The Stradivari

2016, 9 min.

The Stradivari (2016)

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
Best Producer for Karolina Mikolajczak and Noan Ribeiro

LA Short Fest
Special Mention for Best Short, Best Woman Filmmaker at Best Short Competition


Director   Karolina Mikolajczak
Screenplay   Karolina Mikolajczak
Cinematography   Jeremy Asunction
Music   Nicolo Paganini,
Henryk Wieniawski
Art Direction   Desirae Hepp
Producers   Noan Ribeiro,
Karolina Mikolajczak
Sam Holtzmann   Joel Pargman
Barbara Holtzmann   Julia Silverman
Customer   Janna Bossier
Grandmother   Agnette Strand
Kid   Alessandro Delpiano
Sign Worker   Lawrence Ravettina

Sam Holzmann (33), a traditional luthier, inherits a family-owned violin shop facing bankruptcy. To save the shop, his innovative mother, Barbara (59), introduces electric instruments. Sam fights to accept the change and to find his new place in the modern era. Only at the end to realize that in order to save the craft, must he find a balance between progress, modernity, and tradition.