Ticino Film Commission
17.02.2023 . Productions

Second week of filming for TV series 'ALTER EGO' successfully concluded

"ALTER EGO" is a crime thriller series set in the middle of Carnival, produced by Amka Films and RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera SSR SRG, and entirely shot in Ticino. Shooting began a fortnight ago in Bellinzona.

We are pleased to be able to announce the start of production of 'ALTER EGO', the first national TV series filmed entirely in Ticino.


This is a crime thriller set during Carnival period, a characteristic festival in the place where it is set: Bellinzona. A series in 6 episodes of 45 minutes each, it features numerous twists and turns, chilling murders and puzzling investigations. The film, which will be broadcast throughout Switzerland, will be in Italian, but will also be dubbed in German and French.


The direction is entrusted to Erik Bernasconi, known to Ticino audiences for his films Moka Noir (2019), Fuori Mira (2014), Sinestesia (2010), and to the Grisons-born Robert Ralston, author of the TV movie Il demolitore di camper (2021). The screenplay was also written by Erik Bernasconi, along with Claudia Bellana, Carlotta Balestrieri and Andrea Valeri.


'ALTER EGO' has almost 70 collaborators, including many from Ticino, and more than 500 extras. The cast consists of 52 actors, some of whom are Italian and some Swiss. Italian actor Gianmarco Tognazzi, known for his many collaborations with top Italian directors, including Leonardo Pieraccioni, Michele Placido, Gabriele Muccino and Christian De Sica, takes the leading role. Also part of the cast are Matteo Martari, Maria Anolfo, Roberto Citran and Paola Buratto. Swiss actors include Anna Pieri Zürcher, star of the series Tatort Zürich, and the well-known actor Bruno Todeschini, as well as Andrea Zogg, Igor Horvat, Giorgia Würth, Margherita Coldesina, Tatiana Winteler, Yari Copt and Jasmin Mattei.


The film is produced by Amel Soudani, Olga Lamontanara, Michela Pini and junior producer Sarah Schiesser for Amka Films, in co-production with RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera SSR SRG and with the support of the Ticino Film Commission and the City of Bellinzona.

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