Production company Groenlandia has announced a new editing department specifically for director films. Created with the goal of “placing female directors at the heart of the film industry,” the new arm of the foundation – known as Lynn – will develop and produce projects from thunderous and seasoned filmmakers, according to a press release.
Lynn is named after an island off the coast of Greenland and is described as a place where female-run cinema can “thrive and grow”. Its projects will vary “in language, style, and form … with no exceptions in terms of type and language.”
Lynn’s first titles are two short shorts “Natto Raro” and “Capitan Didier”, both produced by Rai Cinemas. From Maria Sole Tognazzi, the former follows the daily routine of the child and the adults around him. The latest film, directed by Margarita Ferre, tells the story of a boy who dreams of building his own boat out of pizza boxes.
Production began in December on the Lynn’s first two features. “Blackout Love” by Francesca Marino starring Anna Foglietta and is produced with support from Amazon Studios. “Settembre”, from Giulia Steigerwalt and Rai Cinema, starring Barbara Ronchi, Fabrizio Bentifoglio and Tony. An animated series by Marta Bencich entitled “YU” is also being developed.
“Whether it is movement, drama or comedy, Groenlandia has always strived to create a cinema that is inspired by freedom, inclusiveness and linguistic experience. We understand that presenting a different view will enrich the cinematic perspective and that is why we believe that there is a need for concrete and specific commitment, with our entire structure. Which supports the managers and their views, ”said co-founder Matteo Rovere. The fact that partners like Rai Cinema and Amazon Studios backed immediately [Lynn] With great passion, he helps us on our way. “