The River is Moving

"The River is Moving" is a short story about redemption. The movie is set in contemporary Denver, CO, where humans and robots co-exist. A male robot lives a solitary life seeking his place in society.

The music of John Common has always had a cinematic quality. Fittingly, his new EP’s four-minute title track has inspired a short film by Brazilian director Gio Toninelo, a tale of underworld salvation with shades of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here".

  • Gio Toninelo
    Resort to Ice, Pastrami on Rye, To Better days
  • Jennifer LeGrand
    To Better Days, Pastrami on Rye, The land of the Blind
  • Travis Volz
    Letters on a Record Home, The Inner Room
  • Nick Hoppman
    Key Cast
    Chaplin Resurrected
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, drama
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Trenton Film Festival 2015
    Trenton, NJ USA
  • Cine Bodega Film Festival 2015
    Woodland Hills, CA USA
  • FilmQuest Film Festival 2015
    Salt Lake City, UT USA
  • CinePobre 2015
    La Paz, Mexico
  • Denver Film Festival 2015
    Denver, CO USA
Director Biography - Gio Toninelo

Gio Toninelo was born in Brazil. He studied graphic design upstate New York and started his film career as video assistant at Incite Films in 2003. In 2007, he undertook his first production role for Rocket House Pictures. In 2010, he produced Pastrami on Rye, for which he was received several animation awards. Toninelo has had a successful professional run as producer and cinematographer exploring and photographing the State of Colorado for commercial and editorial assignments, and non-profit organizations.

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