A reflection of the three conflicting souls of the artist and track

Director Francesco Calabrese shines through with another breaking short film. He first caught our attention with Lovely Monster almost ten years ago, and since then broke through with four other Featured Shorts on Film Shortage: I Killer, The Shift, Spin Dreams and Death. His latest, Musica Ovunque, is the latest music video for Italian hip-hop artist NAYT. The video is a reflection of the three conflicting souls of the artist and track – a visual interpretation depicting his demons and their counterpart in the external world, his journey into adulthood influenced by a troubled past and ultimately the death of his ego and acceptance of these demons. Each stage is clearly marked by a specific color, respectively red, blue and purple as the combination of the two. These are also the colours used by the artist as an overarching theme in the concept album Mood, expressing his contrasting states of mind and different stages of his life.

Musica Ovunque feels more like a short film than a music video. It’s a journey shared with the viewer, in the same way as the musician is accompanied by the otherworldly character at the end of the clip. It’s very much up to the viewer to decide where we land – it’s all up to interpretation with no explanation required. It’s a lifelong quest, where the journey itself is what matters.

Born in a small town in the north of Italy, Francesco Calabrese has been splitting his time between Milan and Los Angeles since 2012 when his short film Lovely Monster attracted Hollywood’s attention. This led him to be represented by CAA and Artists First, two of the most important talent agencies in the US, and collaborate with Lionsgate to turn the short into a feature. Though he keeps busy by shooting commercials all over the world, he still finds the time to develop film and tv projects, write scripts and shoot personal projects.

Calabrese’s work is defined by a keen eye for flawless photography, a superb understanding of sequence and narrative construction and the ability to tell deeply human, evocative stories. In just over ten years Calabrese has directed hundreds of commercials, music videos, fashion films and short films which have earned him worldwide recognition.

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