Q&A with Fausto Becatti

December 12, 2023
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Fausto is obsessed with the way an image can evoke a powerful mood or emotion. His commercial films are diverse, but each carries a distinctive stylistic stamp. As a director, Fausto pairs bright, saturated visuals with poignant, epic storytelling for an evocative, all-consuming result. While a conceptual filmmaker at heart, driven to craft considered, designed imagery, Fausto also evokes passionate, energised performances from his cast. Fausto strives to keep things fun and happy on set, describing it as his absolute happy place, with a genuine desire that everyone else feels that way when shooting with him.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment?

A short film about small moments in a busy place, inspired by big cities.


Tell me about the most unexpected moment that work has taken you to?

My work has taken me to many amazing places, but if I had to single out the most unexpected moment it would be being given a police escort to set after getting stuck in extreme, unmovable traffic in Mexico. Only to have the police car run out of petrol.


What makes you laugh?

Being a fly-on-the-wall watching family dynamics play out.


What makes you cry?

When Mufasa dies in the Lion King.


What’s an item you never set foot on a job without?

My iPad with all my notes on it. And my stills camera.


What excites you about working in the Middle East?

The creative coming out of the region is getting really exciting, and the resources and hunger to innovate in the region is palpable.


Q&A with Fausto Becatti

December 12, 2023
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Fausto is obsessed with the way an image can evoke a powerful mood or emotion. His commercial films are diverse, but each carries a distinctive stylistic stamp. As a director, Fausto pairs bright, saturated visuals with poignant, epic storytelling for an evocative, all-consuming result. While a conceptual filmmaker at heart, driven to craft considered, designed imagery, Fausto also evokes passionate, energised performances from his cast. Fausto strives to keep things fun and happy on set, describing it as his absolute happy place, with a genuine desire that everyone else feels that way when shooting with him.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment?

A short film about small moments in a busy place, inspired by big cities.


Tell me about the most unexpected moment that work has taken you to?

My work has taken me to many amazing places, but if I had to single out the most unexpected moment it would be being given a police escort to set after getting stuck in extreme, unmovable traffic in Mexico. Only to have the police car run out of petrol.


What makes you laugh?

Being a fly-on-the-wall watching family dynamics play out.


What makes you cry?

When Mufasa dies in the Lion King.


What’s an item you never set foot on a job without?

My iPad with all my notes on it. And my stills camera.


What excites you about working in the Middle East?

The creative coming out of the region is getting really exciting, and the resources and hunger to innovate in the region is palpable.


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