The tentative date for the shootings is booked for October 2020; we can say that, after that date, as soon as the Coronavirus will allow for unrestricted international travel, the production of the film will commence in Greece. The film will be shot in High Definition (4K) and in Hollywood standard, and it will highlight some of the most revered films of internationally acclaimed film author Bruno Pischiutta.
Pischiutta’s career spans over five decades. His acting performance in Francesco Rosi’s film, Many Wars Ago (Uomini contro), garnered him the Critics Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ at the Venice Film Festival in 1972 when he was 19 years of age. He went on to write, direct, produce and edit, critically acclaimed feature films such as Compagne Nude, The Comoedia, Last Encounter in Venice, Life’s Charade, “Maybe…?”, and, amongst others, Punctured Hope.
In the 80s he was awarded at the New York International Film and Television Festival for his film The Comoedia, and formally invited by the Academy Awards® to present it for an Oscar consideration.
In the 90s he was, with Steven Spielberg and Bruno Bareto, one of the three directors formally invited to China by the Shanghai Film Studio to develop and produce films there. In the 2000s he was nominated by The Political Film Society in Hollywood in the categories of ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’ for his movie Punctured Hope, alongside Clint Eastwood (for Invictus), Quentin Tarantino (for Inglorious Basterds), and James Cameron (for Avatar).
“Everybody can judge a movie from what they see and hear, but there are sometimes certain circumstances, motivations and facts regarding a film that we have to know to fully understand its content. This documentary will show parts of several films I made, and it will explain the ‘why’, the ‘how’ and some relevant aspects related to those movies,” says the Maestro.
The first screenplay Pischiutta ever wrote signalled the director’s life-long affection for the sea; in Retrospective, the blue Aegean Sea becomes the backdrop of the story.
The footage of Pischiutta’s past films that will be used in Retrospective will bring the viewers to different locations and to different situations: to a very particular Venice, to New York of the 80s, to the Ghanaian rainforest, and to the Canadian Niagara Falls.
Several guests will appear in the film but the principal structural dialog will take place between Bruno Pischiutta and the Lithuanian actress Greta Goldling, both portraying themselves.
THE TEAM OF “RETROSPECTIVE”:
Actress Greta Goldling is an emerging movie Star who is from Lithuania but lives in London, England.
Greta Goldling will make her international debut in the documentary Retrospective (working title), appearing as herself. Goldling has already been cast to play an important role in the upcoming Hollywood standard feature film The Bad Joke, directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu for Global Film Studio.
Greta is the ‘Image’ of the 2020 edition of the renown Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and is featured on the event’s official poster. She is also featured on the cover of the 2020 issue of the famed arts, entertainment & business magazine DARIA!.
Daria Trifu is the Producer. She will also appear as a guest in the film.
Daria Trifu, who works with Bruno Pischiutta from 20 years, is the Producer and Executive Producer of the the Academy Awards® qualified feature film Punctured Hope that was nominated as ‘Best Film Expose’ and ‘Best Film on Human Rights’ of 2009 by The Political Film Society in Hollywood, alongside Invictus, Avatar and Inglorious Basterds. Trifu had a key role in financing the $5.8 million picture. She also produced the feature documentary Brasov: Probably the Best City in the World and, in addition to her ‘producer’ credits, she is also the ‘Creator’ of an upcoming 13-episode TV Series to be produced by Global Film Studio, and is the writer of the original story of an upcoming major feature film tentatively named 906 Untitled. Daria Trifu is best known for producing films that are nonviolent and that are based on social issues of our time.
Elio Dell’Unto is the Technical Producer.
Elio Dell’Unto is an award winning Production Manager based out of Toronto, Canada. He has been working with Director Bruno Pischiutta since the late 80s. He is known for his work on Maybe, Easy Weekend, and the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Punctured Hope, all films directed by Maestro Pischiutta.
Edward Button is the Director of Photography.
Edward Button is an award winning Director of Photography based out of New York and Los Angeles. He is best known for his work on films such as American Made (starring Tom Cruise), Burn After Reading(starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt), Ten Thousand Saints(starring Ethan Hawke), and on the documentary The Big Fix(starring Peter Fonda).
Davide De Stefano is the Production Designer.
Davide De Stefano is a multi-award winning Production Designer who is based out of Rome and working both nationally and internationally on major film productions. He is best known for his work on Voice From the Stone (starring Emilia Clarke), The Cursed Ones(awarded the African Oscar at the African Movie Academy Awards), and Giallo (starring Adrien Brody). Among the many esteemed directors with whom Davide De Stefano has worked, we count Carlo Lizzani, Pupi Avati, and Dario Argento.
The music will be composed by Maestro Jay Jourden.
Jay “Blue Jay” Jourden is a world-renowned and award winning Music Producer and Vocal Artist who is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019, he received the ‘Vocalist of the Year Award’ at the Josie Music Awards. Blue Jay is also an activist landing his music and his time to world causes that fight for peace and betterment of the human condition in the world. Jay Jourden heads the Music Department at Global Film Studio and is in charge of composing and producing the music for the company’s upcoming films and documentaries.