Massi is a «resistant animator». He resists the sirens of a society where everything must be easy, fast. It resists the digital shortcut, in the name of manual labor. It resists the lack of memory and values. He does it with the weapons of dream and beauty, with solemn simplicity.
He lives in an old country house in the hills of the Marche, far from the world of entertainment and culture «that counts». Yet his films have been selected at festivals in 59 countries around the world, collecting 225 awards, and are considered among the most important of contemporary animation, so much so that the Venice Film Festival in 2012 asked him to create the theme song for the festival. Simone Massi, 44 years old, realizes his own works in solitude and in total independence, drawing every single frame.