Baby X (dir. Brendan Bradley)
Adapted from the Lois Gould short story, Baby X tells the story of an extraordinary child raised without gender and the community reaction to the parents decision. The story first appeared in Ms. Magazine in July 1972 and quickly became one of the most celebrated and iconic works of the unisex era and has since been republished, adapted and shared across dozens of publications and platforms.
Animated Short - United States, 10:00
Directed by Emanuele Valla
Born in Parma on 4th April 1983 he obtained a diploma in Directing and Movie Production at Accademia Nazionale Arti Cinematografche (Bologna) in March, 2004. He performed with his own theater company, ArtistiSenzaNome (he is director and president) a new version of the musical "Hairspray”. He also ￼wroten an exclusive Italian adaptation of the lyrics and the book. He has been part of the ensemble and recently he also starred in the role of Corny Collins.
In 2012 he premiered his first full length feature, the comedy Dreaming Alaska, a road movie about life and dreams left for too long in a drawer, written by long time friend and collaborator Dario D'Ambrosio. A “zero budget” operation that attracted various artists of different genres and won eight international awards and is distributed for the home video by Shami Media. Dreaming Alaska also features "Life In a Box", an original song with English lyrics by Valla and co-composed with Vito Lafiandra.His most recent work is "Nobody Knows", 2014, a musical short against bullying, shot with the medium school of Quattro Castella (Reggio Emilia) and won 9 Italian Film Festivals for Schools.