Mercurio Cinematografica is an advertising Production Company founded in 1977 and based in Milan, Italy. In the last years, under the guide of Luca Fanfani and Francesco Pistorio the company has developed a new creative vision, updating the team of directors with new talents from music videos and the short and feature film industry. Mercurio won differents awards, from Cannes Festival (5 Lions in the last years, 10 short lists), to Italian and European Art Directors Club, New York Festival, testifying the constant qualitative standards of Mercurio productions (In 2003 its been nominated 10th Production company in the world by Cannes Jury). 2002 saw the beginning of film and documentaries production; the first project was Rosso Fango, a 10 minutes short movie by Paolo Ameli. Emotionally touching, this short subject won the most important Italian film prize, the David of Donatello 2003, and several others international awards. Mercurio, along with infamous advertising agency Kessels & Kramer, was among the partners of The other Final a film about the match between the two worst national teams in the FIFA ranking: Buthan and Monserrat. In 2005 the company produced Solomon Island, a documentary about the football match between Solomon and Australia, focusing on the political and social situation of the islands, co-directed by Massimo Coppola and Giuseppe Capotondi. In 2006 Mercurio started a partnership with MTV Italia producing AvereVentanni, a format written and directed by Massimo Coppola . Also co-producing with Czar Film Ex-Drummer, a feature film written and directed by Koen Mortier.