Private Project


The short movie shows the story of Maria, a girl from the roman suburbs, called by the police for an interrogatory, regarding the investigations on his former boyfriend, Angelo, wanted for robbery. Maria's words become the glue to put together all the pieces of the conflicted story, characterized by episodes which reveal the young woman's solitude and her ways to deal with it. Her story weaves together with Alice's, who's the only one who seems to understand Maria and helps her feeling less lonely; this encounter between these two girls will change their lives. Finally, the discovery of Maria's pregnancy and the Angelo's insistence to have Maria back with him, will bring Alice to hitting him with a bottle and bury him, in tears under the sand of beach enlightened by the sunset. Alice's tragedy will become even heavier, worsened by her guilt for a murder happened behind Maria's back. the plot takes places in the typical suburb environment in which the characters lead their lives resigned at their destiny. The aim of the direction is to confront present, past and future in a simple story, which tells about the place and atmosphere in a non-temporal and nostalgic way. The cinematography, which lacks virtuosity but is very fine in the technique, emphasizes a "humble" genre, based on emotions, on the author soul in the first place and on the spectator's one then.

  • Alain Parroni
  • Giulio Pennacchi
  • Elisabetta Ariemma
  • Giada Colafrancesco
    Key Cast
  • Alice Pagotto
    Key Cast
  • Angelo Mirra
    Key Cast
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    8 minutes
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    November 8, 2015
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  • 48 Hours Film Project
    November 27, 2015
    Best Film; Best Director; Best Actress; Best Cinematography; Nomination Universal
  • Filmapalooza 2016
    East American premiere
    Best Actress
Director Biography - Alain Parroni

Alain Parroni was born in Rome, 1992. After completing secondary school, getting the diploma in arts of Graphics and Fotography at the Art Institute in Pomezia (Rome), where he learns the cinematic fundamentals of the traditional animation motion picture, continues its path by exploring the many connections between graphic design and motion picture, making his debut by co-directing one of the episodes of the animation picture AETERNA.
In 2015, Stefan Seigmaster, graphic design guru, is persuaded by him during the RUFA Contest and this awards Alain a job interview in New York with Seigmaster, who will help him grow in the visual art field. From 2014, he researches and realizes different products, together with the THREEAB team, born in the Rome University of Fine Arts, being recognized with many awards, like “Best Direction” for the short film “DRUDO” in the 48 hours film project 2015, winning piece in the Atlanta Filmapalooza 2016, and finally a special mention during the appointment of roman “Nastri d'argento” 2016, for the short film “IL MIRACOLO”.

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