Emerging British Actress Stephanie Tripp Signs Contract of Representation With Global Film Actors Agency

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HOLLYWOOD, California — March 7, 2021 — British actress Stephanie Tripp will join young Lithuanian Star Greta Goldling, who was featured on the official poster of the 2020 edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and transgender Filipina actress Sophia Abella, in the cast of the upcoming feature film Spa, written and directed by veteran film auteur Bruno Pischiutta.

The film, to be shot part in London and part in a touristic resort located by the Aegean Sea in Greece, is Pischiutta’s most anticipated film, and it is expected to be his greatest directing performance since Punctured Hope, the critically acclaimed movie on women’s genital mutilation shot in Africa and qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards® in 2010.

Spa is not a violent film; it has, however, a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

Spa will be a landmark in movie history because, as Francis Ford Coppola, Pischiutta is not afraid of risk. In this film, he makes an artistic directorial choice about the casting and is organizing a fabulous and priceless ensemble of talent that remembers the one of Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider.

This is what he says: “Today’s love and sexual relationships are more complicated than ever. They could be interracial and they often involve LGBT characters in a kaleidoscope of different nationalities, traditions and ways.

Love relationships are not caused and motivated by logic but by passion, and the strength of passion gives them life and rules them in a constant fluctuating variation that is always interesting and often surprising”.

For Global Film Studio, Spa will be produced by Daria Trifu, who previously produced Punctured Hope with a US $5.8 million budget and +200 cast and crew members.

Spa will be released worldwide by Global Cinema Online, the company’s pay-per-view streaming service for nonviolent films and documentaries (its own ‘Nonviolent Netflix’).

Global Film Studio is financing Spa and its new streaming venture Global Cinema Online through a Pre-IPO Private Placement issued last month.

The total to be raised is US $21.5 million. The PPM is structured to accept subscriptions from institutional investors who have the resources to make large investments, as well as from high net worth individuals who wish to explore investing in media by starting with small figures.

Via this Pre-IPO Private Placement it is now possible to subscribe for Common shares of the Company at US $8.6 per share, from a minimum of US $8,600 per one Unit of 1,000 shares. Financiers from Abu Dhabi, Miami, London and Wall Street have already shown interest in participating. The Executive Summary is here: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian directors of his generation and the only one who has lived in America for almost forty years. During his film career, he has created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and has won major awards in several countries. In China, he wrote and developed the feature film The Sepia Portrait, and in Ghana he completed the feature film Punctured Hope that the Hollywood Political Film Society proposed for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®. More info is here: IMDB Profile

CONTACT

Global Film Studio Inc.: www.globalfilmstudio.com
Investor Relations: corporate@globalfilmstudio.com
Production/Casting: management@globalfilmactors.com
Distribution Inquiries: globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com

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General Casting Call

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to worldwide English speaking actors of every gender and age. It is not addressed to our Agency’s actors because I communicate with them directly.

Updated April 23, 2021:

The meetings and readings, via Skype, with the actors who are still being considered for roles in my next film, will be conducted during the month of May. The actors being considered have been contacted and informed by e-mail, and appointments have been booked.


The following information was updated on January 11, 2021.

The Casting call is closed.

We are casting right now for two nonviolent dramatic feature films that we want to produce in Greece as soon as Covid will allow. In this moment, in Greece, there is a very complete and severe lockdown for the next two weeks. Nobody knows what will happen later; probably, the situation of the pandemic will go ahead for some time. We can use this time for the casting; casting is never fast, particularly when it is done virtually.

The films will be distributed by our company that, next year, will be competing with Netflix. We are looking now for non-union actors of all genders and ages worldwide who want to participate to the productions of the films. Leading and supporting roles are available.

The actors who will play in the films will get industry standard compensation + travel, accommodation, and per diem. Very young actors and beginners are specially welcome: minors’ applications should be approved by one parent.

The actors who are pre-selected based on their application will be contacted for a Skype interview and reading. 

Actors interested to apply should write me at: 

management@globalfilmactors.com

In their e-mail, they should specify: birthdate, height, weight, full legal name and every eventual a.k.a., country & city, telephone #, Skype ID, and, of course, they should include some photos.

This Casting Call has been closed on January 10, 2021. If some actors will apply after this date, I’ll do what I can to accommodate them but it will not be always possible.

THE FILMS

Here is a short description of the five films scheduled to be produced, and of the attached production team.

