Hello! UK-based Italian filmmaker here. Inclination towards dark, surreal or very gentle comedy. Thanks for stopping by, pal.
As a Writer/Director:
I am a lucky bastard. In 2014, I wrote You Are Whole for North American actor Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Lady Dynamite, WandaVision). Mr. Melamed, truly the most amiable of gentlemen, flew over to the UK and made the project a reality. The film premiered at Palm Springs and Edinburgh and landed online as a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2016.
My latest short A Disappearance (starring Sophie Thompson, the most amiable of gentleladies) started its festival run at Vancouver International Film Festival and Underwire, and is written and directed together with my filmmaking partner Laurence Brook, and produced by Rebecca Morgan. Together, we have founded Butthead Films because we enjoy being embarassed by the names we give to things.
I am currently in development with Minor Arcana, a TV series based on A Disappearance.
As an Editor:
I have edited shorts, music videos, sports and Premiere League promos, branded and educational content. I have been an Assistant Editor on feature documentaries and short films, amongst other formats. Visit my Editing page for more information.
The best editors I worked with have taught me the importance of sharing knowledge and lifting people up, so when I can I offer mentoring and I work as an Editing Lecturer at various Higher Education institutions (see below).
I am represented by Edit Collective.
Having worked as an English-Italian Translator on short-form fiction and novels (Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - now a major motion picture!), my work has crossed over to film with projects from VICE/Google, BBC, Fremantle, Wildside Productions and HBO, for whom I have been translating some of Paolo Sorrentino's works-in-progress. I have also translated works by Steven Knight and Felix van Groeningen.
I have been an Editing Lecturer for Scuola Holden, Warwick University, London South Bank University and MetFilm School. I have been an Editing Teaching Assistant for The London Film School, and a Guest Lecturer for Nights Global and for the Academy of Design in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I have offered mentoring for BEATS.
I have a 10-year background as a Journalist and an MA from the London Film School. I am a BECTU member and I am part of the BFI Network x BAFTA Crew 2021.