Italy, 2018, 20 min
“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.
Director and Writer: STEFANO RUSSO
Writer: CRISTIANO CICCARELLI
Producer: FABIO DE CARO
Producer: MARISA EVANGELISTA
Executive Producer: MICHELANGELO MESSINA
D.O.P: EMILIANO CANEVARI INTOPPA
Editing: DAVIDE FRANCO
D.I.T.: MARCO CORADIN
Production Designer: JERRY MATTEO CUCCO
Costume Designer: ROSSELLA APREA
Sound Engineer: GIANBATTISTA DI MEGLIO
First Assistant Director: SERENA RUSSO
Soundtrack: MAURO SPENILLO
Singer: ANDREA SANNINO
Vito – FABIO DE CARO
Sebastiano – ANDREA MARZULLO
Lucia – SONIA AQUINO
Clochard – AARON INSENGA
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.