THE BAD JOKE

Feature Film
THE BAD JOKE is a dramatic feature film that illustrates some unhappy and new challenges that many teenagers face in today’s European Union. THE BAD JOKE is a fruit of fiction; the original screenplay has been written by Bruno Pischiutta.

The film is non-graphic: there is no sexually explicit or violent content. “The bad joke” is what the European Union has created for many teenagers. The phenomenon is unknown in America and it is not yet fully understood in Europe.

This film, for the first time, exposes the unfortunate reality of thousands of European teenagers.

SPA (working title)

Feature Film

SPA is a fruit of fiction and is still in the writing phase. It tells stories full of passion. Greta Goldling has been cast as the starring female character. She will perform the part of a young girl who passes from a bad interracial love story with a boy, to a lesbian affair with a more mature girl. 

SPA tells the story of other very sensual girls and of their relationships.

It is not a violent film; it has, however, a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

The film, written and directed by Bruno Pischiutta, is about different relationships. The plot follows several female characters and their love stories that are typical of today’s dating scene.

RETROSPECTIVE (working title)

A 96 minutes Feature Documentary.

The film will be shot in Greece 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.

Bruno Pischiutta performing in “Many Wars Ago” (Uomini contro) with Alain Cuny

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.

Bruno Pischiutta directing a scene of PUNCTURED HOPE in the rain forest.

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).

On the set filming MAYBE with actress Christina Macris in Toronto.

“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 signaled 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 MAKING OF THE BAD JOKE and THE MAKING OF SPA

Two feature documentaries

These documentaries (each with a running time of 48 minutes) will be presented and sold individually. They will be composed of behind the scene shootings and interviews with some of the actors and members of the production team.

THE ATTACHED PRODUCTION TEAM

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.

The Best Marketing Dollars You Can Spend

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to filmmakers worldwide.

Updated on January 11, 2021.


The 10th edition of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival takes place from September 23 to October 3, 2021.

I founded this Festival with Daria Trifu ten years ago with the only purpose of being able to bring nonviolent films to the public and to the attention of film distributions. 

In recent years, I have been the artistic consultant of the Festival. I have been able to see many nonviolent films produced all over the world that, otherwise, had very little chance of reaching the public. Today, our Festival is recognized as the most important nonviolent festival in the world. Looking back, I must say that it has achieved its goals and, in a sense, has surpassed them.

Years ago, I too was like these film makers; I sent my films to Festivals and I hoped not only to win an award, but also that the films would be noticed and eventually distributed. I know clearly what the filmmakers want: they want their films to be seen as much as possible, and they want to achieve results from their work. 

I absolutely recommend to all filmmakers who produce nonviolent films to participate to our Festival. In this way, if they will be selected, they will have the opportunity for 11 days to show their films to their friends, their colleagues and to all the people who they think are interested in their product. They will also have one or more pages in our magazine DARIA! with photos and the story of their film, the video presentation that I do for every selected film during Festival and, possibly, an award. 

It must also be said that they have a lot of chances to be selected in our Festival: I think that our average selection rate is 50%. 

If they don’t know the Festival well, I recommend them to watch the Video presenting the Awards given at the 2020 edition. The video also contains the trailers of the awarded films. I think that, by watching this video, the filmmakers will have a good idea of our Festival:

Awards Presentation Video (2020)

In addition to the video, they can also read the comments made by some of the filmmakers who participated at the Festival, here (bottom page):

Filmmaker’s Comments

If the filmmakers decide to submit their films and videos to the Festival, I add another link here to facilitate their entry:

Submit a Film @ FilmFreeway

Finally, I want to recommend to the filmmakers who are not familiar with our Festival, to watch the trailers of the films that we presented during the 2020 edition, as well as the daily presentations that are available year-long on the Festival’s TV Channel here:

www.globalnonviolentfilmfestival.com

Who knows, considering that next year our company will go in distribution and will compete with Netflix, probably some of the filmmakers who participate to the Festival will have their films distributed by Global Cinema Online; if so, the filmmakers will realize that the few dollars they spent to participate to the Festival were the best marketing dollars they ever spent.

My Work In Progress

The content of this blog is continuously updated and is addressed to my worldwide fans, colleagues, personal friends and to everybody interested in how I’m doing in this COVID age, and in my work.

Updated on February 3, 2021.

1. In the period since the last update, I’ve been working on the casting of the films.

  • The Casting Call is CLOSED
  • In exceptional circumstances, few more applications may still be considered.
  • In the second half of February and in March, readings and auditions will be organized via Skype with the pre-selected actors who have applied.

