CAMPANIA/The Jackals are on their way
Filming is underway in Naples on “Falchi” by Toni D’Angelo, produced by Minerva Pictures Group and Bronx Film with Michele Riondino, Fortunato Cerlino and Pippo del Bono.
The locations include the districts around the Napoli Centrale railway station, the Circumvesuviana station of Porta Nolana, the Palazzina Uffici EAV, the Port of Naples, Naples Airport and Castel Volturno.
From 16 May the Manetti Bros will be shooting “Nun’ è Napule”, produced by Madeleine, with Giampaolo Morelli, Carlo Buccirosso, Serena Rossi and Claudia Gerini and with the extraordinary participation of John Turturro, around the Port of Naples, the Hospital, Villa Literno and Bacoli.
It is an action- thriller packaged like a musical. Also on its way is the set of “Il padre d’Italia” Fabio Mollo’s second work produced by Bianca Film with Isabella Ragonese and Luca Marinelli, a road movie that will start from Turin and travel to Naples, where filming will take place in the historic city center and in the Lungomare-seaside area.
This summer, the science fiction movie “Addio Fottuti Musi Verdi”, will be filmed in Campania, the first theatrical experience of The Jackals, produced by Cattleya, currently in the location scouting stage. And in September, Leonardo Di Costanzo will be filming “L’Intrusa”, currently in preparation.
Preparations will begin soon for the next film by Stefano Incerti also produced by Madeleine, the working title is “La parrucchiera”.
SOUTH TYROL/VOD Meetings
The sixth edition of Incontri #6 has arrived, the Alto Adige film conference organized by IDM concomitantly with the Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, from 13 to 15 April.
The focus will be on the new production format – video on demand – also in relation to co-productions with cinema and television, and the future of its scheduling. Brian Pearson, Director, Local Originals at Netflix discussed the subject on the panel “The bright future of on-demand programming – and what Europe’s producers can contribute to it”, sketching a panoramic view of the production activities of the on-demand giant which has recently announced the “birth of a global television network”.
At the same time, one of Netflix’s objectives is, explained Pearson, “to realize at least one original TV series in each country”, and that is what it is doing with “Marseille” in France, “The Crown” in the United Kingdom, “Dark” (produced by Germany’s Wiedemann & Berg) and, in Italy, with “Suburra”.
The latter was the subject of the panel “Cinema goes Serial: Suburra” moderated by Matthijs Wouter Knol, Director of the Berlinale’s European Film Market, where the CEO of Cattleya, Marco Chimentz, highlighted the benefits of the production collaboration between Netflix and Rai.
The new production experience case studies included “Io credo che lassù”, a new online format, halfway between an interactive game and a web-series, which can be viewed on RAI’s web platform RAY and is principally aimed at young girls, which was presented by Carlo Cresto-Dina, who is developing the project with his tempesta Film.
TUSCANY/A summer with Leonardo
“Romanzo Famigliare”, a six part Rai drama directed by Francesca Archibugi and produced by Wildside will be filmed in Livorno for two weeks in the first half of June. The series tells the story of a thirty-two year old mother coping with her sixteen year old daughter who suddenly gets pregnant.
Between June and July, two docu-dramas dedicated to Leonardo Da Vinci will be arriving in Tuscany: “Leonardo, l’uomo che salvò la scienza-The man who saved science” by American director Mark Daniels, produced by GA&A Productions for the US network PBS, and “The Da Vinci Enigma”, a portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci directed by Luca Trovellesi Cesana and produced by Le Marche’s Sydonia Production for the French-German network ARTE, in co-production with the French ZED.
Sydonia Production is also producing the television documentary series “Segnati da Dio” about the stories of saints who had experiences during their lives which were extraordinary and unexplained by science: the episode dedicated to Saint Catherine of Siena will be filmed in Siena in July.
LIGURIA/Dalida returns to Sanremo
The legendary edition of the Festival of Sanremo in 1967, marked by the tragic death of Luigi Tenco, will live again in “Dalida”, a French-Italian co-produced biopic directed by Lisa Azuelos about the life of the famous singer who was born in Egypt, the girlfriend of the singer-songwriter who com- mitted suicide.
Dalida is played by the Italian actress-model Sveva Alviti, alongside Riccardo Scamarcio (who plays the singer’s brother, Orlando) and Alessandro Borghi (Luigi Tenco).
The film, produced by Bethsabée Mucho, Pathé, in co-production with Pathé Films, TF1 Films Production, U Média, Jouror Cinéma and Wildside, was filmed in April in San Remo, at the Hotel Ariston, the location of the song festival, the Hotel Royal and at the Port.