A MULTILAYERED STORY
Born in Rome in 1974, based in Los Angeles since 2013. Devoting myself to art, writing and film making.
Master’s degree in humanities, specializing in cinema, with a thesis on the cinema by Gianni Amelio, at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre (Rome, Italy). I spend a year at the Université Paris 8, to further my studies in cinema, theater, photography and editing. In the late nineties, I attend several seminars on drama and dance, led by world-renowned masters such as Eugenio Barba and Pina Bausch.
IT IS MATTER OF …
In 1997, I start working as a camera operator in Italian film productions, later as 1st Assistant director for Laura Betti, Sergio Citti and Anna Maria Tatò: three great personalities of the Italian cinema. Then I begin my experience as freelance filmmaker, creating several short films, documentaries and commercials.
TIME TO SWITCH
In 2002, I have the opportunity to make a change. Since I was a teen, sailing had always been my “second skin”. I buy a sailing boat and choose to devote myself to the sea and sailing. Two years later I embark as an officer in the merchant navy, and then continue to travel the world at sea as Captain of diverse and prestigious private sailing yachts.
In 2016, I produce and direct the documentary Riccardo Mannelli: Notes for the Reconstruction of Beauty, which inspires me to organize and curate an international exhibition, under the same title; held at the Building Bridges Art Exchange gallery, in the Arts Center of Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. I am currently finishing a film adaptation based on the novel Mr. Gwyn, by Alessandro Baricco.