EXCLUSIVE: Film director Michelle Danner has finished Principal Photography on The Italians, a quirky dramedy about family, love and Italian cooking. With Federico Verardi as director of Photography, the film finished shooting in LA. The film stars Matthew Daddario, Rob Estes, David DeLuise, Perrey Reeves, Olivia Luccardi, with Lainie Kazan and Abigail Breslin.
Written by Lisa Visca, The Italians shows the Vitali Family, an Italian-American family, as they meet their son’s new fiance who is decidedly NOT Italian.
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Danner states: “This is a deeply touching story about loving family, forgiving family and irresistible Italian food.”
The Italians is Danner’s eighth directorial project following on the heels of her latest success, “Miranda’s Victim,” was released this fall and told the incredible true story about the creation of the Miranda Warning after the brutal assault on 18 year old Patricia Weir.
Danner is also an acting teacher and co-founder of the Creative Center for the Arts (formerly known as Edgemar Center for the Arts) and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory, Danner’s list of students has included Christian Slater, Salma Hayek, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union and Zooey Deschanel.
Matthew Daddario: Representative: Innovative Artists Jaime Misher and Atlas Artists, Rob Estes: Representative: Global Artist Agency April Lim, David DeLuise: Representative: Imperium Talent Agency Steven Neibert, Perrey Reeves: Representative: Independent Artist Group (IAG) Barry McPherson, Olivia Luccardi: Representative: Paradigm Agency Nathalie Didier, Circle of Confusion, Myman Greenspan Fox Rosenberg Mobasser Younger & Light Lainie Kazan: Representative: Link Entertainment and Defining Artists, Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin Representative: CAA Peter Levine, Layne Murrow
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