A media production student is gearing up to travel to Italy’s Amalfi Coast to shoot her first international short film this March.
The film follows a small boy, who upon discovering a traditional Gelateria challenges the hardened view of an old woman through a simple unselfish act.
Says Rochielle, “this might sound silly, but I actually got the idea when looking at my placemat in my dining room. It’s a huge photo of different flavours and colours of ice cream and I thought, no-one has done a short film about ice cream. ”
She adds, “The title of the film is Gelato so knowing that the university offers support through its IEMS office to students wanting to work internationally, it made perfect sense to film in the ice-cream capital of the world. Italy is such a beautiful country and it’s not very often you get to make films in places like this. Since this is the first film that I’ve both written and directed, it’s hugely exciting knowing that my story will be coming to life.”
Rochielle is still looking for assistance with the films soundtrack composition and is hoping to submit the film to a number of international film festivals. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her @rochielleparkes.