Bruno Pischiutta is an internationally celebrated and awarded writer, director and producer whose career spans more than five decades. He is especially noted for his socially and existentially oriented feature films. He is also known for his lifelong commitment to fostering the art of filmmaking.
As an entrepreneur, he has successfully founded and run several film production companies in Italy, in Canada and in the United States.
Throughout his long career in the professional movie industry, Bruno wrote, directed, produced, executive produced and edited feature films, TV shows and documentaries that have been widely screened in cinemas and broadcast throughout Italy, Canada, USA and other countries. Bruno Pischiutta is also a published writer and he received several international awards.
His latest feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND THE YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, was screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three months during the 2009 Oscars season and was subsequently qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards®. The film was also an Official Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival. Bruno Pischiutta was nominated by The Political Film Society (Hollywood) alongside James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino for his direction of the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE in two categories: 'Best Film Expose' and 'Best Film on Human Rights'.
In 2003, at the Bahamas One World Film Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the 'The Visionary in Film Award' for his outstanding direction of the feature film MAYBE.
In 1987, Bruno Pischiutta wrote, directed, cast, produced and executive produced the feature film LIFE'S CHARADE. The film addresses the phenomenon of teenage suicide. That year, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the 'Finalist Award'. The film qualified between the first five that were selected among 5,600 entries.
In 1980 Bruno made his first international production, the feature film entitled THE COMOEDIA. The English version of the picture was later released by Tribeca Film Institute's Reframe Collection and it is now available on Amazon.
In 1981, at the New York International Film and Television Festival, Bruno Pischiutta received the 'Bronze Medal' for directing THE COMOEDIA - selected between 3,800 entries.
In 1975 he was awarded the Premio Simpatia. As of 1976, Bruno Pischiutta, Franco Zeffirelli and Federico Fellini were the only directors to achieve this distinction.
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"I welcome people to check my personal website, keep-up with my work and get in touch." - Bruno Pischiutta
Daria Trifu was born in Brasov, Romania and emigrated to Canada in 1999. In Europe she studied fine arts and held private exhibitions of her paintings since the age of 15. Her artwork was commissioned by prestigious hotels in the mountain resort of Poiana Brasov.
In her youth, Daria Trifu excelled in sports such as tennis and skiing and won numerous competitions; she traveled the world both with her family and on her own as a performer in a national choir attending international festivals.
Long before she emigrated to Canada, she had her eyes set on a career in the film industry. In 2001, in Toronto, she graduated from the International Film Workshops taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta.
Daria was subsequently hired by Pischiutta's production company, Toronto Pictures Inc. She organized the company's marketing campaigns and its participation in film festivals and events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the American Film Market and the Montreal World Film Festival.
In 2003 she was a speaker on the Peacefulfish & Variety Presents Global Film Finance panel at the Cannes Film Festival alongside Barry Poltermann, Claude Fenioux, Jonathan Bing, Christopher R. Auty and Cassian Elwes.
By 2004, she started her own production company, Adhara Properties Inc., and launched her magazine, DARIA!. She is a contributing writer and the editor-in-chief of the publication.
With Adhara Properties, she financed and produced the $5.8 million feature film Punctured Hope: A Story About Trokosi and the Young Girls’ Slavery in Today’s West Africa (dir. Bruno Pischiutta). After the filming was completed in Ghana, Trifu worked on the film’s post-production in Toronto, Canada, which included post-production meetings and studio sessions for editing, score composition, sound mixing and color correction until the final print was in the can.
The film was a critically acclaimed success. The Political Film Society (Hollywood) nominated Punctured Hope as Best Film Exposé and Best Film on Human Rights in 2009 together with other films such as Avatar (dir. James Cameron), Invictus (dir. Clint Eastwood) and Inglorious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino). Puncture Hope was qualified for nomination consideration at the Academy Awards® and it screened in theaters in Los Angeles for three consecutive months during the 2009 awards season. The film was also an Official Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Daria Trifu led many publicity campaigns for her companies, films and ventures. She organized and coordinated the theatrical releases of her films and media calls during award seasons and film festivals. She wrote and released hundreds of press releases and participated to press conferences, talk-shows, radio and TV interviews in the USA, Africa, and Europe. She coordinated the TV coverage provided by Thomson/Reuters for the film Punctured Hope by setting-up interviews with cast members in Ghana and members of the public attending the film’s cinema screenings at the Laemmle Theatres on Sunset Boulevard (Hollywood) and in Santa Monica. In Los Angeles, she was invited to organize and hold a private screening of Punctured Hope at the Eastman Kodak Headquarters. In New York City, she organized the private screening of the film at the Friars Club; the event was attended by some of the city’s finest film, media and business executives.
Also in New York, Daria was interviewed for ABC Radio by famed host Bill Diehl; the interview, subsequently broadcast on +3,000 syndicated nation-wide radio stations, covered her experience of filming in Africa and the launch of her magazine DARIA!. She was also interviewed at the Nasdaq, just after she successfully completed Toronto Pictures Inc.'s public offering on the OTC Market. More recently, she was featured on one of the giant multi-media screens in Times Square, presenting the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.
