• Director

    Jack Danini

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2020, 128 min

  • Category

    Feature Narrative

  • Format

    Digital (screening) – Black Magic Ursa Mini 4.6K RAW (shooting)

  • Festival Year


Cast: Giuseppe Bausilio, Julia Nightingale, Jeff Smith, Victoria Meade, Kaylor Otwell, Marcus Harmon, Al Pagano
Crew: Producers: Jack Danini – Screenwriters: Jack Danini –
Email: info@jackdanini.com
Web: odetopassionmovie.com

An original Rock Musical Drama built around 18 original pop rock songs. It follows a young writer, whose belief in true love is put to the test by a beautiful girl and her struggle with addiction. ODE TO PASSION is made unique by its non-musical scenes that are spoken purely in verse. This approach reflects the purity and beauty – as well as the hidden naivety – of young love. Working seamlessly with the musical numbers, it complements the pace of the film to create a constant melodic rhythm, even when no music is present. Broadway veteran Giuseppe Bausilio, as well as Broadway newcomer, Julia Nightingale bring to life this story of young love and the path it is destined to take.

Jack Danini is a New York City Writer/Director/Composer currently based in Amsterdam, NL. He’s been writing stories and songs as far back as he can remember. His career in the industry started as a child actor and transitioned into directing by his early teens, winning the chance to direct his first two broadcast tv commercials while still in high school. He studied film at both Columbia College in Chicago and EICAR, in Paris, France. In 2010, After a decade of living throughout Europe, Jack Danini returned to NYC to further develop his company and primarily focus on Film & Television. In the last seven years he has produced and directed eighteen commercials, two short films, co-directed a TV pilot, as well as a wide variety of other projects. Ode to Passion marks his feature film directorial debut.

Filmmaker’s Note

With the exception of bursting into song… most of this actually happened.