A documentary by Luca Vullo
The series shows the "red areas" of Europe, through the eyes of ordinary people who tell how their lives have been overwhelmed by the pandemic and the lockdown. A chorus of voices that reveals how the virus has influenced our psychological, physical and emotional state and has how it has changed the way we relate to eachother and our lifestyle. Italy, that has been one of the hardest hit in Europe by the pandemic is the first port of call of the docu-series, which then moves to the rest of the continent, with stories that repeat themselves and yet change in the various countries as different cultures react in various ways to the challenges healthcare, workplace, schooling, and financial support.
“In late February 2020, while I was at my girlfriend's house in Lombardy, I was overwhelmed by the news of the pandemic and I have been stuck in the red zone for more than 2 months.
All my long-planned shows and assignments were cancelled with immediate effect and with
inevitable financial consequences.
After my initial reaction of fear and concern, my defence mechanism has been to convert a
moment of despair into creativity, using cinema as therapy. I wanted to make sense for myself, what we are going through at this particular time in history. The challenge grew as the film became more complex and involved people from different areas of Italy, we had to work on a tight budget, all locked in their homes. After talking with my friend and colleague Emanuele Galloni, we decided to create the 'Red Zones' series together, and despite the difficulties dictated by the particular situation, with the help from friends, colleagues and relatives we have completed the first episode of four. ”
COUNTRY Italy and other european countries
LANGUAGE Italian with English Subtitles
A CO-PRODUCTION Ondemotive Productions Ltd & Videoplugger Ltd
PRODUCTION BY Luca Vullo and Emanuele Galloni
WRITER, DIRECTOR & EDITOR Luca Vullo
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Giuseppe Vasapolli
MUSIC Giuseppe Vasapolli, Libero Reina, Nino Errera
GRAPHIC ANIMATION Roberto Gallà
GRAPHIC Paola Selene Fiorino
COLOR Sebastiano Saro Greco
AUDIO POST PRODUCTION Diego Schiavo
PRODUCTION SECRETARY Liana Vullo