Global Film Studio’s commitment to social responsibilities has been a key factor in choosing to invest in the production of nonviolent and socially conscious films and media enterprises.
Global Film Studio invests in, markets and distributes nonviolent, ethical and socially conscious entertainment in dramatic format and it remains committed to fostering the production of films that raise the attention of today’s society as well as of world leaders on subjects and social issues of our time.
The Company also invests in the creation of Film Schools and Film Academies that offer training courses in the main areas of production (acting, directing, screenplay writing and producing) to young and aspiring filmmakers. For three consecutive years (2012, 2013 and 2014), Global Film Studio financed the International Film Workshops program of Bruno Pischiutta that were held in Brasov, Romania. The Workshops program was so successful that it actually attracted participants from several countries such as Germany, Serbia, Russia, South Africa and even the United States.
Global Film Studio’s executive team members come from a long history of involvement and/or initiation of socially conscious enterprises.
For example, in May 2005, Bruno Pischiutta and Daria Trifu created a film training program in West Africa. They opened the ‘Toronto Pictures Film Academy of Ghana’ and they financed it for over two years. Consequentially 150 young talented filmmakers were trained during that time and, today, the Academy continues operations and it self-sustains its costs by producing in-house films that are subsequently sold worldwide. Over 70 percent of all talent trained at the Academy are employed by producers, production companies, TV stations and radio networks in West Africa, on a constant basis. Additionally, most of these talent have been employed by and trained on set of the professional, 35 mm, Hollywood standard feature film PUNCTURED HOPE.
The village where the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE was shot is located on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. The Company’s commitment to this village reaches decades into the future and represents the ongoing investment of capital and human resources.
Global Film Studio is donating 10%* of the Profit of PUNCTURED HOPE to this village. The long-term goals include the construction of a school staffed with a full-time teacher, the construction of a small hospital with a full-time doctor and nurses, and the development of a utilities infrastructure enabling residents to access power and clean, safe water. Global Film Studio has set this donation as an example for other film production companies in the world that could elect to follow the same system when filming on location in areas in need. This example has already been partially followed by other film companies.
*10% of the Profit: It refers to 10% from the Producer’s share of the profit after investor(s) recoup their investment and after taxes for a period of 3 (three) years from the first date of the release of the Picture.
Global Film Studio also invests in the education of its talent. A recent example is the payment of a six months English language intensive Oxford System course for a young Romanian talent who was a member of the Agency and an actor in two upcoming feature films.
Global Film Studio, and the companies it invests in, are committed to:
• investing in the creation of film academies/schools/international workshops;
• investing in talent education (English language schools or other educational programs);
• investing in programs that train young film talent for free.
• investing in/distributing nonviolent films;
• investing in/distributing media content that is based on social issues of our time.
“We want the rights of women and children to be respected. We want to fight intellectual pollution, stupidity, racism and discrimination. We want to show that nonviolent films can be commercially viable and can contribute to achieving a better world. We want to win the fight against ignorance and bigotry. We want to use the art of film as a weapon in order to improve the viewers’ lifestyle and to advance their mentality thereby enhancing their life experience and introducing the reflection about major social problems that anguish our world today through positive thinking.
Our CAUSE is driven by high ideals and it is more important than anyone of us.
It is a new world; it is time for a new morality! It is time to put the important things first. We are working for our CAUSE through the medium of film because we are filmmakers. Film is our way of expressing ourselves and we take into consideration the fact that our films will live on after us: they will become our legacy.”
Maestro Bruno Pischiutta
Film Director, Chairman of the Board
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.