Writer and director, Krisstian de Lara, and Kn2s Productions, are saddened by the heartbreaking news that Mario Nalini, actor who played “Ernesto” in Sub Rosa, was diagnosed with a tumor, lupus and multiple seizes in his stomach. We send our best wishes and support on his recovery. We admire his strong will to fight this terrible disease, and applaud his determination to always see the positive in any situation.
Unfortunately, Mario’s family has no insurance and no options on how to afford his treatment. Mario’s family has struggled to keep him in the hospital and have come to downsizing, selling their house, and personal items to keep up with the cost. Therefore, Krisstian de Lara, director of the film Sub Rosa, and Kn2s Productions, would like to help in any way they can.
Krisstian de Lara and production house, Kn2s Productions, announce that for the month of December, all rental proceeds from the short film Sub Rosa on ReelHouse.org will go to Mario Nalini’s medical treatment fund. Sub Rosa has been trending on the independent film rental site Reel House with visits averaging 2,500 per month and numerous rentals per day. This film would not be as successful without the hard work and commitment from Mr. Nalini before and after the camera stopped rolling. We are forever grateful to Mario and pleased to help. We encourage everyone to rent it, watch it again, and share it with family members and friends during this holiday season, from our Sub Rosa family to yours.
We hope this contribution will help Nalini’s family during these difficult times. If you would like to help in other ways and donate directly to Mario’s treatment fund, you can do so on his GoFundMe page here.
Sub Rosa tells the story of a teen boy (Mario Temes) bullied by his father (Mario Nalini) to grow up. During the course of a summer, events transpire that cause the teenage boy to fall in love with his stepmother (Julie Kendall), creating a spiraling conflict between the love of his step-mother and his father’s life. It’s a story about paternal and romantic love and the clash between them.
Watch the trailer below and click here to rent.
Watch Mario Nalini’s Sub Rosa interview with bonus behind the scenes images here. Plus, watch the rest of the cast interviews here.
Click here to visit Mario Nalini’s GoFundMe page | Visit the Official site: subrosamovie.com