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DayDreams Of Rudolph Valentino



United States, 2006, super 16mm - Black and White - 17 minutes

DIRECTED BY:
Massimiliano Trevis/Vladislav Kozlov

CAST:
Vlad Kozlov. Ksenia Jarova, Tyler Nelson

SCREENPLAY:
Ksenia Jarova/ Vladislav Kozlov

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Massimiliano Trevis

EDITING:
Frank Morriss

SET DESIGN:
Regina O'Brien

COSTUME DESIGN:
Rhona Meyers, Paula Bradley

MUSIC:
Ray F. Allen

SOUND:
Ray F. Allen

PRODUCER:
Vladislav Kozlov

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Synopsis for the short film "DayDreams Of Rudolph Valentino".The film depicts the last days of the famous film-icon of the 1920's, Rudolph Valentino. An unsuccessful operation to remove appendicitis results in peritonitis. While in the hospital, Rudolph Valentino slips into a potentially fatal coma. During the coma, while in the depths of his subconscious, Valentino has surrealistic visions of the last days of his life. Though he is passionately idolized by millions of women around the world, he remains deeply unhappy in his private life. Valentino is deeply and hopeless in love with his wife, who does not reciprocate his feelings. Bearing the name "the great lover" and "the sheik", he becomes submerged in obscurity and loneliness. While living a micro-model of his life in a coma, he understands, that fate, having given him fame and glory, has also taken from him the dearest and most important things in the life.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Vlad Kozlov pursuing an acting career since he's graduated from acting school in Russia based on comedia Del Arte at age 18. Long before, watching film classics, he was struck by Rudolph Valentino magnetic screen presence and mysterious lifestory. Vlad was inspired to research his biography and work. Gaining knowledge and experience, he moved to Hollywood, where he scored along with many others, in the movies: "Good Shepherd" ( directed by Robert De Niro), "Peacefull Warrior" ( directed by Victor Salva). Using his new connections and physical resemblance , Vlad Kozlov directed and produced the short film "DayDreams Of Rudolph Valentino", in which he starred as Rudolph Valentino. On 23 of August 2006, "DayDreams Of Rudolph Valentino" premiered successfully at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Number of talents and companies ( Western Costume, Panavision, Fugi) were glad to help in creation of this film. Vlad Kozlov continued developing this project into a full length feature film.

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