11/18/2020 10:15 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
United States 2019 96 min English original version
by Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Script: Carlo Mirabella-Davis, DoP: Katelin Arizmendi, Editor: Joe Murphy, Production: A Stand Alone, Syncopated Films, Producers: Mollye Asher, Mynette Louie, Carole Baraton, Frederic Fiore, Cast: Haley Bennett, Austin Stowell, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, Denis O’Hare
“You should watch SWALLOW – even if you only peek careful through your fingers when the fantasic Haley Bennett swallows a very long and sharp nail.” (www.filmstarts.de)
Born and raised in New York City, Carlo Mirabella-Davis bought his first Super-8 camera at the age of 14 and spent his youth shooting underground film. He’s always been drawn to the mystique of psychological thrillers, subversive horror and dark comedies. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the Sundance Directors Lab and holds a MFA and a BFA in film production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He also teached filmmaking in middle and high school. His passion for storytelling brought him to the Dungeons and Dragons community, where he has written and run numerous campaigns. SWALLOW, inspired by the life of his grandmother, is his first feature film.
Awards (selection): Award for Best Actress to Haley Bennett (Tribeca Film Festival, New York/USA 2019), Award for Best Director and Best Screenplay to Carlo Marbella-Davis (Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal/Canada 2019), American Independet Award for Best Feature Film (Denver International Film Festival, USA 2019)