Between 2007 and 2008, the Film Commission Regione Campania (FCRC) has worked on numerous film and television projects.
“Quijote”, by Mimmo Paladino, presented at the 63rd Venice Film Festival in the “Orizzonti” section, “La seconda volta non si scorda Mai”, with Alessandro Siani and Elisabetta Canalis, “Ossidiana” by Silvana Maja, “Lascia perdere Johnny”, Fabrizio Bentivoglio’s debut movie, “Una notte”, the debut movie by young director Toni D’Angelo, as well as a movie in competition at Cannes, “Gomorra” by Matteo Garrone, filmed entirely in Naples.
Also in 2007, director Abel Ferrara, whose previous work includes a documentary about inmates in Pozzuoli women’s prison, developed a three episode docu-fiction project with writers Peppe Lanzetta, Maurizio Braucci and Gaetano Di Vaio, “Napoli, Napoli, Napoli”, part of which has already been filmed.
Some scenes of Paolo Sorrentino’s “Il Divo” were also shot in Naples with the support of the FCRC.
Projects currently in production include a movie directed by Alfonso Arau, “L’imbroglio nel lenzuolo”, based on the novel by Francesco Costa, produced by Maria Grazia Cucinotta, about the early days of silent movies in Campania, “L’ultimo pulcinella” by Maurizio Scaparro, to be filmed in Naples and Paris, “Il seme della discordia”, which marks the return to popular cinema of director Pappi Corsicato, “Tris di donne e abiti nuziali”, directed by Vincenzo Terracciano, starring Sergio Castellitto and Martina Gedeck, “Giancarlo Siani, cronista di Torre Annunziata”, directed by Marco Risi, and “Un tango in cucina” by Marco Mazzieri, to be filmed in Sannio and Benevento.
The projects currently in the pipeline include Ron Howard’s “Angels & Demons”, part of which will be filmed in the Reggia di Caserta.
There is also a lot of active support for TV productions: Grundy Italia’s TV movie “”˜O Professore”, directed by Maurizio Zaccaro, starring Sergio Castellitto and Luisa Ranieri, presented at last year’s RomaFictionFest in the presence of the President of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, was filmed entirely in Naples.
“Giuseppe Moscati – l’amore che guarisce”, directed by Giacomo Campiotti, starring Beppe Fiorello, produced by Sacha Film Company for Rai Uno, was also presented at the event in Rome.
The Rai TV network will soon be broadcasting “Il coraggio di Angela”, produced by Magnolia Fiction, directed by Luciano Manuzzi, whereas shooting on the TV series “Capri – Seconda Stagione” was completed at the end of December.