Private Project


The short story of a friendship that is coming to an end, told in a wide rather than long journey, between the suburbs and the disconsolate nature surrounding Rome. A gas station is then not only a crossing point, but also a state of mind, a nostalgic and bitter epiphany, and the beginning of many little stories.

  • Masha Umbro
  • Emanuele Di Carlo
  • Esther Fratucello
    Key Cast
  • Giulia Marta
    Key Cast
  • Gaetano Mosca
    Key Cast
  • Nicolò Ballante
    Director of Photography
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    5 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2022
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    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Masha Umbro

Born and raised in the suburbs of Rome, I found in the moving image the only way to truly express myself. During my studies in Film and Media, I developed a more and more intense attraction to the power of the shot itself, freed by the cages of narrative. A messy flux of ideas, rather than a director.

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Director Statement

Autogrill is our first, self-produced short film. It was generated from a muddy ensemble of nostalgic flows, and brought to life by the strong, never ending cooperation of a director, a screenwriter and a DoP. While on set, our roles merged, along with the total freedom let to the actors. Everything was dictated by this strong feeling of eternal nostalgia that I really hope will permeate the viewers.