Spazzatura

A boy named Federico spends his days in solitude. However, the young man's routine is broken by his parents' demands and questions, including taking out the rubbish. Between reality and dreams, the young man takes part in a macabre family portrait.

  • Emmanuele Agostino Cilea
    Director
  • Emmanuele Agostino Cilea
    Writer
  • Letizia Veneri
    Writer
  • Emmanuele Agostino Cilea
    Producer
  • Federico Rossi
    Key Cast
    "Federico"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Spazzatura
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Emmanuele Agostino Cilea

Emmanuele Cilea was born in Palermo on 12/30/2000, lives and studies in Emilia-Romagna. In 2018 he attends the NEHO18 cinematography course of the Sedicicorto Film Festival. He participates in 2019 in the making of the web series "Legami e Contrasti" and in 2020 works in the set of the short film "Il Moro". In 2021 under the supervision of director Alessandro Quadretti he takes part in the making of the short film "Picnic". He enrolls in the Faculty of Psychology, graduating in 2022 from the University of Bologna. In 2023, he wrote, produced and directed his first short film 'Spazzatura'.

Emmanuele Cilea nasce a Palermo il 30/12/2000, vive e studia in Emilia-Romagna. Nel 2018 frequenta il corso di cinematografia NEHO18 del Sedicicorto Film Festival. Partecipa nel 2019 alla realizzazione della web serie “Legami e Contrasti” e nel 2020 lavora nel set del corto “Il Moro”. Nel 2021 sotto la supervisione del regista Alessandro Quadretti prende parte alla realizzazione del cortometraggio “Picnic”. Si iscrive alla facoltà di Psicologia, laureandosi nel 2022 all’Università di Bologna. Nel 2023 scrive, produce e dirige il suo primo cortometraggio “Spazzatura”.

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Director Statement

The idea for the film was born during the months of isolation due to COVID-19, with the need to find answers: what does the word loneliness mean? Is it possible to live between dreams and reality?

The directorial choices and the very meaning of the work led to a minimal budget short film , with a crew of young enthusiasts and nonprofessional actors; maintaining maximum realism and moving away from big productions.

The question that drove us throughout the shoot was, "Who says we can't do this?"