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Big Mamma’s Boy

AUSTRALIA 2011, 97′

Screenplay: Frank Lotito
Cinematography: Judd Overton
Editing: Beckett Broda
Sound: Ash Gibson Greig
Production: Valarc Films
Cast: Frank Lotito, Holly Valance


Big Mamma’s Boy follows the story of Rocco (Frank Lotito) as he struggles to choose between the love of his life, Katie (Holly Valance) and his doting, over-protective Italian mother (Carmelina Di Guglielmo). Fun, heart-warming and poignant, this spirited romantic comedy explores Australia’s multicultural nuances with hilarious results and goes to show that being a big mamma’s boy is a lot tougher than it sounds.

???????????????????????????????FRANCO DI CHIERA
Franco Di Chiera’s short films Waiting Round Wynyard (1982), La Scala Lo Scalone (1985) and Bad News Bachelors (1990) screened at international film festivals in Sydney, San Francisco, Edinburgh, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Munich and Turin. He produced Under The Skin (1994), AFI Award Winner Best TV Miniseries/Tele-feature. His film The Joys of The Women (1993) screened at Festival dei Popoli (Florence) and Bilan Ethnografique (Paris) and was nominated in the 1994 Australian Film Critics Awards. In 2000, he directed Three Forever for producers Rolf de Heer and Domenico Procacci, starring Bud Spencer. Among his most successful films are No Milk, No Honey (1997), Hoover’s Gold (2005), Pipe Dreams (2006), The Fabulous Flag Sisters (2008), Death of the Megabeasts (2010).