Private Project

The ribbon on the Kite

The Ribbon on the Kite Synopsis:
Daerik, an army veteran, returns to his hometown after being discharged from the military. Now homeless and suffering from severe PTSD, he tries to drown out the painful memories of a mission in Afghanistan where his men where killed.
In the meantime, Rebecca, a very young girl, attempts to find her brother who suddenly disappears after the war in Afghanistan. Rebecca, on her birthday, habitually goes to the park, where once she and her brother used to play as kids, and honors his memory. The same day, Rebecca sees a homeless man, and an inner urge to help brings her to him the next day. When Rebecca finds the homeless man living on the river bank, she realizes that it is her lost brother Daerik.

  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
  • Aric Coppola
  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
  • Aric Coppola/Allison Coppola
  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
    Executive Producer
  • Aric Coppola
  • Nick Wyatt
    1st AC
  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
  • Gianlorenzo Albertini
  • Allison Coppola
    1st AD
  • Allison Coppola
    Production Design
  • Roy Sun
  • Ana Monte
    Sound Design
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  • Genres:
    Drama, War
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • N.U.35 FILMS
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Gianlorenzo Albertini

Gianlorenzo is a director, writer, producer, music composer and photographer born in Naples, Italy. From a young age, filmmaking and music has been hugely influential in his life. Gianlorenzo started his artistic career studying classical guitar and classical music composition at the music conservatory in Naples, and ever since the music became his core inspiration and shaped his creative way when working on films.
Gianlorenzo studied filmmaking and acting in New York where he had the opportunity to perform as a multimedia artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Center alongside renowned musicians and performers. He then moved to Los Angeles where he gained a Bachelor of fine arts, and wrote and produced his film “Immortality in Blue” in which he acted as well. The film follows a fraction of Pablo Picasso’s early life- after the news of his good friend’s death Carlos Casagemas, Pablo has to challenge himself to make the best painting to commemorate his friend's life.
Since then, Gianlorenzo has been engaged in many films as a director, producer and composer in the U.S. and back in Italy making “The Ribbon on the Kite” his latest creation. Gianlorenzo is known for striving to make the truth the core of his craft. The consciousness of bare emotions and the ability to portray them in the purest way he possibly can.

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Director Statement

I wanted to explore the emotional effects of war on individuals and draw attention to the hardships and the devastating effects of physical and psychological trauma that vets, who have severe PTSD, are forced to endure due to governmental neglect. I wanted to place emphasis on the veterans’ life after the war upon returning home. On the grief and horror of the battlefield they are forced to endure, oftentimes keeping the struggle to themselves, and on their difficult transition adjusting to civilian life. Finally, frequently ending up being deliberately homeless because of their psychological inability to cope with the mental abuse inflicted on them ultimately choosing to suffer in isolation.