Gunther, the world’s richest dog, buys Nicolas Cage’s private island in the Bahamas

Following the worldwide success of Gunther’s Millions on Netflix, the Gunther Trust’s projects and investments continue: in fact, the webseries concludes with a coming soon by Prof. Mian and Carla to one of Gunther’s formerly owned properties in the Bahamas. The island called Leaf Cay, a private island owned by Nicolas Cage, in addition to diversifying Gunther’s resources, will become an animal welfare center. What does this have to do with me? Obviously I will be in charge of all communication activities. See you on Netflix.

An incredible story broadcast on Netflix

Netflix’s new series, Gunther’s Millions, is unlike any other. Its singular subject matter keeps viewers glued to the screen as they wonder, “Can it get any crazier than this?” And it does.

Images of crowds of fans, world press, celebrity relationships, mega-yachts, supercars, “free love” nightclubs, cult bands, soccer teams, pop star Madonna’s Miami mansion, and, most intriguingly, a 30-year research project on happiness flow by.

Surprisingly, this is only the tip of the iceberg, because Gunther’s story is by no means over.

Gunther’s Millions: sequel kicks off with island in the Bahamas

With the purchase of Nicolas Cage’s paradisiacal island, Mian and the Gunther Trust intend to continue scientific research on happiness, social experiments, and initiatives for the welfare of people and animals, as well as to contribute to the diversification of Gunther’s estate.

What many people don’t know is that as the Gunther Group’s communications consultant, I was the one who presented the island’s strategic plan directly to the professor two years ago. The one that is now turning into reality.

As the custodian of Gunther and his legacy, Dr. Mian in addition to the island in the Bahamas, has now thrown himself headlong into the development of an unprecedented NFT collection that follows the wave of the series, titling it precisely “Gunther’s Rich Dog Collection.”

But the new projects do not end there. In fact, I have received the green light for investments in sports. Motta di Livenza right now would have many opportunities in this regard. I have also recently had proposals to take over sports clubs in the Livenza area. But I honestly think that local management is not yet ready for the entry of big capital.

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Stefano Cigana

ACTION THE BULL DAYS

Directing "Bull Days The Legend": the special technical partner edition of "LAMBORGHINI - The man behind the legend," already the 2nd movie on Apple TV USA

The biographical film titled “LAMBORGHINI – The man behind the legend” has already climbed the U.S. podium as the 2nd most viewed film on the Apple TV platform. A prestigious achievement also possible thanks to the show fueled by Bull Days on the most important day: the World Premiere at Alice nella Città, a section of the Rome Film Festival. Here we walked the Red Carpet alongside Hollywood stars. The special edition named for the occasion “Bull Days The Legend” was able to brand the world premiere of the film dedicated to Ferruccio Lamborghini with its unmistakable style. The iconic story was written and directed by Oscar winner Bobby Moresco, produced by Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Lambo Film, in executive by ILBE and Notorious Pictures. Featuring an international cast: Frank Grillo, Mira Sorvino, Gabriel Byrne, Hannah Van Der Westhuy; as well as Italian actors and talent such as Romano Reggiani, Lorenzo Viganò, rapper Clementino, Giovanni Antonacci (son of Biagio Antonacci), Fortunato Cerlino, Francesca Tizzano and Matteo Leone.

The beginning of it all: meeting master Tony Renis

How did it all come about? The first contact I had was with Tony Renis. He immediately confessed to me how great it would be to have a vintage Lamborghini outside the Rome Film Festival for the world premiere of the film “Lamborghini – The man behind the legend.” Bring just one car? I thought, it’s Bull Days or nothing. That’s where the idea of catapulting the film off the screen and organizing the tour around Rome came from. In fact, when I made my proposal to bring the film to life on the streets, it was immediately endorsed by conveying great charge and enthusiasm to everyone.
Meeting Tony Renis was therefore instrumental [as I recounted in the article preceding the event]. Amazing to be in front of a milestone in music history. I would say that in various character aspects we are very similar, and he confirmed that as well. There was an empathy, an immediate chemistry. So much so that I told him, sympathetically, that if the path continues to be this at his age I will be maybe like him. When you are very similar, there is no middle ground. With Tony Renis it was immediately white smoke. It was also the same with the ILBE staff; there was great understanding right away, given past experiences in film production. Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and the cast, on the other hand, I had the privilege of getting to know them directly on premiere night, loading them one by one into the Bull Days community lambo.
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Behind the scenes of a show that made history

