Creativity deserves to be given a chance, that’s the motto of the “Company Of Arts / The Dreambuster” srl
( aka COA/ The Dreambuster srl ) founded as an Independent Production Company on the 21st June 2005, with the aim to produce European Feature
Films and Television, with a second branch in Paris, France, while maintaining its Head Office in Rome.
The COA has collaborated throughout the years not only in Film Development, but also in the Financial Construction of productions outside the company itself. The Distribution relationships are coordinated through American and German Companies.
COA’s mission is “Get people working for a time that works”.
Moreover the Company has been a Creativity Incubator throughout the years, having received many subjects, treatments and screenplays that had been developed as TV movies, as well as Films for the European Market.
Dimitri Foresta is the Line Producer of the COA/The Dreambuster, in Paris.
Born in 1972 in Paris, of Italian origins, he graduated as Master of Arts (photography and graphic design), in addition to attending the School of Cinematic Techniques where he obtained the State Diploma in ’92.
In the 90’s he participated in many commercials, also with Italian agencies, mainly in Milan, coordinating the production side of several campaigns, for Fiat, Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Ferrero, Cinzano, Piaggio, Bulgari, Audi.
He began his career in film as Location Manager in 1995 for the film “007 Golden Eye”, and many followed, including “Jean of Arc”, “Ronin”, “Forever Picasso”, “Maximum Risk”, “Double Team”, where he worked directly with the Producers.
In 2002 he founded his own company as Executive Producer, the “Ready to Shoot”, developing and producing more than 50 films and commercials.
For COA/The Dreambuster, he has participated in the preparation of the film "DEAUVILLE" on French territory, focalizing the locations on Deauville (Normandy) and Paris, participating in addition to Line Producer, in the choice and coordination of various productive elements identified by the same Production.
He officially is the Line Producer for COA, not only for “Deauville” but also for other productions that will be made in France.
For COA/The Dreambuster, he is the Production Manager in the Television Format “ILARIA'S PORTRAIT”.
Coming from a film-maker family, he breathed the dust of the sets as a child and began his career as Inspector of Production for NBC in 1981 with the TV series “Anno Domini”, then as Head of the Edition Department at “International Film Production” of Los Angeles, from 1983 to 1986.
Among the films for which he has been Unit Producer, we can highlight in 1987 “Karate Warrior”, “Colpo di Stato”, “Thunder III”, “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” and “Caruso Paskoski”.
In 1988 he was Line Producer for the film “Metamorphosis”, but, in the following year, he was Production Supervisor for the Italian serial “Michelangelo” for RAI TV and Production Manager for the serial “The Golden Years”
In the 90’s he worked for “The Fourth King”, “The Fifteenth Epistle”, “Desert of Fire” and “I’m going, and I’m coming back”. Other works he made as Production Manager along the years are: “Capri 2”, “Aldo Moro”, “Boris”, “Max e Tux”, “Ma il Portiere non c'è mai”, “The House of Geraniums”, “David Copperfield”, “The Bandit and the Champion”.
Recently, he organized as Production Manager the documentaries titled “Vatican Museums” with the direction of Maria Amata Calò (2015) and “Bici Bicitalia” directed by Stefano Gabriele (2014).
At present he is working, always as Production Manager, in the film “My Father Jack”, directed by Tonino Zangardi.
For COA/The Dreambuster, Costantino Ladisa is producing some arrangements for the soundtrack of the European Film “DEAUVILLE” (in preparation).
Costantino Ladisa, born in Bari (Puglia), but Roman by adoption, together with his work in RAI, he attended the Faculty of Literature specializing in Show Business (History and Criticism of Cinema). His passion for music led him to study guitar, and then sax became his main instrument. As a matter of fact, from 1994 he has been playing in the band “Adika Pongo”, with live and studio appearances and with various artists, among whom Mike Francis and Alessandro Colombini (Producer of Venditti, Zarrillo and others).
In 1997 in New York, for the prestigious Jazz Label GRP, we worked on the Mix of his own work with “Adika Pongo” which involved the participation of the famous guitarist Steve Khan. Many musical collaborations in the space of 20 years from Mike Francis to Lionel Richie, to Norma Jean Wright and Lucy Martin (ex musical group “Chic”), from Robbie Dupree to Paul Jackson (memorable Herbie Hancock’s bassist). Also active in the field of journalism: he collaborated for the Cinema magazine “Acting News” (considered the most prestigious Cinema magazine for show-biz people) and for the new “Jazz Magazine”. Thanks to his knowledge of this particular field, he worked for the RAI Satellite Channel RaiSatShow, presenting Jazz videos and Soul concerts as a music reviewer. He attended some of the “lectures” about Television and Technology at the Faculty of Sociology at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome.
The world of Advertising also entered his professional life. He created some jingles for important commercials, such as “Carte D’Or” (Algida) “Sofficini” (Findus) “Bruschetteria” (Bertolli group).
In December 2000 he became the creator, author, and host of a TV broadcast on the Satellite Channel “eVision” entitled “Around the Sound” (13 episodes). He wrote and arranged the music for the documentary “Ne Pas Mourir”, Roma Doc Fest’s winner in 2003.
Afterwards he wrote, with Alessandro Benedetti, the original soundtrack for the film by Paolo Genovese and Luca Minieri “No voice mail message”, delivered on Italian screens in May 2005, starring Carlo delle Piane, Valerio Mastandrea, Pierfrancesco Favino and Anna Falchi.
