Simona Calo

Simona Calo

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Screenwriter and Director

London, England

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About Simona

Simona Calo is an Italian screenwriter and director. She has recently written and directed "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.

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 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. "Hasty Decisions", made in 2019, was another important work which addresses the issue of bullying and the explosion of violence in the younger generations.

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.

Her new work, "Vicolo degli onesti" (Honest Men's Alley), will soon be released. 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.

Credits

  • Vicolo degli Onesti

    Vicolo degli Onesti (2021)
    Short (Documentary) Director Three testimonies: from the world of television communication (Piero Chiambretti), from the world of justice (Gherardo Colombo) and from politics (Antonello Soro). All in support of the struggle that a doctor, Domenico De Felice, has fought and still fights to improve Italian health care. An excerpt that illustrates his proposals to "populate that alley" with honest people, with people who want to fight for the respect of the rules, taking the right responsibilities and passing them on to future generations. This docufilm is distributed worldwide by GuideDocTV and in Italy by ITsART.

  • The New Normal

    The New Normal (2020)
    Short (Sci-Fi) Director This movie was shot during the lockdown. The actors, based in different countries, never met or talked to each other. After a deadly virus ravages the Earth, it’s no longer possible to return to normality, because normality was the problem.

  • Hasty Decisions

    Hasty Decisions (2019)
    Short (Drama) Director When an easy target teenager is bullied by two jocks, he decides to gun them down. But when he finds himself watching past scenes from his life on a strange cinema screen he realizes he may have a chance to be the better person.

  • Ovunque ma non qui

    Ovunque ma non qui (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Director Unexpected twists and open ending for this short film denouncing violence against women.

  • E poi la fine

    E poi la fine (2016)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Director The documentary shows the Master, Chiericallo in his everyday life. The damned painter, so named for his life cursed and unregulated, reveals through his diary, the secrets of his genius. From the deep solitude of his youth to the terrible nightmares that have profoundly inspired many of his major international works.

Awards

  • Couch Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    (2019)

  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    (2019)

  • Best Female Filmmaker (DSOFF)
    (2017)

  • Best Short film (WOEFF)
    (2017)

  • Silver Award Best Documentary (FAMEUS)
    (2016)

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