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Made in Italy?

There was a time when the label “Made in Italy” meant that a product had been branded for greatness. A stamp of approval confirming that it was made by skilled hands with the best materials. Today, through modernization of global markets, this “stamp” as lost its luster. This has happened in the past, when in the 17th century the French Haute Couture trampled the Italian fashion industry and it would not recover until the early 1950’s. The fear now is that history may be repeating itself and many old school designers are left scrambling to adapt.

Tedenze – July 24, 2020

Made in Italy?

There was a time when the label “Made in Italy” meant that a product had been branded for greatness. A stamp of approval confirming that it was made by skilled hands with the best materials. Today, through modernization of global markets, this “stamp” as lost its luster. This has happened in the past, when in the 17th century the French Haute Couture trampled the Italian fashion industry and it would not recover until the early 1950’s. The fear now is that history may be repeating itself and many old school designers are left scrambling to adapt.

Tedenze – July 24, 2020

Control through FEAR

An ancient superstition, embedded into the Italian culture, has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italo-Canadian children. This documentary ventures into a part of the Italian culture that is rarely talked about. It is something that is only whispered to people you trust. It is a fear that was embedded into the Italian culture as far back as the Roman empire. The Malocchio AKA the evil eye. A superstition held by almost every culture, in some shape or form, across the globe, however, the Italian culture has only recently tried to rationalize this phenomenon by making it prevalent in its pop-culture. Yet, even a non-believer will shy away from a conversation to do with the Malocchio. It is a fear instilled in our DNA and has had adverse effects on the children of landed immigrants to Canada.

March 2021.

Control through FEAR

An ancient superstition, embedded into the Italian culture, has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italo-Canadian children. This documentary ventures into a part of the Italian culture that is rarely talked about. It is something that is only whispered to people you trust. It is a fear that was embedded into the Italian culture as far back as the Roman empire. The Malocchio AKA the evil eye. A superstition held by almost every culture, in some shape or form, across the globe, however, the Italian culture has only recently tried to rationalize this phenomenon by making it prevalent in its pop-culture. Yet, even a non-believer will shy away from a conversation to do with the Malocchio. It is a fear instilled in our DNA and has had adverse effects on the children of landed immigrants to Canada.

March 2021.

In the shadow of the giant

The Abbey of Monte Cassino remained untouched for most of World War II. The civilians living in the shadow of the Abbey saw it as a beacon of light in desperately dark times. In 1944, with allied causalities reaching 55 thousand, the sacred Abbey was sacrificed. Allied bombers leveled the Abbey reducing it to rubble. Inadvertently strengthening the Germans’ position within the debris of the fallen Abbey. The civilians that bore witness to the bombardment had lost all hope, as the light on the mountain was snuffed out. Every day became a struggle to stay alive, until a new hope was born, as Canada offered the masses a new beginning.

MONTE CASSINO comes to theaters November 11, 2019.

In the shadow of the giant

The Abbey of Monte Cassino remained untouched for most of World War II. The civilians living in the shadow of the Abbey saw it as a beacon of light in desperately dark times. In 1944, with allied causalities reaching 55 thousand, the sacred Abbey was sacrificed. Allied bombers leveled the Abbey reducing it to rubble. Inadvertently strengthening the Germans’ position within the debris of the fallen Abbey. The civilians that bore witness to the bombardment had lost all hope, as the light on the mountain was snuffed out. Every day became a struggle to stay alive, until a new hope was born, as Canada offered the masses a new beginning.

MONTE CASSINO comes to theaters November 11, 2019.

The making of a Saint. Fact or fiction?

