Warrior with a Crown by JMP and Francesco Cuizza

Dear Shaded Viewers,

“In an armour of scars, I fight the illusion of my fears. I’m a warrior” In the quest to excel in life, a man battles with his own failures. Expressing the weight that every person must carry, Warrior with a Crown addresses how our need to conquer is just a fight within ourselves, with the journey itself becoming the real conquest. Warrior with a Crown, a collaboration with jewellery designer Ugo Cacciatori, is based on the belief that failure is the fuel for one’s success. Director JMP and screenwriter Francesco Cuizza take the viewer on the journey of becoming aware that fear and failures are but manmade illusions. Shot in Malibu (California) on the beach in the eerie early hours of the day, the film employs movement and original choreography to unfold its narrative.
The creative duo formed by film director JMP and screenwriter and actor Francesco Cuizza was born at the beginning of 2017. While JMP has been working in the industry for almost ten years, directing for the likes of Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert and XXXTentacion, Warrior with a crown is his first work together with Cuizza. The began by experimenting with video as a way to explore the subconscious, focusing primarily on spirituality as the core of their work. Their aim is is to continue to use filmmaking to reflect on the human psyche and ego, addressing different aspects with each production. Their next work will focus on resilience and privacy.
Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.