mare/sciallo films was founded in 2019 with the intent to cultivate
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
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.
DocSociety New Perspectives Seed Fund
Sundance Documentary Fund
Nia Tero Foundation
Chicago Media Project
Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival (Special Jury Prize)
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.
Northen Ireland Screen
2020 Open City Assembly Lab
Edinburgh Pitch (winner Edinburgh Pitch Award)