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
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.