A series of short films on animal sexual behavior conceived, written, and directed by Isabella Rossellini.
Curated by Markus Fiedler
Total Runtime: 0:17:08
Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini (born 18 June 1952) is an Italian actress, filmmaker, author, philanthropist, and model. Rossellini is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancome model, and for her roles in films such as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her.
According to Rossellini, the idea for Green Porno stemmed from her relationships with both Robert Redford and his Sundance Channel. Rossellini had previously worked with Sundance on a previous short film “My Dad Is 100 Years Old.” Redford believed that the internet and the burgeoning mobile internet, allowed for the “re-launch of the short film format.”
The Sundance Channel set aside an experimental budget and proposed that Rossellini's project should fall into the purview of the Sundance's program “The Green.” Rossellini's love of animals and desire to balance out the current projects focusing on home and food with the animals that “surround us every day” yet have an “incredible variety of mating, which is very scandalous.”