Screenwriters Peter Birro (438 Days, Waltz For Monica) and Christina Birro (journalist, producer and host of the Pop Culture Confidential podcast) are now in development on feature film Elda & Amelia, based on the life of Swedish publishing legend Amelia Adamo and her mother Elda.
The Birros are writing the script now and Naima Abed and Emilie Georges (The True History Of The Kelly Gang, Call Me By Your Name) are on board as associate producers and partners in the creative development of the project. The Birros will co-produce and are currently meeting with potential international partners. No director or lead producer is on board yet.
Film - Italy - Sweden - Screenplay - Lives
The film will be set in Italy and Sweden, and the non-linear screenplay will explore their lives in two worlds; the working class mother who fled Italy with her young daughter to move to Sweden, where she worked as a maid; and her fiercely independent daughter who grew up to be a...