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A film by Federico Spiazzi

Genre(s): Comedy / Drama

• Theme(s): Social issues

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  • Federico Spiazzi


    Federico Spiazzi is a writer/director based in New York City where he recently graduated from Columbia University's MFA Film Program in Directing. His most recent short film, Refuge, was awarded a Kodak Motion Picture Grant, a National Board of Review Student Grant, and Refinery29 Best Film Award at the 2018 Columbia University Film Festival.

    2011: Quelli che restano
    2014: Napoleone è pazzo
    2015: Innumerevoli Ombre
    2016: The Seamstress
    2018: Refuge
    2019: To Sonny

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: Montclair Film Festival
  • 2019: Harlem International Film Festival
  • 2019: Ennesimo Film Festival
  • 2019: Como Int. Film Festival
  • 2019: Tracce Cinematografiche Film Festival
  • 2019: Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival
  • 2019: Hollyshorts
  • 2019: Virginia Film Festival
  • 2019: Virginia Film Festival
  • 2019: Virginia Film Festival
  • 2019: Sulmona International Film Festival
  • 2019: Festival Del Cortometraggio Mediterraneo
  • 2019: Etiuda&Anima Film Festival
  • 2019: CortoDorico Film Festival


Life passes slowly by inside an empty Greek bakery, until an afternoon storm strikes.

Recipient of: Katharina Otto-Bernstein Production Grant, Refinery29 Best Film Award at Columbia University Film Festival, NBR Student Grant, Kodak Excellence in Filmmaking Student Grant - Silver Award

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 10'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: 5.1
  • Country(ies) of production: Greece / Italy / United States
  • Original Language(s): Arabic / English / Greek
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Khaled Al Naji, Asma’A Alibrahim, Niko Georgiakis, Korina Gougouli, Maria Kexagioglou, Athanasios Nakos
  • Screenplay: Federico Spiazzi, Fernanda Frotte’
  • Cinematographer: Yorgos Frentzos
  • Editor: Federico Spiazzi, Johnson Cheng
  • Sound: Eric Guerrino Nardin
  • Music: Albert Behar
  • Producer: Federica Belletti

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Federica Belletti, Le Falie, Real Eyes Productions