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Lion (2017) 8.7

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Completed On: 01 Jul, 2017

Director: Davide Melini

Duration: 11 min 43 sec

Genres: Short

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom

Submitted By: Deep Shock Film

Festival Rating 8.2

An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare!
Man's biggest fear has risen again!

  • Directors
    Davide Melini
    Deep Shock, Mother of Tears: The Third Mother, Penny Dreadful
  • Producers
    Luca Vannella
    Avengers, Thor, Harry Potter
  • Producers
    Alexis Continente
    Murder on the Orient Express, Transformers: The Last Knight, Thor
  • Producers
    Vincenzo Mastrantonio
    Titanic, Moulin Rouge, The Passion of Christ
  • Producers
    Bobby Holland Hanton
    Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Game of Thrones
  • Producers
    Ferdinando Merolla
    Troy, Gangs of New York, Hannibal Rising
  • Producers
    Roberto Paglialunga
    Deep Shock, To Rome with Love
  • Producers
    Fabel Aguilera
    The Puzzle, The sweet hand of the White Rose, Deep Shock
  • Writers
    Fabel Aguilera
    Deep Shock, Mother of Tears: The Third Mother, Penny Dreadful
  • Key Cast
    Pedro Sánchez
  • Key Cast
    Michael Segal
    Dark Resurrection - Keepers of the Force, S'arena. A Tale from Nuraghes
  • Key Cast
    Tania Mercader
  • Film Type
    Short
  • Genres
    Horror,Fantasy,Sci-Fi,Drama
  • Runtime
    11 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Jul, 2017
  • Production Budget
    USD
  • Country of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    6K Red Epic Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Director's Biography

Davide Melini was born on April 9, 1979 in Rome. His career officially started up in 2004 and, until now, he has directed 6 short films: "Amore estremo" (2006), "La sceneggiatura" (2006), "The Puzzle" (2008), "The Sweet Hand of the White Rose" (2010), "Lion" (2017) and "Deep Shock" (2019).

In his career he has also worked as an assistant director in the TV series "Roma" (2005), "Penny Dreadful" (2016) and "Into the Badlands" (2017), in the movies "Three on the road" (2006) by Roberto Cimpanelli, "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother" (2007) by Dario Argento, "Este amor es de otro planeta" (2019) by Daniel Diosdado and "Mi gran despedida" (2019) by Antonio Hens and Antonio Álamo.

All his short films have won many international festival awards and they received excellent critics worldwide.

With 365 awards, "Lion" has become the most awarded horror short film in history.

In July 2012, the well-known American website "Dr. Terror Blog of Horror", presented the "Italian Horror Week: The Rebirth of the Italian Horror Empire" including Davide Melini as one of the best Italian filmmakers of this genre.

In January 2013, the famous American website "Creepercast" presented the best director of horror movies around the world. "Creepy Horror Bites: The Independent Short Horror Film Director You Should Know Vol. 2" pays tribute to Davide Melini and his short films.

In November 2014, the popular Swedish website "Theatre of Blood" has paid a real tribute to the 'giallo' and the Italian horror films. In the article talks about Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Massimo Dallamano, Umberto Lenzi, Riccardo Freda, Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Aldo Lado, etc., Many films are also analyzed, with a special eye about music (Ennio Morricone and the Goblin are mentioned). A complete tribute that spanning the entire history of Italian Horror. The article also talks about the new generation of giallo filmmaker and Davide Melini is considered as one of the most promising Italian horror directors.

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