Life is a film that’s already been shot. Now we need to edit it differently.
Since his time at University, Fabrizio Guarducci has always been interested in language, considering it the best instrument for the betterment of society and the individual. He’s convinced that distancing ourselves from “toxic and violent words” carried with us for centuries, we can be free of its influences on our thoughts and our aggressive behavior.
A convinced Situationist, Guarducci has always preferred to “educate” rather than to shape his students’ minds in the field of communication. Before and after his degree, he held a wide range of jobs: turner, waiter, cook, sales person, tour guide, creator of animation with clay, sand, paper and condensation on glass. In 1971, he founded the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute, an international school of culture, art, restoration and archeology.
In 1980 he presided over the Institute of Cinematographic Sciences of Florence where notable people such as Marcello Mastroianni, Nikita Mikhalkov, Michelangelo Antonioni. Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci, Tonino Guerra and Vittorio Storaro took part.
The discovery of the mirror neurons was a real “pat on the back” which prompted Guarducci to realize films and documentaries himself. His cinematographic experience begins in 1982 as assistant director for the full length film Silhouettes.
In the ‘90s he begins directing documentaries without spoken commentary. One of these, Dall’ Arbia all’ Orcia, received an award at the PhilaFilm Festival in Philadelphia in 1993. After this experience, he produced Two Days starring Paul Rudd in 2003.
As executive producer he made Il Mio Viaggio in Italia (My Trip in Italy) that won a Golden Eagle. His latest work as executive producer was in 2011 for Una Vita da Sogno.
While continuing as Director of the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute, in 2015 Guarducci achieves success with the restoration of the Moai on Easter Island in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Chile.
In 2013 he publishes the treatise La parola ritrovata (The Rediscovered Word). The book presentation and press release was held at the Harold Acton library, the biggest British library within the European continent.
Art critic, author and Italian Tv star Philippe Daverio has stated “After Saussure, this is the most important and complete essay on language as mean of communication that we have been waiting for over 150 years”.
In 2015, Teoria, Il divino oltre il dogma (Theoria, The Divine Beyond Dogma) is released and reviewed by rebel Catholic theologian-philosopher and best selling author Vito Mancuso: “This book represents a precious spiritual workshop”.
His first novel is published in 2016, Il quinto volto (The Fifth Face) a historical thriller about the hidden mystery surrounding the tragic death of Renaissance master Masaccio.
In 2016 Fabrizio founded the independent film production company Fair Play. In 2017, he produced, wrote and directed his first long feature film Mare di Grano (Freckles). Completed in August, it was soon acquired by Wide for the international distribution and it has already been sold to China. Mare di Grano (Freckles) has been awarded two prizes at the first festival it was selected (Terre di Siena)
Fabrizio is currently working on post-production of the film Aspettando la Bardot (Waiting for Bardot) directed by Marco Cervelli. Again with Fair Play, he is now developing three long feature films: “The Village” inspired by Guy Debord and Situationism, “The Wind”, a sensorial experimental movie, and “The Fifth Face”, based on his novel.
In November 2017, his new book Licenziamo lo Stato, assumiamo l’Europa (Let’s Fire the State, let’s Hire Europe), has been released in Italy with simultaneous editions in Italian and English. It is Fabrizio’s political manifesto for a participated democracy.