title: “Many Wars Ago”). In 1972, Bruno Pischiutta receives the Critics’ Award for “Best Supporting Actor” at the Venice Film Festival for his performance in this movie. This video showcases the two unforgettable scenes in which he appears:

The “Bruno Pischiutta, Film Director” documentary (24 min.) is available here: Amazon. The documentary showcases an assembly of selected scenes cut by Maestro Bruno Pischiutta from the most relevant films he made between 1980 and 2009.