Firefighter's Dilemma

"Hannah and her firefighters crew must save Alice, an elderly woman trapped in her burning flat. Things don’t go as planned and Hannah must face an impossible decision: whether to jeopardize the life of her men or the life of Alice. The story is based on real events."

  • Tommaso Pitta
    How I Didn't Become A Piano Player, All The Pain In The World
  • Tommaso Pitta
    How I Didn't Become A Piano Player, All The Pain In The World
  • Greatcoat Films
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Action, Drama
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 GBP
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Tommaso Pitta

Tommaso Pitta graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Modern Literature from the University of Milan and in Theatre Directing from the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts.

He started his career in theatre, as the assistant director to Toni Servillo. Subsequently, he wrote and directed award-winning plays for some of Italy’s most prestigious theatres, such as Teatro Stabile di Napoli, Teatro Stabile delle Marche and Teatro Elfo Puccini of Milan.

In 2012 he moved to the UK and studied film directing at the National Film and Television School.

His short films have played at more than 100 international film festivals and won many prestigious awards, including: the Royal Television Society Award for Best Postgraduate Drama, the Premier Award at the British Universities Film & Video Council Awards, the Audience Award at Aspen Shortsfest, Best Comedy at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the Special Award of the Jury at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival and Best Director at Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Tommaso works between Italy and the UK in theatre, films and commercials. He is an Alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus and a member of the Italian Director Guild. In the UK he is represented as a writer-director by Sayle Screen.

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Director Statement

I was extremely honoured to be asked to make this film. We hope that it conveys the reality of the horrific situations that can result from slowing response times. We want everyone who sees The Firefighter’s Dilemma to sign the petition and force the government to take action.