Father 'n' Son

How hard is it to be the son of a policeman? How hard is it to be the son of a celebrity?

And how hard must it be to be the son of someone who is a bit of both? In short, how hard is it to be the son of a superhero?
Philip Parker is the son of that Parker.

Philip is not happy with the life his father leads; it is something he has always had problems facing; always being left behind because the city, the world or the universe must be saved. And who thinks about him? And we expect him to follow in his father's footsteps? Wearing colored tights and fighting crime? No way!
Sure, Philip inherited some powers, but he always considered them useless, mostly for fun or a trick to get small satisfactions and insignificant personal paybacks.
Still undecided, but on the verge of talking to someone about the problems that haunt him, Philip in interrupted by a shadow that passes in front of the window, a battle within the buildings. His father seems to haunt him. Having lost his resolve, Philip is furious, seeks refuge in a park and reading. But even there he is annoyed by two girls. Tired and frustrated, he uses his powers to chase them off before returning home.
But even at home disappointments haunt him, his father - just for a change - is not there, instead, he finds a note asking Philip to take care of the dinner, which the boy does diligently... Only to see his effort wasted when his father doesn't return home. Later, Philip is surprised by a series of deaf tunes from his father's room, unsuspected, he goes to check, ready for the worst ... He doesn’t expect to find his father wrapped around his most recent girlfriend. Philip runs away from home furiously and wanders aimlessly through the city. Nothing of what happens in the vicinity affects him. When he witnesses a pickpocketing occurring, he does not intervene, that's what his father would do.

When, a little later, Philip sees the same pick more pocket that he didn’t stop taking a little girl hostage in order to ensure his escape, something clicks in him. He cannot leave the girl with that man. Philip intervenes, manages to distract the man just enough for the little girl to run away. The thief then pounces on him but is stopped by someone ... Phil's father.
Back home, Philip is prepared for a long discussion, to be punished, but for once he and his father are on the same page and they can finally understand each other.
Philip is finally ready to make the final step he wasn’t able to in the past, to face his own problems by talking to a therapist.
During the closing credits, we discover that superheroes also go to the psychologist where they talk about
Classic problems between parents and children.

  • Gionata Medeot
    Director
  • Gionata Medeot
    Writer
  • Ylenia Desperati
    Producer
  • Nicolò Chiaramonte
    Producer
  • Lia Locatelli
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, psychological
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 14, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ONIROS Film Awards

    Italy
    Best Short Film
  • The Lost Sanity Film Festival
    Hoboken
    United States
    Best Actor
  • Il corto in Spiaggia
    Genova
    Italy
    Best Original Idea
  • Indie Film Awards

    India
    Best Original Idea
  • Festival del cinema di Salerno
    Salerno
    Italy
  • Short to the Point
    Bucharest
    Romania
  • Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
    tokyo
    Japan
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Fipili Horror Festival
    Livorno
    Italy
  • Cyprus Comic Con
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
  • Ostia Film Festival
    Ostia
    Italy
  • Lusca Fantastic Film Festival
    San Juan
    Puerto Rico
  • S.I.F.E.
    Savona
    Italy
Director Biography - Gionata Medeot

Gionata Medeot, regista e montatore, è nato a Busto Arsizio nel 1986.
Ha studiato montaggio cinematografco alle Scuole Civiche di Milano. Ha lavorato per alcune
televiosioni (sky e mediaset), case di Post-Produzione italiane, diverse compagnie di Produzioni
inglesi e ha montato un lungometraggio dal ttolo Floorless distribuito ad oggi in Albania.
Il suo progeto più importante è Final Fantasy VII Web Series.
Oggi lavora come regista, Art Director e videomaker per Ac Milan.
Nel suo tempo libero, realizza cortometraggi e diversi proget personali.

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