The composition and production of the original score will be entrusted to American maestro Jay Jourden, and the set design to Italian art director Davide De Stefano.

June 15, 2022 — Hollywood, California — Global Film Studio announced today that American maestro Jay Jourden will compose and produce the original score, and multi-award winner Italian art director Davide De Stefano will do the set design for the company’s upcoming trilogy of sequential feature films written and directed by Bruno Pischiutta and produced by Daria Trifu.

“The making of an important film is always the result of teamwork. I am very lucky in this regard,” says Bruno Pischiutta, “because the members of my team are world-class and acclaimed artists.

It is normal that the director’s interest, in an important film such as this one that is about love relationships, is focused on the main action, the performance of the actors and the chemistry that must exist between the various characters. The atmosphere, the emotions of the actors and the different moments of the action are enhanced by the music, while the environment in which everything takes place is created by the set design. With maestro Jourden in charge of the music, and Davide De Stefano creating the ambient, I feel completely secure.”

Jay Jourden, known as “Blue Jay”, is an esteemed producer and musical artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He heads the music department of Global Film Studio and, with his team of award-winning musicians, Jay is composing and producing the music scores for the company’s films. 

Blue Jay works with an all-star, world-class team out of Storm Music Studio in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Industry superstar Denny Leroux, who is known for working with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Wilson Pickett, Whitney Houston, Bill Murray and Bo Diddley, leads the group that comprises iconic musicians such as Emmy Award Winner Jeff Alford (Jacksonville Symphony), drummer Mike Maple (The Judds), famed bassist Tommy Gilstrap (Tom Petty), guitarist James Hogan (Grammy Winner Paul Williams, Lee Ritenour and Wynonna Judd), pianist Kenny Levine (Bill Murray), and electric guitar player Johnny “The Claw” Piantadosi (Southside Johnny).

Margo Buccini and Jay Jourden perform at the Ormond Beach Live Concert in 2019.

Jay has just released an album entitled We Need To Know (There’s Happiness In Our World); its cover song, by the same title, is a hit on Spotify and other music platforms. Reminiscent of We Are The World, the song is written, arranged, and produced by Jay who also sings lead vocals alongside six other acclaimed vocalists: Kathryn Shipley, Dee Rock, Jackson Snelling, Wendy K, Revele, and Greg Roberts. Award winning fine-artist Margo Buccini is the designer of the band’s CD covers, and is the background vocalist on the album.

We Need To Know is one of the songs slated to be part of the foundation of the soundtrack for Global Film Studio’s film trilogy.

Davide De Stefano is an exceptionally talented and experienced film set designer who received numerous international awards. Davide has worked in locations worldwide including India, Morocco, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Europe and Turkey. He has experience in various film genres such as drama, thriller, noir and period.

De Stefano worked with many distinguished directors such as Carlo Lizzani, Pupi Avati, Francesca Archibugi, Dario Argento, Roberto Faenza, Maurizio Nichetti, Lamberto Bava, Ricky Tognazzi, Paolo Virzì, Peter Greenaway, Catherine Hardwicke, Kim Manners, Greg Yaitanes, John Gray, Zeke Pinheiro, Mark Roemmich, Nana Obiri and Eric Howell.

Davide De Stefano – set design for Voice from the Stone.

One of the films he did the art direction for is Voice From the Stone, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), directed by Eric D. Howell, and produced by Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini Durante. The Cursed Ones is another drama he designed; the film received the African Movie Academy Award (African Oscar).

Davide De Stefano – set design for The Cursed Ones.

In an exclusive interview with Davide, published in DARIA! magazine, the art director gives an inside look at his career and craft. The article may be read here: “A Conversation With an Exceptional Film Talent: Production Designer Davide De Stefano”.

ABOUT:

Jay “Blue Jay” Jourden is a multi-award winning singer and composer with a stellar career in the music industry. His versatility comes from a deep well of talent and soul. His mother was a highly accomplished jazz singer who worked with legendary American greats such as Ornette Coleman, Randy Weston, and Dexter Gordon. Jay’s latest hit song, We Need To Know, was recently nominated for Best Vocal Event of the Year at the Josie Music Awards where he received a second nomination for Best EP of the Year for Lovewaves.

Davide De Stefano graduated in Art Direction for Film from the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, near Florence. Following his graduation, he worked as a set designer and art director for many play and opera productions at reputable theater houses in Italy. In 1996, he moved to Rome to work exclusively in the film industry at the famed Cinecittà Studios. To date, Davide has done the art direction or production design for more than 18 international motion pictures, and 11 TV movies. 

Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian filmmakers of his generation, and the only one who lived and worked in America for forty years. During his film career, he created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and won important awards in several countries. In China, he wrote and developed the feature film “The Sepia Portrait”, and in Ghana he completed the feature film “Punctured Hope” that the Hollywood Political Film Society submitted for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®: brunopischiutta.com  

Global Film Studio Inc. is a privately held Canadian media company that operates similarly to the Hollywood Studios of the 50s, such as United Artists, that was founded by Charlie Chaplin. Its operations focus on film production and distribution, talent management, film festival organization and publishing. Global Film Studio has six divisions that include the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival (founded in 2012), GlobalCinema.Online, a streaming channel for nonviolent films (founded in April 2021), and Global Film Actors Agency (founded in 2012): globalfilmstudio.com