Luca Dipierro and Michael Kimball first collaborated on the short film, DEAR EVERYBODY (2008), which was based on Michael’s novel of the same name. Later that same year, they shot I WILL SMASH YOU, a documentary in which dozens of people each tell a story about an object that has some personal meaning for them and then destroy that object in whatever manner they wish. In 2009, they started shooting 60 WRITERS / 60 PLACES, in which 60 different writers read their work in 60 different places.
Luca and Michael share a visual and narrative aesthetic. Together, they are Little Burn Films.
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Luca Dipierro is a writer, filmmaker and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His latest films are the documentaries I WILL SMASH YOU, 60 WRITERS / 60 PLACES, and the full length cut-out animation DIECI TESTE. His art has been exhibited in galleries in the USA and in Italy. His short stories have been published in The New York Tyrant, Lamination Colony, Gigantic, No Colony and other publications. His website is www.lucadipierro.com. For some biscotti, visit http://blackbiscotti.blogspot.com. His life is based on a true story.
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Michael Kimball (www.michael-kimball.com) is the author of four books, including DEAR EVERYBODY (which The Believer calls “a curatorial masterpiece”) and, most recently, Us (which the Observer calls “powerful and moving ... breathless”). His work has been on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Prairie Schooner, and New York Tyrant. His books have been translated into a dozen languages, including Italian, Spanish, german, Chinese, Korean, and Greek. He is also responsible for Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), the 510 Readings, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine.