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THE ITALIAN​​ has been summoned to England to kill a banker who’s stolen from the mob, the only family he’s ever known. He owes his life.

THE BANKER​​ stole to provide for the son he’ll never live to see grow up. He owes a lot of money.

THE BOSS ​​raised The Italian from boyhood, training him in the ways of ​Lupara Bianca​. He’s owed some loyalty.

THE GIRL​​ grew up without a Mother, lost to the sins of her Father. She’s owed her revenge. Everyone owes something...

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ARTICHOKE plays out in three key locations;

MASSIMO's, the restaurant front for the British arm of a mafia family;

A run-down house used as a hide out;

The picturesque countryside of the Italian Alps.

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Francesco
Tribuzio

Jet
Summan

Vincenzo
Nicoli

Sophie
Canare

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ARTICHOKE was created by a great team of professionals some of whom are listed above and below.

Click on a name to find out more about the individual involved.

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ENZO - The Italian

Francesco Tribuzio
is an Italian actor who graduated from the AFTT in Sydney, Australia. His credits include The Toymaker and Werewolves of The Third Reich.

ARTICHOKE is his second collaboration with Director Fernando A. Maffei and TestaRossaProductions.

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ARJUN - The Banker

Jet Summan
is a British film, television and theatre actor.

Jet has appeared in television dramas Holby City, Home Time, Doctors and Birds Of A Feather, playing the regular role of Zak in the popular BBC radio soap Silver Street for many years.

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MASSIMO - The Boss

Vincenzo Nicoli
is a British-Italian actor who played Jude in the 1992 film Alien3 .

Other notable films Nicoli has appeared in include The Dark Knight (2008), Leap Year (2010) and Captain Phillips (2013). Nicoli has also enjoyed an extensive and distinguished career in British television.

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ANNA - The Girl

Sophie Canare
is a Bulgarian born, Birmingham based actress and model.

Having starred in several short films and produced her own short 'Lethal Fate', ARTICHOKE is her feature film acting debut.

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DIRECTOR

Fernando A. Maffei
is a Worcester-born director and writer known for his acclaimed short films The Taxi and Who's There. ARTICHOKE is his debut feature film.

In 2014 Fernando launched the Film production company Chilli Rose Productions, with a plan to bring high concept film to the Midlands.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WRITER / EDITOR

Lawrence Donello
wrote the original story, influenced by his Italian heritage and the real-life story of an Mafia hitman discovered living in hiding in England.

Having worked with BAFTA and AFI winning directors, he used his experience to cut the film.

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER

Mellissa Donello
adapted the story into a taut screenplay.

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DIRECTOR OF PHOTGRAPHY

Lisa Muzzulini
is a Berlin based cinematographer.

Lisa has shot two feature films as cinematographer; Grand Gesture , which has been nominated for a production award from Saatchi & Saatchi at the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and now ARTICHOKE.

Fernando
A. Maffei

Lawrence
Donello

Mellissa
Donello

Lisa
Muzzulini

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ARTICHOKE is a fresh new take on the Mafia vengeance genre. Shot in the winter of 2017, this fully independent feature combines an international cast with the best of local talent and cinema stalwart Vincenzo Nicoli (Alien 3, The Dark Knight) to create an original and suspenseful film, shot in the beautiful market town of Worcester UK and the Italian Alps.