How I Didn't Become a Piano Player

How I Didn't Become a Piano Player

UK, 2014, 18’

directed by: Tommaso Pitta

written by: Tommaso Pitta

cast: Logan Shearer, Gabrielle Hamilton, Tom Felton, Fergus O'Donnell, Nigel Genis

cinematography: Sebastian Cort

edited by: Pawel Slawek

producer: Chris Hees

production: The National Film and Television School

festivals and awards: 

Aspen Shortsfest 2015 – Audience Award for Best Short Film; Genova Film Festival 2015 – Critics Award; Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015; Palm Springs International ShortFest 2015

Nine-year-old Ted is desperately searching for something he is good at. On the day his father comes home with an old monstrous piano, Ted has a revelation: he will become the next Mozart. Based on the short story “Every Good Boy” by David Nicholls.

Tommaso Pitta graduated from the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts in Milan and from the National Film and Television School. He started work as a theater director in Italy, writing and directing award-winning plays. How I didn't Become A Piano Player won the Royal Television Society Student Award for Best Post Graduate Drama and the Audience Award at Aspen Shortsfest among others.