International film producer, Giorgia Lo Savio, is the co-founder of The Alacran Group (incorporating Alacran Pictures, Alacran Records, Alacran Live and The Alacran Foundation), she is also the founder of her own production company Jinga Pictures.
She has worked across all aspects of the film industry in the UK and US for over 20 years, most recently as executive producer of the latest Terry Gilliam film, ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ which was the official closing film of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Giorgia grew up in Italy and moved to the UK in 1990 and began her film career at independent studio FilmFour, where she worked for six years in publicity, development, production and international sales. In 2003 she set up the UK distribution company Verve Pictures and in 2004 she launched her film production company Jinga Pictures.
Her first production was the acclaimed ‘Only When I Dance’ which was shot in Brazil, Switzerland, and The USA. The feature-length documentary was commissioned by Channel 4, Arte France and NPS TV in the Netherlands. It was the winner of the former UK Film Council Development Fund and The Tribeca Gucci Fund. The documentary premiered in competition at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and was screened at major festivals around the world before a worldwide theatrical release.
In 2013 she co-produced ‘The Awakening of the Soul’, directed by Venezuelan director Rosana Matecki.
Also in 2013 she produced her first music show for Diego Amador and has since overseen the launch of his album (with Alacran Records) and his world tour. In 2016, she began to produce music videos with Jinga Pictures. The first, filmed in Detroit, was directed by Amy Gilliam with the director of photography Nicola Pecorini.
Also in 2016, she co-founded (with her sister Alessandra) the Alacran Group. With offices in London. Miami and Jamaica, the group includes Alacran Records; a record label with recording studios and a publishing arm, Alacran Pictures; a film production arm, Alacran Live; an events production arm, and the Alacran Foundation; who’s purpose is to empower young people through music and sport, so they become fulfilled and engaged members of society who can transform their own lives and their communities.
Her most recent production ‘The Oldies’ (Los Viejos) is a Jinga Pictures produced feature documentary that had its world premiere at the Guadalajara Film Festival 2018. It is currently screening at festivals around the world including the Miami Film Festival, the DC Caribbean Film Festival, Venezuela Film Festival, and the MICGenero Film Festival to name a few.
Giorgia is based in Miami and is currently producing several film projects in Latin America and The USA.
Amy Gilliam was born and raised in London and studied graphic design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She gained her first movie credit as a costume assistant on Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).
Then, Gilliam worked as a camera trainee for several pictures, including working with award-winning director of photography Roger Pratt on Neil Jordan’s The End of the Affair (1999), 102 Dalmatians (2000), Chocolat (2000) and Iris (2001). Gilliam also worked for director Paul McGuigan in the camera department on Gangster No. 1 (2000).
After five years working alongside such cinematographers as Adrian Biddle, Nicola Pecorini and Peter Sova, she joined the AD team on Jan de Bont’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003), going on to work in the AD department of a variety of films, including Young Adam (2003), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).
She joined Terry Gilliam as clapper/loader on the 2000 shoot of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and decided to gain wider experience as the director’s assistant on Brothers Grimm and Tideland, fulfilling a similar role with Katja von Garnier on Blood and Chocolate (2007).
Her first film credit as a producer came with Infinity Features’ 2008 release Push (2009), directed by McGuigan. Amy Gilliam then produced The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (2009), before working on The Zero Theorem (2013), and the many attempts to shoot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Amy’s directorial debut was in 2016 for the music video Soy de las 3000, the new single by Spanish artist Diego Amador, shot in Detroit.