An increasing number of productions are choosing to film in Apulia, also thanks to the region’s policy of providing support through a special Fund managed by the Apulia Film Commission which, in 2009, jumped to 1,090,000 Euros.
This “multiplication” has already produced results: according to the production companies working in Apulia, the economic effect of regional investment in each movie amounts to over 4 million Euros.
12 weeks of shooting came to an end in August on “L’uomo nero”, the movie made by Sergio Rubini in Bari, San Vito dei Normanni, Mesagne and Brindisi (produced by Bianca Film and Rai Cinema).
The same month also saw the conclusion of two weeks of filming in Otranto on “A Woman” by Giada Colagrande, produced by Bidou Pictures, starring Willem Dafoe and Chloe Sevigny.
Ferzan Opzpetek has chosen Lecce as the location for his new movie, “Mine vaganti”, starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi and Micol Grimaudo, produced by Fandango and R&C Produzioni.
The Apulia Film Commission will be accompanying Michele Placido “Il grande sogno” (filmed in Lecce and Gallipoli) to the Venice Film Festival, where it will be in competition, as well as “Honeymoons” by Goran Paskaljevic (set in Brindisi), which has been selected for “Venice days”.