SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Roberto Ormanni: I’m Roberto and I’m one who hasn’t yet found his place in the world: I’m a musician, a composer, a student of Literature and cinemaand when they call me I’m an actor!
SKSM: How did you become involved in Mute Dollar Baby film?
Roberto Ormanni: I often worked with Brando. He knows very well the roles close to my soul. When he proposed to me the Project I was thrilled and accepted at once.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Roberto Ormanni: Maybe the simplicity. It’s a story that could happen to anyone.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Roberto Ormanni: I haven’t a real audition. I think that Brando already had in mind what he was looking for.
SKSM: You worked with Brando Improta on this film, how was that?
Roberto Ormanni: Working on Mute with Brando was very stimulating. He chose to direct the movie with an unusual approch, focusing on the sound of dialogues and enhancing the details of the scenery. He have tried to bring the audience not in front of but inside of the movie.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Roberto Ormanni: Well, the scenes you can see have been shot all night long. We drifted in the car and we had chosen isolated Street, on the edge of Napoli, to have a less pronunced setting. Suddenly, while we recited, we stopped the car and we have looking around: we took a wrong way and we had lost in an unexpected place, a long street, deep in the darkness between two ancient walls. I don’t remember how we found the way back home and still today I can’t tell you where we came!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Roberto Ormanni: Sure! I’m still working with Brando, Fabrizia and Roberta, the dop.
SKSM: What are you working nowadays?
Roberto Ormanni: Today I’m working as actor for the new Brando’s film, as a composer for a theatrical show…and in the meantime I keep doing the musician!
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Roberto Ormanni: Before Mute I had never read anything written by King. But to prepare myeslf for the movie, I started Reading some of his books and now I love it!
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Roberto Ormanni: I hate to be a lead role, I love to be a right-hand man!
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Roberto Ormanni: Staging and making physical words written by others is, in good and evil, the greatest magic in the world.
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Roberto Ormanni: I hope to shot another movie inspired by King!