This film would not be what it is without the passionate work of all the people who have worked on it
LORENA LUCIANO Director-Producer-Editor
A passionate filmmaker with a Law degree, Lorena tells unforgettable stories from a ground-level angle, directing films that speak to audiences that are starkly different. Her films focus on social justice, the human rights, the environment, as well as on the arts, and she is the recipient of several prestigious artist grants such as the MacArthur Foundation among many others. Her documentaries, winners of numerous awards (Best Director Award at the Taormina Film Festival, Social Justice Award at NYC SR Film Festival, Best Jury Award at Milan International FF, Best Documentary at San Marino Film Festival) have been screened and distributed internationally.
As a freelancer producer/editor she works on short and long formats, on TV series and branded content for global distribution (Netlix, HBO, HULU, RAI Cinema). She lives in New York with her two children and her husband and film partner Filippo Piscopo.
FILIPPO PISCOPO Director-Producer-Cinematographer
As a director, producer, and cinematographer, Filippo Piscopo intersects his true passion for storytelling with impactful camerawork.
Inspired by content that resonates with diverse audiences, Filippo has crafted engaging stories with universal implications that were featured and won prizes at international film events such as the Venice Film Festival, the IDFA's Central Pitch, and the Taormina Film Festival (Best Directing.)
Granted the Social Justice Award by Amy Goodman, Filippo’s distinguished documentary work has opened to good reviews by mainstream media such as Variety, the Los Angeles Times and the Guardian, and has been distributed internationally. He also teaches Cinematography at St. John's University in New York City.
NICCOLÒ BRUNA Additional Cinematographer
Filmmaker with a cause and indie producer Niccolò Bruna filmed in more than 30 countries, telling stories on the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, the human trafficking in Nigeria, the asbestos health hazards in Brazil and India, and women’s conditions in Ethiopia. Since graduating from the Cuban film school EICTV in 1999, Niccolo's films have earned a David di Donatello nomination (Dust, the great asbestos trial), a Joris Ivens award (City Veins), a theatrical release in China, Australia and Taiwan (Magicarena), and international awards (Pequeñas Mentiras Piadosas.)
SARA BERGAMASCHI Associate Producer
Sara studied Political Science and International Security in Berlin and Paris focusing on the Middle East. She worked in Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco, and Iraq on humanitarian projects with the IRC, the Italian Embassy, and the German Development Agency.
Between 2016 and 2017 she worked on a UNHCR assigment at the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep, and previously collaborated in New York with UNOCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).
Sara is the co-founder of Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR), an organization seeking to defend the rights of people in vulnerable societies by giving them a voice and a platform to tell their stories. http://www.sa-hr.org/
MARK BECKER Story Consultant
Mark Becker co-directed and edited the documentary ART AND CRAFT (2014, Oscilloscope Laboratories), which was shortlisted for the 2015 Academy Awards, nominated for an Emmy Award, and won recognition with the National Board of Review. Becker directed and edited the Emmy-nominated film PRESSURE COOKER (2008) for Participant Media. He produced, directed and edited ROMANTICO (2005, Kino International), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, received two Independent Spirit Award nominations. Becker co-wrote and edited the Emmy-nominated documentary CIRCO (2011), and co-edited the acclaimed LOST BOYS OF SUDAN (2003). He is currently developing documentary and narrative projects, and consulting on several documentaries.
LAURE SULLIVAN Additional Editor
Laure Sullivan is a Film Editor, Story Consultant and Filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked on feature docs, narratives, and in television. Her editing debut was, Listen Up! The Lives of Quincy Jones. She has worked with directors David Shapiro, Michael Moore, Josh Fox, Mira Nair, Gaylen Ross and others.
Awards include Cine Golden Eagle, Emmy, and Best Editing WIFF. Films edited by her have premiered at Sundance Film Festival, TIFF, NYFF, Cork Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, etc. Her personal work has shown at various venues and has received support from Sundance, IDFA, ITVS, and NYSCA.
LOULWA KHOURY Additional Editor
Loulwa is a New York based video editor who was born and raised in Beirut. She most recently worked on the award winning documentary City of Ghosts, her other work includes The Joneses, Look at Us Now Mother, and White Sauce Hot Sauce.
