CinderellaCinderella is a timeless classic to which we are going to bring a modern spin, while keeping firmly in mind the love and care the source material requires. Our story will unfold in mid-1950’s Rome, a giddy time of renewal for the city, filled with romanticism and spanning the threshold between our modern world and that of the past. We will treat our tale with familiar elements that will at once be recognizable to our audience, at the same time presenting them a visual style that will excite and enthrall – while also keeping it firmly rooted in romance and its magic. The first post-WWII decade in Rome was an exciting time of rebirth for a city and people who had weathered many a storm. Similar to Cinderella – who, faced with brutal adversity, discovers her destiny and finds true love – the mid-50’s were a time when not only Rome, but also the world at large, embraced a renewed prosperity and lust for life. Although the famous film, La Dolce Vita (The Good Life) was a few years away – Romans had already coined the phrase. It was a time when TV was making a strong emergence and would grow into a worldwide phenomenon, revolutionizing the culture. ‘The paparazzo’ (an Italian invention) was catching the glamour of celebrities and excitement of new wealth that were sweeping Rome. Using references such as Pretty Woman to find a strong modern take to our story, a visual style that will pay homage to Baz Lurhman’s Moulin Rouge, and the sheer romanticism of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – our Cinderella will be infused with a romantic drive, a rich canvas on which our tale will unfold, and enough twists and turns to keep the audience truly entertained.