A new exciting experience has started for the model and young actor who recently this year was able to work on the set of the blockbuster “House of Gucci”,
it’s time for Alessandro to be on the set with the visionary and talented director Oliver Hirschbiegel who directed movies such as “Diana” with Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews and for nominated for the Academy Award for “The Downfall” and won the Sundance Film Festival Directing Award, for – “Five Minutes of Heaven”.
How was working with Oliver Hirschbiegel?
I had the chance to listen as much as possible, and store in my brain, every little direction, movement, action and Intention that Oliver gave me but not only, also to the cast, I really wanted to succeed and to give my role all the expectations it was intended by the director, writers and producers.
He is a very visionary person, he knows exactly what he wants and he wants to challenge you not to be boring but always interesting and to deliver an impactful scene.
I like that he cares a lot of everything even the smallest move or dialogue he works with you until you the actor or actress delivers the best performance, in order to do that you have to be the most real you can and forget about the acting, eye are the most important things as he mentioned to me different times, it’s all about the energy you deliver with your eyes and what is inside of them.
Very honored and forever greatful for being able to listen and watch Oliver, and my wish is for sure to be able to work with him again.
Inspired by the book “Bilal,” an investigative book from journalist Fabrizio Gatti, the eight-part series tells the story of an undercover human rights defender who is helping migrants journey from Africa to Europe as they battle human traffickers and government officials.
Stefano Bises (“Gomorrah”) created and wrote the series in collaboration with with the collaboration of Alessandro Valenti, Bernardo Pellegrini and Michela Straniero. It has just gone into production in Milan, Italy. Marco Bocci (“Fino all’ultimo battito”), pictured above, Jessica Schwarz (“Romy”) and Dada Fungula Bozela (“Snabba Cash”) star alongside Sylvester Groth (“Inglourious Basterds”) and Scot Williams (“Memory”).
The series focuses on a tourist-packed cruise ship which rescues a group of refugees from the sea. As their stories become interwoven with the passengers on board the ship, a group of the refugees take the ship hostage rather than risk being taken back to Libya, where they have just come from.
On your social media the picture with you and Actor Marco Bocci from the set got lots of attention, how was working with him?
Marco is very gentle and careful, from the first day we met, my first scene I got to shoot was only with him, and I got the chance to be able to connect on a energy level that day, so we spent and incredible journey with lots of respect, love, fun, jokes and focus. I couldn’t ask for a better experience on that set.
What is the best memory you have on set?
Everyday was my best memory, from the pick up in the Van to go the studios, where i always spent time with Dada, Amadou and Edward the co-stars of the series.
We had so much fun but also so much deep and profound moments of consciousness.
It was so genuine that it felt like brotherhood, the bonding was real in fact we are always in contact even after the series.
But the best memory for me was my last day on set, when the assistant directed called the wrap on me, by saying “Today its a wrap on Alessandro, it the last scene with us” everybody clapped and cheered for me, all this amazing people I was able to spend so many hours a day showed me how thin is the line between humanity and work, and got me very emotional.
My goal is always to leave a good sign wherever I go, give something that will be always remembered with joy and I want to thank everybody that got this possible especially my agent Valentina Calabrò that always a believed in me even when no roles where coming by, this is for her and for everyone that stand with a big dream, there’s is always the chance to make it happen you just need to go forward and never loose courage, so surround your self with genuine supporters of your work.
By Gabriella Chiarappa
Photos By: Simone Ferretti