Giuliana Saladino was my grandmother's sister. She was a political activist and a journalist, quite reknown in 1970s Sicily for her reports about mafia and widespread corruption.
When Palermo-based Playmaker Produzioni asked me to get involved with some animations in a documentary about Giuliana, I simply had to accept. It was challenging, not just because of the realistic visual style but also because I felt emotionally burdened in telling the story of a member of my family.
I reviewed hundred of photos in old family albums, and strayed from the familiar path of cartoony Flash-animations to work in Photoshop Animation and AE instead.
Here's a few character design studies:
|Giuliana in her 60s.|
|Giuliana in her 40s.|
|Giuliana in her 20s.|
The documentary has premiered at Italian Doc Screenings in October 2013.