Latina Pictures Ltd was set up by Winston Azzopardi and Rita Galea to facilitate international film production companies whilst shooting in Malta. They are by far, the most experienced personnel working in the Maltese film industry to date.
Winston’s name and reputation are synonymous with the film industry. He has been actively involved in film productions since the shooting of MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Winston also set up the Malta Film Commission and became Malta’s first film commissioner a post which he relinquished to set up Latina Pictures.
Rita Galea is undoubtedly Malta’s most experienced production coordinator with years experience. Rita can rightly claim that she has worked on the majority of films that where filmed in Malta including one of Michael Caine’s first film ‘PULP’ in 1971. Other notable films are CLASH OF THE TITANS; SHOUT AT THE DEVIL & POPEYE.
In 2004 Latina Pictures co produced the epic picture ‘TROY’ with Warner Bros. In 2018 Latina churned out their first solo feature length production of ‘THE BOAT’ which sold in 22 territories worldwide. In 2019 Latina co-produced the TV series DAS BOOT.
Winston line produces and Rita production coordinates most of the film projects that are serviced by Latina which includes WORLD WAR Z; 13 HOURS THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, ASSASSINS CREED, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. THE BOAT; BHARAT, THUGS OF HINDOSTAN, THE LAST PLANET.
Notable TV productions include POIROT, CORONATION STREET, COMISSARIO REX, COME UN DELFINO, THE WHALE, CARABINIERI, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, GENIUS PICASSO, BULLETPROOF, DAS BOOT season 1 & 2.