Feature Documentary in development / expected release 2025

For centuries, women of Puglia were tormented by a local spider, whose bite would propel them into a state of hysteria. The only cure was a trance-like dance to the frenetic beat of the Tarantella Pizzica, a global music phenomenon today. When scientists revealed the spider was harmless, the curious hysteria became a mystery. What was the poison?


Directed by Andreas Dalsgaard and Nicolás Nørgaard Staffolani

Produced by Kasper Schultz and Andreas Dalsgaard

Edited by NicoláNørgaard Staffolani

Written by Duska Zagorac

Line-producer Sofie Johannesen