"Adaptation" is a short film about how the delusion of wanting to be the perfect wife and mother can actually blind someone to the point of being incapable of seeing the obscure and dangerous reality. Will Cara be able to adapt her eyes to the darkness and see what lurks within it?

  • Elisabetta Fox Piantoni
  • Elisabetta Fox Piantoni
  • Riya Rajiv
  • Sara Genini
    Key Cast
  • Lorenzo Trombini
    Key Cast
  • Olimpia Bucci Piantoni
    Key Cast
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    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    939 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    Yes - University of Southern California
Director Biography - Elisabetta Fox Piantoni

Elisabetta, also known as Fox, grew up in Italy. Her international education began at the age of 16, when she moved to the United States for her high school studies. She then moved back to Europe and graduated in International Business Administration in the Netherlands. She also pursued a minor in Neuroeconomics and Entrepreneurship in Vancouver, Canada.
After graduating, she moved to the United States, where she officially began her path in the entertainment industry by obtaining a diploma in Film Production at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has been carrying her cameras literally anywhere, to be more precise, to #43 countries and counting.

Elisabetta Fox is currently pursuing her MFA master's in Film Production with a focus in Cinematography at the
University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is passionate about environmental and LGBTQIA+ matters, which she strives to include and develop in her filmmaking journey.

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Director Statement

What happens when the love toward your family is so powerful that ultimately blinds you to the truth? In Adaptation, Cara strives to be a flawless mother and wife. However, her devotion shines so bright inside of her that she does not realize the darkness of an insidious abusive relationship.