PADRE PIO: We examine the controversial life of the iconic Italian Saint; Padre Pio, and how his legacy has become a cornerstone of Catholicism. Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession. Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known as a mystic who experienced the stigmata for 50 years. Many miracles and wonders have been attributed to him, including reports of healing, soul-reading, levitation and even bi-location. This documentary will tell the story of Padre Pio and his growing influence in Canada. It is not a film on belief or non-belief, but a story that will allow a person to remain fascinated over the workings of another human being. Padre Pio was above all a philanthropist who founded one of the most important hospitals in Italy. We will examine the life of the saint and dwell into the controversy that surrounded his stigmata. We examine medical records, interview physicians, and church clergy in an attempt to bring closure to the claims against his beatific gift. Through narration and raw footage that we have been granted, we will bring forth the making of a modern day saint. “In Italy, where his portrait can be spotted in taxis, dry cleaners, post offices and fashion boutiques, he sells more magazines than the late Princess of Wales. Sightings of Padre Pio are reported more often than U.F.O.’s – His is a vast, worldwide following that blends medieval piety with a kind of modern cult celebrity, and commercialism, usually associated with Elvis Presley.” -The New York Times-

The making of a Saint. Fact or fiction?

PADRE PIO: We examine the controversial life of the iconic Italian Saint; Padre Pio, and how his legacy has become a cornerstone of Catholicism. Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession. Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known as a mystic who experienced the stigmata for 50 years. Many miracles and wonders have been attributed to him, including reports of healing, soul-reading, levitation and even bi-location. This documentary will tell the story of Padre Pio and his growing influence in Canada. It is not a film on belief or non-belief, but a story that will allow a person to remain fascinated over the workings of another human being. Padre Pio was above all a philanthropist who founded one of the most important hospitals in Italy. We will examine the life of the saint and dwell into the controversy that surrounded his stigmata. We examine medical records, interview physicians, and church clergy in an attempt to bring closure to the claims against his beatific gift. Through narration and raw footage that we have been granted, we will bring forth the making of a modern day saint. “In Italy, where his portrait can be spotted in taxis, dry cleaners, post offices and fashion boutiques, he sells more magazines than the late Princess of Wales. Sightings of Padre Pio are reported more often than U.F.O.’s – His is a vast, worldwide following that blends medieval piety with a kind of modern cult celebrity, and commercialism, usually associated with Elvis Presley.” -The New York Times-

A kind of cream that becomes thicker when it is stirred or beaten very quickly

Fearing retribution from a local mafia chieftain, a callow pastry chef moves his family from the unforgiving streets of Naples, Italy, to a predominately South Indian neighbourhood in Brampton, Canada. The six episodes follow the self-imploding Cocco family as they play out a classic fish out of water scenario, all the while being hunted by violent gangsters.

A kind of cream that becomes thicker when it is stirred or beaten very quickly

Fearing retribution from a local mafia chieftain, a callow pastry chef moves his family from the unforgiving streets of Naples, Italy, to a predominately South Indian neighbourhood in Brampton, Canada. The six episodes follow the self-imploding Cocco family as they play out a classic fish out of water scenario, all the while being hunted by violent gangsters.

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Fearing retribution from a local mafia chieftain, a callow pastry chef moves his family from the unforgiving streets of Naples, Italy, to a predominately South Indian neighbourhood in Brampton, Canada. The six episodes follow the self-imploding Cocco family as they play out a classic fish out of water scenario, all the while being hunted by violent gangsters.

comedy· crime· drama

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount their collaboration with Canadian troops and the fight to break the Germans last line of defence in Italy, the Gothic Line. On September 13 1944 Canadian soldiers witnessed first hand the death machine created by the German soldiers. As they stormed the Adriatic coastal town of Rimini the German defences pounded the allied forces. A last ditch effort to contain the war effort in Italy.

