Before telling stories through film, Lucia Mauro of Chicago was a longtime theater critic/arts journalist and photographer. Raine-Beau's End marks her fourth film. She is the writer-director of the 2016 feature, One YearLater, the story of an American woman who takes a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps one year after completing cancer treatment. Lucia's 2014 short film, In My Brother’s Shoes, starring Danny McCarthy (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Elvis & Nixon) as a man who honors his fallen U.S. Marine brother by taking a pilgrimage to Rome in his sibling’s combat boots, was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 Vatican Film Festival. It also was featured in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Lucia is also the screenwriter of the in-development feature film, Anita & Margaret. She continues to tour North America and Europe with her project, the documentary titled Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint that was shot in Italy and Chicago. All of her films explore the idea of healing, resilience, and human connection.
Producer Joe Orlandino began his career in 1973 producing and starring in award-winning pre-MTV music videos. His animated / live music video, Video Child, received awards at the 1981 Chicago International Film Festival and the 1982 Athens International Film Festival. Joe is the executive producer of all of Lucia Mauro's inspiring films: In My Brother's Shoes, One Year Later, Caro Diario, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint, I Have a Name, The Loneliest Road and Anita & Margaret. He produced the web series, Sailors On Boats Drinking Beer, and the Italian television pilot, The Cooking American. He was co-producer on the animated series The Baritonios, the historical film Soaring, and is currently co-producing Bruce Springsteen's drama Man At The Top. In 2019 he completed production of his own feature film Rain Beau's End with Ed Asner, Sean Young, Christina Stolte and Melanie Chandra.