The last penalty

The penalty kicker and the goalkeeper are opposite each other. The ball is positioned carefully by the penalty kicker. He’s about to kick the last penalty goal. The memories, emotions, moments and important decisions made in his life come to mind, bringing the story to an unexpected end.

  • Max Miecchi
  • Max Miecchi
  • Max Miecchi
    Rusty Nails
  • Vittorio Lomartire
    Key Cast
    La solitudine dei numeri primi
  • Arianna Nastro
    Key Cast
    La solitudine dei numeri primi
  • Camilla Mazzoni
    Key Cast
  • Michele Zenoni
    Key Cast
  • Luca Talevi
    Key Cast
  • Gioia Tangherlini
    Key Cast
  • Nicolò Ausili
    Key Cast
  • Peter Šulaj
    Key Cast
  • Max Miecchi
    Key Cast
    Rusty Nails
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il rigorista
  • Project Type:
    Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sport, Action, Teenagers, Love, Football, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
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  • Overtime Film Festival
    Macerata, Italia
    October 13, 2013
    Italian Premiere
    Winner as "Best Actor"
  • International TV Festival Bar
    Official Selection
  • Trenton Film Festival
    Trenton, NJ, USA
    June 22, 2014
    Official selection
  • Hamilton Music and Film Festival 2014
    Hamilton, Canada
    September 28, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Red Dirt International Film Festival 2014
    Stillwater, OK, USA
    Official Selection
  • IV Festival Internacional De Cine Y Audiovisual Infantil Y Juvenil
    Mérida, Venezuela
    Official selection
  • XIII Festival itinerante de cine infantil y juvenil Chulpicine 2014
    Quito, Ecuador
    Official Selection
  • Feria Internacional de Cine de Manizales 2014
    Manizales, Colombia
    Official Selection
  • 8th International Children's Film Festival 2015
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Indie Film Depot 2014

    Official Selection
  • Golden Orchid International Animation Festival
    Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
    September 20, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Phnom Penh International Film Festival 2014
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    September 12, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Davis International Film Festival (DIFF)
    California (USA)
  • Blackbird Film Festival
    Cortland, NY (USA)
    Official selection
  • Underground Film Festival 2015
    München, Germany
  • Erie International Film Festival 2014
    Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
    December 21, 2014
    Official Selection
  • Future Vision Asia International Youth Video 2016

  • Indie Wise 2016

    United States
  • Overtimefilms Festival de Temática Deportiva 2015
  • Bonsai Film Festival
    Acqualagna, Italia
    May 17, 2014
    Official selection
  • Valle d’Itria Film Festival
    Locorotondo, Italia
    Official Selection
  • Festival Internazionale Cortometraggi Cerano Film 2014
    Cerano, Italia
    Official selection
  • Short Rips Film Festival
    Bonsall, CA, USA
    North American Premiere
    Official selection
  • Italian Contemporary Film Festival 2014
    Toronto, Canada
  • Access Code
    Bangalore, India
    Official selection
  • Ko&Digital Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario
    Barcelona, Spain
    November 19, 2014
    National Premiere
    Official selection
  • Pare Lorentz International Film Festival 2014
    Clarksburg, WV, USA
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Contracorriente 2014
    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Short of the Month 2014 - December Festival

    Nomination as "Best Original Background Score"
  • Wiper Film Festival
    NYC (USA)
    Official Selection
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Official selection
  • Ozark Shorts

    United States
    Official selection
  • Siliguri International Short Film Contest

  • Cefalù film festival
    Cefalù (PA)
    Official selection
  • FotoFilm Tijuana
    July 14, 2017
    Central America Premiere
    Official selection
  • Film Egypt Festival
    August 28, 2017
  • Festival de Cine Fútbolero
    April 24, 2017
    Official selection
  • 中国微电影微视频十年大展
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Max Miecchi
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Max Miecchi

Max Miecchi was born in Ancona (Italy). Graduated as engineer, he chose to work in the areas of visual and digital art. Multi-talented composer, he is also indie producer, writer, director, musician, and occasional actor. His short films “Il Rigorista” and "Post fata" have won international awards, nominations and official selections as director, screenwriter, producer, and composer. Max composes Pop, Pop Rock, Electronic, Chillout, Downbeat and Easy Listening music.

Max Miecchi, nato ad Ancona (Italia), è un regista, sceneggiatore, produttore indipendente, compositore, fotografo, attore. Laureato come ingegnere, ha scelto di lavorare nelle aree dell'arte visiva e digitale. I suoi corti “Il Rigorista” e "Post fata" hanno vinto numerosi premi, canditature e selezioni ufficiali internazionali come regista, sceneggiatore, produttore e compositore. Max compone musica Pop, Pop Rock, Electronic, Chillout, Downbeat e Easy Listening.

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Man cannot grow in life without sufferance because he is both the marble and the sculptor (Alexis Carrel)