We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Dalfino and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, how did you come up with the idea for your business?
Newscapes Entertainment originated from the intentions and the know-how that we grew while going through the first experiences in the film business in Los Angeles and Italy. By the time we decided to create Newscapes we knew exactly what we did not want to replicate and what we wanted to change in our own projects and products. One of our goals has always been to be able to represent our generation and the global society we were born and raised in, by eventually merging two or more different realities together every time the perfect project for such an important task comes up. While still meeting the commercial requirements for a film to be considered “marketable”, we keep on striving to find and develop real and fictitious stories to turn into works of art for the world to enjoy while giving opportunities to yet undiscovered and unknown talents to emerge and prove their worth through team work, which is paramount to us.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I usually apply a very strict decisional process for the stories I decide to work on or to develop well past behind the point of brainstorming. One of the paramount requirements to me is the power and the importance of the message the story holds for the audience. I’ve always believed in cinema as a very powerful educational art, and contributing to a better society and world with the help of my work would definitely make myself proud. I do have my own very personal style and artistic visions, but that’s something every one of us was born with, I believe. Of course, each of us in his/her own manner. There’s plenty of lessons I’ve picked up along the road in the past years, but all of them pointed to one direction only: you only fail when you stop trying and when you give your beliefs up for compromises. As for luck, I think many times people try to use luck as an excuse for not taking action or for failing and not trying again. In the same way, they might look at someone successful and say “Hey, that guy is nothing special, he was just lucky”. While behind that someone’s success there are probably countless years of tirelessly trying to make it and moments of discomfort and emotional distress which the average complaining person will never know and experience. Luck has a role in everyone’s life, but it’s not going to come find you. You will still have to go out there and look for it. And if you don’t find it, then make your own. To me, luck is nothing but a natural sequence of events that we first trigger the moment we decide to take a positive action.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A personal favorite of mine would be Caffè Roma in Beverly Hills when it comes to aperitivo or a light-hearted dinner. Los Angeles is such an expanded city it would be hard to give out a well-planned itinerary without running the risk of missing out on something worth seeing, however if I was to express my personal preferences I’d send my folks all the way across the westside till they met the beautiful locations on the Pacific Ocean, such as Santa Monica (where shopping is fun on Promenade) Venice, or even Malibu.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost my biggest thank you always goes straight to my family, for believing in me in all steps of the process and for giving me the opportunity to go all out trying to fully live my passions and dreams. And then, of course, there’re all the people I met and with whom I worked and collaborated along the way and that somewhat contributed to turn me into the person I am today. A special thought goes out to Arus Motta, one of my best friend and founding business partner since day one.
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