Releases November 11, 2021

Documentary

PADRE PIO: We examine the controversial life of the iconic Italian Saint; Padre Pio, and how his legacy has become a cornerstone of Catholicism. Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession. Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known as a mystic who experienced the stigmata for 50 years. Many miracles and wonders have been attributed to him, including reports of healing, soul-reading, levitation and even bi-location. This documentary will tell the story of Padre Pio and his growing influence in Canada. It is not a film on belief or non-belief, but a story that will allow a person to remain fascinated over the workings of another human being. Padre Pio was above all a philanthropist who founded one of the most important hospitals in Italy. We will examine the life of the saint and dwell into the controversy that surrounded his stigmata. We examine medical records, interview physicians, and church clergy in an attempt to bring closure to the claims against his beatific gift. Through narration and raw footage that we have been granted, we will bring forth the making of a modern day saint. “In Italy, where his portrait can be spotted in taxis, dry cleaners, post offices and fashion boutiques, he sells more magazines than the late Princess of Wales. Sightings of Padre Pio are reported more often than U.F.O.’s – His is a vast, worldwide following that blends medieval piety with a kind of modern cult celebrity, and commercialism, usually associated with Elvis Presley.” -The New York Times-

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This documentary cycles through a powerful history of the Italian-Canadian immigrants in the province of Quebec. Italian workmanship and influence is present in all angles and aspects of Quebec. Despite having so much to offer, the Italians were not always welcomed with open arms, and were in fact victims of much discrimination in a Province dominated by a French culture. Despite all these obstacles, the Italian community was still able to contribute a great deal to the building of the modern society found today in Quebec. Most importantly this documentary will take an investigative approach to some key issues on sovereignty and the assimilation of the Italian immigrant.

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This documentary analyzes why Dia de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) is considered one of the most important cultural phenomenons in Mexican tradition. As well as the effects it is having on our traditions in Canada. We will examine the origins of the ancient Aztec tradition and the role it now plays in the mainstream media. Most importantly we will look at the sociological transformation that is occurring within the Canadian culture, proving that this is an evolutionary step in the traditions that will shape our young country.

Documentary

La magia Candombe is an essential way of life for Uruguayans living in Montreal, a reverberation of rhythm being infused into our Canadian heritage. Candombe is a style of music and dance that immigrated to Uruguay with enslaved Africans. In 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Candombe in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With a large number of immigrants leaving Uruguay to find a new life in Canada, they brought with them this sacred tradition. Today this historical music that originated in Africa is becoming a part of our Canadian heritage. This music carries centuries of resistance and liberation, It’s on us as Canadians to recognize it and protect it. The word Candombe literally means “place and dance of Africans.” The musical tradition evolved during the colonial area. Africans brought to Uruguay for slave labor used the rhythm of the tambores, or drums, to communicate with each other and defy colonialists. Montevideo’s colonial district is the birthplace of Uruguay’s Candombe music. Africans from the Southern and Western regions; Bantú regions which include Congo, Angola and Mozambique, were brought to Uruguay through the slave trade beginning in 1750. Being from different nations and regions, they didn’t have the possibility of communicating through language. They relied on the Candombe beat as a means of communication. A similar method was developed by slaves in the U.S. trying to flee for freedom to Canada. These Songs of the Underground Railroad were spiritual and work songs used to encourage and convey coded information to escaping slaves as they moved along the various routes to freedom.

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More than twenty years after Roberto Baggio missed a penalty kick in the 1994 World Cup, one man is on a journey to figure out why this event caused him to develop a “Peter Pan Syndrome.

drama

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount the horrors they faced at the hands of their “liberators” during the battle of Cassino.

Monte Cassino was captured by the Allies on May 18, 1944. The next night, thousands of Goumiers and other colonial troops of the French Expeditionary Corps (FEC), commanded by General Alphonse Juin, scoured the slopes of the hills surrounding the town and the villages of Southern Lazio. Italian victims’ associations such as “Associazione Nazionale Vittime delle Marocchinate” alleged that 60,000 women, ranging in age from 11 to 86, suffered from violence, when village after village came under control of the Goumiers. However, estimates made by the Italian Ministry of Defense in 1997 set the figure at 2,000 to 3,000 female victims. In fact, due to incomplete reports of the crimes, a precise account is impossible.

