CEO, Managing Director
Production Development Manager
Bim Produzione was founded in October 2019 by Italian film distribution company Bim (a Wild Bunch Group owned division) and Riccardo Russo (former Head of Tv at Leone Film Group and Head of International Co-productions at Lux Vide). The company mission is to produce high-end content in Drama Series, Documentary and Film for the Italian and international market.
The owning group Wild Bunch AG, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is one of the major independent European players when it comes to producing and distributing Films, Documentaries and Drama Series, with a catalogue of over 2.500 titles. Thanks to its international presence, the pan-European holding Group has contributed to the success of numerous feature films such as The Artist (5 Academy Awards©, including Best Film), Blue is the Warmest Colour, Dheepan, Fahrenheit 9/11 (all of which won the Palm d’Or© at the Cannes Film Festival ) and Pan’s Labyrinth (3 Academy Awards©). Bim Produzione joins the other European production company divisions of Wild Bunch AG: Senator Produktion (Germany), Vertigo (Spain) and Wild Bunch (France).
April 2021 sees the release of Nudes, an original RaiPlay TV Series, produced by Bim Produzione in collaboration with Rai Fiction. Italian remake of the Norwegian teen drama, Nudes tells the stories of three teenagers who have to deal with the online divulgation of private sexually oriented images and recorded the best performance of the year among RaiPlay's original contents.
In fall 2021 Bim Produzione shot its first feature film, Era Ora, a romantic comedy starring Edoardo Leo and co-produced with Palomar and Vision Distribution.
In 2022 Netflix announced the production of Lotto Gang, a heist series loosely inspired by the true story of one of the biggest scams in Italian history, produced by Bim Produzione in collaboration with Feltrinelli Originals and created by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli (writers of acclaimed international series such as Gomorrah, ZeroZeroZero and Django).
ERA ORA 2022
Format: Feature Film
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Alessandro Aronadio
Screenplay: Alessandro Aronadio and Renato Sannio
Cast: Edoardo Leo and Barbara Ronchi
Produced by Bim Produzione, Palomar and Vision Ditribution
Dante and Alice are madly in love. Too bad he’s the typical guy who can’t seem to get things done, who always arrives late and has difficulty handling thousands of daily commitments at work and in his private life. The first day of his forties is no exception, when Dante shows up late at his own birthday party. But what happens when he wakes up the next day and finds himself one year ahead? How can this already be his 41st birthday? How can Alice be 21 weeks pregnant? What happened to the rest of HIS year? When he wakes up again and Alice puts a beautiful baby girl in his arms, wishing him a happy 42nd birthday, Dante finally understands that he has plunged into a living nightmare: for some unknown reason his life has been accelerated, and he has no memory or control except on his birthday. Will Dante be able to understand the value of time, before his life falls apart?
LOTTO GANG 2023
Format: TV Series
Created by: Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli
Written by: Leonardo Fasoli, Maddalena Ravagli and Alessandro Bardani
Produced by Bim Produzione, Feltrinelli Originals and Netflix
Lotto Gang is a heist series loosely inspired by the true story of one of the biggest scams in Italian history. Between 1995 and 1998, four years of rigged draws on the wheel of Milan, at the historic Lotto headquarters in Via Manin. More than 300 billion lire of fiscal damage and hundreds of people involved throughout Italy. A story of Italian genius, redemption, passion and game addiction, easy money, improvised swindlers and organized crime, state bureaucracies and investigative intuition.
Format: TV Series
Genre: Teen Drama
Director: Laura Luchetti
Screenplay: Emanuela Canonico, Valerio D’Annunzio, Matteo Menduni, Giulio Fabroni
Cast: Nicolas Maupas, Fotini' Peluso, Anna Agio
Italian remake of the Norwegian drama produced by NRK. Adolescence. Amazing years for some. Years others would rather forget. Teenage years indelibly mark our personal histories. There is one thing teenagers in every place and time have in common: “the shadow line”, a threshold that once crossed cannot be reversed. Nudes reveals how dangerous it can be to cross this shadow line. It is the story of three teenagers who are thrown into a reality far bigger than them after their nude photographs are uploaded online. There are victims and perpetrators. Sofia, Ada and Vittorio. Three individual stories make up this high-end teen-drama that unfolds along the quiet streets of a little Italian town. It is an anthological narrative, homogeneous and deeply emotional, that reveals the consequences of exposing one’s body - or watching one’s own body being exposed.