Film production company
Velafilm Srl is an indipendent film and tv production company based in Rome, established in 2010 by Tommaso Dazzi.
Maurizio Tini joined the company in 2015.
Velafilm is the production company of the acclaimed crime-comedy series “L’Ispettore Coliandro”, one of the most successful series in Rai 2. In 2015 Velafilm produced the fifth season, which achieved one of the best results of the channel in 2016.
In 2016 Velafilm produced the series La porta rossa (on air in Spring 2017 on Rai).
In 2017 Velafilm has been producing the sixth season of L’Ispettore Coliandro (on air in autumn 2017 on RAI).
Tommaso Dazzi started his career in the ’70s as a director of documentaries and action movies. Then he focused on production.
In the ‘90s he produced some art movies for theatrical release (among which Barnabo delle montagne, by Mario Brenta, Official Selection in Cannes Film Festival 1994) and a number of tv-movies and mini-series for the major Italian networks (among which the audience top rated Ama il tuo nemico, Rai-Zdf, 2000 and Ama il tuo nemico n. 2, 2002).
In the 2000s Tommaso Dazzi established a strong relationship with author and novelist Carlo Lucarelli. From their collaboration came the series L’Ispettore Coliandro, the most successful and longest-running series in Rai2.
Maurizio Tini since 1990 has produced several movies that have been invited to International Festivals and have received awards (inter alia: My Generation by Wilma Labate has been Candidate for Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film in 1997; Life Blood by Edoardo Winspeare in 2000, Nuevos Directores Award in San Sebastian Film Festival; Domenica by Wilma Labate, official selection in Berlin Film Festival 2001; The Miracle by Edoardo Whinspeare, official selection in Venice Film Festival in 2003). In that period he produced also a number of tv-movies and mini-series for the major Italian networks.
Between 2005 and 2014 – as associated producer with Cattleya – he handled the entire drama production of the Company, a dozen of mini-series and series, including the acclaimed series Romanzo Criminale and Gomorrah (first season).
In 2015 he joined Velafilm and partecipated in the production of the series L’Ispettore Coliandro (now in its sixth season) and La Porta Rossa.