In 2014 Daria Trifu walked the catwalk as a guest of honor alongside Marla Maple for a fashion charity event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Her magazine, DARIA!, has proven to last the test of time: first published in 2005, it is still going strong today. Originally available in print as a laminated coffee-table publication, it was distributed for 10 years in thousands of copies at high class events, luxury clubs, hotels and film festivals worldwide. It was distributed during private events in Monte Carlo, New York City, Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Brasov, Last Vegas, and Cannes. Since 2012, the magazine is the official media partner and it provides full coverage of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. In 2022, it let go to its printed version and it became an on-line publication available at DariaMagazine.com.
Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta founded the Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2012 in order to bring to an international audience the best films and documentaries made in the world each year that do not contain gratuitous violence. To this day, Trifu serves as the festival director. Recognized as ‘the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world’, the annual event is broadcast at GlobalNonviolentFilmFestival.com. Since 2016, she is the co-host of the daily video presentations and of the awards show at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival; she is also the video editor of the 11 annual half-hour presentations and of the hour-long annual awards show that are broadcast during the event.
In 2012 Trifu produced the feature documentary Brasov: Probably the Best City in the World (dir. Bruno Pischiutta), about her home city in Romania. The documentary was shot during a span of 12 months in order to showcase the city in all four seasons. She and Bruno Pischiutta were the guests of honor at the Semana de Cine Rumano in Havana, Cuba, invited by Plenipotentiary Romanian Ambassador to Cuba, Dr. Dumitru Preda. The screening of the documentary, in world premiere, was attended by the top media and film personalities of the country and it was followed by a press conference.
In 2015 Trifu wrote an original story and a treatment for a film. The treatment was developed by Bruno Pischiutta into a motion picture screenplay. The film is part of Global Film Studio’s slate and is in development for production.
In 2021, Trifu and Pischiutta launched Global Film Studio’s streaming channel for nonviolent films available on-line at GlobalCinema.online. With Trifu at the helm of the company’s new Division, the channel grew its catalog of films to more than 200 titles in less than two years, and it continues to add new content on a weekly basis. She is the author of the company’s popular e-Newsletter that features the channel’s new releases and is sent weekly to +20,000 subscribers.
A fine-artist at heart, Trifu is credited with the design of many promotional and marketing materials for the company and its films, as well as with the design of the award trophies and several official posters of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.
The highly anticipated film project written and directed by Bruno Pischiutta, tentatively entitled The Trilogy, consists of three sequential major motion pictures and three documentaries. This is a Hollywood-standard major production that will see Daria Trifu wearing many hats: she will produce the six films, will direct the three documentaries and make her acting debut in one of the three features. The project is in the final stages of pre-production, it will be filmed in London, UK and in Greece, and is announced for a 2024 release that will commence with its world premiere on Global Film Studio’s streaming channel at GlobalCinema.online and will be followed with a worldwide commercial cinema release.
Daria Trifu’s other film credits include: assistant director of the feature film Maybe, that was an Official Selection at the Bahamas One World Film Festival and received The Visionary In Film Award for director Bruno Pischiutta, producer and executive producer of the documentary Bruno Pischiutta, Film Director, and executive producer of the English versions of the feature films The Comoedia and Last Encounter In Venice (dir. Bruno Pischiutta).
He is the Head of Media and Investor Relations at Global Film Studio.
William (Will) Espero is a Filipino-American born in Yokosuka, Japan at the U.S. Naval base where his father was stationed in 1960. He grew-up around the world and moved to Hawaii after graduating from Seattle University in 1982 with a degree in Business Management. He worked for Mayor Frank Fasi as the executive secretary of the Neighborhood Commission in charge of Oahu's Neighborhood Board system for 8 years.
Espero also served in the Hawaii State Legislature for 19 years, three years in the House of Representatives and 16 years in the State Senate. Senate Leadership positions he held included Senate Vice-President and Majority Floor Leader. He was also chairman of the Senate Housing Committee and the Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee. In 2018, he retired from state government, and has lived in Ewa Beach since 1989. In the state legislature, Espero was a strong supporter and advocate for culture and the arts.
In 2019, Will Espero and his partners created a series of television shows called HAWAII ON ART highlighting local Hawaii artists. He created a series titled Hawaii Cannabis TV which focused on the cannabis renaissance occurring locally in Hawaii and nationally in the United States. Espero was also a producer of an art movie titled HI ON ART filmed in Hawaii.
Espero also has a love for writing. He is a poet having published a booklet of haiku titled Sunday Haiku. A second book on poetry is slated for 2023. Espero completed his first novel in 2021 titled Passion In Paradise about politics, business, love, and a lot of drama set in the island paradise of Hawaii. The fictional tale is filled with suspense, intrigue, and mystery, and includes several social issues woven into the storylines. A sequel to the novel will be published in 2022.
