Italy In Bocca

Shot one day before quarantine, two friends use a series of rare Italian cardboard covered cookbooks to take a virtual trip to 4 fantastic regions of Italy without leaving their kitchen. What started as a simple plan to make a "last supper" with friends, turned into a discovery of culture, long lost family, and a film dedicated to bringing awareness of those who have been affected tragically by the pandemic, offering help and assistance while being stuck at home.

"We had no idea it would become this huge machine," comments Serrini in an interview to Filmmaker Magazine, "we just were shooting this epic dinner we were putting together, and next thing we know we're interviewing celebrity chefs and doing live events to raise money for food banks. It's honestly the most wonderful thing in the world."

The film and project can be seen at:

Made with love, and red sauce, in NYC.

  • Roberto Serrini
    Moto Borgotaro, Unattended Baggage, Disco Sauce, All The Pretty Things, Earned, Travelclast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    documentary, food, cooking, reality, italian, foriegn, series, webseries, streaming, how to
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Taste Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 9, 2021
    North America
    Best Documentary, Best Shot at Home
  • Under The Stars
    December 15, 2020
    Best Short Documentary
  • Ambrosia Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    November 12, 2020
    Russian Premiere
    Best Short Documentary
  • Milan International Film Festival
    November 17, 2020
    World Premiere
    Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Sound Design
Director Biography - Roberto Serrini

Filmmaker and Travel Documentarian Roberto Serrini has always been looking for delicious stories to share. Winner of multiple festival honors and awards including Three Taste Awards, a Gold Cube, and Silver Pencil, his films about food and travel have an overwhelming desire to surprise and delight leaving audiences always hungry for a bit more.
Awards and Considerations:
MoMA Permanent Collection
Multiple Vimeo Staff Picks
SHOOT Top 30 New Director Showcase
Le Book Advertising Showcase
Three time recipient International Taste Awards
Creator of One Man One Camera
Creator of the Vintage Camera Quest
Creator of the YouTube Channel TravelClast
Creator of award winning series Make Me a Sandwich
Staff Travel Journalist for Get Lost Travel Magazine
Film Festival Awards:
Two ADC Golden Cube recipient
One Show Silver Pencil recipient
New York Independent FF winner
Brooklyn International FF winner
Toronto International FF nominee
Portland International FF winner
Hollyshorts FF winner
Jalopnik FF nominee
St. Louis FF nominee
Aesthetica UK FF nominee
New Haven FF winner
Austin FF nominee
Rome Mototematica FF nominee
Cannes Short FF winner
Nice International FF winner

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Director Statement

I've always been passionate about making amazing, fun content about the things we unknowingly love. Dedicating a life to travel and documentary, I've had the honor to tell dozens of unique and beautiful stories through my lens. I truly love handcrafting these films, producing, shooting, and editing them on my own terms, so that a unique perspective can always ring true. This, the latest of my absurd work, will hopefully leave you full, but craving just a bite more.