I am a southern Italian independent filmmaker, born and raised in Puglia.

I spent 15 years in Tuscany (Sienna) to work and study Arts, Cinema and Theater at the University of Sienna.
My projects have been screened in Milan, Bilbao, Florence, Siena, Reggio Emilia, Sicily, New York and Michigan.
After several years in broadcasting in Europe, I decided in 2014 I would start a new adventure in the US, attending an MFA program in film, at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University (New York).
In the Spring semester of 2016, I started teaching film production as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Visual and Performing Arts (Syracuse University).
During Summer 2016, I was awarded with a Grant, by the Syracuse University Film program, to participate at the IFA (International Filmmaking Academy) in Bologna, with two incredible directors: Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa.

House Unbound, my new short film is one of the results of a great team collaboration with Alex Mendez Giner (cinematographer) and Raffaele Toninelli (musician and composer) and other talented artists started in last years. The film is now traveling for festivals around the world.

In the Summer of 2018, aside to my teaching activity, I started working For the Center for Online and Digital Learning (University College) at Syracuse University, coordinating the Studio production for the online programs.

   

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EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts: Film

College of Visual and Performing Arts - Syracuse University

Master’s Degree: Radio and Language of Entertainment and Multimedia

University of Siena, Italy - Graduated Cum Laude.

Bachelor Degree: Art History, Music, Theatre and Cinema

University of Siena, Italy.

Additional Education Certificates

Certificate in University Teaching - Syracuse University – 2017

Final Cut Pro 7 – II level certification – Milano [Apple Authorized Training Center] – 2010

 

GRANTS

 

IFA (International Film Academy) – Bologna - 2016

A Syracuse University Film program grant to attend the Filmmaking workshop with renowned directors

Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa.

Erasmus Program – University of Warsaw - 2005

The EU abroad program for studies and research. Fully funded to develop my research in Theater and Acting,

taking part at the ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) in Wroclaw (PL).

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Official selection New York International Films Infest Festival - New York City

Official Selection Veritas Film Festival - Philipsburg, Pennsylvania

Special event at Reggio Film Festival - Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Official Selection Central New York Film Festival - Syracuse, NY

2017

Official Selection Threadbare Mitten Film Festival – Charlotte, MI (USA)

Syracuse University M.F.A Show - Let’s Be Dragons - ArtHelix gallery – Brooklyn - New York

Syracuse University M.F.A Show - Let’s Be Dragons – Folk Art Center - Syracuse, NY

2016

Syracuse International Film Festival, Syracuse, NY (USA)

2015

Syracuse International Film Festival, Syracuse, NY (USA)

2014

Official Selection International Contest “WHO ART YOU? 3” - Milan (Italy)

2013

Second Place “V.A.M, Video Arte Mediterraneo” - Mineo, CT (Italy)

2011

BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival – Bilbao (Spain)

“O-Art Television” official selection

2009

Esprimo! Più arte che bella – arte e libertà… di stampa - Castellina in Chianti, Siena (Italy)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2018 - Current

University College (Syracuse University) - E-learning video production

 

2013 - 2014

Siena School for Liberal Arts - Videographer

AXA / MPS [Internal Communication] - Video Editor

MONTEPASCHI CHANNEL [Bank Television Channel] - Video Editor

2011- 2012

CANALE 3 TOSCANA [TV Channel] - Video Editor/Camera Operator

2010 - 2012

Mens Sana Basket - Official Basketball Team Web Channel - Siena MSB TVVideographer

2007 - 2011

C.P.V. Siena (Broadcasting - National and Local TV Channels) - Video Editor/ Camera Operator

2006 

CCS - Siena Cable TV - Video Editor/ Camera Operator

 

 

 
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