Clearly the event was the emotional climax, but the real emotional whirlwind began the moment they said yes to me. This is where Bull Days The Legend began in effect. In just 15 fiery days we organized the unimaginable. The difficult part was that for this special edition we had to bring the historic cars that best represented Ferruccio’s era. After all, what would have been the point of bringing modern ones? But convincing a collector who displays the car practically in his living room, a real museum piece worth millions of euros, to load it onto a car transporter and run it on the sanpietrini of Rome was not easy at all.
Insomnia was a lot. The gathering process started from Udine crossing Italy to Rome. While all this was happening we planned press offices, communications, hospitality and the whole security part. Coordinating with the Rome Police Headquarters to develop the city roadshow in the middle of the city (and on Sunday night with the Roma-Napoli game going on). At that stage I was consumed with tension. I knew we had made it when the State Police Lamborghini drove off, acting as our convoy leader.

They passed the baton of directing to me

After that we arrived at the pickup point where we met the actors and producers. When the production team saw the Lamborghini lineup arrive, they were speechless. That’s when they passed the directing baton to me, Bobby Moresco said, “Great work!” The great strength of Bull Days is this, to be able to create unique things. Parading by seeing St. Peter’s with about 5,000 people waiting for us was indescribable. Like being an actor in the movie without having a part. It was all “good the first” and we didn’t miss a beat.

The film “LAMBORGHINI – The man behind the legend” takes to the streets

We managed to take the story off the screen, creating a real reality show of the film “LAMBORGHINI – The man behind the legend”. I felt a bit like Christof on Truman Show, doing the directing not from the moon but from planet Earth with all the issues involved. Like when at the end of the night a small battery drop wouldn’t restart a Miura. It was still a car from the 1960s-that’s how we all in tuxedos started pushing it until it started. It was quite a movie-like skit! The end credits of an absolutely memorable evening.
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I like to imagine that Ferruccio Lamborghini guided me from above

To experience so closely and firsthand such a tribute to the legendary Ferruccio Lamborghini was for me the completion of a journey that began as a child. To find myself today being one of the pillars of this event has been something so full that it is difficult to define. In your opinion, what more can I ask for?
With this film was celebrated not only the founder of a brand that produced sports cars, but the man who changed my and Italy’s imagination. In fact, those expecting a film with cars and engines will be surprised. As the title suggests, the film is very introspective and personally helped me discover more about the impetus inside Ferruccio. Making me also discover the figure of Tonino. Really understanding so many things that in the perceivable normality of the news cannot be fully comprehended.

A new milestone for Bull Days

After seven years in the business, to see the brand I created and shaped recognized as the technical partner of the world premiere of this incredible cult-movie is something indescribable. We have written a new chapter, a new level. To walk the red carpet with Hollywood stars is not something that happens every day. Our community has truly passed an evolutionary step. Reaching a pivotal point that we will find in Bull Days between now and 2025.
Bull Days‘ contribution to the success of the film was that it succeeded in conveying the spirit and passion for the bull brand and the story of Ferruccio Lamborghini around the world. By succeeding in bringing it closer to the public, bringing it to all intents and purposes to the streets. Giving new light to an epic that perhaps the collective imagination had not fully understood. Stefano Cigana

Bull Days official partner of “Lamborghini – The Legend”, a film by Oscar winner Bobby Moresco

"BULL DAYS THE LEGEND" parades on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival: it's already history

This year Bull Days has surpassed itself. Seven editions in a single year and more scheduled capable of going far beyond the roadshow concept. From the world champion ketch NZ Endeavour to the opening of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Tractor Factory. Bull Days is increasingly a widely recognized international pop phenomenon. It is these latest milestones that made the launch of the special edition “Bull Days The Legend” possible. A selection of historic Lambo cars will parade on the stage of the 17th Rome Film Festival. Accompanying on the prestigious red carpet the world premiere of Bobby Moresco’s film entitled “Lamborghini – The Legend”, a biographical film based on the legendary epic of Ferruccio Lamborghini.

