In 2007, with the new production of Inferno - The Art Collection book of paintings, producer/director Boris Acosta investigated the
possibility of using the original epic paintings in motion.
In other words, to animate every painting into clips
that when put together they would make an animation film.
after investigating the possible options, technologically
speaking, it was clear that the idea of making a film
out of images could be put to work. Therefore, the test
began using Adobe After Effects, particularly after seing
a great demonstration at NAB in Las Vegas, of how powerful
this software was to be able to move on with the production
of an animation based on Dante's Inferno.
So, the animation was completed late in 2014. There are two version
of it, however, one recited in primitive Italian with English subtitles and another one narrated
in English. A Spanish version is in the works as well. Visit the official
animation website by clicking on the title name: Dante's Hell Animated.
with the animation production there were two documentaries in production and
also the constant pursue of producing the live action
the paintings from Inferno - The Art Collection book, excerpts from L'Inferno 1911 film and
some clips from the Dante's Hell Animated, a two-hour
feature documentary started production with rich imagery. Several
artists from both Italy and the United States joined producer/director Boris Acosta to make a film that was never produced
before. Not just Dante's Inferno, but also its
sequels Dante's Purgatory and Dante's Paradise which have been filmed concurrently. Visit the feature Infernal documentary
website by clicking on the title name: Inferno by Dante .
there was so much footage and so much good material, producer Boris Acosta decided to make a black and white
short film to pay homage to Gustave Dore, by using exclusively
his black and white lithographs of Dante's Inferno made 150 years ago, and some of the very best illustrations
ever to visually adapt Dante's whole Divine
the short documentary official website by clicking on
the title name: Dante's
Inferno - Abandon All Hope .
sequels Dante's Purgatory Documented and Dante's Paradise
Documented will be finished during 2013 and released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Yes, it takes a long time to produce great films and we
will not sell for less.
live action feature film trilogy, which started development
in 2001, is expected to start pre-production this year
and production the following year to hopefully release
them after the documentary trilogy is available to the
We Salute You Dante Alighieri!