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 is currently touring North America and Europe with her most recent 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 started his career in 1973 producing and starring in award-winning pre-MTV music videos. His live action/animated music video, Video Child, received awards at the ‘81 Chicago International Film Festival and ‘82 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, and Anita & Margaret. In addition, he is currently the Executive Producer of the documentary Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People's Saint. He produced the web-series, Fair Winds & Down Drafts, and the Italian TV pilot, The Cooking American. He was a co-producer for the animated series The Baritonios, the historical feature Soaring, and is currently co-producing the Bruce Springsteen buddy dramedy, Man At The Top.
"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information."
- Man Ray