The Licaoni are a group of independent filmmakers specializing in the creation and distribution of online video and film. They have distinguished themselves through the impact of their video productions, ranging from online entertainment to commercial communication.
Between them, they have three feature-length films – including Kiss Me Lorena (2005), the first Italian film to be distributed on the net (600,000 downloads) and the film debut of actress Alba Rohrwacher – as well as numerous short films, pilots, and TV shows.
In 2010 they partnered with Google and launched their YouTube channel. Their hit production, the webseries “Dr. Johnson’s Punching Class,” became a media phenomenon as the precursor to a new type of fiction, winning two awards at the Los Angeles Web Series Festival and in January 2012 becoming one of the five most-viewed webseries in Italy. In November 2012 the channel was the Italian winner of YouTube NextUp, an international contest promoted by YouTube and Google, Inc.
Strengthened by these victories, the Licaoni continue to focus their channel programming on film, with the popular film criticism series “Frusciante’s Reviews” and the filmmaking guide “The Licaoni Cinema Show.”
Alessandro Izzo is the director, editor, and writer; Francesca Detti is the writer and production manager.