As well as directing and starring in the film, Greta Bellamacina is a poet and actor who made her acting debut at the age of 13...
As well as directing and starring in the film, Greta Bellamacina is a poet and actor who made her acting debut at the age of 13 and whose acting credits include Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire. She has just played the female lead in Jamie Adam's new film VENICE AT DAWN and a main role in THE LONG GAME, by American Psycho producer Lauren McLaughlin, both set for release in 2021. Her poetry collection Tomorrow's Woman, recently out, is published globally by Andrews McMeel/Simon and Schuster. This exciting new film is her directing debut.
HURT BY PARADISE is a film about a woman who is trying to figure out the world through a poetic lens. I wanted to let the city be as much of a subject as the characters, and the film happens in two worlds- the comedic world of the script and the poetic world of Celeste's internal monologue. I wanted to explore these contrasting realms of poetry and comedy. I also wanted to make a film about a single mother that doesn't catastrophise the situation, because being a single mother is not a catastrophe an