Examining the lives of two Latin-Canadian bodybuilders as they journey to the pinnacle of their sport. 

The story follows two bodybuilders that are on two very different trajectories in their careers at the moment. Jorge immigrated to Canada when he was just fifteen years old. His transition into the North American lifestyle was less than smooth, until the day he discovered weight training. Now, Jorge has arrived at the point in his life where he has decided to participate in one last master competition before retiring. His journey from beginning to end will exhibit a character arc of a man justifying his decision of stepping back from the sport he loves. A truly painful act for someone who believes bodybuilding saved his life. Without bodybuilding in his life, there is an unsettling fear that creeps in and reawakens old demons. Jorge’s journey is not one in pursuit of silverware, but of finally silencing those demons.

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La magia Candombe is an essential way of life for Uruguayans living in Montreal, a reverberation of rhythm being infused into our Canadian heritage. Candombe is a style of music and dance that immigrated to Uruguay with enslaved Africans. In 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Candombe in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With a large number of immigrants leaving Uruguay to find a new life in Canada, they brought with them this sacred tradition. Today this historical music that originated in Africa is becoming a part of our Canadian heritage. This music carries centuries of resistance and liberation, It’s on us as Canadians to recognize it and protect it. The word Candombe literally means “place and dance of Africans.” The musical tradition evolved during the colonial area. Africans brought to Uruguay for slave labor used the rhythm of the tambores, or drums, to communicate with each other and defy colonialists. Montevideo’s colonial district is the birthplace of Uruguay’s Candombe music. Africans from the Southern and Western regions; Bantú regions which include Congo, Angola and Mozambique, were brought to Uruguay through the slave trade beginning in 1750. Being from different nations and regions, they didn’t have the possibility of communicating through language. They relied on the Candombe beat as a means of communication. A similar method was developed by slaves in the U.S. trying to flee for freedom to Canada. These Songs of the Underground Railroad were spiritual and work songs used to encourage and convey coded information to escaping slaves as they moved along the various routes to freedom.

Documentary

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount their collaboration with Canadian troops and the fight to break the Germans last line of defence in Italy, the Gothic Line. On September 13 1944 Canadian soldiers witnessed first hand the death machine created by the German soldiers. As they stormed the Adriatic coastal town of Rimini the German defences pounded the allied forces. A last ditch effort to contain the war effort in Italy.

Releases November 11, 2021

Documentary

PADRE PIO: We examine the controversial life of the iconic Italian Saint; Padre Pio, and how his legacy has become a cornerstone of Catholicism. Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession. Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known as a mystic who experienced the stigmata for 50 years. Many miracles and wonders have been attributed to him, including reports of healing, soul-reading, levitation and even bi-location. This documentary will tell the story of Padre Pio and his growing influence in Canada. It is not a film on belief or non-belief, but a story that will allow a person to remain fascinated over the workings of another human being. Padre Pio was above all a philanthropist who founded one of the most important hospitals in Italy. We will examine the life of the saint and dwell into the controversy that surrounded his stigmata. We examine medical records, interview physicians, and church clergy in an attempt to bring closure to the claims against his beatific gift. Through narration and raw footage that we have been granted, we will bring forth the making of a modern day saint. “In Italy, where his portrait can be spotted in taxis, dry cleaners, post offices and fashion boutiques, he sells more magazines than the late Princess of Wales. Sightings of Padre Pio are reported more often than U.F.O.’s – His is a vast, worldwide following that blends medieval piety with a kind of modern cult celebrity, and commercialism, usually associated with Elvis Presley.” -The New York Times-

Documentary

This documentary cycles through a powerful history of the Italian-Canadian immigrants in the province of Quebec. Italian workmanship and influence is present in all angles and aspects of Quebec. Despite having so much to offer, the Italians were not always welcomed with open arms, and were in fact victims of much discrimination in a Province dominated by a French culture. Despite all these obstacles, the Italian community was still able to contribute a great deal to the building of the modern society found today in Quebec. Most importantly this documentary will take an investigative approach to some key issues on sovereignty and the assimilation of the Italian immigrant.

