Rooted in Tuscany

Design / Development / Branding

Client: International, Argentina, Dutch, Australia, USA

A taste of Italy

Four women from across the globe, with a Tuscan background, travel to Italy for the first time in search of their roots. A unique blend of history, travel, with laughter and tears are the key elements. In combination with good food and wine a recipe for an inspirational television series for the international market.

In Rooted in Tuscany we witness personal stories, share family tales and experience their joys, tears, happiness, astonishment, disbelief and even sadness. They complete the puzzle of their identity, that has been blanc.

The biggest mass migration movement in recent times. An estimated 29 million people emigrated from the Italy in the late 19th Century and this exodus continued well into the 1960’s. As a result, “Little Italies” formed in all corners of the world.
Women in particular have been key to maintaining the unity of Italian family life, even while today also building careers for themselves and working outside the home. Italian women today,around the world, represent a peculiar mix of tradition and modernity.

Genre

The series holds a delicate balance between tracing genealogy (history) and travel in a country (reality series), driven by the wish for personal development (human interest).
Each of our protagonists has a special interest in making this journey, it is a fullfilment of a long cherished wish to uncover an ancestral myth, and discover who she really is today. They are each others’ mirror and share intense emotional experiences in what is a foreign environment to them. On the other hand, they are also each others’ best companions as they share a similar heritage. The impact of their Tuscan roots automatically creates a strong bond between them.

From a very close and intimate perspective, we
– explore their individual personalities. What am I missing in my life?
– expose their past and future relationship with Italy. Where do I
come from?
– reconnect family ties interrupted for decades
– discover ancestral landmarks related to their individual stories

Features

Branding

Collaboration with commercial partners will make this format to a success. Connecting their products into view of an international audience.

Creative content

Together with Cristina Bulmer we created this awesome creative concept.

Development

We have been developing example episodes and scripts to bring across the concept.