To Sonny

Work type





 - E

USA, 20m, 16mm


Set in the American South just before the 2016 presidential elections, To Sonny follows a vending machine loader on his daily, lonely route.


Director: Federico Spiazzi
Writer/Producer: Maggie Briggs
Director of Photography: Cedric Cheung-Lau
Editor: Maggie Briggs, Federico Spiazzi
Production Design: Markus Wulf
Cast: Alphie Hyorth, Timothy Luke Johnson, Deena Wade, Kevin Patrick Murphy  


Contact: Maggie Briggs,    



About the Director

Federico Spiazzi

Federico Spiazzi is a writer/director based in New York City where he recently graduated from Columbia University’s MFA Film Program in Directing. His most recent short film, Refuge, was awarded a Kodak Motion Picture Grant, a National Board of Review Student Grant, and Refinery29 Best Film Award at the 2018 Columbia University Film Festival.

About the Writer/Producer

Maggie Briggs

Hailing from North Carolina, Maggie Briggs is an award-winning screenwriter and producer currently based in New York City where she is finishing her MFA in Film at Columbia University. The films she has produced have shown internationally at festivals including Toronto International Film Festival and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.



Saturday, May 18, 3 pm
Walter Reade Theater



Program E Encore: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm, Lenfest Center for the Arts; Free and open to the public