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Paolo Mazzucato


Paolo Mazzucato is an author, playwright and award-winning screenwriter.

His stage play, POLITICOS, was produced in the New Works and New Genres Series at the Organic Theater in Chicago while he was a student in Northwestern University’s pilot Creative Writing for the Media program. While completing his MFA in the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at the University of Southern California, his screenplay, A NICE ITALIAN GIRL, won a FOCUS Screenwriting Award. He went on to work in the film industry, was the 2nd unit Producer and Visual FX Supervisor of LEPRECHAUN 2, and the editor on several feature films including the SyFy Channel Original Movie MOONBASE which he also directed. He wrote a series of thriller and disaster films that were produced, before going on to write children’s books including NO ONE MOCKS A PANDA (an Amazon #1 Best Seller, Feb. 2019) and the fantasy/adventure novel, THE GONDOLIERS: THE SECRET JOURNALS OF FANTICULOUS GLIM, a “recommended” read by the US Review of Books.

Books by Paolo Mazzucato

A Most Curious Winter's Night - Book cover
The faces of friends and family seem to melt into distant memory when a child moves to a new home. But then, one wintry night, loneliness gives way to magical fun when the child wakes to a snowy wonderland, and a surprising friend who reminds us that no one truly melts away if we remember them. In a world of increasing uncertainty for children, a story of a magical friend with a simple message about friendship and holding on to fond memories ...
Fiction > Children
POLITICOS - Book cover
Two friends, living in a post-modern wasteland, seek to better their circumstances by campaigning for elected office. Through their encounters with an odd cast of characters, they confront philosophical and existential questions that threaten both their world view and their friendship, and come to realize that their initial, noble motivation for change has been corrupted by self-interest and the allure of power.
Fiction > Performing Arts, Drama & Theater
The Gondoliers: The Secret Journals of Fanticulous Glim - Book cover
Fantina arrives in 1902 Venice, Italy, in search of fortune and glory, but uncovers, instead, a secret plot to destroy the city. Now she must join a mysterious guild of gondoliers and harness the unseen power of Glim to defeat the evil forces at work.
Fiction > Children