THE ART OF STORYTELLING
Groenlandia is the production company born out of the meeting between directors Matteo Rovere and Sydney Sibilia, united by the common goal of creating quality audiovisual products that can enter the international market.
Groenlandia is characterized by a story-based editorial line: the author, strictly speaking, takes a step back, working alongside the creative producer, screenwriter and investors, each with their own objective that is recognized and validated by the production.
Groenlandia has produced many successful movies in only a few years, including: Romulus & Remus: The First King (Il Primo Re) by Matteo Rovere; Masterclass and Ad Honorem – the two sequels of the I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto Quando Voglio) saga by Sydney Sibilia; Husband & Wife and An Almost Ordinary Summer by Simone Godano; The Champion by Leonardo D’Agostini; The Beast, an elevated action movie directed by Ludovico Di Martino; Romulus – The TV Series, created by Matteo Rovere, and Rose Island (L’Incredibile Storia dell’Isola delle Rose), Sydney Sibilia’s fourth feature movie; Carosone, the biopic of the great musician Renato Carosone, directed by Lucio Pellegrini.
The following projects are set for release in the upcoming months: Mondocane, Alessandro Celli’s dystopic feature-length debut, currently in post-production; Marilyn has black eyes, Simone Godano’s third movie; September, Giulia Steigerwalt’s directorial debut, and Blackout Love, a black rom-com by up-and-coming director Francesca Marino; Delta, an art-house noir-western directed by Michele Vannucci.
I am not what I am, a drama movie written and directerd by Edoardo Leo is currently in production.
OBSERVATORY ON THE WORLD
Ascent Film was founded in 2003 by Andrea Paris, aiming at becoming an independent venture able to give voice to new Italian and European film talents.
For the last 15 years of activity in both cinema and television, Ascent has produced successful features, short films and documentaries and participated numerous times in international festivals in Cannes, Venice and Rome.
Since 2008 Ascent Film, initially with the entry of Matteo Rovere, then by joining Groenlandia Group (2014), has engaged in the production of films always maintaining research, experience and enthusiasm as guidelines. The company is strictly linked to a group of talented individuals with a concrete artistic and commercial potential, aiming at meeting high quality standards and catering for the needs of public. All of this without forgetting the author and telling stories that overcome national borders through their themes and language: stories that have led Ascent to new collaborations with international co-producers, authors and directors.
Through the years, Ascent Film has also gained experience with the production of TV commercials, with great results as testified by the Bronze Lion win in Cannes for Renault’s commercial vehicle spot.
THE SPACE THAT WASN’T THERE
Lynn is the new unit created in 2021 and dedicated to producing female directors. Groenlandia put its expertise in the service of promoting gender equality in the Italian movie industry. Lynn will produce movies and audio-visual works by both emerging and female directors, with no exclusion of genres and languages, for a cinema inspired by freedom, inclusivity and linguistical experimentation.