Maurizio is a headstrong little boy, who grew up living out a thousand solitary adventures by the creek, a small stream that is almost always dry, a place where people dump things that they no longer need. Maurizio has transformed that dumping ground into his own playground, and there, amongst the carcasses of cars turned into shelters and all the small and large treasures to be found, his dream of playing in the neighbourhood band develops.
The first person to which Maurizio confides his passion for music is his donkey friend Moses. Moses is always ready to advise and encourage him, the total opposite of N’Giulina, the hen who constantly teases him, magnifying his fears and painting his dreams as useless fantasies. Maurizio starts to take music lessons with other children in the local band, but is soon the only one left without a musical instrument. His mum Rosa does not want to buy him one: she sees music as yet another whim of a naughty child, a luxury that the family can not afford.
Between Moses’ good advice and N’Giulina’s teasing, his adventures multiply in search of the instrument. But Maurizio knows that in this situation he can’t make any mistakes: if he wants to realize his dream he must be determined until the end.
MARCELLO FONTE, PAOLO TRIPODI
MARCELLO FONTE, GIULIANO MINIATI, PAOLO TRIPODI
TEMPESTA/CARLO CRESTO DINA
RAI CINEMA E CON IL SOSTEGNO DAL MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITÀ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO / DIREZIONE GENERALE CINEMA
Born in Reggio Calabria in 1978. Musician, performer and sculptor, Marcello started his journey in cinema as a tech worker, eventually moving to acting. Donkey flies is his directorial debut.
Born in Naples in 1978, after completing a scientific high school diploma, he received a qualification in screenwriting at the Centre for Experimentel Cinematography. He has written the story and screenplay for 442, the most beautiful game in the world, Isole e Cosimo e Nicole, Best Film 2012 in “Perspectives Italy” at the Rome Film Festival.
Born in Reggio Calabria in 1978, after his scientific high school diploma he attended the Centre for Experimental Cinematography, where he completed a directing course. He is a director and co-screenwriter of the episode In casa d’altri of the collective film Sei pezzi facili.
Maurizio FRANCESCO TRAMONTANA
Maestro Angelo ANTONELLO PENSABENE
Mamma Rosa SILVIA GALLERANO
Peppino / Don Lauro / Don Paolino / Mimì MARCELLO FONTE
with LUIGI LO CASCIO
directed by Marcello Fonte, Paolo Tripodi
written by Marcello Fonte, Giuliano Miniati, Paolo Tripodi
director of photography Claudio Cofrancesco
editing Esmeralda Calabria
set design Bruno Melappioni
sound design Piergiuseppe Fancellu
costumes Chiara Nobile
line producer Giorgio Gasparini