Mompracem was born during an encounter between Antonio e Marco Manetti, in art the Manetti bros, the producer Carlo Macchitella and the German colossus Beta Film. What bonds the group is their big passion for the cinema.
Among the main objectives, is the one to give space to the emerging directors, developing projects that have both entertainment and quality.
The main characteristic of the Mompracem is the dynamic production, a genuine workshop of ideas, that operates and works outside the most canonical scheme, without losing sight of the main objective: the quality of entertainment.
Brothers in life and adventure partners professionally, Marco and Antonio Manetti form the cinematographic partnership of Manetti bros.
Both directors and screenwriters, debut in 1995 with Consegna a Domicilio, an episode of the film DeGenerazione.
In 2000 came out in the theatres Zora la vampira (with Carlo Verdone e Micaela Ramazotti), followed by Piano 17 (with Giampaolo Morelli) Paura 3D (with Francesca Cuttica e Peppe Servillo) and L’arrivo di Wang (with Francesca Cuttica and Ennio Fantastichini).
In 2013 with the film Song ‘e Napule (with Alessandro Roja, Giampaolo Morelli and Serena Rossi) they received unanimous consent by the critics and public.
Engaged also with the television direction, the two brothers direct, among others, the cult series L’ispettore Coliandro.
Being active also in the production destined to the web, they have directed over one hundred videoclips for some of the most known faces of the Italian music.
Carlo Macchitella (Florence, 1952), already a Constitutional Law professor at the university of Florence, he has been for thirty years as an executive of Rai, where he covered various roles. In the eighties and nineties he has been a director for Cinecittà and the Luce Institute. In 1999 he was nominated general director of Rai Cinema and chairman of 01 Distribution to whose conception, planning and organisation has participated in first person. From 2008 he is an independent producer.
Among the films produced by him “La pecora nera” (by and with Ascanio Celestini, 2010), “Passione” (by and with John Turturro, 2011), “La fine è il mio inizio” (by Jo Baier, 2011), “Studio illegale” (by Umberto Cartenì, 2011), “La gente che sta bene” (by Francesco Patierno, 2013), “Ammore e malavita” (by Manetti Bros, winner of the David of Donatello as the best film of 2017), “The end – l’inferno fuori” (by Daniele Misischia, 2017), “Tutte le mie notti” (by Manfredi Lucibello, 2018), “Letto n.6” (by Milena Cocozza, 2018) and several documentaries including “20 anni” (by Giovanna Gagliardo, 2011) and “Lettera al Presidente” (by Marco Santarelli, 2013).
It’s currently in the pre-production phase with the next film of Manetti bros, “Diabolik”.
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