The Oddity in the Blue Crayfish


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The Oddity in the Blue Crayfish.

Edo is an 18 years old boy with fast-progressing alopecia, which he wants to cure before his boyfriend returns from his year abroad. The drops he takes begin to transform something in his body. However, also his boyfriend seems to have undergone a change…


Simone Marino was born in Rome in 1996. After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Rome, La Sapienza, he worked as a directing intern for the TV series The New Pope by Paolo Sorrentino and as a casting assistant for the feature film The Immensity by Emanuele Crialese. He was admitted to the directing course of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia for the three-years period 2020-2022. In 2021 he shot Il dilemma del porcospino with which he participated the following year in the Roma Creative Contest International Short Film Festival. In 2022, as part of the Sugar Project between the Sugar Music label and the Centro Sperimentale, he was chosen to direct a short police film, then entitled The Case Is Closed, Go in Peace. This short was selected at the Turin Film Festival. His final diploma short film, The Oddity in the Blue Crayfish, is currently being distributed. He is also currently preparing a mini-series produced by the Centro Sperimentale together with Campari, entitled The Red Rail.


  • Title
    The Oddity in the Blue Crayfish
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    16′, col.

  • Director 
    Simone Marino
  • Screenplay
    Sara Mancini, Simone Marino,
    Luca Murri Fabiano
  • Editing
    Daria De Pascale
  • Photography
    Anna Bellettato

  • Art Direction & Costumes
    Giulia Fulgaro,
    Isabella Manto
  • Sound
    Andrea Ferrara
  • Music
    Francesco Saverio Orfino
  • Cast
    Alessandro Cantalini, Rosanna Gentili, Alessio Farinella, Nicolò Folin,
    Patty Olgiati

    • Production Supervisors
      Elio Cecchin,
      Gabriele D’Ambrosio
    • Production
      CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

  • Rome Independent Film Festival 2023 – National Short Film Competition
  • Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2024 – Panorama
  • Kashish Film Festival Mumbai 2024 – Short Film Competition
  • Zinentiendo Zaragoza 2024 – Short Film Competition
  • Free Cinema Aquila Festival Rome 2024 – Out of Competition

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