Documentary

This documentary analyzes why Dia de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) is considered one of the most important cultural phenomenons in Mexican tradition. As well as the effects it is having on our traditions in Canada. We will examine the origins of the ancient Aztec tradition and the role it now plays in the mainstream media. Most importantly we will look at the sociological transformation that is occurring within the Canadian culture, proving that this is an evolutionary step in the traditions that will shape our young country.

Documentary

An ancient superstition, embedded into the Italian culture, has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italo-Canadian children. This documentary ventures into a part of the Italian culture that is rarely talked about. It is something that is only whispered to people you trust. It is a fear that was embedded into the Italian culture as far back as the Roman empire. The Malocchio AKA the evil eye. A superstition held by almost every culture, in some shape or form, across the globe, however, the Italian culture has only recently tried to rationalize this phenomenon by making it prevalent in its pop-culture. Yet, even a non-believer will shy away from a conversation to do with the Malocchio. It is a fear instilled in our DNA and has had adverse effects on the children of landed immigrants to Canada.

March 2021.

Documentary

Untouched for 75 years the gates to a forgotten city will be opened and the last living Italian-Canadian survivors will recount the Battle of San Pietro Infine. With films on Montecassino and Ortona illustrating the effects the Italian campaign had on a civilian population during WWII, specifically along the infamous Gustav Line, a fitting conclusion to this trilogy lies in San Pietro Infine. San Pietro Infine is located just South of the Gustav Line, between Cassino and Ortona. Like many towns, this place was conquered, bombed, its civilians mercilessly tortured, and eventually liberated. After the war, 3000 survivors, left with nothing, immigrated to Canada in an attempt to start over. The ones that remained did not have the heart to rebuild on the ruins of the dead. Instead, they rebuilt the entire town a few hundred meters down the road and named it San Pietro del Lazio. Leaving the ruins of the old town untouched for 75 years. A burial ground to history. A place where time has stood still.

Documentary

There was a time when the label “Made in Italy” meant that a product had been branded for greatness. A stamp of approval confirming that it was made by skilled hands with the best materials. Today, through modernization of global markets, this “stamp” as lost its luster. This has happened in the past, when in the 17th century the French Haute Couture trampled the Italian fashion industry and it would not recover until the early 1950’s. The fear now is that history may be repeating itself and many old school designers are left scrambling to adapt.

Tedenze – July 24, 2020

Documentary

On December 25th, 1943, battered Canadian troops gathered for a Christmas meal in the Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, in Ortona, Italy. The soldiers were pulled from the front to have a moment of sanity – a moment of familiarity on a holy day. Once they finished their meal, they returned to their post on the front line. For many this would be their last meal. History will come to remember this as “Bloody December.” The Canadians were not trained for this type of street combat. The close-quarters combat was so intense and brutal that war correspondents nicknamed Ortona “Little Stalingrad” because the fighting was identical to the chaos that unfolded in the Russian city.

Released in November 11 2019.

Documentary

The Abbey of Monte Cassino remained untouched for most of World War II. The civilians living in the shadow of the Abbey saw it as a beacon of light in desperately dark times. In 1944, with allied causalities reaching 55 thousand, the sacred Abbey was sacrificed. Allied bombers leveled the Abbey reducing it to rubble. Inadvertently strengthening the Germans’ position within the debris of the fallen Abbey. The civilians that bore witness to the bombardment had lost all hope, as the light on the mountain was snuffed out. Every day became a struggle to stay alive, until a new hope was born, as Canada offered the masses a new beginning.

MONTE CASSINO comes to theaters November 11, 2019.

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Rebel Series

It can be said that there was no greater rebel in human history than the founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ. He turned the world upside down and demanded that his followers do the same. Often misunderstood and misinterpreted we examine the life of Jesus Christ and how his story of rebellion changed the course of human history.

