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Political Upheaval!   Violent  Protests!   Active Shooters!   Economic Turmoil!   

What better time for a...

Along the way, I interviewed Americans with a game using word associations from A to Z to get their story; one on one, friends and strangers, free from judgement. 

Amidst the unprecedented events of the past few years, I set forth on a mission to get a grasp on my divided country.  So, with a plan and a van, I  and hit the road… Destination, USA!

48 States. 2 Years. 1 Van. Ride shotgun with me on a cross-country adventure, seeking community, road-testing the American Dream & defining the U.S., A to Z.

A  FILM  BY  DAVID  ROCCO FACCHINI 
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COMING in 2024

Director, Producer & Animator of the
Award-Winning
Stop Motion Short
The Cookie Cutter!

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#MoStopMo Founder David Rocco Facchini talks to Dan and Dana on WGN, promoting the 3rd Annual #MoStopMo Stop Motion Shorts Fest 2022!  Visit www.MoStopMo.com for more info!

Show & Tell: The Found Object Sculptures of David Rocco Facchini

Featured on Chicago's WGN Morning News (ABOVE), David Rocco Facchini's found-object sculptures reflect the resourcefulness of repurposing discarded objects and turning them into work of art.  His work, (BELOW) has been featured in films, shown in museums, sold in galleries and showcased in festivals around the world.

A Boy's Dying Wish Becomes a Feature Film to Fund Cancer Research

Chris Parrish, the director of Thrill Ride, asked me to fabricate statues of the lead actors for a small budget  feature film, written by his 11 year-old son Mason. An avid writer, Mason pitched to his dad, "What if they mixed Goonies and Night at the Museum?" And with that, father and son teamed up to write Thrill Ride!  Sadly, Mason succumbed to a rare & little researched pediatric brain tumor at the age of 10 just after completing the screenplay.

As the lone sculptor to create a total of 5 full-body statues, I was up for the challenge, as Thrill Ride is the first ever feature film to be  produced where 50% of the profits of the film will go directly to charity! Starring Kristin Johnston (3rd Rock From the Sun) & Tim Kazurinski (SNL/Police Academy) 

Thrill Ride - now available on iTunes and Amazon: visit ThrillRideTheFilm.com and  TheMasonParrishFoundation.org

Danger & Eggs... & David! 

I'm in the Emmy-winning animated series, Danger & Eggs!  thanks to my good friend, and series creator Mike Owens

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SMASHING  GOOD  SETS!!! 

As Art Director for the zombie love story Between The Eyes,

I was tasked with creating practical effects for the end-of-times film.  From cool zombie stuff to a fall-out bunker retrofitted into a basement, this story literally starts with a bang! Check the preview!

Life on the Trail - A look into a gentrifying Chicago

Years before gentrification ran rampant through the Chicago neighborhoods of Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown, an abandoned train line ran east to west through said neighborhoods. As a resident living off the tracks since 2003, I would often walk up there, as a reprieve from urban living. One summer day my friend Karen and I went there together and happened upon a homeless camp. The residents invited us over and allowed us to interview them.

Directed by:

David Rocco Facchini

Edited by:

David Rocco Facchini

Rubin Daniels Jr.

 

Produced by:

Edwin Ruiz

Mondo Machine &

Dellarocco Studios

 

Featuring: Tony, Stone, Sam, Johnny, 

Rusty, Karen Vanoni,

David Rocco Facchini

 

Although now a linear park called the 606, AKA The Bloomingdale Trail, these tracks were once homes to those displaced by the rapid and ongoing gentrification happening in Chicago.  This preview of Life on the Trail is a peek into the lives of the former residents of the 606 / Bloomingdale Trail, of whom, to this day I haven't been able to locate.  

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