versatile writer

versatile writer

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Professional status: Employer

Last updated: 23 Jan 2024

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Language skills: English, Italian, Portuguese,

Personal summary

Embarking on a journey that began with a foundation in economics in my native Italy, I found my true passion in the realms of theatre and cinema. This journey led me to the International Film School Wales (now the Film School at the University of South Wales), where I earned my Master’s Degree in Film in 2005. One significant chapter of this academic pursuit resulted in 'Carmen', a UK/Italy short film I wrote, produced, and directed. Featuring the renowned actress Cristina Donadio from the Italian TV series 'Gomorrah', 'Carmen' delves into the story of a transsexual woman compelled to return to her Southern Italian roots. Funded by the Italian council of Polla (Salerno) and the Jack Cardiff Cinematography Award, the film achieved finalist status at the Cardiff Screen Festival and the Lucania International Film Festival. Beyond the academic realm, my commitment to film extends to the classroom. I've been a Visiting Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at the University of South Wales, specializing in Early Cinema, Avant-garde, European Cinema, and guiding students in various film genres and studies. Since 2005, I've served as the Course Leader in Film Studies at a local Further Education College in Wales, covering areas such as Media Studies, Film and Media Production, and Video Editing. In addition to academia, I've been actively involved in the cinematic community. I managed a local weekly film club from 2009 to 2017 and took on the role of film events organizer for the charity Cwtsh in 2017. Notably, I've hosted events and screenings with IntoFilm and conducted Q&A sessions at Chapter Arts Centre. My scriptwriting journey took me to Warsaw, Poland, in 2007, securing a place at EKRAN, a European Training Programme for Film Professionals. There, I collaborated with distinguished filmmakers and crafted an experimental short film, 'The Godarded Graduate', along with two test sequences derived from my feature script. 'Muse', produced in 2010, marked a significant project that showcased a variety of narrative themes. The film received recognition at prestigious festivals, including the Berlin International Directors Lounge and Sofia International Film Festival. From 2012 onward, my cinematic focus shifted towards documentary filmmaking. 'The Shaman of Rust', completed in 2015, captures the struggles of a resilient artist with bipolar disorder amid urban transition and corporate indifference towards the arts. The documentary achieved recognition as a finalist at the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in the Best Documentary category. Since 2015, my dedication to impactful storytelling continues with a documentary centred around a local figure who succumbed to cancer, currently in post-production. Simultaneously, I've lent my skills as a film editor to various projects, collaborating with diverse talents in the realms of corporate, charity, and music videos. My journey as a storyteller, filmmaker, and academic has been a rich tapestry woven across Italy, the UK, and Poland. I remain passionately dedicated to the art of visual storytelling, always seeking to capture the essence of the human experience through the lens of the camera.

Language skills

English

Fluent knowledge

Italian

Native speaker

Portuguese

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