2. I have been busy, few hours a day, in writing the screenplay for the feature film SPA. This film promises to be one of the most watched films of next year.

3. In this period, I am also teaching my International Film Workshops via Skype to actresses Angytta Cherrier from Balikpapan, Indonesia, Luna Avelar from Dallas Texas (USA), and Kelly Dalston from London, England.

4. Together with Daria Trifu and Kelly Dalston, I am creating the official poster of the 2021 edition of our film festival, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, that will take place from September 23 to October 3.

5. With Daria Trifu and my USA and Canadian attorneys, I have created the pre-IPO Private Placement Memorandum of historical importance that my company is issuing today. The total raise is US $21.5 million.


Updated on January 11, 2021.

First of all, I would like to thank the fans, the colleagues and the friends who wrote to me from different parts of the world to inquire about my health and the work I am doing in these days. Thanks! Your letters have made me very happy and, in the future, do not hesitate to write to me at this address:

bruno@globalfilmstudio.com

I will try to answer to all your messages.

I can tell you now that I have been in Greece for some time to prepare my new productions, that I am well, and that I am in good health: the coronavirus has not caught me until now.

I managed to have a nice summer. I worked from home, and played tennis every day. I spent several days on the beach and sometimes I even went out on the boat; yes, the summer was pleasant but, in Greece, the cases of Covid have increased a lot – we have reached almost 3000 cases a day – and the government has decided to adopt a very severe lockdown. This is not a dramatic news for me because I live in a village. I use a lot of caution: I take vitamin D + Zinc, I wear the mask, and wash my hands all the time.

I also worked a lot this summer. As you may know, for the past ten years I have been the artistic consultant of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival and I am very involved in the Festival’s organization.

This year’s sensational poster featuring the beautiful actress Greta Goldling was born from my concept and it was then brilliantly crafted by film producer Daria Trifu.

The Festival started on September 24th and only ended on October 4th. This was the 9th edition and it was definitely the most successful. We presented 66 films from 30 countries and I made a video presentation of all 66 films for the public.

Here are two interesting links for those who want to know more about this year’s festival:

  • These are some comments from the filmmakers who clearly appreciated the work done by the festival (bottom page):

Filmmaker’s Comments

  • This is the link to the video presentation of the Awards that were given at the Festival, and which is interesting because it also contains the trailers of the awarded films.

Awards Presentation Video (2020)

In September, we also published the DARIA! magazine (136 pages). Here is the link: 

DARIA! Magazine (2020)

In this issue, I wrote an article on production designer Davide De Stefano (page 20).

In the last few months, I have been preparing the shooting of the feature documentary Retrospective. The work is not finished yet and I cannot give the production dates, but it seems that as soon as the Covid situation is favorable, production can begin.

While waiting for the pandemic situation to improve, I’ve launched a general casting call and start working on a new screenplay entitled Spa (working title).

Spa is a fruit of fiction. It tells a story full of passion, the story of a young girl who passes from an interracial love story with a boy of her age, to a lesbian affair with an older woman. 

This is not a violent film but it has a pushed sexual content that is definitely accentuating its dramatic ending.

These are the jobs I plan for this year. Everything is uncertain because it depends on how the epidemic will develop and what will be the decisions of governments regarding travel, because, to produce the films, an international cast is required and travel and entry and exit permits from the various countries are absolutely necessary.

In addition to these works, the productions and the writing of Spa, I will continue to take care of the casting in order to always have new possible faces in the films and to give the possibility, above all to young actors, to enter the industry. My relationship with investors will also continue because, in my capacity of Chairman of Global Film Studio, I deal with the financing of the company. Furthermore, I will again take care of the next edition of the Festival – I am already viewing some of the new films that arrived – and I would like to write at least one article in Daria! magazine.

So, it is clear that I will be very busy in the next 12 months and I will not have time to get bored …

A particular thing happened a short time ago: the Maiotron theater in Thessaloniki that is managed by Stavros Parharidis is conducting an annual three-day festival-competition of monologues. 

Stavros, who is a valid director of film and theater, invited me to participate to the Festival as a guest of honor and, logically, out of competition. It was an interesting invitation that I could not resist becauseI I really liked the idea of returning to the stage after so many years. Stavros also told me that if I recite a monologue in Italian language, there will be part of the audience who will specially come to see the show. I accepted the invitation with pleasure.