Fluent in Arabic, French and English she has worked on a variety of projects, but has recently been focused on documentaries.
To know more about her work visit her website www.eyeblend.com
MATTHEW ROHDE Composer
Matthew Rohde is a classical guitarist, educator, and composer. As a soloist Matthew has performed on four continents and in such venues as El Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), La Casa de la Música (Quito), and Il Palazzo Chigiana (Siena). He has also performed alongside such luminaries as Grammy-nominated pianist Clarice Assad, recorderist Horacio Franco, and violinist Owen Dalby. Once he performed for the president of China. A lifelong educator, Matthew co-directs Kithara Project (www.kitharaproject.org), a nonprofit organization that oversees classical guitar programs for at-risk youth in Boston, Albuquerque, and Mexico City. Matthew completed his studies at Yale College; the Yale School of Music; the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique et Danse in Paris; and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. He lives in Mexico City, where in his spare time he makes ceramic pottery and goes on hikes with his dog Maya.
ANDREW BYRNE Composer
Andrew Byrne is composer for film, art installations, contemporary dance, and the concert hall whose work has been described as “beautifully constructed, tautly focused music” (Fanfare Magazine) and “a delirious swoon: somehow lush and minimal, soothing and ominous” (Studio 360, WNYC Radio). Andrew’s music has been performed in the US, Asia, and Europe as well as his native Australia. Recent performances include 3Body at the Vail Dance Festival, Colorado, with choreographers Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener; a portrait concert in Melbourne, broadcast nationally on ABC radio; Toward a Monument to the Great Strike, Carriageworks Museum, Sydney; as well as performances at the Kitchen and Le Poisson Rouge in New York; the Auckland Triennale, New Zealand; the Shanghai Biennale, China; Parco delle Rimembranze, Venice.
MARCELO DE OLIVEIRA Sound Designer
An alumni of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School and Edinburgh College of Art film program Marcelo places sound at the forefront of the storytelling process. He questions how sound can help shape the narrative of what the audience sees and how it influences how it feels.
Experienced in filmmaking, sound design, music composition and podcasting Marcelo has worked on productions for HBO, BBC, Arte, Tom Tykwer, Philip Glass and productions screened at Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, New York Rooftop Film, Sheffield Doc Fest amongst others.
Based in southern Italy, LAGO FILM is an independent production company founded by Alessandro Gordano, Nicola Labate, Francesco Mollo, and Francesco Policicchio. Over the years, LAGO FILM has supported the work of young filmmakers, it has lent creative and logistical support to international productions filming in Calabria, and has produced documentaries awarded on the Italian festival circuit and distributed by RAI Cinema.
Committed to developing a strong creative industry in the region, LAGO FILM also produces the MyArt Film Festival, a showcase of socially engaged work from filmmakers bordering the Mediterranean region with a focus on immigration and human rights. To know more about LAGO FILM and MyArt Film Festival visit the websites:
http://www.lagofilm.it/ and http://myartfilmfestival.com/en/home-page-en/
IT WILL BE CHAOS - CREDITS
directed and produced by LORENA LUCIANO, FILIPPO PISCOPO
In Order of Appearance
DOMENICO and RAFFAELE COLAPINTO
WAEL, DOHA, SIMA, SIDRAH, HUMAM, HUSAM ORFAHLI
HADI and TAESYR ORFAHLI
LEEN and BATOUL S. TAYEM
executive producer for HBO
MARCELO DE OLIVEIRA
Sound editor/Re-Recording Mixer
MAHMOUD ABDEL RAHMAN
Local Fixer Greece
Field Producer Riace
Field Producer Southern Italy
Field Producer Libya
JASMINE EL SENUSSI
Field Producer Sweden
Music by Andrew Byrne
DAVID SHIVELY, Percussion
Striking for String Quartet and Chopsticks
ESTHER NOH & PALA GARCIA, Violins
ERIN WRIGHT, Viola
ALEX WATERMAN, Cello
Music by Matthew Rohde
MARA TAMAYO, Harp
RODRIGO DUARTE, Cello
MATTHEW ROHDE, Guitar and Charango
recorded and mixed in Mexico City by CARLOS MILLÁN C.