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a bit about Maurizio
What are you working on these days?
Music videos, commercials, documentaries. Anything that moves, anything that pays, anything that sets my mind reeling – I whore myself around.
What drives you mad these days?
Slow walkers. Open mouth chewers. Brexiters. Trump voters.
What makes you happy?
To end a day’s work and feel like I’ve done something well. Seeing that there are some shining beacons of light in a sea of stupidity, giving humanity some hope.
When was the last time you cried?
Out of sheer emotion, listening to a friend telling me a very personal life story. Stories that break one’s heart without meaning to, the beauty of serendipity: that makes me cry with happiness.
What’s your latest musical obsession?
Just A Band, a mega cool Kenyan band.
What was the last movie you watched e been to and was it any good?
I haven’t been to the cinema for an embarrassingly long time. Last time was on a rainy day in Rio with my grandma. We watched “The Witch” and both agreed it was crap.
When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?
A good second-hand shop, or a sample sale, or somewhere exotic. But it’s never time for a new wardrobe – clothes find you, not the other way round.
What’s your go-to café in London?
Joe & The Juice, for the eye candy.
What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in London?
I always walk across London Fields and Broadway Market – the youthful air around these places has a careless character so unique.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?
Going to exhibitions. We have the best offerings but they always stay on for so long that I postpone it indefinitely until it’s too late.
Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?
Imelda Marcos, for all the wrong reasons. She’s mad. She’s inconsequential. She’s ruined a whole entire country. And she’s so unapologetic about it that you can’t but sort of admire her. I’d go a little back in time and take her to the National Theatre’s production of “Here Lies Love”, the David Byrne musical about her. It would be lols to be line dancing with Imelda, at Imelda.
If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?
Shoreditch House, to the lounge area at the back of the 5th floor. So cozy, perfect for rainy days.
What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?
Printers and Stationers. I’m the local drunk.
If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?
At the park, with all my friends, having the ultimate posh picnic in Hampstead Heath.
Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?
Hackney, my hood innit.
What’s the spot in London you wouldn’t be caught dead in?
Tottenham Hale. Croydon. Chelsea.
You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?
To Printers to celebrate with the lovely Frenchies that run it.
What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?
Going to a nice park, hanging with friends, getting plastered.
When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?
Savage at Metropolis, because it’s good silly crazy fun and you always pull. Always.