The rebellious spirit of the Cuban people is a force to be reckoned with. Few events in modern Latin American history have received as much attention from historians and social scientists as the Cuban Revolution. The repercussion of this revolution was felt across the globe and its influence still lingers. As it stands today we may be on the cusp of another Cuban revolution and we may witness the end of a communist regime that ruled over its people for nearly 63 years.

The story of a judge and prosecutor who took on the Sicilian mafia head on.
Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino risked everything to fight against the evil of man, prosecuting 475 Cosa Nostra gangsters ultimately unlocking the Mob’s code of silence. The famous anti-mafia judges ended up paying with their lives in two separate car bombs, but their courage invigorated a people who so desperately sought justice.

The 1st Special Service Force was an elite American–Canadian commando unit in World War II. This secret company of G.I’s were sent on special missions to kill and strike fear at the heart of the Nazi army. Known as the BLACK DEVILS, the enemy rarely saw or heard them coming. In this documentary we retrace the steps, missions, and battles these bands of rebels faced to free the world of tyranny.

Ultras are a type of association football fans who are renowned for their fanatical support. Ultras are known to be the most passionate, craziest, and at times most violent of any sporting fan group.Today, many ultra groups are using platforms in the football arenas to push their political agendas to bring about change.

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Series

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount the horrors they faced at the hands of their “liberators” during the battle of Cassino.

Monte Cassino was captured by the Allies on May 18, 1944. The next night, thousands of Goumiers and other colonial troops of the French Expeditionary Corps (FEC), commanded by General Alphonse Juin, scoured the slopes of the hills surrounding the town and the villages of Southern Lazio. Italian victims’ associations such as “Associazione Nazionale Vittime delle Marocchinate” alleged that 60,000 women, ranging in age from 11 to 86, suffered from violence, when village after village came under control of the Goumiers. However, estimates made by the Italian Ministry of Defense in 1997 set the figure at 2,000 to 3,000 female victims. In fact, due to incomplete reports of the crimes, a precise account is impossible.

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount their collaboration with Canadian troops and the fight to break the Germans last line of defence in Italy, the Gothic Line. On September 13 1944 Canadian soldiers witnessed first hand the death machine created by the German soldiers. As they stormed the Adriatic coastal town of Rimini the German defences pounded the allied forces. A last ditch effort to contain the war effort in Italy.

Releases November 11, 2021

Documentary

Untouched for 75 years the gates to a forgotten city will be opened and the last living Italian-Canadian survivors will recount the Battle of San Pietro Infine. With films on Montecassino and Ortona illustrating the effects the Italian campaign had on a civilian population during WWII, specifically along the infamous Gustav Line, a fitting conclusion to this trilogy lies in San Pietro Infine. San Pietro Infine is located just South of the Gustav Line, between Cassino and Ortona. Like many towns, this place was conquered, bombed, its civilians mercilessly tortured, and eventually liberated. After the war, 3000 survivors, left with nothing, immigrated to Canada in an attempt to start over. The ones that remained did not have the heart to rebuild on the ruins of the dead. Instead, they rebuilt the entire town a few hundred meters down the road and named it San Pietro del Lazio. Leaving the ruins of the old town untouched for 75 years. A burial ground to history. A place where time has stood still.

Documentary

On December 25th, 1943, battered Canadian troops gathered for a Christmas meal in the Church of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, in Ortona, Italy. The soldiers were pulled from the front to have a moment of sanity – a moment of familiarity on a holy day. Once they finished their meal, they returned to their post on the front line. For many this would be their last meal. History will come to remember this as “Bloody December.” The Canadians were not trained for this type of street combat. The close-quarters combat was so intense and brutal that war correspondents nicknamed Ortona “Little Stalingrad” because the fighting was identical to the chaos that unfolded in the Russian city.

Released in November 11 2019.

