Cannes Docs

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Directed by: Federica Martino

Produced by: Mario Nuzzo, Zelia Zbogar (Noura Cinema, Italy) and Luisa Porrino (Fargo Entertainment, Italy)

Country of production: Italy

Runtime: 75'

Expected release: End of 2021

Budget: €165,326 (42,50% in place)

1st feature: 2nd feature

Looking for: International co-production, broadcasters and platforms


Woolman is Nigel Thompson, a British expat who has been living in Biella, Italy, for 40 years. Biella was one of the textile manufacturing capitals but the crisis that stroke the sector has left the city in ruins and many of its people out of work. There Nigel, one of the few raw wool experts in the world, created a new “sheep to shop” business model that benefits the farmers. His completely traceable and sustainable line of production keeps a dying industry alive and Europe woven together.

Director’s profile: 

Born in Rome, she graduated from NYU Tisch School of The Arts in 1995 with a major in directing for Film and TV. She has written and directed the feature film “Beauty Queen Olivia” and directed a film for TV (L’Ultima Battuta – “Crimini” series – aired on Rai 2) and a documentary broadcasted by PBS titled “Little Italy Past Present and Future”. She is currently working on two features films and one documentary.