Film pierces the screen: unique show that brings the Ferruccio Lamborghini myth to life

A wonderful story about a man obsessed with perfection. It goes back in time, to the fascination of an Italy that no longer exists. Starting with tractors, arriving at the birth of the ingenious cars that later became world famous. A film already ready for success directed by director Bobby Moresco, Oscar winner for the screenplay of “Crash.” Instead, the cast features Frank Grillo as Ferruccio, Mira Sorvino playing Annita, Gabriel Byrne as Enzo Ferrari, and many others. There is also Tony Renis, Lamborghini’s friend, who appears in a cameo, impersonating himself. Giovanni Antonacci, son of singer Biagio, plays the young Renis instead.
Frames from the first film about the founder of the “House of the Bull” will flow mirrored in front of the supercars of the Bull Days Community. A live, absolute show that will bring the legendary Ferruccio to life for one evening. In fact, the world premiere and the special edition signed Bull Days will be attended by many Hollywood stars, actors, celebrities and of course the cast accompanied by the Lamborghini family, the real one. A unique meeting that will see the stars in the spotlight boarding the precious bulls of our community.

Production gives Bull Days a key role

All this will be possible thanks to production, which has recognized Bull Days as an organizing team, tasked with managing the display and movement of the bull cars. Allowing us to participate firsthand in a true historic event, effectively recognizing our staff as the only ones capable of completing the mission to perfection. An important milestone, an obvious consequence of the quality of the work done and many years of experience in organizing Bull Days around the globe. A significant presence ours, during the World Premiere of the first biographical film on the legendary Ferruccio Lamborghini, as part of the “grand finale” of the Rome Film Festival. Not exactly an everyday context.

Synergy with TONY RENIS crucial: toward world premieres in Miami, Dubai and Tokyo

The spark that made this special edition blossom can be attributed first and foremost to Tony Renis, the singer and producer who gave Italian music songs like “Quando quando quando.” It was the maestro himself who chose me, firmly convinced of the impact that the Bull Days Community can make. Thus began in effect a working path with Tony Renis, stage name of the legendary maestro Elio Cesari. Working alongside him is a source of great pride for me.
For Sunday, October 23, the last day of the Rome festival, we are building a real event within the event. A super exclusive show that will further expand the network of Lamborghini collectors to stars and influencers in the entertainment industry. A total experience to touch and experience firsthand the Dolce Vita story and atmosphere filmed in the movie. So this is a relationship of considerable importance, and there is already a future projection on the table toward upcoming presentations in Miami, Dubai and Tokyo.

The Star Party after the film premiere

We conclude by returning to the upcoming Roman event, the screening of “Lamborghini – The Legend” will be followed by a super-restricted, closed-door party. A grand finale with invited top personalities of the star system and of course Tonino Lamborghini with his family. Bull Days is ready to parade in the iconic monumental setting of the Eternal City to leave an indelible mark. STAY TUNED Stefano Cigana

Road ‘n’ Leather: Matchless London dresses me in the Bull Jacket

Official tester for the historic London brand adored by Kate Moss, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Craig, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Matchless, Britain’s oldest motorcycle brand, ridden by legends such as Marlon Brando and James Dean. Since the 1950s it has been a legendary style icon. In fact, the Matchless London clothing line is an irresistible magnet for celebrities such as: Kate Moss, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Craig, Dwayne Johnson, Gerald Butler, Tom Hardy.

A tradition celebrated over the years by winning pilots, pioneers, revolutionaries, inventors, daring industrialists, all figures who knew how to fight, resist and win.

Appointed official tester of a unique product, made with experimental and futuristic materials, I will wear the high design garment during the upcoming Bull Days Serenissima. A new “wild & on the road” spirit. In perfect biker style, but this time aboard a Lamborghini.

MATCHLESS: road & leather attitude since 1899

An iconic brand, symbol of an authentic and divergent lifestyle, one of the few 19th century brands still intact. It is in fact since 1899 that the legendary motorcycles of the British company enrapture the hearts and souls of an increasingly wide audience.

A company born from a pure passion for the road and all that it represents. Freedom, directness, speed and the pleasure of discovery. An inner fire, an innate nature for non-conformism, innovation, a bold and ardent look that goes beyond rules and limits.

It all began with the attention to the safety of motorcyclists, leading the English company to put into production the first clothing designed specifically for real bikers. A line born on the road and for the road. It was the beginning of another successful company branch.

This is where Matchless’ exceptional know-how in leather processing originates. An intuition that also made it the first motorcycle manufacturer to work on rider safety. A pioneering perspective to design safe, high-performance, technical clothing, as well as capable of reflecting the link between two wheels and elegance.

Leather jackets, outdoor clothing and accessories for men and women soon joined the company’s core business on a global scale.

The balance between grit, strength and grunge effect, the perfect fit and the huge company heritage are among the main elements of the appeal that made the brand collect followers all over the world.

