Global Film Studio – The Story

www.globalfilmstudio.com

When veteran film maestro Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu decided to open Global Film Studio in 2011, they wanted to create one of the best and more profitable Film Studios in the world: a factory of films and media related enterprises. The two founders put together all they had (about $18M). at that point in time, the Film Studio existed only in their minds; a Film Studio is the factory where films are green-lighted and produced. 

Their tasks were to:

1. Decide what kind of films to green-light; 

2. Create the necessary infrastructure to produce them in high quality and at the minimum cost possible.

The first point was solved early on. The founders’ deep knowledge of the film business indicated that what was missing in the market was an organized entity dedicated to the production and distribution of nonviolent films. This unique niche was immediately adopted by Global Film Studio and it was decided to produce only high quality, main stream nonviolent movies.

Solving the second point and creating the necessary infrastructure took ten years of very hard work. The principals made operative decisions very similar to those of Bezos when he started Amazon: in particular, they chose not to produce easy films but to focus all their work in the infrastructure necessary to create the Studio. Everything they did, every dollar they spent in the last ten years, had the sole target of creating a strong and unique infrastructure of the Studio, that would assure the quality and the profitability of the future products. 

It was decided that all the films will be in English language; their production will be made in-house, and the shootings will take place in countries where where don’t not exist film unions and the cost of production would be a fraction of that in Canada or in the USA.  It was further decided that when Global Film Studio will produce a feature film, it will also produce an accompanying feature documentary, The Making of…, which would  then be marketed and released as a self-standing product.  

A slate of ten features film was the first target. Pischiutta wrote the screenplays for those films and he will also direct and executive produce them; Trifu will be the other executive producer and the producer of the films. They will accept a minimal compensation for their work considering that they are also the biggest shareholders of the Company.

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.

Daria Trifu (LinkedIn Profile) is a Canadian film producer and media entrepreneur. Born in Romania, she moved to Canada in 1999. In Toronto, she studied film at the International Film Workshops taught by Bruno Pischiutta. Subsequently, she was hired by Pischiutta’s then production company, Toronto Pictures. In 2003, she opened her first film company, Adhara Properties, that financed and produced the critically acclaimed feature film Punctured Hope.  

To guarantee the necessary cast for the films of Global Film Studio, over 4,000 English speaking actors were auditioned and the Company opened its own talent agency, the Global Film Actors Agency. Contracts of representations were signed with the best 50 of those actors; choices were made by always keeping in mind the roles that were necessary to fulfill in the films of the Company’s slate. 

Global Film Actors Agency applies the Hollywood system of the Studios used in the 50s to create Stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and many others. 

Several of the chosen actors are very young and without valid experience; before hiring them on set, they are being trained – free of charge – by Bruno Pischiutta via one to one Skype sessions spread over several months. Furthermore, to keep the actors and principal crew’s fees reasonable, some shares of the Company are issued to them.

Web: www.globalfilmactors.com

In order to promote and advertise the actors, the films and all that the Company does, while avoiding the high cost of producing expensive brochures and cheap printed materials, it was decided to create an in-house marketing tool. The Company has its own publication, the annual arts, entertainment and business magazine called DARIA!. The magazine was founded by Daria Trifu who is also its Editor-in-Chief. 

DARIA! is the only magazine that has a black cover while the actual cover is placed on the inside. The look of DARIA! combines that of Vanity Fair and of National Geographic. The publication is available online, and in some cases, it is also printed and distributed at high class events around the world such as: Monte Carlo (Jockey Club during the F1 event), in New York City (The Friars Club), in Montreal (International Film Festival), in Los Angeles (The Fairmont Hotel during The American Film Market), in Cannes (during the Cannes Film Festival) and more.

Web: www.dariamagazine.com

In 2012, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world was created by Global Film Studio. 

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kid-man, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others. Some of the films that received awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Awards® nomination consideration. 

For Global Film Studio, the Festival is a great tool to introduce the concept of nonviolent film in the International Film Industry, and –  trough the films that subscribe to the Festival – to keep up to date with what is being produced around the world. The Festival also provides to the Company the high quality nonviolent films that are distributed by globalcinema.online.

Globalcinema.online is the streaming arm of Global Film Studio. The channel is showcasing nonviolent films only: films that do NOT show gratuitous violence.

Globalcinema.online is the ‘new kid on the block’ having just started in April (2021). With a Studio behind and a versed team of film professionals at the helm, globalcinema.online is here to stay and to become a serious competitor to the likes of Netflix and Amazon, in due course. “We see our growth gradual and we will be implementing a global marketing campaign in the near future. At the moment, we are focused on expanding our fan base and catalog of films,” says Daria Trifu, president and C.E.O. of Global Film Studio.

All content streamed at globalcinema.online is curated and selected through the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

Web: www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

This is the story of Global Film Studio; today, the Company has just issued a Pre-IPO Private Placement for Accredited Investors. Global Film Studio is ready to go public and to establish its important presence in the media world for many years to come.

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.