Birth of a turtle

Produced by Pietro Fabio Fodaro & Silvia Sinibaldi, 2013

Shot and edited by Pietro Fabio Fodaro

Original music by Marco Cucco

Short documentary about the birth of a Caretta-caretta turtle on the Italian coast, filmed exactly while coming out from the sand and starting its run to the sea and to the beginning of its adventure. It’s a short film about the precious, uncertain and magic moment when life starts.

Winner at “Film Festival sul Paesaggio 2013” (Polizzi Generosa, PA, Italy):
“This is a true tale that, while seems to describe a natural event it is actually far from every kind of didactic worry. The result is obtained through a conceptual direction style based on two precise choices: the contrast between the figure in movement and the closed and still background; the constant presence of the sound of the sea, without showing the water too early. This creates a sort of suspense, even though it is clear where the run will end.”
( http://www.fondazioneborgese.it/ )

Awarded 1st Prize – Environment Category at “VII Festival Mediamix” (Florence, Italy):
“The jury: the video describes the birth of a turtle and represents the difficulty of getting to the sea as a destination, the uncertainty and dread of the first steps together with the exhausting struggle for survival. A big emotion for the beginning of life, which can be compared to the birth of the man and his struggles to reach goals. A new journey that everyone of us has to go through. The short film is self-funded.”
http://www.deapress.com/editoriale/16…

Selected for the 5th edition of “Festival del Cortometraggio Corto Corrente Città di Fiumicino” (Rome, Italy)
http://www.acisfiumicino.it/index.php…

Finalist in the category CORTONATURA at “Gran Paradiso Film Festival 2013”
http://www.stambeccodoro.it/cortonatura

Finalist at the 8th edition of “ILCORTO.IT 2013”
http://www.ilcorto.eu/