• Walking Stories Short Movie on the Web
07 October 2013

Salvatore Ferragamo launches on the web “Walking Stories” a short movie directed by Luca Guadagnino

Delicate and slightly surreal, “Walking Stories” is a romantic comedy directed by Luca Guadagnino (Melissa P, I Am Love) who narrates a life changing trip full of surprising coincidences, unexpected revelations, and fortunate encounters - a love story that literally “walks” fast across the world.
Featuring young actors Kaya Scodelario, Tom Ellis, Billy Manussen, Nathalie Buscombe, and Lee Roy Kunze (plus the elegant and iconic Lauren Hutton, showcasing the real meaning of “aging gracefully”), this love adventure journeys through three cities, each of which has a particular significance for Ferragamo: Los Angeles - where Salvatore’s talent flourished and the legend of the "shoemaker to the stars” began; Shanghai - the epitome of the future, where new perspectives are constantly devised by relentless events; and Florence, our origin, guided by deep and complex affinities.
Whether they are intimate encounters, such as the one bounding Sara, the protagonist, to her Ferragamo shoes, or the attraction she feels for Florence - the city of art soon to become her home, affinities drive the plot through various levels - images, dialogues, music, colors, even doodles. Released from Tuesday, October 8th in eight bi-weekly episodes, each accompanied by a behind the scenes video, the short movie will be available online at


DRAWINGS BY Joana Avillez
CASTING Avy Kaufman
COSTUMES Heidi Bivens with Mirca Accorsi
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Bartolomeo Pampaloni & Johannes Spalt
EDITOR Walter Fasano
ORIGINAL IDEA Andrea Tremolada
DIRECTED BY Luca Guadagnino


CAST (in order of appearance)  
  Kaia Scodelario (Sara)
  Nathalie Buscombe (Alicia)
  Lee Roy Kunz (Auden)
  Tom Ellis (Jared)
  Billy Manussen (Chip)
  Lauren Hutton (Aunt Ruthie)


Luca Guadagnino
is an Italian director, scriptwriter and producer from Palermo. His fame rose internationally with Io sono l’amore (I Am Love, 2009) presented at the most prestigious film festivals worldwide and internationally acclaimed, shortlisted for prizes such as the Golden Globe (2011), the Bafta (2011), and the Oscar Awards (2011). He is currently working on the editing of the documentary Bertolucci on Bertolucci. 
He is a founding partner of FirstSun, the company that produced Io sono l’amore in 2010, Diarchia by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino and I padroni di casa by Edoardo Gabbriellini.

Kaia Scodelario
is a 21 years old actress and model from London, best known for her role in the UK television drama Skins, that she started filming in 2007, aged only 14. Her intense acting career includes the participation to several television productions, music videos (notably Candy by Robin Williams), and films such as Moon by Duncan Jones (2009) and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.

Lee Roy Kunz
is a writer, director and actor from Denver, Colorado. After attending The Cinematic Arts school of The University of Southern California, he left school early at the age of twenty-one to act and direct in his first feature film, A Beer Tale. Since then he has directed the official music video for the George Lucas film, Red Tails, and recently completed his second feature film, Delirium, a modern day Hitchockian “Cain and Able” set in over twenty countries across Europe and the Middle East.

Tom Ellis
is 35 and was born in Cardiff, Wales. Trained at RSAMD, Tom is best known for his roles in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and in a Life on Mars parody on the The Catherine Tate Show. He was also in the BBC comedy Pulling; in Miranda Hart’s comedy Miranda; in Channel 4’s No Angels; and in the British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who. At present he is in the ABC pilot series Gothica. Film credits include: The Other Woman (Sprout Pictures); Buy, Borrow, Steal (BBS Productions); The Best Man (Film Consortium); Doris The Builder (Dreamfinders Production); Vera Drake (Thin Man Films); I’ll Be There (Morgan Creek); Buffalo Soldiers (Gorilla Ent./Film 4); High Heels And Lowlifes (Fragile Films); First Time Callers.

Billy Magnussen
is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is currently shooting the feature film, Into The Woods, directed by Rob Marshall. His other feature film credits include starring roles in Twealve, directed by Joel Schumacher, and most recently Damsels In Distress by Whit Stillman. Among his television credits are guest starring roles on In Plain Sight, Law And Order, The Unusuals, NCIS LA, CSI, and Boardwalk Empire. Billy made his Broadway debut in The Ritz and his Off Broadway debut in the play Paper Dolls. He was nominated for the 2013 Tony Award for his role of Spike in the Tony Award winning play, Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike.

Lauren Hutton
needs no presentation - an actress, model and entrepreneur whose debut on the screen dates back to the late Sixties, she starred in films like The Gambler by Karel Reisz or Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo.
She appeared on the cover of American Vogue a record 26 times, and established her own signature brand of cosmetics after having twice been the face of Revlon cosmetics in 1974, aged 31, and again in 1993, aged 50.

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