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ICONIC UNIVERSE: between cult movies and VIPs

An irresistible magnetism that has made many celebrities fall in love. Today Matchless’ iconic pieces are worn by public figures such as His Holiness Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, and movie stars like Dwayne Johnson, Gerald Butler, Tom Hardy and Daniel Craig.

Featuring Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Momoa, Jason Statham, James McAvoy, Bella Thorne, Bradley Cooper, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, Harrison Ford, Michelle Rodriguez.

Domino effect of this appeal: Matchless produces limited editions for the world of cinema and entertainment. In fact, it collaborates with Hollywood productions and has made numerous jackets for major films, such as: James Bond Spectre, Star Wars, The Expendables 3, Avengers 2, Batman vs Superman, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Spiderman Homecoming, Transformers The Last Knight, Fast & Furious 8, Terminator Genisys, just to name a few.

“Where There’s A Road, There’s A Matchless”

Founded in London by Henry Collier, it is now an absolute icon of ultra-elegant clothing for motorcycle enthusiasts. Between 2012 and 2013, the company was acquired by Michele and Manuele Malenotti, the two Italian brothers former owners of Belstaff, another famous brand in the industry.

Inaugurating an important advertising campaign that saw Kate Moss enter the scene as testimonial of the women’s line and Andre Van Noord in the men’s one. Luxurious leathers, exclusive and with a vintage touch. Antiqued leather biker jackets, waxed cotton garments, boots and sneakers with used effect leathers.

All immortalized by the lens of Terry Richardson, a true institution in fashion photography.

The Malenotti family is leading the legendary Matchless brand on the road to technical and high-performance fabrics. For outwear that is increasingly off-road and oriented towards the fusion of motorcycling and design.

A relaunch plan of the brand aimed at combining the classic and the tradition of Matchless with the innovation and the quality of Made in Italy.

Official Tester for Matchless: following a tradition of stars and self-made men

When you put your heart and mind into what you do, when you perfect yourself day after day to push your limits, that’s when victory becomes a simple consequence. This philosophy, espoused 100% by Matchless London, is the same one I personally cultivate.

This very important and prestigious synergy, which will enter the track for the first time at the Bull Days Serenissima on September 24-25-26, is the confirmation that my person is becoming a recognized brand.

I believe that being front-man of the Bull Days Luxury Experience has certainly played a key role in the birth of this bond. The passion for speed and for the universe of motorsport are the essential common point with the ideology of the historic British brand.

The shared creed is the active and on-the-road lifestyle. To have the courage to dare, to rebel and to reach one’s goals. This is the common essence between the brands Matchless and Stefano Cigana.

THE BULL JACKET

The Matchless R&D department, for the occasion, has created a garment specifically designed with mobility-related performance and technological features. The jacket is in fact made of a brand new sustainable nappa leather, strictly made in Italy.

The garment has the name of Bull Jacket. Inside it has a brand new lining that allows great breathability and can be used when driving Supercars and Hypercars. The garment will be available on matchlesslondon.com at Bull Days Dubai.

In addition Matchless, for the Bull Days Serenissima event, has created a brand new backpack, with the name Reflex Backpack, with details designed for mobility and reflective at night lights. It is already available online at matchlesslondon.com.

Stefano Cigana

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HOTEL EXCELSIOR: luxury between the history of cinema and the romanticism of Venice

The Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort is the Myth of Venice Lido that will also host the Bull Days Serenissima

Hotel Excelsior is an oasis of peace and relaxation that comes to life in a fairy-tale five-star luxury palace. A luxurious and iconic resort, always loved and frequented by the international jet-set. Every year the Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, transforms the rooms of the Excelsior into a film set. A legendary hotel that will also host the Bull Days Serenissima.

The red carpet destination of the Excelsior will bring Bull Days crews to immerse themselves in the multifaceted atmosphere of the Venice Lido. An oasis of tranquility and absolute glamour, an island with the flavor of Belle Époque.

A strip of land that divides the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. An idyllic place adored by poets and writers such as Thomas Mann and Lord Byron. The supercars of the Bull Days will cross landscapes with breathtaking views, among elegant Art Nouveau villas, long golden beaches and the changing colors of a rich and exciting ecosystem.

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THE EXCELSIOR: quintessence of the 7th Art

To host the luxury experience dedicated to the luxury brands, the prestigious Hotel Excelsior. A structure of great charm and Moorish architectural charm. Here contemporary luxuries sit harmoniously alongside the well-preserved splendor, with an awareness of its historical-artistic and touristic-social value.

