Gionatan With a G

a film by Gianluca Santoni

15 minutes - 2016 - Italy

Gionatan is nine with adult eyes. In the hospital waiting room her mother is receiving medical attention. Secretely, he hears her mother lying about wounds on her face. Candies in his hands and a terrible idea in his mind, Gionatan decides to run away.

Gianluca Santoni

Gianluca Santoni was born in 1991 in Fermo (Italy). He grew up between Monte Urano and Porto San Giorgio, two small towns, but he left the province in 2010, to move to Rome, where he attended some director’s courses, worked as a second assistant director for web series, tv commercials, short movies and also as filmmaker. In these years, he develops the passion for the cinema about reality, influenced by Italian and foreign directors. From 2013 to 2015 he attends the famous Italian cinema school Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. During this period, he films the social advertisement short movie Col cibo non si scherza for the Expo 2015, the segment Angela e Amira, included in the documentary Noi siamo qui, some music videos and four shorts, among which his graduation work: Gionatan with a G that is winning several awards and special mentions.
Right now, Gianluca is developing a feature film adapted from his graduation short, constantly seeking balance between reality and fiction in audiovisual storytelling.


Directed by : Gianluca Santoni
Produced by : Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production
Cast : Luis Alberto Dobre