Who plays Othello?

A crew of italian black boys is studying Shakespeare’s Othello to put it on stage, but when it comes the time to assign the main part…

  • David Fratini
    Director
    Danny Boy, Red Lands (Terre Rosse), The sunday (La domenica)
  • David Fratini
    Writer
  • David Fratini
    Producer
  • Fabio Kenta Perilli
    Key Cast
  • Gino Manganelli
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan DJMB Maldonado
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Ashanti
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Chi fa Otello?
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Film Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SHORT!MiniFilmFestival 2016
    Guidonia (RM)
    Italy
    Best Film
  • Spi Stories 2015
    Genova
    Italy
    Best Film
  • Festival Corti (e) senza fissa dimora 2015
    Potenza
    Italy
    Best Film
  • Premio Tortoreto alla Cultura 2015
    Teramo
    Italy
    Best Film
  • Corto & Cultura 2015
    Foggia
    Best Film "Immigration"
  • Raccortiamoci 2016

    Jury Prize
  • Camaiore Film Festival 2015

    Jury Prize
  • Social Film Artelesia Film Festival 2016 – IX edizione

    Special Mention
  • Umbria Film Festival 2015
    Montone (PG)
    Special Mention
  • Festival Corto Corrente 2015

    Best Subject
  • Festival Borgo in Corto 2014

    Second Prize "Cortissimi"
  • Cellole Corto Film Festival 2015

    Third Prize
  • Festival Internazionale del Cinema Patologico 2015
    Roma
    Best Actor
  • Festival Internazionale Tulipani di Seta Nera 2015
    Roma
    Best Sondtracks
Distributor Information
  • David Fratini
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - David Fratini

David Fratini (Terni, Italy, 1977) work as director and screenwriter for TV and Cinema. In 2007 he directs his first shortmovie “Il barboncino” (comedy, co-direct). In 2010 he directs the short “Realismo” (thriller/drama) and in 2011 “La domenica” (The Sunday) (drama); these two shorts won several prizes as best movie, best screenplay, best music ect., screened on several Italian festivals. Fratini also won several prizes as screenwriter for short and long lenght features, in may 2014 he won the prize Best Story Screenplay at Rome Independent Film Festival with the script for a long length comedy “Santo Vito”, written with Andrea Virili. On summer 2014 Fratini finishes the shorts “Danny boy – Come la neve” (drama) and “Chi fa Otello?” (Who plays Otello?) (comedy, for the Shakespeare Festival, Rome).

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Director Statement

I dream to cross a bridge between Zavattini and Cassavetes