"Javier, an Argentine expat living in Europe, is back in his hometown of Buenos Aires following his father's death to help his mother, Miriam, who suffers from mental health issues.

'August Sun,' a dramatic comedy, is a story with a character study at its heart about a son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners.

This short film is currently in pre-production and will begin principal photography in late September this year. We’re filming in Buenos Aires - an ideal place to tell a story about a son and his mother in a difficult and challenging environment." -- Franco Volpi, writer/director



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Franco Volpi


After studying journalism at Palermo University, Franco left Buenos Aires and moved to Spain, where he studied Film Directing at the Ciudad de la Luz Film School. After graduating, he moved to the UK to complete an MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. There, he has worked as a Writer, Director, Editor, Sound Recordist, Spark, AC and Cam Op on numerous short film and documentary projects, digitally, on 16mm and 35mm film. From his previous works, the short "Low Cost" stands out, having been singled out by many international festivals. August Sun will be his seventh film as Writer/Director, his most ambitious to date.


On location in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as the filming of "Sol de Agosto (August Sun)" Written and directed by Franco Volpi wraps.

Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto
Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto
Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto
Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto
Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto
Picture from the filming of Sol de Agosto

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