VERSO FEATURES is a new production company for film and audiovisual content created in Calabria, in the city of Catanzaro, working with the national and international film industry. The company participates to the most important international festival and markets, such as Producer’s Network of Marchè de Cannes, Venezia, Mipcom, Afm, Ventana Sur, Hot Docs, Ifda and others.
The company develops and produces feature films, documentaries and new formats for cinema, tv, web and digital platforms. In 2019, has created "Verso Sud Lab", a laboratory of writing and development of projects to "tell" the South, through the culture, creativity, social phenomena and natural riches that characterize it, enhancing the talents of the territory.
Another important focus of the company is kids-entertainment for which in 2019 produced the songs of the musical "Il Natale Che Vorrei" staged in Rome for three weeks and in 2020 the stageplay "Disneyclan", an interactive show with the songs of the Disney environmental-themed works, which premiered at the Benevento Città Spettacolo Festival.
Currently are in development different projects among which the Italian- Brazilian documentary “Lampião: Born in Sertão” and the serie “I Trivonà”. In 2020, has completed the development and casting of the production of a feature film debut, "L’Altra Via" by Saverio Cappiello, produced in association with Picture Show srl and the support of the Calabria Film Commission Foundation. The film is currently in production.
Giuseppe Gallo graduated in Literature and Film Studies in Rome at “La Sapienza” University and earned his M.B.A. from “Luiss Business School”. He worked for the Rome operation of Bavaria Film GmbH, developing projects and managing coproductions and international sales of a great number of European arthouse films and as Head of Acquisitions at CDI, acquiring mostly independent US and English titles such as Surveillance, The Rum Diary and Blue Valentine. He has started as an independent producer at Picture Show based in Rome, producing a musical comedy for theatre, several short films, a short animation “Bagni” which was nominated at Nastro d’Argento. The feature film “Twin Flower” he developed and produced, was selected as a project at L’Atelier of Cinefondation of Festival de Cannes in 2015. It premiered worldwide at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 receiving the Fipresci Prize Honourable Mention and was a candidate for European Film Awards 2019. In 2018, he created Verso Features, a new production company based in the south of Italy.
He is now working on the production of the feature film “L’Altra Via” by first time director Saverio Cappiello, nominated at David of Donatello 2020. The film is produced with the support od Calabria Film Commission in association with Picture Show. Since 2019 he has started working on some TV projects, producing for Banijay Italia and SKY, with the support of Puglia Promozione and Apulia Film Commission the serie tv Sky Original “Cops” by by Luca Miniero. The serie was broadcasted on December 2020 by SKY Cinema.