Finsbury Park film maker up for an Oscar
ITALIAN cinematographer Davide Cinzi hopes to bring an Oscar home to Finsbury Park after being nominated at this year’s Academy Awards.
The 26-year-old worked as a cinematographer on The Confession, which is up for the Best Short Film Award at this year’s ceremony.
The film is about a boy who is afraid he will not have anything to reveal at his first confession and it was shot while Mr Cinzi completed a masters in cinematography at the National Film and Television School last year.
It went on to win best foreign film at the student oscars and is now competing for the real thing.
Mr Cinzi said: “I am over the moon about the nomination, but it is also slightly surreal.
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“You never expect your film to be nominated for such a prize, but at the same time you always hope it will be.”
Originally from Verona in Italy, Mr Cinzi moved to the UK in 2002 to study a degree in film production and now lives in Alroy Road, Finsbury Park.
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But he may yet miss the glitz and glamour of the Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles due to work commitments.
“Whatever happens, I will be watching it somewhere in the world,” he said. “This kind of exposure can open many doors.”