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ALFREDO'S FIRE


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ALFREDO'S FIRE


The Clash Between Faith & Homosexuality

On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, an unknown gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil. Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as the spark of the “Italian Stonewall,” Alfredo’s gesture faded into obscurity. ALFREDO’S FIRE chronicles one man’s descent into darkness as he struggles to reconcile his faith and sexuality. Looking at fire as a potent but contradictory symbol of liberation, annihilation, and communion, this film tells a universal story of human longing, frailty and the dire consequences of living a lie.  (2013, 39 min.)

 
Oh Lord, ignite me, burn me with the flames of your heart. You who fills all of creation, fill me with Your love.
— Alfredo Ormando

Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Co-Producer/Story Editor
Sara Marinelli


Best Independent Documentary
CINE Special Jury Award

Award of Excellence
International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration & Equality

World Premiere
Santa Barbara International Film Festival


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Credits


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Credits


Online editor & Colorist
Ron Ward 

Sound Design & Mix
Mark Escott 

Post-Production Coordinator
Stephen D'Alimonte 

Assistant Editor
Renny McCauley

Editing Consultant
Eva Brzeski 

Titles & Graphics
Stephen D'Alimonte
Bob Frisk
Phil Spitler 

Casting Consultant
Emily Schweber 

Interns
Jeremy Jayne
Anthony Liuzzi
Marta Mannenbach
Anthony Porter 

Translation & Transcription
Cettina Sava
Daniele Scalise
Sarah Marinelli
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Co-Producer & Story Editor
Sarah Marinelli

Editors
Andy Abrahams Wilson
Sarah Marinelli

Associate Producers
Hannah Swenson
Stephen D'Alimonte

Music by
Justin Mellan 

Senior Producer
Jan Miller Corran 

Featuring
Gaetano Mangano
Adriano Cavazzoni
Angelo Ormando
Vicenzo Scimonelli
Fabio Vicari
Imma Battaglia
Stefano Federici 

Role of Alfredo
Jed Tomsula 

Voice of Alfredo
Andrea Pallaoro 

Additional Camera
Andrea Bovina 

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Honors


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Honors


CINE Special Jury Award, Best Independent Documentary

International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration & Equality, Award of Excellence

CINE Golden Eagle Award

World Premiere, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Western Psychological Association Film Festival

Human Rights Film Festival, San Francisco University

Sardinia Queer Short Film Festival

Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

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Gallery


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Gallery