- General services
- Location scouting
- Crew offices
- Casting Room
- Sala Paolo Tenna
- FCTP Green Set
- FILM FUNDS
- Piemonte Film Tv Fund
- Piemonte Film Tv Development Fund
- Piemonte Doc Film Fund
- Short Film Fund
Escaping a hellish orphanage, Marilì befriends Ting, a sinister creature. But as she reunites with her WWI deserter father, she uncovers Ting's evil intents. To save her family, she must confront her choices and break free from the monstrous grip of her new “friend”.
In Ting we aim to create a haunting coming-of-age drama with horror elements, set against the backdrop of war-torn northern Italy in 1918, at the peak of the Spanish influenza pandemic. Marilì, our teenage protagonist, becomes a symbol of resilience amidst adversity.
The devastating impacts of war and pandemic take center stage, illuminating the emotional toll it extracts from Marilì and her family. Loss and grief are prevalent, as her mother succumbs to the Spanish flu and her father fights on the frontlines. We delve into the emotional journey of confronting grief and discovering inner strength.
Marilì's trauma takes on a tangible form through the character of Ting, a monstrous entity originated from Marilì’s father letters. Ting symbolises her unexpressed anger and anxiety, posing a constant threat. The horror elements serve as metaphors for the internal struggles that trauma can unleash, as in the work of authors and directors such as Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro and John Carpenter.
The film's tone is dark and haunting, with subtle yet chilling horror elements interwoven with heartwarming moments that showcase Marilì's inner journey.
In summary, Ting is a powerful exploration of resilience, loss, and transformation amidst historical turmoil. It's a haunting coming-of-age drama with horror elements, reminding us that even in the darkest times, the human spirit can endure and conquer formidable challenges.
Roberto Cavallini (Responsabile sviluppo)