Melodico is a short documentary chronicling the story of Tony Maiorino, a modern day Italian immigrant living in the Bronx’s Little Italy. Tony’s a normal guy on the surface. He runs a barbershop, he raises his family, he has his vices, but Tony hides a passion: between customers, the barber turns singer and trades in his scissors for a keyboard and microphone. The film follows Tony after the announcement that he will be singing at the locally famous Feast of Saint Anthony, the largest Italian event in New York City. Tony’s journey to the stage portrays not only his life, but that of an entire community in its search for solidarity within its traditions and its nostalgia for a landscape left behind.

2012 / 15 min. color, ITA (sub ENG)


Produced by Awen Films
Director: Valerio Ciriaci
Cinematography: Valerio Ciriaci
Additional Photography: Isaak Liptzin
Sound Recordist: Janna Kyllästinen
Editor: Valerio Ciriaci
Sound Design: Casey Skodnek
Original Soundtrack: Andrea Marano, Casey Skodnek
PRESS KIT: English / Italian


Festival Screenings:

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival   —   New Jersey Film FestivalQueens World Film Festival   —   Short. Sweet. Film Fest   —   Bif&st Bari International  Film Festival   —   ICFF Italian Contemporary Film Festival   —   Via Emilia Doc Fest   —   Bolzano Short Film Festival   —   Arcipelago International Festival of Short Films and New Images



Best Student Film @ Short. Sweet. Film Fest



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