Welcome to the official blog of DeCubellis Films! What does the title mean you are wondering with the shaving and all? Well, Diana's Grandfather used to run the R&D labs at Gillette in the 50's where the science of men's shaving was a daily chemical and engineering obsession. From testing different metals for their strengths and weaknesses as blades, to chemicals in solutions for creams and gels to lubricate the skin and position and penetrate the hairs - all his friends at the headquarters were told not to shave at home so they could test the latest theories on hundreds of beards a day. What they found was that the absolute optimum time to leave the shaving cream on the face before shaving was just under 5 mins. Call in 4:56. After that, there was no discernible advantage. But every second left on the face up until that benchmark softened the hair and follicles more and more to create the greatest, smoothest, closest shave possible. When the boys in marketing heard this ground breaking discovery eyes were wide with fear. "No man wants to wait five minutes with cream on his face before shaving." This breakthrough in science was buried and has remained a well kept secret until now. I always thought a blog of this title would be a good place to unleash this truth upon the world. What does it have to do with DeCubellis Films you ask? Well not really that much, except you could say that we are often too modest or too busy to broadcast our accomplishment and news and that this blog represents a turning point in communication for us where we embrace the spirit of sharing and revealing our secrets. It's almost a strong enough angle as to justify the title. The photo at the top of the has nothing to do with either shaving or filmmaking, and creates a cryptic riddle of sorts which is aimed at confusing the viewer enough to discourage the less interested among you from reading this post and learning the secret of shaving, thus preserving it for those who could really spend the five minutes a day to take advantage of it. Kooky musings or powerful insight? You decide.