SAFE Miami Talks Mini-Doc: "We're Not Going Anywhere Anytime Soon"
Having played a pivotal role in Miami's music scene for nearly six years, SAFE is the subject of a new mini-documentary filmed by Carlos Dominicis of Cafeteria Films.
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The timing, however, is all a coincidence.
"A friend of mine, Carlos, originally called me and asked if he could shoot [some parties]," Safe cofounder Diego Martinelli tells us, "and I said, 'Yeah, of course,'
"Afterward, he said, 'I want to do something more with it. Would you be able to sit in front of the camera and talk?'"
Add a few extra takes and cuts, and you've got everything you ever wanted to know about Safe, summed up in just over five minutes.
|Diego Martinelli captured by Cafeteria Films via facebook.com/DiegoMartinelli|
"I was that kid in middle school that would hog up the boom box and thought: I've got fucking cool music. I wanna play cool music for other people."
His career started when he was a senior at Florida International University. Offered a job by Louis Puig, the then-owner of Space, Martinelli became the booking marketing manager.
"I dropped out [of FIU] because I was offered a lucrative job with a lucrative salary," he recalls. "I never actually graduated from FIU, but things started happening to me, and I never looked back."