2021 FILMS


Saturday / June 12, 2021 / 1:30 PM
Canada / 2020 / 13 min / Drama / English
Available Viewing Area: Canada-wide
Short Film Series: All By Myself (Isolation)

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Rosa Forlano, a 90 year old Nonna, teaches a robot how to make spaghetti. Unfortunately a software update erases her family recipe. Rosa, her daughter, and her granddaughter all relate differently to the robot, and all have different levels of fluency in Italian. The software update and the language use both bring out the theme of change across generations. TOTO is a sci-fi story about intergenerational communication and the pace of change, both bitter and sweet. Rosa is the real life Nonna of filmmaker Marco Baldonado and TOTO is an ode to her family traditions.


Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Cowpokes International Film Festival
Columbia Film Festival


Director(s): Marco Baldonado
Producer(s): Jeremiah Lapointe
Key Cast: Rosa Forlano, Simon Dragland, Walter Woodman, Marco Baldonado, Justin Macri, Gabriela Francis, Mary Rose Sciarrillo