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At Villapizzone, Milan, lives a small community of assisted, ten Italians and foreigners men associated by the economic poverty only. Càsa is the story of a night in an homeless shelter, among Razdan's need for escape, Sergio's bitterness and Mateo's strongholds.


On April 2016 I started volunteering at the secondary reception centre Casa Mara, managed by Associazione CAST. The focus was to share dinners, nights and breakfasts with the guests of the shelter, searching for the themes that mostly affect their temporary situation. An initially cynical and avid immersion was dilute in time and gave me the chance to lose myself in an always changing reality. It pointed out the dynamics of a community of people who didn't searched for each other,

and unforeseen acts of cure among foreigners, as well as the weight of a planning that seeks only the short term. The episodes forced me to take a side ad the project became a way to contribute to the sustenance of this shelter through a crowdfunding campaign. At the same time I decided to stage these episodes, thinking that a documentary wouldn't help the integration projects of the guests. Càsa is an interpretation of this reality, a project that continues today in the collaboration with Casa Mara.  - Dir. Tommaso Dall’Osso

Càsa | 2017 | ITA | Full HD 2K | 14'o0” | Italian
Ratio 1:85 | November 2016

in collaboration with Associazione CAST
crowdfunding funded through Indiegogo

DIRECTING - Tommaso Dall'Osso

Born in Faenza, grows up in Imola where he attends several volunteering programs at social associations helping people in economic diseases. He has graduated in Media Design and Multimedia Arts at NABA, Milan, creating several short films, commercials and music during his academic years. He has worked either as director and producer. In 2016 he creates Monfriguel Films. Càsa is his second short film as a director.


the thematic research which led to this film can be found here (only Italian). It includes stories, episodes and thoughts on the context of Casa Mara.


Razvan Catranescu Razdan
Michele Bernardi Mateo
Diego Becce Sergio
Mateo Çili Besmir
Claudio Abbiati Giuseppe
Adel Khalifa Omar
Moda Rosario Joao Mosi


Director Tommaso Dall’Osso
Screenplay Tommaso Dall’Osso
Production Agnese Bighin, Tommaso Dall'Osso
1st AD Agnese Bighin
Director of Photography Luca Serventi
Editing Tommaso Dall’Osso
Original Soundtrack Giovanni Zof
Sound Design Luigi Suardi
Color Correction & Grading Giulio Rosso Chioso
Sound Technicians Agit Utlu, Marcello La Fortezza
Gaffer Marco Pirondini
Best boy Maria Marangoni
Camera Operator / Ronin Operator Priyan Fernando
1st AC / Focus puller Giulio Rosso Chioso
2nd AC Laura Bellacicco
Production Assistant Francesca Saggese
Costume Designer Clara Chiesa
Production Designer Francesca Paganini
Make-Up Artist Giada Gilardoni
Script Supervisor Sofia Provesi
EPK Alessandra Mimini
Runner Giacomo Romani

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