Passion Fruit

Arianna is a young girl who has been texting Alessio through one app.He decides to invite her to a pub party. This meeting turns into an unexpected journey after some dancing and drinks.

  • Max Standford
  • Costanza Oliveri
  • Domenico Pampinella
    Director of Photography:
  • Giuseppe Gigliorosso
  • Marco Lorusso
    Executive Producer
  • Maria Francesca Tona
    Production Manager
  • Luana Trupiano
  • Sarah Radicello
  • Felicetta Ottavia Giordano
  • Carmen Lo presti
    Costume Designer
  • Aurora Barruzza
    Costume Designer
  • Chiara Bua
    Costume Designer
  • Giorgia Cusimano
    Hair/Make-up Artist
  • Maria Grazia Pampinella
    Hair/Make-up Artist
  • Giammarco Aspresso
    Floor Sound Engineer
  • Roberto Vaccaro
    Boom Operator
  • Francesco Lentini
    1st Assistant Director
  • Filipo Sussino
    2nd Assitant Director
  • Ciro Pio Castello
    Support Assistant Director
  • Andrea Deguardi
    Support Assistant Director
  • Danilo Nuccio
    Support Assistant Director
  • Pasquale Palmeri
    Continuity Supervisor
  • Mauro Baiamonte
    Continuity Supervisor
  • Dimitri Tsolakis
    Camera Operator
  • Fabio Federico
    Camera Assistant
  • Micaela Candela
    Camera Assistant
  • Claudia Vassalo
    Camera Assistant
  • Asia Miranda
  • Giuseppe Fontana
    Head Grip
  • Vincenzo Pipitone
    Head Grip
  • Maria Teresa Vitale
    Set Photographer
  • Daniele Mannino
    Creative Department
  • Pietro Monticciolo
    Creative Department
  • Max Standford
    Creative Department
  • Alessandra Martinez
  • Domenico Pampinella
    Colour Correction
  • Cristiano Nasta
    Sound Mixer
  • Mac Tire
  • Dany Alen
  • Donatella Mani
  • Leiton
  • Lara Alonso
    Poster Designer & Titles
  • Max Standford
    Poster Designer & Titles
  • Vivian Bellina
    Key Cast
  • Dario Barcia
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Firicano
    Key Cast
  • Tomasso Gioietta
    Key Cast
    "Support Actor 1"
  • Mauro Abbate
    Key Cast
    "Support Actor 2"
  • Giulia Castiglia
    Key Cast
    "Support Actress 1"
  • Pauline Mouchard
    Key Cast
    "Support Actress 2"
  • Costanza Oliveri
    Key Cast
    "Support Actress 3"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Passion Fruit
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Crime, Drama
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Armenian, Bulgarian, English, French, Italian, Modern Greek (1453-), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Scuola di cinema independiente Piano Focale
Distribution Information
  • Eikona Film
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Max Standford

Max Standford is a Spanish – Peruvian young film director, photographer, dancer and performer.
After graduating from the ‘Escuela de Educadores’ in Pamplona, he made the decision to move to Madrid to continue his studies in social work. In the meantime, he was introducing himself to the world of dance and performance.
Standford has the opportunity to participate in workshops on theatre and performance in countries such as Poland, Latvia, Slovakia, Cyprus, and Armenia, which helps him develop his skills and give him the chance to Perform in other countries such as Hungary (“Act it out”), Greece (“Science on the Moon and the beast in Human”) and his own country Spain (“A mi manera“, “Dragtivism ‘22″).
In 2020-21, he made the decision to produce and release Vol. 1 of his personal project titled “A pies descalzos” a visual representation of social thoughts that incorporates shots, rhythm, and movement to create a sensorial reflection in the audience or spectator. In support of his visual project, a book called ‘A pies descalzos Vol. 1’ was produced in English and Spanish.
In 2021, he makes the decision to move to Palermo to work for an NGO called HRYO in the visual department.
They offer him the opportunity to do an internship in Turkey which inspired him to create a new project that reflects the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, releasing an experimental short movie in 2022, a first part of #Feetheaileni.
After finishing his contract in Turkey, he decided to come back to Palermo to study Regia at the ‘Scuola di Cinema Independente Piano Focale’, taking the chance to develop his finale student project titled ‘Passion Fruit‘.
Through this experience, he was given the chance to work as an assistant director for Rosa Russo (“Cori di Sale”), Fabio Bagnasco (“Un Giorno in Piu”, “The dream is real”), Danilo Nuncio (“Un paso in Dietro”), Andrea Deguardi (“CREPE”) and Pasquale Palmeri (“Rock ‘n’ Trope”). And as Aiuto Regia for Maurizio di Rosa (“La Cura”) and Francesco Lentini (“Tutta un’ altra storia).

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🌾Si nadie arriesgara, no existirían artistas 🌾