WILDSIDE

ITALY

Contact

MARIO GIANANI

CEO / Producer

 

info@wildside.it 

www.wildside.it

Company Profile

Founded in 2009, the company has produced award winning movies with talents such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio and Saverio Costanzo, competing in Europe’s most renowned festivals (Cannes, Venice, Berlin), and has also accomplished a long streak of commercial hits.


For TV, Wildside has produced three seasons of the local adaptation of IN TREATMENT; 1992, 1993 and 1994; THE YOUNG POPE and THE NEW POPE by Academy Award director Paolo Sorrentino; THE MIRACLE, the debut in television of the writer Niccolò Ammaniti; MY BRILLIANT FRIEND directed by Saverio Costanzo, based on the Best Seller quadrilogy by Elena Ferrante and WE ARE WHO WE ARE by Luca Guadagnino.


Wildside is currently post-producing the tv series ANNA by Niccolò Ammaniti. Wildside is part of Fremantle, one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television brands in the world.
 

Company Highlights

WE ARE WHO WE ARE  2020

Format:            TV Series 8x50min

Genre:              Drama
Director:          Luca Guadagnino
Screenplay:      Paolo Giordano, Francesca Manieri, Luca Guadgnino

Fraser (14) has just moved to an American military base in Veneto.This is where he meets Caitlin, a girl his age, who lives in front of his house. Both are experiencing confusion over their innermost desires and different aspects of their identities. They grow close and help one another out, and end up pretending they are in a relationship to avoid pressure from their peers and the outside world. While Caitlin rejects her femininity to investigate a potentially more masculine side, Fraser develops a crush on an older guy, Jonathan, who works with his mother Sarah.Their first experiences in love have an explosive effect on their lives.

Director’s Fortnight, San Sebastian Film Festival, Geneva Film Festival

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND - THE STORY OF A NEW NAME  2020

Format:          TV Series 8x50min

Genre:            Drama

Director:        Saverio Costanzo, Alice Rohrwacher
Screenplay:    Elena Ferrante, Francesco Piccolo, Laura Paolucci, Saverio Constanzo
Cast:               Margherita Mazzucco, Gaia Girac

 

The events of the second chapter of My Brilliant Friend pick up exactly where the first season left off. Lila and Elena are sixteen, and both feel they are stuck in a rut. Lila has just got married, but in taking her husband’s surname, it is as if she has lost herself. Elena is a model student but during her friend’s wedding reception, she realises she is happy neither inside the neighbourhood nor outside it. During a holiday on Ischia, the two friends meet up with old childhood friend Nino Sarratore once again, who has since become a promising university student. The seemingly casual encounter changes the nature of their bond forever, sending them off into two completely different worlds. Lila becomes a skilled saleswoman in the elegant shoe shop of the powerful Solara family, in the centre of Naples; Elena, on the other hand, doggedly pursues her studies, even willing to move away to do university in Pisa. The events of My Brilliant Friend spirit us along with the two girls through the heady years of their youth as they follow one another, losing sight of each other before finding one another once again.

THE NEW POPE  2020

Format:          TV Series 9x50min

Genre:            Drama
Director:        Paolo Sorrentino
Screenplay:    Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello, Stefano Bises
Cast:               Jude Law, John Malkovich, Silvio Orlando, Javier Cámara, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier, Maurizio                                           Lombardi, Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir, Massimo Ghini

Pius XIII is in a coma. And after an unpredictable and mysterious parenthesis, the Secretary of State Voiello succeeds in the enterprise of having Sir John Brannox, a moderate English aristocrat, charming and sophisticated, placed on the papal throne adopting the name John Paul III.

The new pope seems perfect, but he conceals secrets and a certain fragility. And he immediately understands that it will not be easy to replace the charismatic Pius XIII: hanging between life and death, Lenny Belardo has become a Saint and thousands of faithful are now idolizing him, fueling the contrast between fundamentalisms.
Meanwhile, the Church is under attack from several scandals that risk devastating the hierarchies irreversibly and from external threats striking the symbols of Christianity. As always, however, in the Vatican nothing is what it seems. Good and evil proceed arm in arm towards history. And to reach the showdown we must wait for the events to take their course...

Venice Film Festival – 2019 Official selection, special screening out of competition, Screening at Seriencamp – 2019 Opening Event

THE MIRACLE  2018

Format:          TV Series 8x50min

Genre:            Drama
Director:        Niccolò Ammaniti, Francesco Munzi, Lucio Pellegrini
Screenplay:    Niccolò Ammaniti, Francesca Marciano, Francesca Manieri
Cast:               Tommaso Ragno, Lorenza Indovina, Alba Rohrwacher, Elena Lietti, Guido Caprino, Sergio Albelli

In Italy the referendum that could bring the country out of Europe is round the corner. In eight days, four figures find themselves dealing with the biggest event of their existence; one capable of changing the world and that will change their lives forever.


The young Prime Minister Fabrizio Pietromarchi, an upright politician, progressive, atheist, is facing the most delicate moment of his political career, while his wife, the explosive and indomitable Sole, is threatening to leave him. Father Marcello, an outer city priest, after years of devout faith and missions in Africa, has become prey to irrepressible drives: gambling, sex and pornography destroy his soul. He is looking for a sign from God to defeat the devil. General Votta, a solitary man, a guardian of security, an enemy of anything that may disturb the established order, is suffering from a troublesome form of sinusitis. Sandra is a haematologist who for years has been treating a mother who has reached a vegetative state, sacrificing every other aspect of her life for her, even her love for Amanda. She would do anything to restore her to life. These are the first four people to come into contact with the incredible relic found in the hideout of the mob boss Molocco: a statuette of the Madonna that ceaselessly weeps blood. They’re the ones who take on all responsibility for the find. An abandoned army swimming pool is the place chosen to shelter this apparently inexplicable mystery; one capable of destabilizing a country already hanging on a delicate balance. The intellect, reasoning, the national interest, faith or science are the paths taken to find an answer to the incomprehensible phenomenon. But the search for answers only multiplies the questions to pose. Anyone who attempts to understand, handle or contrast the Madonna ends up in a chasm of events that will change their lives irreversibly, keeping intact the unfathomable power of the miracle.

Series Mania 2018 - official competition, Camerimage 2018 - competition, Series Fest 2018 - competition, Rose D’or Awards – competition, Annecy Cinéma Italien 2018, Zurich Film Festival 2018, film festival cologne 2018, Geneva International Film Festival

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