About Carolina Giammetta
CAROLINA GIAMMETTA has written, directed and produced plays, short films, pilots and a BBC4 Radio play. As an actress she has worked in TV, Film, Theatre and Radio and with directors including Mike Leigh, Julian Jarrold, Armando Iannucci, Roger Mitchell, Samantha Morton, Jim Loach and many more.
She has made several acclaimed short films (including UK Film Council/EM MEDIA commission ‘PAPA’) that have played in numerous film festivals internationally (including EIFF- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Rushes Soho Shorts, SXSW, ION, RIFF LSFF Nashville and the Dam Film Festival amongst others) and been nominated for several awards. ‘Door Open’ was a finalist in the Kirin Film Competition last year. Her latest short ‘Man Up’ starring Nick Moran was short-lised to the final 12 films over 500 films of the REED FILM COMPETITION 2012 and is a shortlist finalist VIRGIN MEDIA SHORTS 2012 and will be screened continually at 200 cinemas in the UK over the next year and on the VM movie channel. Her TV series script, ‘Glamping’ was short listed for the BAFTA/Rocliffe NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL competition 2011 and has now been optioned by DLT ENTERTAINMENT.
‘Oddinary People’ her comedy taster pilot is currently with Simon London at BBC Comedy, she was recently commissioned to work as a director on a new Saturday night comedy pilot ‘ FUNNY PLUS ONE’ for BBC COMEDY.
She was selected for this years Edinburgh International Film Festival TALENT LAB 2012 and 56th BFI Film Festivals Think- Shoot- Distribute 2012.
Amongst various TV projects, she is developing two features:
PIZZA FACE: A story about sexual naivety, the eighties, salami and what happens when you listen to big loud Italian women.
A rites of passage comedy about an Italian woman battling her sexual repression and her family’s mounting desperation at her single status and dependence on them. As Maria is forced to marry the only ‘geek’ on the street, she looks back to her childhood to what made her who she is now.
Pizza Face is set in the ‘little Italy’ of Nottingham and goes between the present day and the 1980s. It looks at Maria’s journey of teenage sexual confusion that goes back to a time when being Italian was hard, talking was difficult, Pizza Hut was a thing of the future and spaghetti could only be found in a tin.
STAYING AT LUCY’S: A road movie about teenage desire, hitch-hiking and the ‘Original Sin’- A 15yrs olds version of ‘Thelma & Louise’.
Two teenage girls tell their parents they are ‘ Staying at Lucy’s’, so that they can hitch down to London to see their favourite band.