Davide Melini’s LION


The Synopsis intrigues us with hints of what’s in store and with a tag line of “Man’s biggest fear has risen again,” this short has us eager to see it all!


“An isolated chalet in a snowy forest… A man blinded by alcohol… A woman unable to rebel… And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark… The silent night is broken with cries… the start of a terrible nightmare…”


Written & Directed by Davide Melini, (“Donatello Awards 2011” official selection for his short film “The sweet hand of the White Rose“) The assistant director of Dario Argento‘s “Mother of Tears: The Third Mother” and “Penny Dreadful,”  an Italian screenwriter and director who lives in Spain, has a new short film in the works (post production.) Lion is scheduled for release this Fall (2016.)

Pedro Sánchez, Michael Segal (“Colour from the Dark“, “Anger of the Dead“), Tania Mercader are just a few of the stars in this film.

Lion is Produced by Luca Vannella (“Thor”, “Harry Potter”, “Apocalypto”, “Heart of the Sea”), Alexis Continente (“Thor”, “Penny Dreadful”), Vincenzo Mastrantonio (“Titanic”, “Moulin Rouge”, “The Passion of Christ”, “Romeo + Juliet”), Bobby Holland (“The Dark Knight Rises”, “Game of Thrones”, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, “007 – Quantum of Solace”), Ferdinando Merolla (“Troy”, “Gangs of New York”, “Hannibal Rising”) & Roberto Paglialunga

More about the film:


Executive Producer: Fabel Aguilera
Production Manager: Pablo Lavado
DOP: Juanma Postigo (candidate at the “Goya Awards 2016” for his job on the feature film “El violín de Piedra“)
Casting Director: Carlos Bahos
Production Designers: Carlos Borja Luise, Carlos Javier López
Costume Designer: Patricia Gabas
Make Up Special Effects: Sarah McCarthy
Editor: Daniel Salinas
Sound Designer: Christian Valente
Music: Francesco Tresca
Visual Effects: Alessio Barzocchini, Raúl Trujillo