Dylan Dog: Victim of Circumstance

S. P. (November 06, 2014)
Thursday, November 13th at 6PM Vittima degli eventi (Victim of Circumstance) the web movie based on Dylan Dog, the nationally acclaimed Italian comic strip published by Sergio Bonelli, premieres at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in New York City.

Dylan Dog, Dylan Dog is an Italian horror comics series featuring an eponymous character (a paranormal investigator) created by Tiziano Sclavi for the publishing house Sergio Bonelli Editore. Though published in Italy, the series is mainly set in London, where the protagonist lives, though he occasionally travels elsewhere. 

The comics have been adapted into two films: Cemetery Man (original title: Dellamorte Dellamore, 1994) starring Rupert Everett and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) starring Brandon Routh and the latest Vittima degli eventi .

Vittima degli eventi is a web movie based on the acclaimed Italian comic book series Dylan Dog, published by Sergio Bonelli. It is a grassroots project which bases its success on fan participation, also known as crowd-funding, which in Italy is perceived as an alternative and innovative method of self-funding. 

The feature film (50mins) is an Italian project launched by director Claudio Di Biagio and script-writer/actor Luca Vecchi. After the previews in Rome, Naples and Milan (October 20th-23rd) and the Youtube launch by The JackaL on November 2nd in Europe, Dylan Dog crosses the ocean to the United States.

The creators of Vittima degli Eventi are Claudio di Biagio and Luca Vecchi: Claudio wears the director’s hat, while Luca is the scriptwriter and actor. These two young professional video-markers have become renowned online thanks to their numerous video projects and original ideas.

Luca Vecchi is the director of The Pills, a group of youngsters who stood out due to their acclaimed web series. Luca Vecchi is also the ghostwriter of Comedy Central and Bonsai Ninja Studio. Winner of the section Letteratura MarteLive 2010, he wrote Claudio Di Biagio’s cinematographic debut film: Andarevia for RaiCinema. He has also published a collection of books entitled Fantafornication.

Casa Italiana NYU is an institutional hub for Italians in New York City and for Americans who want to learn about Italy. The venue will host the international premiere (with English subtitles) which will be followed by a Q&A session with the director and the leading actor Valerio Di Benedetto.

The event, organized by TheCreativeShake (an American creative communication agency based in the city), will be followed by a buffet sponsored by Ribalta Pizza, Rocchetta water, Moretti beer and artisanal gelato by Amorino Chelsea.

The movie teaser will be shown on November 12th at 7PM at Ribalta restaurant.
Watch the trailer for Vittima degli Eventi