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My Neighbour is a Bear

DIRECTOR Mattia Cialoni

MOVIE TYPING Documentary

RATING ★★★★★

Italia Green Film Festival

My Neighbour is a Bear


My Neighbour is a Bear
My Neighbour is a Bear
My Neighbour is a Bear
My Neighbour is a Bear
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Green Short Film TIME | 16′

RATING | ★★★★★

A rare Marsican bear family wanders down from the Italian Apennines to the charming village of Villalago, in search of food in the local orchards. For most people this would be a cause for concern, but for the residents of Villalago it is a rather different situation.

The film tells the story of the determination of one woman to understand these bears, and gives an important lesson of the fragility of our connection with nature.

Mattia Cialoni
I was born and grew up in the province of Ancona, in Italy. I moved to the UK in 2014 and I live in Bristol since 2015, working as an intensive care nurse. In 2019 I commenced the MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at the University of West England in Bristol, in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit, where I produced a short film: “My Neighbour is a Bear”.

The documentary, filmed in the heart of the Italian Apennines, explores the special coexistence between people and the rarest bear on earth. Storytelling has a great ability to influence and inspire people, and this is my ultimate goal.

Mattia Cialoni Director
Mattia Cialoni Writer
Mattia Cialoni Producer
Paul Collins Assistant Producer
Mattia Cialoni Camera
Luca Verducci Camera
Paul Collins Camera
Prokhor Kuznetsov Music
Mattia Cialoni Editor
Matt Jarvis Editor
Vidal Garcia Sound design

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