THE NIGHTINGONE ON THE SEA

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SHORTFILM

On a boring sunny day, an anonymous middle-aged woman unexpectedly meets a mysterious child who will lead her to reflect on the persistence of memories.

 

L’usignolo sul mare - TRAILER

L’usignolo sul mare - TRAILER

“He is the one, therefore, who is afraid in the dark, because in the dark he sees or believes he sees; that which dreams or seems to dream in the light, remembering things never seen; what speaks to the beasts, to the trees, to the stones, to the clouds, to the stars: that populates the shadow of ghosts and the sky of gods."
Giovanni Pascoli

SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR

Martina Mele

PRODUCERS

Martina Mele, Alessandro Rocca and Nicolò Ferrara

DOP

Nicolò Ferrara

CAMERA OPERATOR 

Robbo Cop

MAKE-UP ARTISTS

Elena Sheera and Martina Cavicchi

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Gaia Biasini and Martina Buttini

FLOOR SOUND ENGINEER

Edoardo Mele

WITH

Roberta Pazi and Aurora De Luigi

DISTRIBUTED BY

DestinationFilm - APS

BACKSTAGE VIDEOMAKER

Michelle Storella Margotto

STIL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Daniele Mantovani, Elisa Catozzi and Filippo Rocca

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"Mele's film takes care not to represent one human story among many, but to make writing for the screen truly universal: each of us, in front of this short film, sees and encounters himself, questions himself and rediscovers himself."

- by Federica Defendenti, Birdmen Magazine

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"Mele debuts her directorial career in much exemplary fashion, concerning herself more with the intricacies and power of visual storytelling than anything else."

- by Adrian Perez, Lonely Wolf Critique Journal

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

CAORLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2020

WINNER Best Supporting Actress

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MANHATTAN 2020

WINNER Best Actress Short Film

LONELY WOLF FILM FESTIVAL 2020

NOMINATIONS Best Foreign Film

TOP INDIE FILM AWARDS 2020

NOMINEES Best Short, Best Writing, Best Cinematography, Best Original Idea

ROME PRISMA FILM AWARD 2020

Semi-Finalist

BORDEAUX SHORT BIENNALE 2020

Finalist

SWEDEN FILM AWARDS 2020

Semi-Finalist

CEFALÙ FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Officially Selected

REFF REACT FILM FEST 2020/2021

Officially Selected

COFFI - CORTOGLOBO FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Officially Selected

BA FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Officially Selected

FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL 2020

Officially Selected

SHORT TO THE POINT 2020

Officially Selected

ROLLING IDEAS

Officially Selected