BIOGRAPHY

ANTONIO STEA

Born in 1991, he has been interested in theatre and cinema since he was a child, participating in school workshops. At the age of 16, he wrote and directed his first short film. In 2014, he graduated from the Accademia del Cinema Ragazzi Enziteto (Bari), a course that allowed him to learn and perfect techniques related to the different fields of cinematography. During this period he worked on various sets, specialising in filming and video editing.As a result of these experiences, he began to make a series of film products, including short films, documentaries and video clips. He dedicated himself to the study of animation techniques, stop-motion and puppet animation. He won the "Best Short Film" award with the animated short "Liminal" at The Next Generation Short Film Festival 2018, the first prize with the music video "Grim July" at Cineconcerto 2019, the Best Music Video award at "Roma Short Film Festival 2021" and at " LONG STORY SHORTS International Film Festival, a special mention in the Best Experimental category at Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2020 and Best Animated Music Video at "Festival Internacional de Cine Austral." with Nope Face.
He is currently working on several stop-motion works.

FILMOGRAPHY

Disorders
March 2021

Following childhood disordes and consequent psychic problems, the protagonist will find himself facing the inevitable

Stranger
September 2019

«Stranger» is the tale of a man who is foreing to himself, to the reality and to his counterpart. 
He needs to look at mirror with an outer gaze to declare himself and to find his home: If the human limits his spirit in the individualism, he won’t find a gateway. 
It remains only the sound of a bigger machine which immobilizes the human life in puppet walls.

Liminal
October 2018

Environmental disasters, wars, selfishness and indifference. Where will reality be pushed up to? We can't know it surely for now. However, some machines are already here to project us into devasted worlds, letting us virtually take part into their events. But... what would it happen if we got stuck into an endless loop?

Gregor
October 2017

Gregor's work makes him a gray man without a happy future. But one day..

Loyd
September 2015

Loyd works in a slaughterhouse.His task is to kill the cattle that go to slaughter. 
His work will keep him in front of a stark choice

Io
September 2020

The gaze belongs to the individual: always looking at the outside from the inside. Inside and out are the same image at a mirror. Here the space is not a space.

Uomo - A football story
May 2019

In a remote pitch of Southern Italy, Football is more than just a game. Real Sannicandro, the local team, has reached the first category, an historical goal for this little Apulian town. Between the passes and runs of a winter training surfaces the tale of one of the supporters’ favorite player, Lamin Sanyang, a young player from Gambia who became part of the team thanks to the collaboration with the SPRAR Center of Sannicandro di Bari.

Into the light
October 2018

Grey people seek light

Vito - The World of Saint Nicholas
December 2015

The work is meant to represent a different point of view, that of a child, the atmosphere during the feast of St. Nicholas in Bari (Italy) linked to religious worship and the popular folklore.

Poppò
Agosto 2012

Sannicandro 1956

MUSIC VIDEO

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I still got time - Loperfido
March 2021

People extracted from their everyday lives and transported into a physical but at the same time emotional void.
A sort of limbo where inside the characters wander endlessly, detaching themselves from time and space.

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Nope Face - Violent Scenes
December 2019

The unworkable gateway and the utopian disclosure of the Greek physis is described by loneliness of "Lavorare stanca" written by Cesare Pavese and by Giorgio De Chirico’s metaphysical squares. Nope Face is a screen’s character, it's the mask of a tree in an ordinary wood.

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Grim July - Violent Scenes
December 2018

Grim July is a mood. There are men who live to love, men looking for love. There are men who work just enough. Solitude is pleasant if shared with the love of your life: a man, a woman, a dog, a child, a people. You, sweetheart.

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Fight - Tears of Sirens
November 2017

Live set

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Don't take me home- Ivan Piepoli
October 2020

The story is about a man who tries to inhabit his home, but his relationship with it becomes increasingly claustrophobic

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Bored - Comfy Pigs
November 2019

The boring life of a lonely man

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Violent Scenes - Live at Teatro Rossini
April 2018

Live concert at Gioia del Colle

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Over Way - Kinky Atoms
September  2013

Look at the city, the claustrophobic forest of roofs and floors to cover the horizon, the metropolitan forest of arcades and courtyards, but it is also a search for a reversal of perspective, a free glimpse of the sky in which to hover: "you can find a way to fly? "

THE NEXT GENERATION FILM FESTIVAL

2018

BEST SHORT FILM
BEST SHORT FILM

LIMINAL

LIMINAL

CINECONCERTO

2019

FIRST PLACE

GRIM JULY

LONG STORY SHORTS

International Film Festival 2020

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

NOPE FACE

FICA

Festival Internacional  de Cne Austral

Roma Short Film Festival 2021

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