Before telling stories through film, Lucia Mauro of Chicago was a longtime theater critic and arts journalist. Raine-Beau’s End marks her third film. She is the writer-director of the 2016 feature, One Year Later, the story of an American woman who takes a cathartic trip to the Italian Alps one year after completing cancer treatment. Lucia’s 2014 short film, In My Brother’s Shoes, starring Danny McCarthy (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods, Elvis & Nixon) as a man who honors his fallen U.S. Marine brother by taking a pilgrimage to Rome in his sibling’s combat boots, was awarded Best Short Film at the 2015 Vatican Film Festival. It also was featured in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner. Lucia is the screenwriter of the in-development feature film, Anita & Margaret. All of her films explore the idea of healing, resilience, and human connection
…started his career in 1974 producing and starring in award-winning pre-MTV music videos. His live action/animated music video, Video Child, received awards at the ‘81 Chicago International Film Festival and ‘82 Athens International Film Festival. Joe is the executive producer of all of Lucia Mauro’s inspiring films: In My Brother’s Shoes, One Year Later, and Anita & Margaret. In addition, he is currently the producer of the LGBTQ feature in active development Raine-Beau’s End, the web-series, Fair Winds & Down Drafts; the Italian TV pilot, The Cooking American, the animated series, The Baritonios, the WW2 biopic, Soaring, the Brice Springsteen buddy dramedy, Man At The Top and the family drama William.