Fernando Lorenzana Gamez is a young Spanish filmmaker. He graduated from
RESAD University in Dramatics Arts and at the ECA Film School "Pedro
Almodovar" Madrid. His last short movie "The distance" has
participated in many international festivals.
Maria Cristina Mastrangeli is an Italian actress and director, based in
France for already 3 decades. She has worked with renowned directors and actors
in the cinema and theatre industry, such as Nikita Michalkov, Marcello
Mastroianni, Silvio Soldini, Maurizio Scaparro, among others.
As director, she conducts research on contemporary theatre, new scenic languages,
and their societal impact.
Both passionate about their job, Fernando and Maria Cristina were both searching
for new perspectives and got in touch for that specific reason.
During the exchange in France, Fernando
has helped with the rehearsal of 2 plays: "Bar" by S. Scimone with G.
Maffei, and "How to write a successful autobiography" by MC
Fernando was part of the troupe during
the 24 shows held in Paris.
His experience as a filmmaker gave
the Octogone team, a new look at "storytelling" for social media. He
did film editing and stage photography and ensured a presence with the public
during the shows and interviews, providing information to professionals and the
Another part of his exchange, he was
also involved in the search for Relais Culture Europe's "Pépinière
Européenne attended by Maria Cristina. Confronting
a young entrepreneur allowed her to question herself.
Fernando’s exchange at Octogone helped
him learn new skills as well as meet decision makers connected to European
projects. He also had his first public pitch for his EU project, and his
presentation was attended by many professionals from the theatre world in Paris.
The collaboration with Fernando allowed
Cristina seeing things from a different cultural and generational perspective.
Fernando’s short films on rehearsals
and filmed interviews of the audience, was a very important contribution for
"socials" success and increment of audience. The dissemination of the
action was enlarged with his work. One of his photos has been published with
credits on a former magazine "Focus In" that made a paper on the show
Maria Cristina introduced Fernando to a large
panel of French, Italian and Belgian professionals, partners of Octogone. And this
at different level, from small, but well-known private Parisian theatres, to
meetings for Creative Europe Programmes.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:Federación Asturiana de Concejos
(Oviedo) Host entrepreneur's contact point:Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
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