Multiple Awards Winning Short ‘Rose Garden’ to be Screened at Burbank International Film Festival

Burbank, CA – Not one of those ‘traditional American’ films, ‘Rose Garden’ is a short that is going places and winning awards for its global treatment of a universal issue. The 13-minute film has travelled to 30 film festivals, bagged 19 awards, and will now be screened at the upcoming Burbank International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Rafael Nani, a student of MFA at the New York Film Academy, ‘Rose Garden’ is about Felix (Evan O’Toole), who moves to a new condo with his family, having left with only a short time span to live. With his wit, positivity and attitude towards life and death, Felix manages to change the small community around him, displaying wisdom and bravery. The film is produced by Rafael Nani and Adriana Sandreschi, and the cast includes Roger Argo, Holgie Forrester, and Robert Artz.

‘Rose Garden’ carries a style of humor, pacing and performances that are not found too often. Director RafaNani deeply relates to the film’s overarching theme of meaning of life, and aimed at making a film that could discuss the topic and test the audience reaction. The script for ‘Rose Garden’ is the outcome of an intermediate project at his MFA course. The feedback has now come from all quarters, and every aspect of this epic short has been appreciated.

“The kind of response I’ve received, especially from the American audience, is a big surprise. We look forward to the screening at Burbank, and will hopefully find a distributor to take the film at more and more places,” says RafaNani.

Born in Brazil, RafaNani’s earlier short work, ‘The Regret of the Doubt’, received a positive response at various film festivals. Other than movies, his portfolio includes credits for advertizing, photography and video production. Among his earlier works are the short films “Contagion” (2011), and “Don’t Call me Later” (2012). His advertizing portfolio includes clients such as Pepsi, Volkswagen, Nestlé, Ambev, Sebrae, Locaweb, Grupo Abril, and Ponto Frio, among others.

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