Ingenio Films LLC was founded in 2015 in Los Angeles, with offices in England, Spain and Italy. The focus of Ingenio Films is the production and distribution of high quality historical documentary films and series, as well as having an international commercial department. The company was created by Michael Donnellan, former Creative Director and VFX Supervisor for studios such 

as 20th Century Fox and Disney. In 2015, a unique partnership was formed between Ingenio Films and Merlin Burrows, a U.K. based satellite scanning research company involved in the identification of ancient structures submerged in water and soil. The purpose of Ingenio Films is to document a series of over 400 new discoveries around the world. These discoveries include shipwrecks, temples, cities, and even traces of ancient civilizations. 

The work of Ingenio Films has recently garnered a great deal of attention with the massively successful premier of the series "Atlatica", which received a ten minute standing ovation at the South International Series Festival in October. It will also be featured this month at the Miami Film Festival. Atlantica is currently in distribution and has a foreseeable release date later this year. The platform will be announced soon.


Atlantica is the most extensive research ever conducted on the subject of Atlantis and our discoveries are certain to leave a huge mark on the historical narrative of our species. This project is the culmination of almost a decade of extensive work conducted by a team of experts, archaeologists, geologists, divers and academics. Combined with the most cutting edge technologies currently available on the planet, our team has located every one of the structures described by Plato in his texts, the "Timeus" and "Critias". Spearheaded by Michael Donnellan and Timothy Akers, the team ultimately discovers the famous submerged circular island capital city of this once mythical lost empire.



In October of 2023, our series Atlantica was premiered at the South International Series Festival, in Cadiz. Met with a ten minute long standing ovation, it was the perfect event and location to showcase our discoveries and our series, as this is the very same area where the discoveries were made, over the course of the last seven years of investigation. This month, Atlantica is also be screened at the Miami Film Festival, before entering into distribution. 


In 2016, we began filming Merlin Burrows’ discovery of the famous galleon, the Bonhomme Richard. After more than 25 dives at the wreck site, off the coast of Yorkshire, we have recovered a multitude of artifacts which indicate that this is without a doubt the wreck of the famed vessel captained by John Paul Jones. Follow us on this extraordinary historical adventure, as we show the world the very first glimpse of this legendary vessel which until now has never been shown to the world. “Finding the Bonhomme Richard” is the first documentation of this breaking discovery.


In 2016 we began one of our first expeditions, to one of Egypt’s greatest mysteries, the fabled site of the great Labyrinth of Egypt, in Hawara. This legendary structure was to be just the first in a long list of structures analyzed by Timothy Akers and it would ultimately lead us to a series of life changing discoveries all over the world. Join us in this short documentary, featuring our journey over the last seven years, which ultimately led our team to some of the most exciting historical discoveries made in the last hundred years.  


Castle Kitchens, or “Cucine Dei Castelli” follows a series of explorations throughout the stupendous castles and palaces of Italy. Join Nora and Michael as we focus on these stupendous structures, their ancient kitchens, their amazing utensils, and the magic classic Italian dishes that were created there and endure until today. Castle Kitchens is a delightful tribute to the rich culinary roots of Italian cuisine and history. The first season of Cucine dei Castelli comprises of six episodes and we have provided one here for your viewing pleasure.

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