Documentary

The Abbey of Monte Cassino remained untouched for most of World War II. The civilians living in the shadow of the Abbey saw it as a beacon of light in desperately dark times. In 1944, with allied causalities reaching 55 thousand, the sacred Abbey was sacrificed. Allied bombers leveled the Abbey reducing it to rubble. Inadvertently strengthening the Germans’ position within the debris of the fallen Abbey. The civilians that bore witness to the bombardment had lost all hope, as the light on the mountain was snuffed out. Every day became a struggle to stay alive, until a new hope was born, as Canada offered the masses a new beginning.

MONTE CASSINO comes to theaters November 11, 2019.

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After being released from prison, a born-again Christian gangster seeks redemption on the unforgiving streets of 1985 New York City.

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After waking up in the desert with an ancient mystical dagger protruding from her chest, an abject teen sequesters the help of a Valkyrie biker gang to find the malevolent source that can retroverse what was done to her.

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Awe struck by money and luxury of local mob chieftain, two teen twin brothers work hard to advance themselves, oblivious to the horror they are getting themselves into.

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After the grizzly murder of his family, a maladjusted teen uses his telekinetic abilities to become a hit man for the mob.

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A In a world where vampires and humans live in unison, a detective tries to unravel a murder mystery involving a member of the undead monarchy before all hell breaks loose.

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A group of college kids experience supernatural events while spending the summer in an Italian villa which was the site of a horrific battle during WWII.

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During World War II, a family separated amid an allied invasion on a Nazi-occupied Abbey, struggle through the horrors of war to reunite.

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Fearing retribution from a local mafia chieftain, a callow pastry chef moves his family from the unforgiving streets of Naples, Italy, to a predominately South Indian neighbourhood in Brampton, Canada. The six episodes follow the self-imploding Cocco family as they play out a classic fish out of water scenario, all the while being hunted by violent gangsters.

comedy· crime· drama

The story of a judge and prosecutor who took on the Sicilian mafia head on.
Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino risked everything to fight against the evil of man, prosecuting 475 Cosa Nostra gangsters ultimately unlocking the Mob’s code of silence. The famous anti-mafia judges ended up paying with their lives in two separate car bombs, but their courage invigorated a people who so desperately sought justice.

Documenting the phenomena of possession, demons, and exorcism in a modern day society. Firsthand accounts of possession and the life of an exorcist. Examining the blurred line between mental disorders and the physical manifestation of evil.

An unnerving journey into the occult. Following the international success of our documentary “Malocchio Moderno”, we push past the superstitious belief in the evil eye and venture into uncharted waters in an attempt to discover if a person can assume powers to cause misfortune, injury or even death to others by magic or supernatural means.

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La magia Candombe is an essential way of life for Uruguayans living in Montreal, a reverberation of rhythm being infused into our Canadian heritage. Candombe is a style of music and dance that immigrated to Uruguay with enslaved Africans. In 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed Candombe in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. With a large number of immigrants leaving Uruguay to find a new life in Canada, they brought with them this sacred tradition. Today this historical music that originated in Africa is becoming a part of our Canadian heritage. This music carries centuries of resistance and liberation, It’s on us as Canadians to recognize it and protect it. The word Candombe literally means “place and dance of Africans.” The musical tradition evolved during the colonial area. Africans brought to Uruguay for slave labor used the rhythm of the tambores, or drums, to communicate with each other and defy colonialists. Montevideo’s colonial district is the birthplace of Uruguay’s Candombe music. Africans from the Southern and Western regions; Bantú regions which include Congo, Angola and Mozambique, were brought to Uruguay through the slave trade beginning in 1750. Being from different nations and regions, they didn’t have the possibility of communicating through language. They relied on the Candombe beat as a means of communication. A similar method was developed by slaves in the U.S. trying to flee for freedom to Canada. These Songs of the Underground Railroad were spiritual and work songs used to encourage and convey coded information to escaping slaves as they moved along the various routes to freedom.

