Mini Bio (1)
Fabrizio Federico was born in the UK in 1983 to a big Italian family, he is the oldest of 6 siblings. In 1989 he moved to Italy after escaping death at the age 5 in a house fire.
There he lived in the valley of Massa. Raised among the free-wheeling Campania people he was free to explore and adventure into the mountains and rivers of the area. It was during these years he watched Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie, which had a tremendous impression on him. Along with Kenneth Anger, Andy Warhol and Pasolini.
His father Antonio Federico found work in the USA and in 1996 and moved to Saugus, MA. He entered school having forgotten how to read & write English, and followed a difficult year of relearning English and adjusting to American culture.
His passion for music came from his large family, who all listened to different styles of music. He could walk through each room in the house and each room would feel like a different culture.
He started learning guitar and dived into the local music scene. Bands like the Slurred Murrays, Dow Jones and the Industrials, Mr. Epps' Happy Kats, Jumpsuit Jery, Roadkill Puppeteers, Rascal Kings, The Best of What's Left, Durge, Less Intake.
He joined The Ochmoneks and played bass in the band. Also he made music with the rap groups Animals Sounds, and the the NSC (New Suburban Crackers). Gigging around the Boston circuit of Allston & Cambridge.
It was here he met the local underground scene of Boston and the artists, intellectuals, and villains 'the melting pot of damned souls'. He spent years roaming from bed to bed, and from park bench to bridge. His passion for DJing and film became apparent during this time, after coming across a book on Cult Movies and the performance of Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
Following immigration problems in the U.S he moved to the UK. His passion for cinema had not left him and he began work without any experience or budget on his feature film debut 'Black Biscuit' in 2009 which was completed in 2012..
Deciding to cast an array of dreamers, misfits, homeless people, prostitutes, handicapped, gigolos, and an ex ping pong champion.
Shot on mobile phones, and children's cameras he faced among other things police harassment, computer problems, and the casts miffed reaction's. The results were compelling and new. Creating the PINK8 film Manifesto, as an alternative to the film industries monopoly and rules.
To fund Black Biscuit and to get into his character, Federico became a nude life model. Black Biscuit's budget came to little over £500.
He spent 1 year filming and another year editing all the hours of footage shot across Europe. The editing process was done as an experiment. Edited under the sounds of exorcisms, blind folded, and under hypnosis. Completed in 2011 Federico set out on a DIY campaign to promote and distribute the film.
In 2013 The Milk Man became an abandoned vérité film project he was making.The movie focused on a milk man who spiked local families milk bottles with LSD on his morning route's. The project was abandoned after the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) who were notified about the film and threatened to sue over alleged defamation regarding the films subject.
Pregnant (2015) is his 2nd feature film and deals with the Youtube/Facebook generation, lost and addicted in the haze of social media technology addiction. The film was shot at the Sunseed commune in Spain. During the shooting he fell out of a tree and broke his foot.
Also during this period Jett Hollywood was born. Ziggy Stardusts illegitimate son. A filmmaker from Mars. He promised to created two films and then commit 'cinema suicide'. Both movies bring hope to the human race, Evolution Of The Earth Angel (2015) & Anarchy In The Uk (2016)
In 2016 he founded the Straight Jacket Guerrilla Film Festival, launching 30 international films across the world, all exploring todays Underground/Cult cinema makers.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Laine