Elio Dell'Unto is working in the film industry from over 30 years and he is working with Bruno Pischiutta since 1991. He traveled extensively to countries such as Canada, the USA, Japan, Ghana, Romania, Italy and Greece. Dell'Unto served as the President of the Jury of Global Nonviolent Film Festival in 2016. He attended the Hong Kong Film Market and the Montreal World Film Festival.
Elio Dell'Unto has worked on many film sets as Production Manager, Assistant Producer and Assistant Director. Today, he is a producer for Global Film Studio's films and he is a Member of the Board of Directors.
Stefano Zoccolari graduated from the Faculty of Statistics at the University of Padova and specialized in Finance at the University of Milan.
In his +20 year career in banking, he held top positions at leading Italian credit institutions: Financial Advisor (CONSOB); Banking & Financial Advisor for companies in the public and private sectors; Specialist in Asset Management; Foreign Exchange Intermediary (UIC); Trader specialized in world stocks c/o Milan Stock Exchange. In his career, Stefano Zoccolari also acted as a liquidator, director and owner of several capital corporations.
He is an avid collector and expert in ancient and modern art as well as cinema, with a predilection for international painting and New Wave.
Stefano Zoccolari is now retired and resides in Venice, Italy.
Former Plenipotentiary Romanian Ambassador to Cuba and one of Romania’s most renown historians, Dr. Dumitru Preda, PhD, is a Minister-Counsellor, Director of the DOR-MAE; former Deputy Permanent Delegate of Romania to UNESCO (Paris) from 2002; and, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in 2004 and 2006. His work in Cuba is highly regarded as the one that will help to expand cultural, economical and medical relations and collaborations between the two countries in the coming years.
Dr. Preda is the author of over 50 volumes and over 150 studies that have been published internationally. In 2002 he received the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diploma of Merit for his “outstanding contribution to the diplomatic activities".
Fadi Karam serves as Vice President - Marketing, Strategy & Business Development at Nestlé. He oversees marketing (communication, media, consumer centers), strategy, consumer research, direct consumer acquisition (e-commerce), partnerships and analytics for Nestlé Waters North America.
Prior to that, Fadi served as General Manager of Nestlé’s operations in 2 countries where he led a team of 1000 employees and a business with USD 270 million in annual revenues. Previously, he held management positions at Procter & Gamble and Microsoft.
Fadi also serves as an Advisory Board Member for CMO Council and as an advisor and mentor at the Stanford StartX Accelerator. He is an active speaker at universities around the world on the topics of marketing and consumer behaviour.
Fadi holds a BE in Computer & Communication Engineering from Notre Dame University and an MS in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Maestro Jay Jourden is located in Atlanta, GA. He is heading the musical department of Global Film Studio and he is in charge of the composition and production of the musical scores for the company's films.
Jay “Blue Jay” Jourden is a world renowned producer and musical/vocal artist as well as an accomplished concert promoter/performer having worked on and help organize major concerts for The American Indian Movement AIM, Wounded Knee & The Longest Walk, The No Nukes Concert Series, Disaster Relief 96', The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock 1969-2009 “West Fest”, and many, many, more.
Jay is also Co-Founder of The World Freedom Project & Rock The Planet Tour, Advisor and Consultant to Earth Day Global, as well as a Board Member of Musicians & Artists For World Peace & other global activist organizations. Currently producing the International Music Video Project for “World Freedom Song (Together We Are One)” whereby musicians and artists from every country on the planet are being represented. He is organizing the music and arts world globally to create The International World Freedom Music & Arts Expo on six continents.
Fred Vanderpoel moved his film production company from Hollywood to Honolulu to write, direct and shoot his feature film Redlove - The Art and Consequence of Illusion, a Vietnam era war drama about the CIA involvement in the killing of Vietnamese President Diem. His feature documentary/docudrama Hi On Art was made with the cast and contributions of Hawaiian artists featured in the Hawaii On Art Academy TV series.
With Hawaii Senator Will Espero and executive producer Sonya Serene, they created and aired two seasons with 20 half-hour programs about artists for hionart.com. Together with artist Ruben Aira, Fred Vanderpoel has created and directed the Masterclass series Carving: The Art of Ruben Aira that is streaming on GlobalCinema.online here: Part 1 - Beginner Level and Part 2 - Advanced Level.
With his new audiobook Changing Minds by Vanderpoel, Fred has leveraged his forty year expertise in branding, marketing and consulting for international top agencies and their clients, earning numerous awards in the process, including Clios for Copywriting and Advertising. Changing Minds by Vanderpoel shares advertising strategies and the use of psychology, psychographics, linguistic programming, preferences, modalities, typology, conditioning, attitudes, eye movements and positioning.
36 films from 15 countries are competing at the 12th Global Nonviolent Film Festival. Watch the films, their trailers and the Daily Video Presentations until October 15. The awards are presented on October 9.