AZZURRO - SHORT FILM (POST PRODUCTION)
Olivia Simone (Athegas, All Saints, Dance Academy)
Giacomo Gianniotti (Grey's Anatomy, Reign)
Marie Francesca Smith
Having just left her fiance, Gloria is in the back seat of a tired hire vehicle being driven around Puglia in Southern Italy - a thin, stubborn facade version of a honeymoon. The view may be stunning, but Gloria's sadness has made her all but blind.
In the middle of a deserted road on the coastline of the Italian Maldives, the car breaks down. Gloria demands another car, but her driver Claudio pleads with her to wait at the beach, while he goes and organises to get the car repaired. Maybe a swim? Gloria scoffs at the suggestion but realising she actually has no choice, reluctantly agrees.
Now truly alone, Gloria takes off her heels and immerses herself in the crystal clear waters... her grief miraculously transformed by the purity of the blue Ionian Sea.