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About this project

My name is Giovanni Tartaglia, I am an independent writer/director working on a new exciting project! I have written a screenplay on the life of Al Capone, and how he became one of the most notorious gangsters in the world. The story begins when he is a young teen.

Once completed, this short film will be submitted to major festivals around the world used as a pitch to executives for potential full length FEATURE release! The film will show a side of Alphonse "Al" Capone never before seen on screen.

The world needs a CLASSIC Al Capone film!

SYNOPSYS:
The life of a young Italian boy who grew up to be the most notorious mob boss the world has ever known at only age 26, in Chicago 1920's prohibition era.

ABOUT THE WRITER/DIRECTOR:

I was also born and raised in Naples (Italy), just like Al Capone's family. I moved to the United States in 1994, at the age of 8. My passion for filmmaking began in my early teens, making short films with friends. Upon graduating high school, I went on to pursue my studies at The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS). In 2008, I received an Associate of Science in Film Production. 

The funds received in this campaign will be used for:

- PERMITS & LOCATIONS
- EQUIPMENT RENTAL
- WARDROBE & COSTUMES
- MAKE-UP
- PROPS (Guns, knives, weapons)
- MEALS FOR CAST & CREW
- ADVERTISING
- FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FEES

Essential elements for film will include 1920s style clothing, buildings, automobiles and weapons.

Various films and tv shows have been made attempting to tell the story of Al Capone, but none really tell the in-depth detailed story of the man who became the notorious Chicago organized crime boss at only age 26. Most famously known are The Untouchables, or the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

I want to make a classic film that will revolutionize the character and his legacy. Similar to how Batman was revolutionized in Christopher Nolan's the "Dark Knight" trilogy, showing a more mysterious, bold and raw portrayal of the character. The story will follow Al Capone's life up close and personal, from his childhood to becoming affiliated in the organized crime world. Although he was known to be a ruthless gangster people around loved him and respected him for his generosity and kindness.

One day, when he was a young teenager, he witnessed a teen steal a washboard from an elderly neighbor. He then gathered his crew to retrieve it for her and teach the other teen a lesson. During the Great Depression, he opened the first soup kitchen of Chicago, feeding 3,000 people a day. These events will all be shown in the film. 

ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED TO HAVE THIS FILM BECOME A REALITY! Thank you!

WEBSITE: www.giovannitartaglia.com
INSTAGRAM: @Italianfilmaker
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/italianfilmaker

Risks and challenges

Since this story will take place in 1920s Chicago, the most challenging part will be to find locations, costumes, weapons and cars from that era to be used in the film.

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