Diretto da Sami Schinaia


Nope! is Sami Schinaia’s debut as a solo director, after ten years as part of the directing duo SÄMEN. This short film, produced by Basement, was born out of the need to explore and share the director’s most recent and intimate period of his life, during which he has explored the world of psychedelics and internet dating. 

The short film is also a reflection on our society, as it looks at our relationship with drugs and the  internet and the way these forms of addiction tend to dilute the value we place on human interactions. However, Nope! isn’t a criticism generally associated with these themes, but rather an ironic, light and playful insight into today’s youth culture.

The new generation of dreamers and creators is represented as fluorescent, digital and slightly foggy. In line with Schinaia’s directorial style, the short film relies on compelling visuals and sound as much as on the script to unfold its narrative. Working exclusively with a very young team across styling, music, cinematography, post-production, sound design, graphic design and illustration, Nope! becomes a tribute to the fresh and innovative creative talent of tomorrow. 


Director: Sami Schinaia (@alwaysthesam)

Art Director: Claudia Decaro (@claudia_decaro)

DOP: Gianluca Oliva (@gi.an_oliva)

AD: Irene Tomasi (@irenetommymarlene)

Focus Puller: Matteo Canzano (@matteo.canzano)

AC: Francesca De Rosa Saviano

Gaffer: Filippo Passarini

Electrician: Francesco Gentili

Steadicam: Andrea Agnisetta (@agnisetta_steadioperator)

Engineer: Giacomo Colombo

Engineer: Clara Pompilli (@claracpompilli)

Sound Engineer: Alessio Miceli


Stylist: Julia Beo (@juliettbae)

Ass. Stylist: Camilla Battistella (@camillabattistella)

MUA & Hair: Elisa Maisenti (@credodinomaforselisir)

Ass. MUA & Hair: Alessandra Andreotti

Set Design: Marco Monti (@marcofernandomonti)


Music and Sound: ZMA (@zma_tm)

Lyrics: Copes (@copessoze)

Mix e Master: Gabriele Perla

Graphic and Illustrations: Maria Chiara Moro (@mariachiaramoro)

Photographer: Antonio Morra (@antoniomorrades)

App: Malcolm Leemans (@malcolmleemans)

Editor: Tobia Peruzzi (@tobirbo)

Post-Production: Matteo Bico (@il_bico), Leonardo Distefano

Color: Daniel Pallucca (@daniel.pallucca)


Executive Producer: Francesco Crespi (@fcrespi)

Production House: Basement (@basementheadquarter)

Producer: Alice Bergamin

Ass. Producer: Federico Tedesco


Casting: Persona (@persona_milano)

Actor: Fabian Gibertoni (@fabiangibertoni)

Actress: Veronica Apache (@veronicaapache)

Extra: Copes, ZMA, Malcolm