Umbria in Celluloide

Di Hermes Mangialardo
Italia, 2019, 3’

Story and animation: Hermes Mangialardo
3d characters: Piero Schirinzi
Sound design: Antonio Mangialardo 
Drawing animation: Federico Bollino
Postproduction: Paolo Pin 
Production manager: NicolaPrato
Produced by: PLAS MEDIA SRL


In a playground a child tries to play with the others children trying in every way to catch the colored ball, symbol of integration with the community; but the ball gets farther and farther away, while the world around him changes , and he becomes more and more indefinite and start to disappear.


Hi, I was born in 1975 in Copertino, a little town in the south of Italy. I was 14 whem my brother took me to the cinema to see “The Wall”, and then my life changed. I took a Flash animation Diploma at “Scuola Politecnica di Design” in Milan and in 2001 I started to product my own animations. After a Multimedia Design Master in Florence I started to write and developed many clips and animations, music videos and short videos that won many awards. In 2006, with a crew of designer, I founded a multimedia agency, Plasmedia (

In 2008 I write and animate the short serie URBAN JUNGLE for MTV ITALIA, about the various metropolitan animals (Metal kids, Darkers, Indie kids, Emo…). From 2007 I started my visual experience (best Italian Vj in 2009) and from 2011 my 3D Architectural Mapping experience.