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Despite holding an MS in Political Science (University of Padua, Italy), Cristina’s true passion has always been film. In 2009, she moved permanently to London to pursue this passion, and, two years later in 2011, she co-founded Avant-Garde Pictures, with filmmaker and close collaborator, Giacomo Mantovani. Together they have produced multiple award-winning shorts, which have screened worldwide at international film festivals.

2018 sees the release of Cristina’s debut as writer/director, the short film LIGHTNING, starring BAFTA nominated deaf actress Genevieve Barr.


Sean is a quirky musician, who’s just moved to London. During an early morning quest to find a cafe' open, he crosses his path with Summer, a deaf girl who dreams to become a pilot. When she loses her keys at a traffic light, it will start a chasing that will lead the two to develop a sort of affection for each other and open-up about their dreams and future projects.

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