Documentary // Bio_Comedy

ART OF THE PRANK is the award winning feature documentary about New York artist and activist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax, a fierce proponent of independent thinking and an early critic of media irresponsibility. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess (the mobile confessional booth), all reported as fact by prestigious journalists, he’s one of America’s greatest living satirists. When he decides to pull off the most demanding hoax of his career, filmmaker Andrea Marini gets a unique view into the mind of this most unconventional man.

Slamdance Film Festival, 2016 / “Jury Honorary Mention for Documentary Feature Award
Lower East Side Film Festival, 2016 / “Prix D’or – Best of Fest
San Francisco Doc Fest, 2016 / “Best Film
The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival, 2016 / “Best Documentary

NOMINATIONS (as “Best documentary“):

Sydney Underground Film Festival, 2016
St. Louis International Film Festival, 2016
Sarasota Film Festival, 2016
Revelation Perth International Film Festival, 2016
Denver International Film Festival, 2015
Calgary Underground Film Festival, 2016
Atlanta Film Festival, 2016
Arizona International Film Festival, 2016

Directed by: Andrea Marini
DOP: Ben Carey

Production: Relight Films

VFX Executive Post-producer: Andrea Masera
VFX Producer: Daniele Biglia
VFX Supervisor: Claudio Falconi
Graphic Designer: Darko Prolic
Colorist: Davide Lo Vetro

Off-line / Color grading / Motion Graphic / Finishing