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about us

Friendship, art, and passion.

Born of a friendship of many years and from extensive collaboration in cultural activities, including art exhibits, opera production and film development, Michele Giacalone and Luca Verdone have united to form GIAVER, a new film production company, based in the USA and Italy.

Giacalone, with dual citizenship in the US and Italy, and Verdone, a prominent Italian film director living in Rome, will combine their considerable talents and experience in making films of high quality even with low-cost budgets.

bringing inspiring stories to the screen

Our films

Detective Montalbano L’ispettore Montalbano
(subtitling and US distribution)

A RAI TV series

Inspector Salvo Montalbano is in charge of the state police station in Vigàta, a fictional town in the fictional province of Montelusa in Sicily, Southern Italy. Montalbano investigates criminal acts which he always manages to solve by reconstruction thanks to his intelligence and the help of his team which includes his deputy, Domenico ‘Mimì’ Augello, Giuseppe Fazio, Galluzzo, and Agatino Catarella.

  • TV show
  • 100′
  • 2012 – 2022

The first good deed La prima buona azione (short)

Directed by Paolo Fulvio Mazzacane

Dario is a dreaded art critic. He’s self-confident and uncompromising, but his judgment is clouded when he reviews the exhibition of Sofia, a young artist who combines artificial intelligence with traditional painting.

  • Drama
  • 19′
  • Italy

No one break up at Christmas
Nessuno si lascia a Natale (short)

Directed by Fausto Romano

A man, left by his own woman, tries to take his life off on Christmas night, but the incursion into a stranger’s house will change his plans forcing him to help him in his desperate search for his wife.

  • Comedy
  • 15′
  • Italy
the duo that started it all

The producers

Michael Giacalone

Passionate about art, movies and opera, Michael Giacalone has over twenty years of professional experience spanning public affairs and government relations. He possesses both outstanding organizational skills as well as an in-depth knowledge of international affairs and effective business practices.

Luca Verdone

Luca Verdone pursued his studies in History of Art and graduated in Modern Literature in 1978. Since 1973 he has been a director of documentaries and television shows. From 1977 on he has taken part in some opera productions for important opera seasons, and he has also been a feature films director since 1986.


We are always on the lookout for new talent. Check out the open positions section of our website.

Contact us

We do accept your works such as screenplays, synopses, novels. Feel free to send us an e-mail at the address listed below.

Please note that you will only receive a response from us if we’re interested in working with you.

If you would like to apply for one of the open jobs, please use the form on the Career page.

  • hello [at] giaver.net
  • Washington, DC – Rome, Italy