Luca Miniero’s Un boss in salotto
by Camillo de Marco
- The Italian director films a new comedy on different life models, simultaneously launching the experiment of broadcasting life on set through live streaming
Shooting for Un boss in salotto, Luca Miniero’s (photo)latest film, is in its last few days. After the huge success of Welcome to the South [+see also:
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The film, produced by Cattleya in partnership with Warner Bros Italy, was filmed between Bolzano, Bressanone, San Candido and Rome and will be distributed by Warner next year. Un boss in salotto was the first Italian film to live stream from the set, an innovative experiment which meant the public had access to filming live for the first time, showing scenes being prepared, shooting, and the director as well as the actors’ work. The film can be followed on Facebook, Vine and Twitter through hashtag #setminiero.
(Translated from Italian)