Private Project

THE FORTRESS

"The Fortress", entirely shot on the island of Ischia, is the story of Vito, the estranged father of ten year old Sebastiano.
With the help of Vito's partner, Lucia, father and son will try to rebuild the broken bond between them.
"La Fortress" is also an opportunity to explore the historical beauties of the island, its folk tradition and its wildest nature.

  • Stefano Russo
    Director
  • Stefano Russo
    Writer
  • Cristiano Ciccarelli
    Writer
  • Fabio De Caro
    Producer
  • Marisa Evangelista
    Producer
  • Fabio De Caro
    Key Cast
    “Vito”
  • Andrea Marzullo
    Key Cast
    “Sebastiano”
  • Sonia Aquino
    Key Cast
    “Lucia”
  • Aaron Insenga
    Key Cast
    “Clochard”
  • Emiliano Canevari Intoppa
    DOP
  • Davide Franco
    Editing
  • Marco Coradin
    D.I.T.
  • Jerry Matteo Cucco
    Production designer
  • Rossella Aprea
    costume designer
  • Gianbattista Di Meglio
    sound engineer
  • Serena Russo
    first assistant director
  • Mauro Spenillo
    Soundtrack
  • Andrea Sannino
    Singer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    LA FORTEZZA
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    37,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    RED DRAGON
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • ischia film festival
    ischia
    Italy
    July 6, 2018
    Special Mention
Director Biography - Stefano Russo

He studied Geology at University of Naples. In 1994 his short “UN PARADISO”, directed with Paolo Sorrentino, is screened at Palermo Cinema. Since 1998 He has been writing screenplays for tv (RAI e MEDIASET).
In 2002, his “SEI QUELLO CHE MANGI” won “PescaraCortoScript”, a contest of scripts for short films.
In 2007 He wins the 1st edition of ENDAS INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITER COMPETITION with the script “IL VIAGGIO DI ROSA”, receiving the prize from the hands of Syd Field.

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