Song of the Fly

  • Director

    Michele Pagano

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2022, 1 hour 25 minutes

  • Category

    Narrative Feature

  • Format


  • Festival Year


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Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Date, Time & Location:

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND • 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
KAS Zukor • 35th St. • Long Island City, NY 11106


Open Wounds: Two films that remind us that healing takes energy.


Steven, a man in his sixties, has is life devastated by a stroke. Surely his was an ordinary life made of work, family and love. The only element he had diverted to normality up to that point had been the death of his wife.
Steven begins to isolate himself more and more and begins to live his life in the small bedroom with bathroom.
His daughter, Lizzie, assists him in every free moment of the day, trying to shake him and make him regain his happiness.
Her presence is constant, at times suffocating, and her good intentions are not read as such by Steven who prefers to have a world of his own rather than continue to live his life as a paralytic.
An apparent calm chaos destined to erupt upon entering of Luka in the house. A young boy, perhaps too young, introverted and silent. His role is to take care of Steven during the night, taking over from the housekeeper.
Luka immediately shows himself to be an impeccable worker, trying to do his best to carry out his duties.
Steven is attracted by his silences and his “not annoying” way of working. In total contrast with Lezzie.
Steven’s interest increases day by day, as does Luka’s attention to his “master”. Between the two begins to establish a particular alchemy that will lead Steven himself to dismiss his housekeeper and to spend all his days with the boy.
The background to this constant growth of relationships is a heavy economic crisis experienced by Steven. The house is auctioned and sold by a young couple. The two new owners meet Steven more than once, gently inviting him to leave the house, which is no longer his property. Steven resists, despite the start of the renovations and the rubble that falls repeatedly during the days. Luka and Steven transform that small bedroom with bathroom into their miniature apartment.
Lezzie, unaware of all this, fears that the young caregiver is generating plagiarism to her father with the intent of cutting the rest of the world out of her life. What actually happens is the exact opposite. Steven, projected to live in his comfort zone, totally alienating himself as an individual within society, slowly leads the boy to make the same choices as him. The turning point in the situation will take place after a second stroke by Steven that will make him almost totally paralyzed and helpless in Luka’s hands.
There is now no escape for the two. Their refuge is no longer safe. It is not possible to live long without electricity and without water. The only solution for not leaving the room, which inevitably coincides with separating, will be the most extreme one, which will allow him to stay together, despite everything “forever!”


Michele Pagano, Director, Writer
Michael Sedge, Producer
Rino Piccolo, Producer
Luca Cerbone, Key Cast, “Luka”
Jay Paul Bullard, Key Cast, “Steven”

Director Biography

Michele Pagano, born in 1979, is a director, screenwriter and playwright.

For the theater he has signed the direction of 40 works of his own and of classical and contemporary authors.
He has written 6 screenplays for feature films for the cinema while he is the screenwriter and director of 14 short films, obtaining national and international awards.
In addition, he has directed 10 commercials for social and docu-fiction.

He created, in 2007, the OFFICINATEATRO space of which he is currently Artistic Director.