PINTUS TAORMINA: THE DIFFICULTIES AND WONDERS OF A HISTORIC LOCATION
For the production of this project by Prime Video, we renewed the collaboration and the support to Showlab. The location, the ancient Theatre of Taormina, is a place as rich in charm as it is complicated in terms of logistics: among the most important archaeological sites in the world, it could not close the guided tours to the public in full tourist season. The entire technical set-up (sets, lights, wiring) took place at the only available time: from three to nine in the morning, for three consecutive days.
The difficulty of working in this time window was then combined with that of performing these operations in the pedestrian zone and in difficult passages for cables and equipment. However, the sunsets that colored the Ionian Sea, the architecture of the Theatre and the breakfasts with Sicilian granita and brioche with tuppo have softened the fatigue!
It has been five days intense and full of difficulties but, thanks to the union of the workers involved, we overcame them. Since the pre-production phase we believed in the project and participated by providing our problem solving skills.
We then collaborated in the management of the men and the means necessary for the production, supporting the brilliant direction of Roberto Cenci with 2 Jimmy Jib, a motorized cart and 5 cameras. The result is a spectacular production, equal to a first level live evening, guaranteed by the magic that an artist like Pintus has been able to evoke and by the empathy that immediately created between him, the stage and the spectators.