- DORA (present day) - Elinore Carrabba DIANE MORRETTI - Valerie Smaldone MARCO - Santino D' Amico GABRIELLA - Mara Baldissoni-Aceves YONG DORA - Francesca Procaccini ITALO - Claudio Brovedani Nuti WOMAN ON TRAIN - Teresa Russo TRAIN CONDUCTOR - Nino Spallacci YOUNG PEASANT WOMAN - Ariana Iacono MAN ON TRAIN - Frank Ingrasciotta GEORGE MILLER - John P. McGill THE FAMILY Sal Giordano Felicia Scarangello Carlo Iacono Linda Bloom-Coley Nicholas Palmieri Monica DeAntonio TRAIN PASSENGERS Shelley Gail Weiss Lightman Timothy Magidson Janet Stanwood Peggy DiPaolo Andres Maria Miroulis Nelson Miranda Tricia Gimon William Giaimo John Porras Kathi Troy Randi Senderowitz GERMAN SOLDIERS Jason Utnick Bob Brader Adam Brick TRAIN CREW John J. Stocker Nick Zisa Richard Butterworts
- Bob Celli
- Bob Celli
- Laura Delano, Bob Celli
- "Winner Award of Excellence " 2015 Best Shorts Competition
Many of us have grown up hearing stories of our families’ histories. These memories have the power to affect and alter lives. I have heard my family's stories of the time during and after World War II my entire life. It is one of these stories that has inspired me to make this film.
The experience I aspire to communicate with Figs For Italo is that of a journey. Not only a journey from point A to point B, but from past to present. The inspiration came to me after a conversation with a friend. We were discussing the possibility that we as humans have a collective connection; people connect on a sub-atomic level of shared energy. We are all recycled atoms of exploded stars when the universe expanded and formed itself. The more energy/atoms we share, the more we seek out and attempt to reconnect with our universal beginnings.
Sometimes those re-connections can be smooth and effortless; other times they can be turbulent.