Documentary

The last Italo-Canadian survivors recount the horrors they faced at the hands of their “liberators” during the battle of Cassino.

Monte Cassino was captured by the Allies on May 18, 1944. The next night, thousands of Goumiers and other colonial troops of the French Expeditionary Corps (FEC), commanded by General Alphonse Juin, scoured the slopes of the hills surrounding the town and the villages of Southern Lazio. Italian victims’ associations such as “Associazione Nazionale Vittime delle Marocchinate” alleged that 60,000 women, ranging in age from 11 to 86, suffered from violence, when village after village came under control of the Goumiers. However, estimates made by the Italian Ministry of Defense in 1997 set the figure at 2,000 to 3,000 female victims. In fact, due to incomplete reports of the crimes, a precise account is impossible.

PADRE PIO: We examine the controversial life of the iconic Italian Saint; Padre Pio, and how his legacy has become a cornerstone of Catholicism. Known around the globe as simply “Padre Pio,” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina has been called one of the “most active” saints in the Church, and continues to work miracles for those who pray through his intercession. Throughout his life, Padre Pio was known as a mystic who experienced the stigmata for 50 years. Many miracles and wonders have been attributed to him, including reports of healing, soul-reading, levitation and even bi-location. This documentary will tell the story of Padre Pio and his growing influence in Canada. It is not a film on belief or non-belief, but a story that will allow a person to remain fascinated over the workings of another human being. Padre Pio was above all a philanthropist who founded one of the most important hospitals in Italy. We will examine the life of the saint and dwell into the controversy that surrounded his stigmata. We examine medical records, interview physicians, and church clergy in an attempt to bring closure to the claims against his beatific gift. Through narration and raw footage that we have been granted, we will bring forth the making of a modern day saint. “In Italy, where his portrait can be spotted in taxis, dry cleaners, post offices and fashion boutiques, he sells more magazines than the late Princess of Wales. Sightings of Padre Pio are reported more often than U.F.O.’s – His is a vast, worldwide following that blends medieval piety with a kind of modern cult celebrity, and commercialism, usually associated with Elvis Presley.” -The New York Times-

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This documentary analyzes why Dia de Los Muertos (the day of the dead) is considered one of the most important cultural phenomenons in Mexican tradition. As well as the effects it is having on our traditions in Canada. We will examine the origins of the ancient Aztec tradition and the role it now plays in the mainstream media. Most importantly we will look at the sociological transformation that is occurring within the Canadian culture, proving that this is an evolutionary step in the traditions that will shape our young country.

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An ancient superstition, embedded into the Italian culture, has wreaked havoc on the psychological development of many Italo-Canadian children. This documentary ventures into a part of the Italian culture that is rarely talked about. It is something that is only whispered to people you trust. It is a fear that was embedded into the Italian culture as far back as the Roman empire. The Malocchio AKA the evil eye. A superstition held by almost every culture, in some shape or form, across the globe, however, the Italian culture has only recently tried to rationalize this phenomenon by making it prevalent in its pop-culture. Yet, even a non-believer will shy away from a conversation to do with the Malocchio. It is a fear instilled in our DNA and has had adverse effects on the children of landed immigrants to Canada.

March 2021.

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Does the human soul actually exist? If so, do our souls survive death, with our personalities intact, or is consciousness merely a fabrication of the brain? This documentary journeys across a broad spectrum of historical, scientific, and pseudoscientific findings in search of concrete evidence of an afterlife.

A tavola non si invecchia’, At the table, one does not age. This beautiful old proverb sums up the Italian approach to eating and indicates why pasta is so important. In reality no other food has had a greater influence on human evolution than pasta and humans will fight to the bitter end to control its influence. In this documentary we examine the origins of pasta, its influence on our human history, and the power it wields on our global economy.

400 years prior to John Cabot’s discovery of Canada, Norse settlers established a colony in Newfoundland. In this documentary we ask the question: What if that colony would have prospered?

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