SWALLOW BY CARLO MIRABELLA-DAVIS 2019 WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ”BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE”MAVERICK AWARD WINNER
Join us online tonight at 7pm EST for an in-depth Q&A session with director Carlo Mirabella-Davis accompanied by the film’s producer Mollye Asher and director of photography Katelin Arizmendi, moderated by WFF’s Executive Director Meira Blaustein. Click the button below to register ahead of time or join us on Facebook live.
After a theatrical release that was cut short by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SWALLOW is currently available to rent and digitally stream on several platforms including: YouTube (from $6.99), Google Play (from $6.99), Vudu (from $6.99), and Amazon Prime (from $6.99).
Hunter is a songbird in a gilded cage. Her capitalist husband provides the finest that money can buy. There is even a baby on the way. But Hunter’s personal freedom is at odds with the many suffocating rules of her upper class life. In response, Hunter begins to swallow everyday household items and inedible objects — a medical condition known as pica. When her secret is discovered, Hunter becomes pitted against her husband and in-laws in a struggle over her sanity and very survival.-Jay Blotcher
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Carlo Mirabella-Davis, born and raised in NYC, got his M.F.A. and B.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch film program. His short, KNIFE POINT, was filmed in the Hudson Valley and screened at the 2009 Woodstock Film Festival. His feature documentary, THE SWELL SEASON, premiered at Tribeca. Mirabella-Davis is also an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs. SWALLOW is inspired by his grandmother, Edith and screened at the 2019 Woodstock Film Festival where it won the Maverick Award for “Best Narrative Feature”.