Ileana Pietrobruno is an independent Canadian filmmaker who has written, directed, edited and produced several short films and the following features: the erotic drama Girlfriend Experience, the pirate adventure Girl King, and the surreal Cat Swallows Parakeet and Speaks! Pietrobruno's films have won awards and screened at festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Movies & TV shows
In a world of fixed positions and prescribed roles, expanding the definition of gender requires the courage to dive deep into understanding and acceptance. Written and directed by Christina Willings, ...
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a Poetry Festival in Iran, but she would rather be in Paris. She lives with her grandparents. Once in Iran, she finds herself in the company...
This animated short looks at the building of Canada's transcontinental railroad with wit and whimsy. Engine 371 illustrates the struggle humans have with nature and how this fundamental tension united...
Butch, a handsome, but naive baby butch, is compelled by the Queen to seek out and bring back her purlined "Koilos" the source of all pleasures and the key to order and harmony on her island. As an ad...
The Chinese Violin
In this animated short, a young girl and her father move from China to Canada, bringing only their Chinese violin along for the journey. As they face the challenge of starting fresh in a new place, th...
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