An Afghan refugee arriving in Italy to seek asylum brings the immigration system to a grinding halt when he includes his beloved goat in the application. Based on a true story.
Andrea Brusa and Marco Scotuzzi are two award-winning Italian filmmakers. Andrea holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. He wrote "Viola, Franca", a short film that has been nominated for the Italian Oscars, selected at many film festivals including Tribeca, and has won Best Drama at the 2017 Emmys College Television Awards. In 2018 he wrote “Labor” which premiered at the LA Shorts International Film Festival. Andrea won the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Fellowship for his screenplay “The Flight Of The Wasp”. Marco is a commercial director who has directed projects for international brands. He is a board member of Air3, the Italian Directors Guild and he teaches acting at Dedalo Theater in Italy. Andrea and Marco have been writing/directing partners on their fictional projects since 2015. Their previous film together, "Respiro" ("Breath”), screened in international film festivals such as HollyShorts, Newport Beach and Interfilm Berlin.