The Mother

themother_smoke_imdb_v02When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband’s death.

Director Biography


Paolo is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York.

In the past 20 years, he’s been a character animator, a cartoonist, a storyboard artist, an assistant production designer, an assistant director, a director and a father.

He has directed a TV movie and more than 150 commercials for clients like Coca-Cola, MTV, Honda, Playstation, Procter & Gamble, Volkswagen, Vodafone and many others. Some of his ads have been featured on Shots Magazine or shortlisted at the Cannes Advertising Film Festival.

His first short film, THE MOTHER, starring Mary Testa, Boris McGiver, Michele Hicks and Sylvia Kauders is currently running the Festival circuit and has already won multiple awards, including Best Drama at NY Shorts Fest, Best Narrative Short at the California International Shorts Festival, Best Short Film, Best Direction and Best Short Screenplay at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, the Shoestring Trophy at the Rochester Film Festival, a Gold Remi at the Houston WorldFest and it’s been a FINALIST at the USA Film Festival.

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