Experiencing Interruptions?

Hard To Lose

Nero is a loner, trapped in a miserable life. Everything might change when he meets Laura. However, in his world there’s not room for love and he will need to struggle to keep his feelings alive.

  • Manfredi Mancuso
  • Manfredi Mancuso
    Casualty of Love, A Life on the Edge
  • Ingrid R Charles
  • Louise Marie Cooke
  • Christof Hackl
  • Ben Robson
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Scroggs
    Key Cast
  • Mark Pettitt
    Key Cast
  • Michael Dacre
    Key Cast
  • Neil "Goliath" Grove
    Key Cast
  • Joanna Howden
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 23, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    Albanian, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (HD Alexa)
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Short Film Fest Landau

    April 23, 2015
  • Rome Independent Film Festival
    Rome, Italy
    May 10, 2015
  • The Shortest Nights
    London, UK
    United Kingdom
    June 21, 2015
  • In The Palace - International Short Film Festival 2015
    Balchik, Bulgaria
    June 29, 2015
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Online (Private)
    United States
    August 8, 2015
  • 12 Months Film Festival
    Online (Private)
    August 30, 2015
    Best Director 2nd Place
  • Tetova International Film Festival ODA, 2015
    Tetovo, Macedonia
    September 25, 2015
  • 15th International Student Film Festival Písek
    Písek, Czech Republic
    October 16, 2015
    Out of Competition / Special Screening
  • Festicini, International FiIm Festival
    October 22, 2015
    South American Premiere
  • Undependence Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2016
  • Ozark Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 13, 2016
  • Action Packed Film Festival 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 20, 2016
    Best Student Film (College)
  • East Coast Film Festival
    Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
    United Kingdom
    September 3, 2016
Distribution Information
  • The London Film School
    Country: United Kingdom
Director Biography - Manfredi Mancuso

Manfredi Mancuso is a writer, director and professional film critic. From 2010 to 2014, he has been the film columnist of the Italian Daily Tabloid Giornale di Sicilia.
In 2014, he graduated from the London Film School after a two-year MA course in Filmmaking. He is currently based in London where he works as independent director and producer.

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Director Statement

Films are full of beautiful love stories, with birds chirping in the sky and catchy songs that suggest the lovers' passion.
Whoever has loved, at least once in their lives, knows that the reality is very different. Love must be cultivated every day so it doesn't fade or disappear.
Usually, second chances and happy endings only exist in the cinema. Especially in this world where love is sometimes a crash of two deep solitudes.
From the first draft of the story, I knew I had to film it.
I was curious to see what would happen, if two mismatched souls were put together. We gave them strong feelings for one another to see if in the cold metropolis there was still a place for a love story... And, above all, if they could find the courage to live it.