Golden Earth Film Award's Best Performance winner of May 2018 Edition

Best Performance

Lion Directed by Davide Melini

Poster of the Film

a Story about An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare!

"Man's biggest fear has risen again!".


About the Director: Davide Melini

Davide Melini was born on April 9, 1979 in Rome. His career officially started up in 2004 and, until now, he has directed 6 short films: "Amore Estremo" (2006), "La Sceneggiatura" (2006), "The Puzzle" (2008), "The Sweet Hand of the White Rose" (2010), "Lion" (2017) and "Deep Shock" (2019).

In his career he has also worked as an assistant director in the TV series "Roma" (2005), "Penny Dreadful" (2016) and "Into the Badlands" (2017), in the movie "Baciami piccina" (2006) by Roberto Cimpanelli, in "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother" (2007) by Dario Argento and in "Este amor es de otro planeta" (2019) by Daniel Diosdado. All his short films have won many international festival awards and they received excellent critics worldwide.

With 109 awards, "Lion" becomes one of the most awarded horror shorts in history. In July 2012, the well-known American website "Dr. Terror Blog of Horror", presented the "Italian Horror Week: The Rebirth of the Italian Horror Empire" including Davide Melini as one of the best Italian filmmakers of this genre. In January 2013, the famous American website "Creepercast" presented the best director of horror movies around the world. "Creepy Horror Bites: The Independent Short Horror Film Director You Should Know Vol. 2" pays tribute to Davide Melini and his short films. In November 2014, the popular Swedish website "Theatre of Blood" has paid a real tribute to the 'giallo' and the Italian horror films. In the article talks about Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Massimo Dallamano, Umberto Lenzi, Riccardo Freda, Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Aldo Lado, etc., Many films are also analyzed, with a special eye about music (Ennio Morricone and the Goblin are mentioned). A complete tribute that spanning the entire history of Italian Horror. The article also talks about the new generation of giallo filmmaker and Davide Melini is considered as one of the most promising Italian horror directors.




Trailer of the film



Behind the scenes of the film



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