Lucia in the night

A primordial tale about courage, hope and brotherhood. On the first night of the world, Lucia, a small cowardly insect, gathered her courage and went on an adventure in search of the missing Sun. As a reward she will become a firefly. In fear we can find the drive for a positive change. Even in the darkest times we can always turn on a light!

Daniele Zen, Vernante Pallotti (IT)
Vernante Pallotti is an italian screenwriter and journalist. She is the author of the kids TV show Animal House (2021), broadcasted everyday on Rai Gulp. In 2021 she won the contest Milano Pitch with her project for the series “BanShee”, which became a book that will be published in 2022. In 2019 she wrote and directed the shortfilm “Don’t step on us, we have rights” for UNICEF, which premiered at Cartoons on The Bay Festival.

Daniele Zen graduated from Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti in film direction. He’s the director of the TV series Animal House, that went live on Rai Gulp in march 2021. In 2020 he directed “We’re all born naked”, a documentary on the photographer Ren Hang, that won the festival Visioni Orizontali 2020. In 2021 he debuted in animation with the co-direction of the short film ‘Lucia in the Night’ with Vernante Pallotti, which premiered Expo 2020 in Dubai, in the italian pavilion.