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Via degli Orti Variani 35 - Rome, Lazio - 00182 - Italy

ExperienceFor the last 12 years I have been working as director, cameraman, editor for many media productions and broadcasters (such as Endemol Italia, Fremantle Media Italia, Palomar Produzioni, Burgess Productions,Niheus Art Firm, RAI, TV5MONDE, TV2000, Travel Channel UK, etc), shooting in more than 30 countries, worldwide (including Papua New Guinea, Japan, China, Cambodia, India, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Algeria, Guatemala, Salvador, Peru, USA, Turkey, Romania, Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark).

In the past I mainly focused on anthropological, social and cultural issues and I have filmed and directed award-winning documentaries about religion, politics and cultural issues (about post-genocide street theatre in Guatemala and Salvador, about religion and communism in Cambodia, about social changes in Tunisia, etc).

I have collaborated with United Nations, European Commission, UNDP, Italian Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Environment, Unicef and many NGOs and foundations around the world (Libera - main Italian anti-mafias network -, Cinemovel Foundation, CARE, Humana People to People, CIAI - Italian NGO, Comunità di Capodarco, Fundacion Vicente Ferrer, etc).

Moreover have I worked as filmmaker for lifestyle TV shows (The Wreck Trek - Travel Channel UK, Donne - RAI 2, Passepartout - RAI 3, RomanzoFamiliare - TV2000. etc) and art feature documentaries (La grazia della parola, Libero Cinema in Libera Terra, La canzone di Vaccarizzo, ect).

Beside this I have filmed corporate videos (for European Commission - DG research&innovation on renewable energy plants around Europe, for Institut National du Patrimoine France and restoration works in France and Albania, for Suez Canal Museum in Paris, for European Union Electoral Observation Mission in Mozambique and Malawi, for Italy-China Green Week in Beijing, for Panathinaikos Football Club 100th anniversary documentary film, etc), live events and art short-films.

My latest personal project is a short art documentary film about a touring cinema project, and a strange Chaplin-like character, arriving in a small fishermen village in Senegal (March 2014).

As a photographer I focus on portraits, travel and street photography: (my portfolio) (portraits)

I also have experience in teaching documentary filmmaking, in Italy (addressed to British Council staff, journalists, high school students), Morocco (project funded by Italian Cooperation and addressed to university students) and Tunisia (project funded by Anna Lindh Foundation and Cinemovel Foundation, realted to women empowerment campaigns in rural areas).

I graduated with honors in media arts (master degree - Università della Calabria) and in TV direction (NUCT, Rome).

I am fluent in English and French (I've lived and worked in Paris and Bruxelles for a long time), proficient in in Spanish, and speak some Portuguese.

My interests include development issues, travel culture, photography, contemporary art and modern history.

I am well travelled and used to harsh environments, with experience in filming in conflict zones.
I am good in troubleshooting and dealing with people from different backgrounds.

I'm proficient in almost every latest camera release on the market.
I'm proficient in Final Cut editing suite and Adobe Premiere, as well (plus Photoshop, Lightroom, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, etc)

To view some of my works please visit: (from the About page you can download my full CV)

On my Linkedin account you can take a look to my CV.
Education2003 September -2004 May Reflex camera course, at Rome Council vocational training school

2003 February-November Diploma in web design management at post-university course held by MAGICA (important Italian media management institute)

2000 November-2001 June Diploma in TV Direction at N.U.C.T. (main Italian private film school)

1995-2000 Master Degree with honors in D.A.M.S. (Disciplines of art, music and performance) at University of Calabria (Cosenza, Italy)

1989-1994 Diploma in Linguistic High School, final mark: 60/60
Software ProficiencyFinalCut, AdobePremiere, DVDStudioPro, Photoshop, Motion, Lightroom, Office Tools. Proficient on both Mac and PC systems

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Via degli Orti Variani 35 - Rome, Lazio - 00182 - Italy

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