Amazon Studios has revealed its first Italian original film, the young adult comedy “Anni da cane” (Dog Years), directed by Fabio Mollo. Written by Mary Stella Brugiati and Alessandro Bosi, and produced by Notorious Pictures, the movie has just started production and will be launched exclusively on Amazon Prime Video this autumn in 240 countries and territories across the world.
“Anni da cane” tells the story of Stella, a clumsy, cynical, imaginative and tormented teenage girl. After a life-changing car accident involving a dog, she convinces herself she must count her age in dog years: one year of her life counts for seven, and now that she’s turning sixteen, she is a centennial. For this reason, Stella thinks she has not much time left to live and pens a bucket list of all the things she would like to achieve before she dies.
“Anni da cane” will add to several announced scripted Amazon Studios shows currently in production in Italy, including “Bang Bang Baby,” “Everybody Loves Diamonds” and “Vita da Carlo”.
Nicole Morganti, Head of Italian Originals at Amazon Studios, described the film as an important milestone for Amazon Studios in the country. “We are excited to kick off our movie production with a prestigious partner such as Notorious Pictures and a creative team of young, talented filmmakers. With the invaluable support of this amazing crew, we will offer viewers a wholly different story filled with comedy, tenderness and sensitivity that will speak directly to our younger audiences in their own language,” she said.