The Venice Film Festival was based here during the first edition in 1932, which together with the opening of the summer venue of the Venice Casino, expanded the audience of the beautiful world orbiting in its halls already at the beginning of ‘900. The first edition of the festival was staged on the Tropicana terrace of the Excelsior.

A kermis entered in the chapters of the history of cinema, to which participated numerous Hollywood stars including Greta Garbo, Boris Karloff and Clark Gable.

 

Since then, movie stars, intellectuals, royalty, politicians and influential figures have stayed in the now famous resort on the Venetian Lido. Among them: Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Claudia Cardinale…

A hotel that is also a film set. In the spectacular Sala Stucchi you can still breathe in the magical atmosphere of Sergio Leone and the music of Ennio Morricone. In fact, scenes from the cult movie “Once Upon a Time in America” with Robert de Niro were filmed here.

The contemporary editions still see the traditional catwalk, at the arrival of the international stars, in the setting par excellence of the luxury Hotel Excelsior. Wonderful five-star accommodation that offers itself as a guest of the highest level for those who, getting off the boats, go towards the celebration of the cinematographic art.

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Among the Best International Hotels

The Excelsior, recognized as Best Beach Hotel at the Tatler Travel Awards 2021, offers a unique and exclusive luxury experience. The private beach equipped with elegant Cabanas, modern and striking cabanas with veranda. The sea view suites with ad hoc services such as the Suite Ambassador: a personal assistant completely dedicated to the guest.

The indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to ensure unforgettable emotions: the Elimar Beach Bar and Restaurant, the Tropicana Restaurant, the legendary Blue Bar, are the perfect places to enjoy fine food and wine experiences.

The relaxing heated swimming pool, the fitness center, the possibility of organizing unforgettable events, of practicing water sports, private helicopter flights, exclusive visits and excursions among the art and nature of the lagoon, make the Excelsior a point of reference for international hospitality.

A location of rare beauty, just minutes from Piazza San Marco.

Stefano Cigana

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THE PRIEST: the production of the 1st international Italian-Thai TV series has started

At the end of the month will begin filming the teaser: Ray Liotta, the "good guy" is the star among the candidates for lead actor.

With this new year I have decided to add to my other activities an important return as a film producer with the TV series “The Priest”.

The decision is not at all casual. The year 2020 was a difficult year for the film world as well, proof of this is the fact that nothing was produced. This situation caused by the pandemic has increased the need for large streaming platforms like Netflix to have new and appealing content.

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EVERYTHING IS READY FOR THE SHOOTING OF THE TV SERIES “THE PRIEST”

Venetia Communication’s productions in the Bangkok office are starting again. At the end of the month will be shot the teaser for a new TV series, called “THE PRIEST”. Set in modern Thailand, across Bangkok and major cities and some islands, the series tells the story of an excommunicated priest. After becoming embroiled in a scandal, an early retirement deal gets him out of the Vatican….

The protagonist is actually a “dismissed” man of God. Violence, narcotics, corruption and prostitution will cause him to lose his sight. Among the candidates for the role is Ray Liotta, the star of “Goodfellas,” Martin Scorsese’s absolute cult film starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

Filming of “The Priest” will take place between Thailand, Vatican City and Italy.

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

I will have the pleasure to be producer of this exciting project together with Niccolò Bordin, aka Niccolò de la Fère. The director of the series is Joshua Dixon, post-production supervisor is Brynley Cadman, line producer & production manager are Andrew Millet and Arthur Bloon.

The production company Mbrella Films operates in Thailand and works with the best stunts and action designers in Asia. With figures from the team of Tony Jaa (Ong Bak) and Previz fighting designers from films such as Black Panter (Marvel). In the crew there is also the weapon specialist of “Extraction”, film with the well-known actor Chris Hemsworth.

Distribution of “The Priest” is secured by executive producer Daniel Zirilli, producer of more than 50 films and 250 music videos and documentaries.

Who will get international distribution? Netflix? Hulu? Itunes Movies? HOOQ? Amazon?

We’ll see.

MY RETURN TO THE ROLE OF PRODUCER

The role of producer is not new to me. It was 2017 when the short film “Sulla Riva” was released, produced by Venetia Communication and directed by Niccolò de la Fère.

The film, set in the Venetian countryside at the end of the 18th century, is shot in the Venetian language of the time. The story is centered on the figure of an old farmer, who, having reached the last days of his life, tries to do one last good deed to redeem himself.

“The Priest” TV series and the reactivation of the Bangkok film location will be a new international push for the business model I have built. Investments and content will be increasingly directed on this path.

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Stefano Cigana