October 9th, 2012 - Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa Serves as Backdrop for an Italian Feature Film
Noted Italian Director Brings Filming of Latest Comedy to Red-Rock Country
Sedona, Ariz. – September 26, 2012 – It’s a wrap! Shooting for an upcoming Italian comedy by noted director, Carlo Vanzina just wrapped at Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. The resort’s lobby, ShadowRock Bar and Cascades Pool served as the backdrop for a portion of the Italian film titled, “Ho Trovato L'America” or “I Found America.” The movie starring recognized Italian actors, Anna Foglietta, Ricky Memphis, Dario Bandiera, Giovanni Vernia and Ambra Angiolini will premier in November 2012.
“I Found America” follows the story of five strangers who by a twist of fate turn out to be long-lost siblings brought together by the death of their father, who’s last wish was to have his children spread his ashes in Lake Powell. Due to circumstance, the five siblings must drive across the United States to fulfill their fathers wish, encountering adventures along the way. At one point of the film, the group comes to a beautiful oasis in the desert – Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa where they enjoy their stay.
Producers of the film chose Sedona for its incredible landscape and unique location. The film highlights internationally recognized U.S. attractions such as Mount Rushmore and Monument Valley as well as spectacular destinations, such as Sedona, Lake Powell and Rapid City, S.D. which will be lesser known by Italian audiences.
About Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa
Located along the beautiful Red Rock Scenic Byway, Sedona’s gateway to world-famous red rock country and Arizona’s first All American Road, Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa, a 219-room property is only 90 minutes north of Phoenix. Guest accommodations feature two-room suites with separate living rooms and private patios or balconies, with breathtaking views of Sedona’s majestic red rocks or the Sedona Golf Resort. In-room amenities include fireplace, flat screen televisions, mini-bar, high-speed Internet access, microwave oven, coffeemaker, and iron/ironing board. Additionally, the resort boasts three heated pools, two restaurants, and has the area’s largest conference facilities in Northern Arizona with 20,500 square feet of meeting space. Complete meetings packages are available.
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