The Open Reel represents the Italian short film An Afterthought directed by Matteo Bernardini, produced by Neverbird Productions and co-produced by Cosimo Santoro, with the support of the Film Commission Torino Piemonte.
AN AFTERTHOUGHT A mother puts her little daughter to bed and tells her stories about the legendary Peter Pan. But is the Eternal Boy just a fruit of our imagination? This dramatic and poetic moment of the Peter Pan story is going to be shown on the Big Screen for the first time and in its original form, just as its author J.M. Barrie meant it to be.
Matteo Bernardini (Turin, 1983) is an Italian filmmaker. After studying film direction in London he has worked as an assistant director on both film and Opera productions (with directors such as Robert Carsen and Michele Placido). He shot several short films and music videos, including the short film Vampyre Compendium starring Oona Chaplin and Vincent Montuel. In 2013 Matteo’s silent short film The Music Lovers had its international premiere at the prestigious Pordenone Silent Film Festival. In January 2014 Matteo funded his own production company, Neverbird Productions.