Stabat Mater


STABAT MATER narrates how a kid who dreamt of a normal life, become a young gangster.

It’s a hard story, essential, dramatic, yet full of funny, ironic and sweet moments. Timeless, like a fairy tale, but in a fully realistic set. It takes place in the beautiful, sneaky and chaotic town of Bari Vecchia (Old Bari), but it’s a universal tale.

The 13-year old Riccardo is word out by a drug-addicted mother (Maja) and a 9-month old brother (Giulio), to whom he must act like a father. He is prisoner of his own destiny, on the path of crime, but he dreams of a normal life. To fulfil this dream, Riccardo makes a tough and painful decision, but in the end the only one who benefits is the person chosen as the “sacrificial lamb”: his baby brother Giulio.

On the contrary, Riccardo will end up being victim of himself, defeated by his own destiny.



Director: Gianni Cardillo | Producer: Edoardo Rossi | Production company: OneManDoingThings | Location: Palermo/Italy | 

Total Budget: 1.5M
Length: 100 minutes
Budget in place: 30%  Soft Money / Local Incentives
World Sales: No
Script: Original
Status: In Finance development stage.

Seeks: International Co-Producers, sales agents, distributors and broadcasters.