ASFF 2015 Trailer: Tommaso Pitta’s How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player

National Film and Television School graduate Tommaso Pitta won Best Comedy at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015 for his film How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player (2015). The comedy follows lead character Ted, aged nine, who is the clumsiest boy in the world. Desperately searching for his vocation, he cannot find anything he is good at. Then, his father comes home with an old monstrous piano.

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1. Exerpt from How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player (2015) by Tommaso Pitta.