For film-production directors, actors, graphic artists,
soundtrack composer, wardrobe service,
bilingual writers and publicists.
PROJECTED PRODUCTION: PILOT FEATURE FILM
WITH FOUR SEQUEL MINI-SERIES EPISODES:
90-min. pilot with four 45-min. episodes
"The War of Lions" / "Reprisal
A historical true story set during WWII
PERIOD STYLES, SETTINGS, and MOOD guided
protagonist photographs and a 78-page graphic novel.
Based on a true
story of an Italian family and their Polish friends
during WWII in the city of Lwów
(former eastern Poland) and
Volargne di Dolcé in northern Italy's Valpolicella region.
True family narratives of wartime historical events and
consequences as experienced by an Italian wine exporter,
his family, and their Polish friends,
from one week
before the Nazi-Soviet invasions of Poland,
to the post-war betrayal of Poland.
"The War of Lions" centers on the lives of civilians during WWII
— Their interaction with Germany's occupation
— Then, with their Polish friends as Italy's liberators.
Last, with Polish liberators after their betrayal.
REVIEWER COMMENTS: "Civilian protagonists presented very
tangible" - "Nazis outwitted by guile and fearlessness."
and unique." - "Cunning and tenacity of the main
- "Compelling story about family life in wartime."
unique perspective to view the WWII era."
"Wit and courage during Nazi occupation."
Events about civilian
life before, during, and after WWII can
offer broader comprehension of the 20th
veils perpetuated by military and political
MORE REVIEWER COMMENTS: "A fresh view
"Perspective never seen before" - "Story needs to be told"
on civilians" [and Polish liberators in uniform]
"A breath of fresh air regarding most World War II stories"
"Original, Intriguing and unique" - "Fantastic
not what we have typically seen of WWII"
OUR PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE A PILOT FEATURE FILM
WITH FOUR SEQUEL MINI-SERIES EPISODES FOR TV
about a historical true story
set during WWII.
War of Lions" script: 90-minutes pilot film with
sequel episodes 45 min. each, totaling 270 minutes.
A historical novel based on a true story
family, friends, WWII in Poland and Italy.
The screenplay will be depicted
in 39 two-page-spreads
as a graphic novel for the director
team and crew.
Art renderings from vintage photography
by protagonists. See photos HERE.
Victor Perantoni arrived with his young family
in the United States a few
months after President Kennedy's murder. The tragic episode saddened
who had envisioned the United States, 'America' as he called it, to
be a land safe from the ugly realities that he had
experienced after 1939
under fascism and communism. But what happened in Dallas on that
fatal noon hour of 22 November
1963 ruptured his idealistic hopes.
settled his family in a Polish and Italian ethnic community in Milwaukee
Wisconsin where he resumed
his philatelic & numismatic passions. Victor
joined stamp-collector clubs & philatelic societies
where he traded Polish,
Italian, and Australian stamps for United States stamps & coins, thus
his collections 'up to date' with his new homeland.
The pre-1960's varieties of American collectibles listed here and on eBay
and Delcampe were obtained by Victor at stamp meetings and swap fairs
in Wisconsin, about 1964 and later. Instead,
his mint and his uncirculated
coins and all his mint stamps, had been obtained by him directly from
the United States Mint and U.S. Post Office.
In 1979 Victor retired to Florida with Luigina, his Italian
wife since 1943.
He joined the local Winter Park Stamp Club where he enthusiastically
in his philatelic passion. Victor finally ceased collecting
stamps in 2001 when he fell victim to Alzeimer's
Perantoni passed away in 2002, being survived by his beloved
Luigina, their sons Robert and George, and their eight grandchildren.
More about Victor, about his WWII experiences, and about his collections
can be read in his son's book: "Arrivederci Leopolis - The
by George Perantoni and Sam Ivey, published by Amazon in 2011.
CLICK FOR MORE ABOUT VICTOR PERANTONI – about his experiences
during WWII – about his family – and see a video
of Victor making a
philatelic presentation at the Winter Park Stamp Club in 1992.
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