Jonas Carpignano will direct the feature version of his Venice 2011 award-winning short A Chjana, one of several films backed by new company Maiden Voyage Pictures.

Maiden Voyage, which launches officially in Sundance with the January 22 world premiere of Little Accidents, will join Audax Films, Court 13, DCM Productions, Good Lap Productions, Le Grisbi, TideRock Media and Treehouse Pictures in financing and producing Mediterranea.

Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus, Kwesi Collisson of Mindsmack and Mike Feuer, Todd Feuer, Ruth Mutch and Amy Nauiokas of Archer Gray serve as executive producers on the story of migrant workers in Italy, inspired by real events.

Jason Berman and Thomas Fore of TideRock Media, Anne Carey of Archer Gray and Summer Shelton are the producers.

WME Global represents Little Accidents (pictured) and Mediterranea.