For the show, I adapted Chekhov’s single act entitled The Swan Song as a monologue. The show was supposed to take place on November 11th but the restrictions imposed on theaters due to the Covid pandemic did not allow it to take place. I will probably do the show later in time and, if possible, I will try to broadcast it live from the theater. I’ll let you know.

This is my news to date; I greet and thank everyone and I hope you will visit this blog again, which I will keep updating with other news as it comes.

Global Film Studio Chooses Greece to Film a Feature Documentary About Unique Aspects of Some of Bruno Pischiutta’s Movies

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.July 8, 2020PRLog — The Company announced today that, as soon as the Coronavirus will allow for unrestricted international travel, the production of its feature documentary tentatively entitled Retrospective will commence in Greece. The film will highlight some of the most revered films of internationally acclaimed author Bruno Pischiutta.

Director Bruno Pischiutta and Producer Daria Trifu

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 Baretto, 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 signaled the director’s life-long affection for the sea; in Retrospective, the blue Aegean Sea becomes the backdrop of the story.

Also in Retrospective, Lithuanian actress Greta Goldling will make her international debut. She is already known for appearing on the official poster of this year’s Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and she has been cast to play a lead role in Bruno Pischiutta’s next major feature film that will be shot following the documentary. Greta Goldling is on the fast lane to reach international stardom.

The documentary will be directed by Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu. Special appearances will include Trifu and Dr. Marco Dall’Omo. The music will be composed by Maestro Jay Jourden and produced by Margo’ Buccini. Talks are ongoing for the great Italian art director Davide De Stefano (Voice From the Stone, The Cursed Ones, Giallo) to join as production designer.

From the business point of view, Global Film Studio is open to an association with a coproducer who will be interested in making a long-term financial investment and creative collaboration with the Company based on its operating principles.

About Global Film Studio:

Global Film Studio, federally incorporated in Canada in 2011, is a media company focused on ventures that are socially conscious and nonviolent.

Global Film Studio’s activities revolve around film production and distribution, talent management, film festival organization, publishing and more. The Company operates with seven Divisions; each of them is primarily in charge of one activity.

Global Film Studio owns the Global Film Actors Agency and the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and it publishes “DARIA!” magazine.

In 2021, the Company is launching GlobalCinema.online, its own subscriber-based streaming platform for films and documentaries. Global Cinema will be a competitor to Netflix, and it aims to bring to the world viewers top quality films in every genre, with a special focus on non-violent content.

Contact
Global Film Studio Inc.
corporate@globalfilmstudio.com

Christmas Holidays 2019

I guess that everybody has plans for the Holidays. Some people like to dedicate time to some special or unfinished parts of their work, while still keeping-up with all the commitments that family and holidays require.

The best spectator, my dog Amico.

In these days, I try to be out in the morning and late evening only: in the morning I play tennis, and in the evening I go for a drink and to listen to some live music. 

I work during the most part of the day because I am putting together the last touches to three different productions. 

The first one will start in early January and it is almost fully prepared: it just still requires some technical elements and the booking of few locations. This is a feature documentary about the films I made since 1972 until now. 

Everybody could judge a film from what they see and hear, but there are sometimes certain circumstances, motivations and facts regarding a film that can help us to fully understand its content. This is what this documentary will be about: it will show certain parts of several films I made, and it will try to explain the ‘why’, the ‘how’ and some relevant facts related to those films.

On a sunny day with my dog Bianca.

The second and the third productions are related between each other: they are a feature film, and a feature documentary about the making of it. 

The shootings of these productions will take place after the first one.

I am preparing this major feature film and its related documentary from long time; in particular, the feature is an important one, because it will be qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards. 

The pre-production of the feature film is very complicated. Everything is ready to go, but I am still working on two aspects: the financing, and the completion of the cast. This is a moment of decisions because some of the choices that I will make will definitely bring a positive change in the life of some of the people who will be chosen to work on the film.

To complete the financing, I still need few account executives and one Associate Producer. These people will be working with me not only in this project, but also in my upcoming productions of the next three years.

About the casting: the feature film has over 35 characters and several special appearances. I believe that I have chosen the proper actors to fill the existing roles. I am, however, still missing one actress 15/17 years old, who’s native language should be English, and who should have the determination and the necessary qualities to become a film Star.

I know that I will not find the Associate Producer and the missing actress under the Christmas tree, and consequently, I have to locate them in these days, while still enjoying the Holidays.

Happy Holidays to all the visitors of this site,

Bruno