Actress and filmmaker Lucia Grillo has worked in theatre, television, and cinema. Screen credits include Spike Lee’S Summer of Sam opposite Mira Sorvino and John Leguizamo, Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity with Julia Roberts, and her self-directed award-winning A pena do pana (The Cost of Bread), opposite Vincent Schiavelli (Ghost, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus). Recent theatre credits include Pultizer nominee Richard Vetere’s An Epic Story of Love and Sex in Ten Minutes: Chapter One at the Cherry Lane Theatre and The Walls Came Tumbling Down.
Lucia’s award-winning short film A pena do pana (The Cost of Bread), shot on location in Italy, continues to be invited to film festivals worldwide, her short Ad Ipponion (Ode to Hipponion), was an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, and her documentary feature Terra sogna terra (Earth Dream Earth) is also enjoying its own success, screening theatrically in Italy and the US, and aired on cable.
Lucia is Producer, Correspondent and Editor of the TV broadcast Italics (Calandra Institute/CUNY-TV), for which she has also directed hour-long music specials with renowned artists.
Lucia also directs music videos.
Lucia is in production on her second feature-length documentary, Testardi (Stubborn), and is currently developing her first feature-length narrative film, A Tigered Calm, which takes place between Calabria and New York: www.atigeredcalm.com
All of Lucia’s films are available through her production company, Calabrisella Films. www.calabrisellafilms.com.