Valeria is a short drama film written and directed by Erin Vassilopoulos starring Alexia Rasmussen, Laila Robins, David Warshofsky, Zuzana Stivinova, Gordon Joseph Weiss, Orlagh Cassidy, Andrew MacLarty and Emily Davis. The direction of photography is by Mia Cioffi Henry. For the full credits click here.
Discharged from the hospital after a partial face transplant, Eva is consumed by curiosity about her donor, with whom she feels increasingly connected.
Erin Vassilopoulos is a NY-based writer, director and editor, currently developing her first feature film. In 2016 she graduated with an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with her thesis film, VALERIA, which screened at a series of festivals in the US, including the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival as part of THE EYESLICER TV series. VALERIA was nominated for Best Short Film at the 2016 Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival and was recently selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her previous short film, SUPERIOR, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, followed by screenings at the Berlinale, Hong Kong International Film Festival, LA Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival, before being acquired by ARTE.
Cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry likes to make magic come to life on screen. With a background in dance and still photography, she received her MFA in cinematography at NYU Tisch as a Dean’s fellow and Production Associate. She is the recipient of the Nestor Almendros Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography, a finalist for the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Award and winner of the Best Cinematography Award sponsored by Canon at the Fusion Film Festival 2015. Mia has had her work screen all over the world including premieres at Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale and is also a member of Cinematographers XX, a group of female working cinematographers. She is based between New York City and Rome, Italy.
All images © Erin Vassilopoulos / Valeria