Young IGS filmmaker journeys to Italy

Year 3 IGS student Orson Keeler recently spent time at La Macina di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti in Italy, an international art residence and gallery in an old convent.

Mid last term Orson wrote a proposal, applying to spend time in the residence to make a short documentary film.

The owners, architect Demetria Verduci and world renowned light sculptor Professor Duccio Trassinelli welcomed Orson as the youngest artist in 10 years of receiving more than 250 artists from around the world. It was a very special honour for Orson and his mother Lucy, who collaborated with him on the film.

Orson’s film can be seen below:

An aspiring filmmaker, Orson wanted to “share this story so that others could see the residence and meet Demetria Verduci and Duccio Trassinelli for themselves” through his film.

The area is close to Florence, with dense vineyards, olive groves, old farmhouses, vegetable gardens, orchards, hilltops and valleys, offering a picturesque frame and unforgettable experience.

Orson said the experience “was unbelievable” and he hopes to return to Italy in the near future.

“It was really interesting and I liked helping out around the residence and exploring,” Orson said.

Orson recently started IGS, and has begun learning Italian. He said that this experience gave him a great opportunity to practice his Italian speaking skills and learn more about Italian culture.

Learn more about La Macina di San Cresci.