Monday, December 08, 2008

A Moment With Michele D'Auria

... Close your eyes and dip into your dreams. There you'll find a place where reality has gone on holiday. A place where life is a dream and alarm clock is known as death. Where the universe is upside down and inside out. A place where disasters happen in reverse. A place where your own tongue is made up from chocolate...
In dreams, everything is possible. They reflect our intimate desires and sometimes our fears. It's incredible what we can imagine from our dreams.

Michele D'Auria is a multi-talented creative from Italy, he is admired for his down to earth, pleasure to work with demeanor. When he is not dreaming or having coffee with Lino Cannavacciuolo, Michele creates infectiously beautiful commercial for Honda and other clients. At present he is busy working on his ideas with his studio:

If a dream was capable of creating a movie, it would probably be Michele D'Auria's animated film. I managed to catch up with him in between two consecutive dreams for a quick exchange.

8 questions with Michele D'Auria

What are you loving right now?
Michele D'A : I love animations and good design.

What are you listening to on your ipod?
Michele D'A : I don't have ipod, i hate headphones...I love composers like Ludovico Einaudi, Ennio Morricone and Lino Cannavacciuolo.

Sometimes we wish to become superheroes/superheroines, Superman in traffic jam maybe! Which superhero would you prefer?
Michele D'A : My father is a superhero, i wish to become like him.

Great Italian director Federico Fellini said, " Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams, years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It's a language made of image and in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream." Which is more important for you, giving a feeling to the viewer or creating a visually beautiful film?
Michele D'A : Absolutely giving emotions.

If you had someone play you in a film, who would it be ?
Michele D'A : I don't know, maybe my nephew.

Imagine that you have limitless money, what kind of project would you create? Where with whom and why?
Michele D'A : I think money can't make a good film, i hope to have limitless imagination.

As the capitalism grows day by day, brand addiction is becoming a serious disease for people. Do you have favourite brands that make you feel good or powerful?
Michele D'A : Absolutely no.

What question should i ask the next person?
Michele D'A : Do you believe in your dreams?

I say "Thank you !" in Italian.
Greetings from Mauritius
Now , imagine that you are Captain Jack Sparrow sailing across the Internet Ocean to a desert island, on the lookout for treasures...Suddenly the magical compass points to :