Kotipizza TV commercial
With this commercial, the Producer Ville Salminen wanted to evoke a rural Italian past, with a typical old-fashioned pizzeria in a medieval village. We found the perfect location, a picturesque Tuscan village and a great pizzeria with a wood-fired stove. The talent consisted of 3 actors and 50 extras, all recruited locally, and their costumes which were organized by a higly professional stylist. Hair and make-up was also done by a very experienced local hair and make-up artist. We put together a highly professional Italian TV crew and organized equipment hire for all the lighting and grip gear. As their production manager, our function was to manage the budget, and come up with creative solutions. For example, the scenes set in an airplane were filmed in a coach, and the scene with the principal actor in Finland, was green-screened in a local studio.
We organized all logistics, crew transportation, accommodation and translation as well as contracts for the actors.