Best Movie of June

Directed by Francesco Filippi
Italy 2018








Screenplay, Direction:  Francesco Filippi
Production:  Michele Fasano
Art direction:  Mauro Dal Bo
Character design:  Pierpaolo Rovero
Stop-motion animation:  Francesco Filippi
Music:  Andrea Rizzi
Sound design:  Riccardo Nanni
Scenography:  Riccardo Sivelli
Editing & compositing:  Francesco Filippi
Voice Talents:  Lucia Gadolini, Martina Felli, Ivano Marescotti
Costumes:  Loretta Orsi
Maquettes:  Marina Gulinelli, Silvia Guerrini, Joseph Nowakowski
Puppets making:  John Craney, Marina Gulinelli, Laura Soprani, Paola Oriolo, Elena Bassi, Silvia Guerrini, Joseph Nowakowski, Marco Bugamelli, Saron Balucelli


Ernest is a smart but also hyper-protected and lonely boy. One day he discovers some wonderful red wall drawings, made by Moon (14), a mysterious girl who has the magic power to produce a vivid red color from her hands. But behind her gift there is a painful and dangerous situation.



Francesco Filippi (1975) is an Italian free-lance director, screenwriter and stop-motion animator. His world-wide awarded short films are Home (2009), Loser Leg (2010) and Memorial (2013). He graduated in Science of Education at the University of Bologne with a thesis about Japanese animation. He studied film direction and screenwriting at School of Visual Arts (NY).

Among his many collaborations, he signed the direction of three animated videoclips of I Cartoni dello Zecchino series.
Since 1999 he writes essays about animation. His most recent book is Fatti un film: manuale per giovani video-maker (Giunti, 2016). He usually leads workshops with children Italy-wide.