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Inside The Mind of Leonardo

BAFTA and OSCAR winning Peter Capaldi plays Leonardo da Vinci in this experimental 3D Factual Drama. The film uses Capaldi’s powerful performance, stunning imagery from modern Tuscany and ground-breaking motion graphics to bring da Vinci’s notebooks to vivid life.

Role

Director, Writer

Year

2013

Awards

International 3D Creative Arts Awards 2014
Best Documentary

Nominations

Rose d’or 2014
Best Arts Documentary

Royal Television Society Awards 2014
Best Arts Documentary

Grierson Awards Shortlist 2013
Best Arts Documentary

UK Theatrical Release

Picture House Cinemas, 2013

US Theatrical Release

Premiered at DOC NYC Festival, 2013
Limited US release to come in 2014

TV Broadcast

Sky Arts / 3D, History Films USA & Arte

Production Company

IWC Media, Handel Productions

Awards

International 3D Creative Arts Awards 2014
Best Documentary

Nominations

Rose d’or 2014
Best Arts Documentary

Royal Television Society Awards 2014
Best Arts Documentary

Grierson Awards Shortlist 2013
Best Arts Documentary

Funding

History Films, Sky 3D, Sky Arts, ARTE

Press

‘Atmospheric, gripping and beautifully dramatized documentary based on the personal journals of Leonardo da Vinci, starring Peter Capaldi as the owner of one of the most fascinating minds in history. He speaks words translated directly from the journals while modern footage is intercut with old sketches and jaw-dropping landscapes. A wonderful and unmissable televisual thing’
The Guardian

‘The visually stunning Inside the Mind of Leonardo takes the approach of having Peter Capaldi read from the artist’s numerous notebooks and journals with his thoughts, imaginings and irreverences brought to life via animation and, particularly, superb cinematography…as we listen to da Vinci’s ideas on nature, weaponry, horses, flying and even hair dye, Capaldi proves captivating.’
The Telegraph

‘Ignoring the traditional documentary approach, Inside the Mind of Leonardo…presents the mind behind the drawings in an intriguingly fresh way.’
The Independent

‘… Peter Capaldi… brings the original renaissance man’s extensive journals and sketches to life through a series of powerfully delivered monologues.’
The Times

‘Atmospheric, gripping and beautifully dramatised… wonderful and un-missable’
The Guardian

‘Visually stunning… Capaldi proves captivating.”
Daily Telegraph

‘A rich doc-drama… Capaldi at his intense best.’
Sunday Times

‘Ignores the traditional documentary approach… intriguing and fresh.’
Independent