The Heroine’s Journey of Flaminia Graziadei

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

The possibility of interpreting and delivering a fictional elaboration of reality with the aim of subliminally stimulating the viewer to think about issues without normal boundaries.

What is my idea of perfect happiness?

An instant. If perfect happiness existed, we, as artists, wouldn’t have food for our work. It’s the controversial side of life. The tension between light and darkness that creates the substrates for our creations.

What is my greatest fear?

Time ticking

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

My temper and anxiety

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire?

I don’t have an idol or a model. I’m rather aware of the deep difference between the professional and the human side of people in our Industry

What is my greatest extravagance?

Indulge in beauty and surround myself with it

On what occasion would I lie?

Only if the opposite would hurt someone. I’ve not reached this age for having to hold back on what I believe in.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

The lack of meritocracy and the necessity of political liaisons. It takes a lot of useful energy away try to be in the right place at the right time.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

In preparation and on set. Always!

If I could, what would I change about myself?

My own boundaries.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

The awards I have received. What I’d like to achieve now is a theatrical release of my feature film.

Where would I most like to live?

Where I live: London.

What is my most treasured possession?

My dog and my cat, Although I don’t “possess” them.

What is my most marked characteristic?

In my work I would say the research of depth and unpredictability

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

Southbank and the Tate Modern

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

One of them is definitely the Century Club

What books influenced my life and how?

Herman Hesse, for the metaphorical approach. Jeanette Winterson, for the sharp and daring dialogues. Jonathan Coe for the surreal stories.

Who are my favorite writers?

As above and many more

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

Alexander Balanescu

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Olivia Pope by Shonda Rhimes

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Geena Davis, Margherita Hack

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Mulholland Drive by David Lynch

What role plays art in my life and work?

Conditions my entire view of life

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My team

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

Judy Dench. I have a film in development that my producer is going to propose to her.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

Charlotte Bruuse Christensen the Dop

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

My two Features Luton to Leicester and 2000 Miles Away and the web series InterPlay, of which we just finished to shoot the pilot

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

On Opprime VOD TV, on Faboulosis Film Platform and hopefully soon in the Cinemas

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

Let’s say that I can’t see myself stopping from creating at any age.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

Antonella Cannarozzi, costume designer Oscar nominated 2011 for I’m Love by Luca Guadagnino

How do you contact me?

On my website: You can send me an email from there.

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

Spring Journey

eatpraylovebigstill (2)Wednesday 14th March – Sunday 18th March

The best of The Heroine’s Journey condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

The Heroine’s Journey is a global organisation dedicated to teaching skills not covered by the regular education system – skills that develop storytelling intelligence and encourage psychological well-being for creative professionals.  The Spring Journey brings together the very best in our storytelling.

We will cover such themes as how to make money doing what you love, how to promote your business, which is you, how to choose our partners more wisely, how to make relationships last, how to find and create your dreamjob by meeting your rolemodels and making testdrives, how to manage your time and organize yourself creativitely, how to focus on our creative goals, how to have the financial freedom to create and how to more regularly experience creative flow and happiness.

You’ll embark on a rich and enlightening voyage, discovering how to make lasting, meaningful change across every aspect of your creative life. By working within a fixed group led by Peter de Kuster over the week, you’ll dive deeper than would be possible in any single daytrip. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences.

The Journey is ideal for those seeking a more meaningful, transformative vacation; for attendees of our daytrips who now wish to take a structured journey through our expertly curated material; and for those wishing to save time in the long run by working through the dilemmas of creative life, business, passion, and your own story in a single, high intensity week.

Blending tuition, exercises, meeting with stories of rolemodels, and discussion in journeys in a world city, each day of the Spring Journey will equip you with tools and strategies to help you find answers for your creative life’s big questions.

Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind in Rome

Ticket costs Euro 1250 excluding VAT per person, includes all teaching, materials, light refreshments & additional activities.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 


09.40    Tea & Coffee on arrival

10.00     Morning Session

13.00     Lunch Break

14.00     Afternoon Session

17.00     Drinks

Read on for a detailed breakdown of the Spring Journey itinerary.

“You are the Storyteller of Your Own Creative Life. You can Create Your Own Legend – Or Not” – Peter de Kuster

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Spring Journey Itinerary

Day One: The first day of the Spring Journey is designed to equip us with the core skills of The Heroine’s Journey and Storytelling. We will learn the power of the story we tell ourselves, why our minds have a hard time understanding themselves, how to map and understand our passions, and how and why we characteristically respond to them.

Day Two: The second day of the Spring Journey takes us on a structured journey around the power of your story as creative professional.  Creative flow is always in essence a mental phenomenon, it is a result of ideas- and a story you tell yourself therefore relies on having to hand a raft of enriching stories about your business, your money management, your self promotion and your time management that can be called upon in moments of truth. The day begins with a Heroine’s Journey Breakfast – considering what three of the greatest creative heroines of all time have as story about the art of creative living wisely and well.

Day Three: The third day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to choose our clients and business partners wisely and make our relationships last. One of the gravest errors we make around business relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at. On this day we will learn to practise and rehearse our skills at working with the people who can help you further your creative business (clients and business partners like agents, publishers, marketing professionals etcera). In the evening, we will attend a Storytelling Dinner in a local restaurant – learning to overturn small talk and master the art of opening up our deepest stories.

Day Four: The fourth day of the Spring Journey teaches us how to achieve our creative career potential. We will employ storytelling tools to be better able to understand our creative talents and to move forward using the opportunities that are open to us.

Day Five: The final day of the Spring Journey explores new business opportunities and markets for you to as creative professional. Many of the challenges we encounter in modern life require us to develop creative solutions to complex problems. And even when we’re not tackling big problems, continuously improving the way we live using invention and imaginative strategy is deeply important.

You can reach Peter for a skype meeting about questions you have by mailing him at 


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