JOSEI (“woman” in Japanese) was founded in 2011 by film professionals Barbara Bruni, Manila Mazzarini and Silvia Ricciardi. Having met over the course of their respective careers, they joined forces to produce l’Ultimafoglia (The Last Leaf) the first feature film by Leonardo Frosina, currently in postproduction.
The key activities of the company are cinema, new media and documentary production. Josei aims to produce low budget films and documentaries by emerging talent without compromising on quality, to expand its ties to foreign productions who wish to coproduce or shoot in Italy, and increase its production of web-based content.
Our focus lies in creating projects that show things from a different perspective, that entertain and surprise, mixing genres and challenging the spectator.
Recent completed works:
HOGAN A/W 2012- 2013 campaign– production services for the photoshoot in Cinecittà by photographer Alexei Hay starring Stephen Dorff ( Somewhere by Sofia Coppola).
SPRING SUMMER –Coproduced with Kemball Lindquist Films Ltd (UK) shot in April 2012 in Positano, first short film by renowned fashion photographer John Lindquist. Starring Delfine Bafort (Promises Written in Water by Vincent Gallo). To be distributed online on Vogue.com the Times Style, Dazed & Confused, The Evening Standard.
L’ULTIMA FOGLIA – feature film by Leonardo Frosina shot in Rome. Release date: 20th October 2013. Main cast: Fabrizio Ferracane (Il Capo dei Capi, Il Segreto dell’Acqua), Giorgia Cardaci (Camera Cafe, Io, loro e Lara by Carlo Verdone), Kristina Cepraga (Gianni e le Donne by Gianni Di Gregorio), Alfio Sorbello (Baaria by Giuseppe Tornatore, Hai Paura del Buio by Massimo Coppola)