A new film 'From Ithaca With Love - The Odyssey' to be shot in Sardinia.
From the producers European Drama Network - Why Sardinia?
The reasons for choosing to make this film in Sardinia are multiple.
Although this is the story of the Greek Odysseus return to his island home from the Trojan War for most of his journey his adrift in the Mediterranean Sea far from everything he knows. Therefore it makes sense to film in Sardinia with Stintino as the key location particularly as the coastline around Stintino also offers a variety of different setting from the spectacular beaches and blue water to rocks, cliffs and secluded tree lined bays.
Sardinia also has a music tradition that directly links to Ancient Greece and The Odyssey. The pipes played by Luigi Lai are a descendent of the double-pipe auloi, the sounds that is said to have accompanied the devotees of Dionysus in their ecstatic dances.
Sassari is the home of the director Malachi Bogdanov. The producer Simon Woods, spent a number of years visiting Sassari, including submitting a short film to the first Sardinian Film Festival, before living here for six months during the making of The Mandrake Root. The support from local production company Bencast, theatre companies, the Commune, the business and the people of the city made the making of The Mandrake Root a fantastic experience.
Sardinia has a wealth of talent that we can draw on to make this film. It has the infrastructure we need to accommodate an international cast and crew. We also hope to edit both the film and the sound here, working with companies already here.
Importantly Sardinia has a rich and individual culture that makes it a place where you want to spend time.