Icarus Short Film

Icarus – in the era of COVID-19
A short film by Pietro Pinto, award-winning Italian Director

Starring Angelo Greco, acclaimed Italian dancer, and San Francisco Ballet Principal (@angelogreco).

Photography by Daniel Miramontes, a premier LA photographer.

Premiere Sponsors: Isobel Russell (@bel_russell), Mike Vanni, and Lisa Giannone.

This film portrays the acclaimed Italian dancer coping with his new trapped life during the COVID-19 crisis. It tells a personal story in which the protagonist is a powerless witness of the tragic events unfolding in his native Italy. He is experiencing an unprecedented lockdown of his San Francisco Ballet Theater. In his dreams, he expresses all of his sorrow dancing under the Golden Gate Bridge. His power and determination over the sky gives eternal hope to those suffering from COVID-19.

However, just as in the Greek myth of Icarus, his dream will not last.

This short film is a strong reaction to the new dramatic reality precipitated by COVID-19. #neverstopdancing

Funds will be used for production and post-production purposes: renting equipment (camera, lenses, filters, lights), hiring essential crew and cast, editing, color correction, marketing, and festival distribution.

Donation Tiers

- Credited in the film

- Credited in the film
- 10% off photo purchases

- Credited in the film
- 15% off photo purchases

- Credited in the film
- 20% off photo purchases

- Credited as Sponsor in the film
- Behind-the-scenes newsletter and photos
- 25% off photo purchases

- Credit as Major Sponsor
- Behind-the-scenes newsletter and photos
- A personal video message from Angelo and the team
- 30% off photo purchases

Premiere Sponsor - $1000+
- Credited as Premier Sponsor and producer
- A personal video message from Angelo and the team
- Invited to join the Icarus Team at the film festival premiere
- One photo autographed by the star and director
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes newsletter and digital photos
- 50% off photo purchases

Film Premiere and Festivals
Pietro Pinto's films have premiered in major world festivals, including the Venice Film Festival and Jerusalem Film Festival. We look forward to premiering at these and other top tier festivals.

To see more, visit pietropintofilms.com/films/icarus

Thank you for your support!
- The Icarus Team

  • Candace Lang  
    • $7 
    • 9 mos
  • Melissa Capper  
    • $20 
    • 9 mos
  • Bill Bollinger 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Janice Maloney 
    • $250 
    • 9 mos
  • José Ramírez 
    • $700 
    • 10 mos
See all


Pietro Pinto 
San Francisco, CA
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