GABRIELE TACCHI, DIRECTOR OF 'WHEN BUYING A FINE MURDER'
4-TIME NOMINEE BEST BEST FILM (MEDIUM-LENGTH), BEST THRILLER, BEST EDITING + BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Diving into the Mind of a Hitman: An Interview with Gabriele Tacchi, Director of "When Buying a Fine Murder"
In the world of cinema, there are few things more exhilarating than witnessing a new talent emerge, armed with a gripping and unique vision. Gabriele Tacchi, the visionary Italian filmmaker, has made waves in the industry with his latest film, "When Buying a Fine Murder." This electrifying thriller has garnered an impressive four nominations at the prestigious Lonely Wolf International Film Festival in the categories of Best Film (Medium-Length), Best Thriller, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress.
The film's protagonist, Ronald Raynolds, art dealer by day and professional hitman by night, finds himself in a twisted and enigmatic situation when he is contracted to kill none other than himself. With the mysterious Walter Brandi as the mastermind behind the contract, the audience is taken on an enthralling journey as Ronald desperately tries to uncover the reason behind this peculiar request, all while questioning his own reality and the people around him.
Born and raised in Rome, Gabriele Tacchi's passion for storytelling and cinema is evident in his diverse background. A graduate in cinema studies with a focus on the use of colors in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village," Gabriele has also studied anthropological theater and the Commedia dell’Arte at the Ygramul Theater of Rome. He further honed his filmmaking skills at USC - School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, where he produced and directed the sci-fi short film, "Shades."
In addition to his filmmaking career, Tacchi works as a voice actor, dubbing major foreign productions in Italian. His creative energy also extends to directing and producing his own shows and independent movies, most recently through his production company, Galaxia Prime Productions. A true multi-hyphenate, Gabriele's passion for storytelling is also evident in his love for fiction, comics, and storytelling games.
Featuring a stellar cast including Marco Quaglia as Ronald Raynolds, Maddalena Vallecchi Williams as Helen Thorpe, and Gianfranco Miranda as Walter Brandi, "When Buying a Fine Murder" is a testament to Gabriele Tacchi's skill as a director, writer, and producer. With a compelling story developed by Emmanuele Rossi from an original idea by Jack Ritchie, Tacchi's film is set to captivate audiences around the world.
Join us as we delve into the mind of Gabriele Tacchi and explore the inspiration and creative process behind "When Buying a Fine Murder," the film that is taking the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival by storm.
What inspired you to make this film? Can you share a little about the genesis of the idea?
The short movie is based on a short story by Jack Ritchie, an author that Hitchcock loved a lot. So, the first thing that attracted me was the line about the hitman hiring, at the very beginning of the short story. It was a very well-played piece of literature. A very good story hook.
I was also particularly struck by the execution of the plan and these minutes stolen from the character of Walter Brandi (the original name in the story is Brandt).
These stolen minutes are kind of the heart of the story. These two elements are what convinced me the most. I have to say that when I read the story, I immediately thought of a feature film with hundreds of ideas rushing through my head. The possibility of telling so many things was there, but I had to and wanted to tell more. So I also exploited the double life of Ronald Raynolds to make sense of these details that, in a short story, are clarified within less than a line of dialogue. The tale of his double life was very stimulating for me.
How did you approach the subject matter of this film? What research or preparatory work was involved?