The Man with My Name is a documentary about Giovanni Simonelli - an Italian screenwriter of Biblical epics, Spaghetti Westerns, Spy thrillers, horrors movies (Giallo) and B-Movies in a career that spanned five crazy decades.
The film also celebrates the golden age of the B-Movie and Italian Cinema's most prolific period, while also examining the practise of anglisicing the Italian names of key crew members to disguise the fact that these films were "foreign".
This wonderful era of B-Movies, Westerns, Spy Movies, Sex Comedies and Video Nasties saw Italian and European production thrive and Giovanni Simonelli managed to stay at the forefront of his craft from the late 50s all the way through to the 90s.
Along the way, I meet horror legends Ruggero Deodato (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man, 1976 / Cannibal Holocaust, 1980) Luigi Cozzi (The Killer Must Kill Again, 1975 / Starcrash, 1979) and Catriona MacColl (The Beyond, 1981).
My own connection with Giovanni Simonelli is a strange quirk of fate that bonds us through a shared identity.