After graduating with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Swiss Polytechnic in Lausanne, I combined my understanding of spaces with my love for cinema, to make “The Sakakini Palace” - short documentary about a neglected palace in Downtown Cairo, Egypt. From this point on I understood that the only thing I wanted to do was to make films, and proceeded to lunge myself headfirst onto the hot iron rod which is independent filmmaking.
No pilgrimage of a contemporary artist would be complete without having been broke in Berlin and LA. In Berlin I worked on a variety of audio-visual content: from German ‘gangster rap’ videos, to infomercials that specialized in flogging single digit carat jewelry to unsuspecting Italian housewives. LA was kinder to me, and in 2014 I directed my first major label music video for the thought-provoking artist Busdriver (Big Dada/Ninja Tune), as well as do work on several short films for the acclaimed DeLaurentiis producers.
More recently I directed the short film “Notebook”, winning Best Director Award at the Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA), and receiving honorable nods from the Independent Shorts Awards in LA (ISA), as well as theMadrid Indie Film Festival (MADRIFF).
I have since returned to my native Italy, where I continue to work with various record labels, agencies, artists, and anyone with an above average sense of humor.
Union Birrai Artigianali Italia (prod. NOLAND) - Advertisement, Italy, 2020
Notebook (prod. Ninja Tune, Brainfeeder Films, WhiteFrameFilm, Fiumani) - Short film, USA / Italy, 2020
Maddai by Caponetti (prod. Carosello Records) - Music video, Italy, 2020
Marybloom SS 21 (prod. Fiumani) - Advertisement, Italy, 2020
If The Street Are My Home (prod. Fiumani) - Short film, USA / Italy, 2020
Monami by Irma (prod. Universal Music) - Music video, Portugal, 2019
So Far So Food (prod. DUDE) - Documentary, Italy, 2019
Volcom Road Rager (prod. Big Air Lab) - Advertisement, Italy, 2018
Bausch + Lomb (prod. PopUp Studio) - Advertisement, Italy, 2017
VANS Plaza Sessions (prod. Big Air Lab) - Advertisement, Italy, 2017
Dj Vibe 35v50 (prod. We Are Music) - Short documentary, Portugal, 2017
Emerald City by Jimetta Rose & Georgia Anne Muldrow (prod. Temporary Forever) - Music video, USA, 2016
Brews Brothers (prod. DeLaurentiis, Paramount Pictures) - Feature film, USA, 2016