Simona CaloFilm Director / Screenwriter
Simona Calo is an Italian screenwriter and director. She has recently written and directed “DAY 4” a short film about the complicated relationship between a mother and her son conceived in rape.
During the pandemic she worked on “The New Normal”, which was selected and awarded at some international film festivals. It suggests a peculiar solution to the Covid emergency and represents an even more original way of production. In fact this movie was shot during the lockdown. The actors, based in different countries, never met or talked to each other.
“Hasty Decisions”, made in 2019, was another important work which addresses the issue of bullying and the explosion of violence in the younger generations.
The Italian artist has also distinguished herself in the field of screenwriting, reaching the prestigious milestone of a semi-final position, in the competition for the 2018 Golden Plume in Cannes, with the drama/thriller “The Dark Side of the Law”.
In 2017, she had already directed “Ovunque ma non qui” (Anywhere but here), a multi-award winning short film about violence against women.
Earlier in her career, in 2016, she wrote and directed her first work, “E poi la fine” (And then the End shall be), an award-winning documentary film about the famous Italian painter Dario Chiericallo.
“Vicolo degli onesti” (Honest Men’s Alley), has just been released on GuideDocTV. It’s an interesting documentary film on the Italian medical malpractice with three important testimonies; from the world of television communication (Piero Chiambretti), justice (Gherardo Colombo) and politics (Antonello Soro). All instances in support of the struggle that an Italian doctor has fought and still fights to improve what in Italy appears to be an almost atavistic problem.
Vicolo Degli Onesti (Honest Men's Alley)
Il docufilm con le testimonianze: dal mondo della comunicazione televisiva (Piero Chiambretti), dal mondo della giustizia (Gherardo Colombo) e dalla politica (Antonello Soro). Tutte a sostegno della lotta che un medico, Domenico De Felice, ha combattuto e combatte tuttora per migliorare la sanità italiana. Un estratto che illustra le sue proposte per “popolare quel vicolo” con persone oneste, con persone che vogliono lottare per il rispetto delle regole, assumendosi le giuste responsabilità e trasmettendole alle generazioni future.
My Latest Work
Instead of being open with her son about a traumatic event from her past, a woman decides to repress the details, which ultimately damages their relationship.
Screenwriting & Storytelling
It’s fun to create characters and decide their fate, it makes me feel really powerful!
Corporate Videos & Commercials
A commercial can be memorable, if you find the right story you can reach a massive audience.
Documentaries & Movies
It’s a long journey from pre-production to distribution, but you get to travel with awesome people.
Over 90% official selections – 7 WINS & 11 NOMINATIONS
WINNER Best Female Filmmaker (DSOFF)
WINNER Best Foreign Short Film (WOEFF)
WINNER Best Documentary (Hollywood FAMEUS)
WINNER Outstanding Achievement (BERLIN FFF)
WINNER Best Short Film (ALTFF)
SEMI-FINALIST Cannes Golden Plume (CANNES GOLDEN PLUME)
SEMI-FINALIST Best Short Film (LOS ANGELES CF)
SEMI-FINALIST Best Short Film (TORONTO CFF)
SOME OF MY WORKS
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