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Unfriendly Comrads MURDER ITALIANS
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DESTRUCTION OF Volargne di Dolcé
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PROJECTED PRODUCTION: PILOT FEATURE FILM
WITH FOUR SEQUEL MINI-SERIES EPISODES

90-min. pilot with four 45-min. sequels.
 Five parts totaling 270 minutes.


"The War of Lions" / "Reprisal of Lions"
A historical true story set during WWII


PERIOD STYLES, SETTINGS, and MOOD guided by actual
 protagonist photographs and a 78-page graphic novel. 

Based on a true story of an Italian family and their Polish friends
during WWII in the city of Lwów (former eastern Poland) and
Volargne di Dolcé in northern Italy's Valpolicella region.

True family narratives of wartime historical events and their
consequences as experienced by an Italian wine exporter,
his family, and their Polish friends, from one week
before the Nazi-Soviet invasions of Poland,
to the post-war betrayal of Poland.

 

OUR PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE A PILOT FEATURE FILM
WITH FOUR SEQUEL MINI-SERIES EPISODES FOR TV

about a historical true story set during WWII.

"The War of Lions" script: 90-minutes pilot film with four
sequel episodes 45 min. each, totaling 270 minutes.
A historical novel based on a true story about
family, friends, WWII in Poland and Italy.

The screenplay will be depicted in 39 two-page-spreads
as a graphic novel for the director team and crew.
Art renderings from vintage photography
by protagonists. 
See photos HERE. 


"The War of Lions" centers on the lives of civilians during WWII
— Their interaction with Germany's occupation soldiers.
— Then, with their 
Polish friends as Italy's liberators.
— Last, with Polish liberators after their betrayal.


 

REVIEWER COMMENTS:  "Civilian protagonists presented very
real and tangible" -  "Nazis outwitted by guile and fearlessness." "Accessible and unique." - "Cunning and tenacity of the main protagonists." - "Compelling story about family life in wartime." 
"A unique perspective to view the WWII era."
"Wit and courage during Nazi occupation."

 


Events about civilian life before, during, and after WWII can
offer broader comprehension of the 20th century lifting
veils perpetuated by military and political history.

 

 

MORE REVIEWER COMMENTS:  "A fresh view of WWII"
"Perspective never seen before" - "Story needs to be told"
"Focuses on civilians" [and Polish liberators in uniform]
"A breath of fresh air regarding most World War II stories"
"Original, Intriguing and unique" - "Fantastic originality" 
"Original and not what we have typically seen of WWII"

 

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
 

To our Filmmaker Team,
Information as requested.

SCHEDULESThe production director-team will select participants.
Then, our 30-day Kickstarter Campaign will follow soon afterward. 
Legal c
ontracts for stipulating payment arrangements will need
to be co-signed prior to initiating any film production, graphic
novel, and related screenplay rendering.  Payments for film
production and related team efforts will begin as soon as
possible after the campaign has been successfully funded.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should write a detailed description
of the job you propose to offer and set your own total price — 
The selection process will ask for resumés and other detailed
information at appropriate times. Professional abilities will be
the foremost consideration in the selection process.

SUBMIT YOUR TOTAL PRICE: Please be well informed of the
total requirements of your job prior to presenting your price,
so that you calculate any unforeseen needs that might occur.
 
A member's failure to account for all expenses could become
his/her financial disaster and also a burden for the entire team.

TEAM PARTICIPATION: Our film production depends on achieving
sufficient crowdfunding from a successful Kickstarter Campaign.
Therefore, duly contracted members will add their professional
qualifications, and experience
 
in our Kickstarter Presentation 
as images, videos, and written details. 

We aim to showcase our team members in order to make
the campaign succeed. See our film-production letter for
more specific details. 


Sincerely,
George and Valerie Perantoni
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A WORD OF CAUTION: The price that you submit will be the most critical feature yielding success or failure for you or your company.  It is imperative, therefore, that you calculate a price sufficiently HIGH to cover any and all unexpected factors.

Please resist the propensity to provide a "competitive price" because funding cannot be re-negotiated after the campaign.

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS


Our screenplay is a family novel in war drama genre.


It's an adaptation of Arrivederci Leopolis by George Perantoni and Sam Ivey (Amazon 2011).

Its style is upbeat as much as possible, by not indulging too much in the horrors of the war, while still alluding to the atrocities happening.

It's not a film to shock or terrify. Instead, it's a story presenting uncommon historical facts, even unveiling some, and staged to provide history and entertainment
at the same time.

It's neither a documentary story nor a re-enactment, but a captivating novel loaded with fascinating originality. 

Our exceptional screenplay can reach the common interests of diverse audiences in Europe, U.S.A, Canada, Australia, and others drawn to the riveting history of WWII in Europe.

The script’s extraordinary storyline ought to attract large international audiences  --  in view of the screenplay's...
... seven thought-provoking controversial subjects.

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS


SEVEN THOUGHT-PROVOKING CONTROVERSIES:

(A true story in real chronology)

1) MUSSOLINI IN POLAND.
2) WAR ON THE SONS OF ITALY.
3) MASSACRED BY COMRADES.
4) THE IMPACT OF MONTE CASSINO.
5) THE DESTRUCTION OF VOLARGNE.
6) THE WORLD'S LEADERS BETRAY POLAND.
7) JOSEPH STALIN STEALS THE WAR'S TROPHY.

SEVEN THOUGHT-PROVOKING HISTORICAL EVENTS.

Seven remarkable controversies presented in their
true historical chronology. Not 7 separate narratives,
but seven sensational events embracing our story's
main theme* - From Poland's summer of 1939 -
- to liberated northern Italy in 1945-1946.

*Our story's main theme contains lighter diverting
portions 
in between the seven historical events
with random flashbacks to May & June 1929,
joining them into a single family novel
loaded of engaging originality.

LINK TO OUR FILM PRODUCTION PLAN

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