Italy. 2021. 20 min
In Aliosha Massine’s Holy Son, the daily routine of a young couple is disturbed by some shocking news. A strange dream appears to herald a terrible and, at the same time, wonderful truth. You have to choose between dream and reality. They are not the same.
Aliosha Massine was born in Rome on 11 July 1991.
Coming from a family of choreographers and dancers, from the age of 5 to 12 he studied ballet at the school of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome and debuted in 2000 as a dancer, at the age of 9, at the Teatro dell’Opera, with Vladimir Vassiliev in the ballet “Lungo viaggio nella notte di Natale”. Later, aged 14, having given up studying ballet, he devoted himself to acting.
At the age of 16 he made his debut as an actor alongside Sergio Fiorentini.
After school he started to study philosophy at the University of Roma Tre while continuing to act with the touring company formed by Fiorentini.
On 10 June 2011, together with 50 other actors, artists and technicians, he occupied the Teatro Valle in Rome. There he had the good fortune to meet and take acting and directing courses with Elio Germano, Giacomo Ciarrapico and Fausto Paravidino. He abandoned his studies in philosophy in 2012 to move to Turin to complete his training as an actor at the Teatro Stabile of Turin, where he studied with Valerio Binasco, Renato Carpentieri, Claudio Morganti, Thomas Richards, Antonio Latella, Michela Cescon and Davide Ferrario.
After completing his studies, in 2015, he moved to Modena, to the Ert (Emilia Romagna Teatro) to work as an actor in the “Santa Estasi” project directed by Antonio Latella.
Between December 2018 and January 2019, he directed “Il posto della felicità” (“The place of happiness”), a short film produced by Marcello Fonte and Quasar film srl, currently distributed by Premiere Film, which competed in important Italian and international festivals: Alice nella city, Cortinametraggio, Visioni Italiane where it won a special mention, the San Diego Italian Film Festival where it won the special jury prize, the Social World international Film Festival, Bordeaux Shorts International Film Festival du Cinemà Minute where it gained another special mention.
His second short, “Holy Son”, produced by Quasar films, Timshel Films, is distributed by Lights On.