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‘Paper’ Looks at a Cancer Diagnosis Through a Mother-Son Relationship

"A terribly touching yet tongue-in-cheek tale."

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Logline: An intimate film about the impacts of cancer on a mother and her imaginative son.

Elevator Pitch:

Alessandro Farrattini’s short film about a tragic discovery is a terribly touching yet tongue-in-cheek tale of a mother and son’s separate but (hopefully) universal acceptances of a terribly stinky, terribly poopy, and terribly evil disease whose super villain name is, cancer.

Production Team:

Alessandro Farrattini: Director
Alessandro is an award-winning Director whose previous short “Corpse Remover” was 150% funded on Kickstarter. He also works as an Assistant Director and Videographer for companies such as The East London Music Group and Warner Bros.

Robbie Bryant: Cinematographer
Robbie was mentored by cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos on features such as “Jack Ryan”, “Locke” and “Cinderella” before being personal assistant to Dan Mindel on “Star Wars The Force Awakens”. He’s now shooting shorts and music videos around Europe.

Francesca Addonizio: Editor
Francesca is an incredibly experienced editor having worked as editor on tons of shorts in Italy and the UK and as assistant editor on films like “A Bigger Splash” and “The Invisible Boy” directed by Academy Award Winner Gabriele Salvatores.

Basmah Jolley: Art Director
Bash was in the design team of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies and just wrapped on the latest Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal sci-fi feature film “Life.”

About the Film:

This all started when our director Alessandro had the opportunity to film a talk with a host of incredible and (clearly) inspiring cancer survivors. Almost immediately, he forgot about his camera and became completely engaged in the stories and experiences that were being shared so honestly and somehow, humorously, by the women in front of him.

“That experience stayed with me for weeks and after a while I somehow started to develop ideas that were related to some of those stories. The one I really believed in was ‘Paper,’ which I couldn’t have left in better hands than Alexandra’s.”

Current Status: Fundraising/Pre-Production.

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