Scout PR & Social Media is pleased to welcome Francesco Nassimbeni as a client. The agency has been tasked with promoting his new short film in five parts, which he directed for South African accessories brand Waif. Entitled A-E-I-O-U, the film series sensitively explores and highlights mental health issues arising from our global experience of the Coronavirus pandemic in order to offer healing.
An award-winning multi-hyphenate, Nassimbeni has had a multidisciplinary career encompassing fashion illustration, theatre directing, arts education, graphic design and creative writing. He directed and designed the hit play “You Suck, and Other Inescapable Truths” with clown and comedienne Klara Van Wyk, who is the first woman to receive a PHD in clowning in the southern hemisphere. “You Suck, and Other Inescapable Truths” was nominated for a Kanna Award and a Fleur du Cap, and won the Standard Bank Ovation Award.
Nassimbeni’s novella for young adults, The Skin I Live In, has been translated into 6 South African languages. His radio drama The Paper, about a student newsroom at the time of a statue controversy, comes to the SAfm airwaves in 2021. He recently made the Top 10 in Netflix’s Realness Project for his screenplay, “You Me They Them”. A-E-I-O-U is not only his first film, it also marks his debut as a director for brands, a direction Nassimbeni intends pursuing further.
The hyper-adaptable, chameleon-like Nassimbeni conceived, wrote, produced, cast, and directed the series of films. He even brought his considerable array of talents to bear on composing and performing the original score.
Says Scout Director Lauren Shantall: “Frankie Nassimbeni is not only active across many disciplines but has achieved acclaim in all of them. Truly a modern “Renaissance Man”, Nassimbeni is no doubt poised for success as a film director, too. His directorial debut with A-E-I-O-U is an example of new-wave production that places purpose above profits and demonstrates how the creative industries remain relevant as the interpreters of our modern, post-pandemic condition.”
Watch A-E-I-O-U on Vimeo as a full collection – https://vimeo.com/533872654 – or as stand-alone short films of approximately one minute each:
E – https://vimeo.com/559864095
Follow @francesconassimbeni on social media.