For the past 50 years, Augustus Color has been committed to creating visually captivating film experiences, delivering flawless images and exceptional audio editing services. In addition to film processing, development and final delivery, we are also committed to film preservation and restoration.
Not only passion for our work, but also an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Our staff combines expertise with decades of direct experience. We value our long-standing presence in our field, both at home and abroad.
We strive not only to integrate cutting-edge technology into our work, but also to rethink our workflows to continuously optimize our performance.
Originally founded in 1972 by Giacomo and directed today by his sons
Augustus and Alessandro Pelliccia (CEO and Head Colorist,
respectively), Augustus Color is one of the most important
post-production industries in Europe.
Located on Via Tivoli, a short drive from the legendary Studios of Cinecittà, the family-run company has for 50 years been a constant presence in the market of film and European, North African and Middle Eastern television production, maintaining consistently a focus on quality and attention to detail.
Today, Augustus Color employs a team of more than 100 people in its photochemistry laboratory, archives, restoration and conservation, post-production and studio operations. It is the only post-production laboratory still capable of developing film film in Italy.
The company has regularly supported and co-produced Hollywood films medium- and big-budget films shot in Italy, such as "To Rome with Love" by Woody Allen, the James Bond 007 film "Spectre," Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" by Ridley Scott and the adaptation of "Across the River and Into the Trees" by Hemingway directed by Paula Ortiz Álvarez.
In addition, with the resurgence of film as a production format cinema for art-house films, Augustus Color has recently provided photochemical processing services to many acclaimed films such as Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me By Your Name" and "Suspiria," "A Ciambra" and "A Chiara" by Jonas Carpignano and "Hannah" by Andrea Pallaoro, all awarded in festivals such as Cannes, Film Festival Venice and/or by Oscar juries.
Augustus Color was also the first film lab in Italy to be certified by Netflix as suitable for its strict HDR digital standards and has been collaborating with the streaming platform since since its arrival in Italy. Having been in the film industry for five decades, Augustus Color has accumulated an inventory of more than 6,000 titles, some dating back to the 1930s, including films in nitrate cellulose and cellulose acetate, diacetate and triacetate, stored in a specialized temperature controlled just outside Rome.
The company is also involved in preservation, analog and digital restoration of historical films. Among the films restored in Augustus Color, there are cult films and Oscar-nominated classics such as "Seven Beauties" by Lina Wertmüller, "Nostalghia" by Andrei Tarkovsky and the early films of Nanni Moretti. Augustus Color has also recently begun working on a number of films shot by three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro, including Francis Ford's "Apocalypse Now." Coppola and Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Sheltering Sky."