PRODUCTION STAGE: Development
RELEASE DATE: Early fall of 2019
GENRE: Drama, Music
WRITERS: Rudy Barichello, Eric Bérard, James Murray
DIRECTOR: Francesco Giannini
PRODUCERS: Tamara Dupuis, Francesco Giannini
A 17-year old orphan with nothing but raw talent and a violin learns about life and who he can trust, when gangsters become his only family.
Concerto tells the story of Jim, an orphaned teenager with vast musical potential, who is trying to make it as a street performer. Jim's grandfather, who was his musical mentor, left him with two things, his violin and the simple truth that "the instrument doesn't make the musician". Yet, it is the violin that Jim holds onto, as if it were all that he has left of his grandfather. Trying to play on the streets of Montreal, Quebec, Jim and his violin attract the attention of Sammy, an old former jazz musician, who now runs a restaurant owned by the Mob. Sammy becomes torn between his growing affection for Jim and his growing belief that the violin might be worth even more than Jim's musical talents. Eddie, the owner of the restaurant, just sees in Jim another pawn in his production line that needs to be managed whether it be as a musician or one of his runners. Throughout this turmoil adventure, Jim finds a new friend of the same age who he grows truly fond of. Her name is Gaïa, Sammy's niece from Italy, who waits tables in the restaurant, and struggles to learn French and English. Caught in this brutal world of self-interest and self-revelation, Jim must grow up fast and remain true to himself or lose not just his violin but his passion for music.
The huge success of films such as La La Land, Whiplash and Baby Driver proves that the audiences are hungry for musical films. We are currently discussing with a casting agency to attach an A-list star for one of the lead roles and we've garnered attention from national distribution companies to develop the project with them and ensure the immense success that this film deserves. This art film is the perfect contender for festivals and we aim to have it's worldwide release at the Toronto International film Festival of 2019.