Antonio Marziale & Eli Raskin - How an audio tape made Starfuckers happen

Antonio Marziale & Eli Raskin at Berlinale 2022 (© Daniel Pook / /
Starfuckers by writer/director/actor Antonio Marziale starts out as a suspenseful erotic thriller playing with typical Hollywood power dynamics - until it all of a sudden unravels itself into a surreal musical performance revealing the true intent of its protagonist.

This unusual cross-genre approach was not at all an easy concept to sell. As Antonio and Starfuckers producer Eli Raskin explain in our Short Talks interview at Berlinale 2022 it was an audio taped version of the final scene from the script that was crucial in getting the short film made.

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