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About the Story:

Lobster Fra Diavolo pits 80-yr-old Nonna (“grandma” in Italian) against a lobster. It’s Christmas Eve and Nonna plans to serve the lobster as part of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Angela, Nonna’s granddaughter, is vegan and doesn’t approve of Nonna’s plans. For that matter, neither does the lobster…
Our all-woman film was made to honor the little old ladies who brought so much joy into our lives. The ones who blew our noses, wiped our butts, taught us a harsh lesson or two, and knew exactly how to sneak an extra scoop of ice cream in our bowls without mom seeing. Many of these women came over from their countries with nothing more than the shirts on their backs. They worked hard to give their kids and grandkids what they didn’t have. We made this film to remember the joy they brought into our homes.

Press Articles:

Lobster fra Diavolo featured in La Gazzetta Italiana

“… This Christmas, Nonna has met her match, and Christmas Eve cascades into a raging tide of belly-laugh goodies. The movie is not only side-splitting but also examines the tension between retaining family traditions and accepting changing social attitudes.”

Italian-American comedy film launches production
ROME – Testa Dura Media company has begun production for Lobster fra Diavolo, a comedy film which focuses on a modern Italian-American family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Lobster fra Diavolo is based on the true story of a young vegan named Angie who reluctantly purchases a live lobster for Nonna’s traditional Christmas Eve dinner. When Nonna goes to cook the lobster for the Feast of the Seven Fishes, the lobster reveals that it has other plans. The film aims to explore the tensions between retaining family traditions and accepting changing social attitudes.

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