A Social Contract

Starring: Sean Astin

Status: Post Production

The Chameleon Effect strives to produce authentic stories that explore themes of identity and purpose, often blending comedy and drama in an effort to immerse audiences in their own feelings, as much as the story on screen.




About us

Luca Malacrino

Luca Malacrino is a proud member of the BAFTA Academy (4 actors chosen out of 20,000), and recipient of the Rising Star Award at the Westfield International Film Festival. Luca has starred in multiple hit TV shows such as Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, playing the role of Onario Alighieri alongside Paul Sorvino, Grey's Anatomy opposite Ellen Pompeo, Andrea Abrruzzi in Britain's beloved Coronation Street, Jim Carrey's I'm Dying Up Here, as well as working with the Godfather’s very own Francis Ford Coppola in Distant Vision. Most recently, he starred opposite Danny Pudi in Babysplitters which won the Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara Intl and is streaming on Hulu and Netflix. This year, his solo performance in the short film Ca.dence will have its worldwide premiere at The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood during the Dances With Films Festival. The Welsh Italian artist began training under the instruction of Rebecca Hardy at the Actors Workshop, whilst owning and operating two of the most successful nightclubs in Cardiff, the Welsh capital. He then decided to pursue his dream of acting, sell the businesses, and head to Los Angeles to learn his craft.

Alex Hanno

Alex Hanno is an award-winning writer/director who has worked in development for the likes of Broad Green Pictures, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, and VMI Worldwide. His television pilot, Served, took home a top award at the Catalyst Content Festival and his thriller adaptation, A Tell-Tale Heart, reached #1 on the Blacklist. Most recently, Alex wrote and directed his feature film debut, the romantic dramedy, Elephants, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime and “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. His next script, A Sanctuary For Water Voles, placed as a finalist in Scriptapalooza, Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest, and in Austin Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. In addition, he has written and directed numerous short films, including the Sunscreen Film Festival selection Lunacy and the Cardiff Film Festival selection The Chameleon, as well as a piece for NBC’s Diversity Showcase. Alex is also a proud member of the Deadline Junkies screenwriting organization, based in Los Angeles.

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Elephants Screening - Cardiff
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