Warrior with a Crown: “In an armour of scars, I fight the illusion of my fears. I’m a warrior.”

Warrior with a Crown is the first fashion film co-directed by LA-based photographer and filmmaker JMP and model Francesco Cuizza, signed with Storm Management. 

Warrior with a Crown takes the viewer on the journey of becoming aware that fear and failure are but manmade illusions.

Shot in Malibu (California) on the beach in the eerie early hours of the day, the film employs movement and an original choreography to unfold its narrative. As viewers we are presented with two different types of failures.

The first brings a man to his knees, overwhelmed by his lack of experience and knowledge. But the second time failure does not fell the man; he has learnt from his mistakes and is able to stand once again, aware that he has become a warrior capable of withstanding the challenges of life. 

Warrior with a Crown is currently been screened across the international film festival circuit, with selections including Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival, Athens Fashion Film Festival, Redline International Film Festival and Short to the Point. 

The creative duo JMP – Cuizza began by experimenting with video as a way to explore the subconscious, focusing primarily on spirituality as the core of their work. Their aim is to continue to use filmmaking to reflect on the human psyche and ego, addressing different aspects with each production. Their next work will focus on resilience and privacy.

Warrior with a Crown from JMP VISUALS on Vimeo.


Director: JMP

Co-Director: Francesco Cuizza

Director of Photography: JMP

Screenwriter/Cast: Francesco Cuizza

Producer: Azziuc 

Editor: James Pereira (JMP)

Music: Sporting Life

Special thanks to: Ugo Cacciatori