In 2015 he made as producer and co-author the music for the documentary “Roxanne Lowitt”, based on the New York’s famous photographer. For some time his has been engaged with “Da Nu Jazz 4et” (another group he founded) in many concerts as well as with “Adika Pongo”. He is working on the second Adika Pongo’s CD: their first one, “Groovin’ Up!” of which he was also the co-producer, had a worldwide distribution under the English Soul Label “Expansion Records”. In Italy the album was released by the Family Affair. “Groovin’ Up!” was present for 8 weeks in UK Top 30 Soul Chart (ranked fifth).
For COA The Dreambuster, he collaborated, in 2010, as music critic and historic researcher, in the book "VENDO RITMO"(“Rhythm for sale”) released in January 2011.
Musician, radio and television anchorman, Carlo Posio was born in Mantua.
His decades of experience in the entertainment field led him to expand in many branches of the Show-biz and News, Radio, Television, Live entertainment, Music (both as a pianist and as expert and critic), theatre, advertising, dubbing, sound-design.
Well beloved as jazz pianist, he has been the Italian Songs History researcher for years. In fact, from 1996 non-stop until its closing down in 2011, he hosted for Radio RAI Italia “Notturno Italiano”, a 5 hours daily live show about Italian music, personally carrying out even the restoration of music rarities. He commented, of course, these records during the several episodes. He is a great expert and passionate collector of Italian songs, above all, the lesser known productions in the 40’s and 50’s. He has been the Artistic Consultant for IMAIE and still is the Consultant and contributor to magazines and publishing issues: one of them is “Musica Leggera”, a monthly, published by Coniglio.
He also took part - as Music reviewer- on the book “VENDO RITMO”, the official biography of Natalino Otto(by Silvia C.Sandon).
In 2014 he was Historical Consultant and Researcher of television footage “Emozioni”, aired on RAI 2 TV.
For COA The Dreambuster between 2011 and 2012, she was responsible of the historical research for the screenplay “White Russians”.
Maria Antonietta Fontana, was born in Rome in 1959 and has lived in Italy for a large part of her life, although she worked for a long time in the United States, Russia, and South Africa. After Classical studies, she specialized in Political Science, with special attention to Russian (and Soviet) world in all its aspects, law, literature, music, cinema, civilization at large.
Fluent in English, French, Russian, with excellent knowledge of Latin and ancient Greek. Freelance journalist, writer, translator and musician, she particularly appreciates Terenzio’s saying: “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto”, in the sense of nurturing a full empathy towards all humans of every culture, faith or political creed.
For COA/The Dreambuster, she wrote the first draft of the treatment "WHITE RUSSIANS", bringing different elements
and creative writing to the script. She also handled the final version.
Alessandra Caneva, writer, author of essays on Television and Communication, Consultant to various television dramas (in particular for “Lux Vide”) literary artistic Consultant for RAI Fiction and University Professor of creative writing. Among the works she made: “Callas and Onassis”, “Coco Chanel”, “Don Matteo” (from 1st to 8th series) “Chiara e Francesco”, “Enrico Mattei”, “Fatima”, “Che Dio ci aiuti”, “Ho sposato uno sbirro”, “Paolo VI”, “S. Agostino”, “Soraya”, “Atelier Fontana”, “Uno di noi”, “La dama velata”.
For Titania Film, she carried out the historical/editorial consultancy of the film “Bakita”.
She has several novels published:
For COA The Dreambuster, Mauro Martini Raccasi, between 2005 and 2006, was the Supervisor of a script developed from his book “HAGGARD CODE”.
Mauro is actually a narrator, screenwriter and journalist. His training includes a degree in Business Administration with working experience for Swedish and German Multinationals.
As a journalist, he has worked for several publications since 1979: in particular the “Corriere della Sera” and “Gazzetta di Parma”. He was Editor in Chief for a monthly owned by the Odeon TV Syndication. After that, he was Cultural Consultant for different headings on the Web.
He held the role of Press Manager in the film industry (“22 September”) and Television (Digitalsquad Video and TV-Arte, France) and in the Editorial field, (dozens of different publishers). He has signed several journalistic contributions in many books. Author of over a dozen novels and books: from Action-Thrillers to the historical series of Celts and Vikings, from Children’s books, to Industrial and Sporting Biographies, to the writing of short stories. He has been published by Mondadori-Piemme Milan, Il Sole 24 Ore Milan, Agostini Novara, ELI-La Spiga Milano, Asengard-il Castello Milano and by business customers. He has been the screen player for Independent Cinema Production Companies, “Set 22”, “Parma”, and for “MOTION TV Ante Time”, in Paris. Following this, he also worked for FACT TV UK and Millstream UK. He also teaches in a school of creative writing. Mauro is part of some literary juries.
To COA/The Dreambuster in 2014, he submitted a subject for a film called "TRACES OF LOVE". The screenplay is being written.
Giulio Maria Granati (alias of Gianfranco Volpintesta) is proud of his profession as an architect. He chose to do this job as a child, unwittingly or not. In the beginning, he designed animals, comics and cartoon’s heroes on white paper. Later, he worked on a 20 inches black screen, designing apartments, libraries, or trendy small objects. In recent years, this energy drove him to write stories, coming out from personal experiences with a certain preference in Detective stories.
Giulio Bassi, born in Bergamo, is an Accountant and he is the historic Advisor for the COA.
Recently, discovering a very precise creative drive as a Photographer, (he has his own website) and as Art Director, he has taken care of all the presentations and pamphlets of COA’s Cinema and TV projects.