mare/sciallo films was founded in 2019 with the intent to cultivate relationships between
emerging international voices in non-fiction cinema and US-based resources.


mare/sciallo (mah-re/sha-loh) is a reinterpretation of the Italian word maresciallo, a military rank.
separating mare from sciallo evokes two very different images
mare - the sea - all the salt water that surrounds the continents and islands
sciallo - calm, at ease - a word born in the Roman periphery this millennium, likely from the Arabic inshallah

Tailings (2021) / Brazil, USA / feature / in production

a co-production with Enquadramento Produções

directed by Pedro de Filippis
produced by Leonardo Mecchi, Bronte Stahl, Tarsila Nakamura

logline:
The biggest mining dam disaster in the world rocks Brazil. In the aftermath, Tailings follows a web of characters as an absurdist political and environmental tragedy unfolds in this immaculate post-colonial wasteland.

supported by:
DocSociety New Perspectives Seed Fund
Sundance Documentary Fund
LEF Foundation
Nia Tero Foundation
Chicago Media Project

pitched at:
Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival (Special Jury Prize)

fiscal sponsor:
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art

Untitled Hydebank Film (2022) / Northern Ireland, Ireland / feature / in development

directed by: Ross McClean
produced by: Bronte Stahl

logline: Ryan spends his last season as an inmate caring for a flock of sheep inside a Northern Irish prison’s walls. Upon release, he is thrust back into a precarious political environment as he ventures to raise his own flock, putting faith in the only occupation he has known to bring him solace.

supported by:
Northen Ireland Screen
2020 Open City Assembly Lab 

pitched at:
Edinburgh Pitch (winner Edinburgh Pitch Award)