ABOUT ME

I am a videographer-photographer-multimedia producer specialized in social documentaries, docu-series, interactive multimedia projects and communication campaigns. Since 1998 I have been producing, shooting and editing documentaries, photo reportages and multimedia content on human rights and environmental issues in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Russia and Siberia.

 

I began working as freelance director, cameraman and editor in corporate, commercials and shorts in Rome and Milan, Italy in 1995.

In 1998 I started shooting observational documentaries and reportages on human rights for major broadcasters, NGOs and humanitarian agencies in Italy and Europe, Russia and Siberia, Central, Western and Central Africa.

In 2009 I moved to Latin America, where I produced, shot and edited documentaries, photo reportages and interactive multimedia projects on indigenous rights, climate change, oil pollution, Afro-descendent minorities, women's rights, intercultural medicine, traditional arts and music, disaster preparedness.

 

I've been working in very sensitive situations in many different countries, where I always managed to produce content that was both engaging for the viewers and respectful of the people involved in the story.

Having a strong creative and technical background, I can personally manage every step of the production process and I am skilled in communicating both with clients and collaborators.

 

In the last few years I've been especially committed to strengthen my skills as a multichannel communicator/content producer as well as developing new strategies to engage the public on a multi-platform environment (i.e. conceptualizing, shooting and scripting stories to deliver content on websites, apps, social and digital media platforms; visual storytelling applied to interactive projects that combine photos, videos, graphics and other media elements; e-learning platforms design).

 

I also enjoy working with new technologies and producing immersive content (360 VR, immersive journalism, Augmented Reality).

 

CLIENTS:

Broadcast Credits: ZDF, SKY, FOX, RAIUNO, RAIDUE, RAI International, Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4

Cine and TV production companies: RAI Cinema, Euphon, Intel Film

NGOs, Charities, Humanitarian Institutions: Unicef, FAO, UN, UNDP, WFP, OMS, OPS, WWF, IDB, European Union, European Commission, Red Cross, OXFAM, Plan International, ACF, CARE, COOPI, NRC, VivaRio, Telethon

 

AWARDS:

As Director

2017 Short of The Year, Spain (Special Jury Mention)

2015 Presence Autochtone, Montreal, Canada (2nd Rigoberta Menchu Award)

2015 Terra di Tutti Film Festival, Italy (Faitrade Special Award)

2015 Festiverd, Venezuela (Best Documentary Short)

2015 Foradcamp Film Festival, Spain (Special Jury Prize)

2015 Roma Cinema Doc, Italy (Best Italian Documentary)

2014 Minidoc Etnographic Film Festival, Spain (Best Documentary)

2014 Green Vision Film Festival, Russia (Special Jury Prize)

2012 Porto Alegre Film Festival, Brazil (Best Documentary)

 

As editor

2007 N.I.C.E. film festival, New York (Best Short)

2003 N.I.C.E. film festival, New York (Best Short)

 

As camera op/cinematographer

2000 Cortofiction Festival, Italy (Best Short)

1994 Villa di Chiesa Film festival, Italy (Best Short)

 

TEACHING, PARTICIPATORY DOCUMENTARIES,  DOCU-SERIES AND E-LEARNING PLATFORMS: In the last few years I specialized also in participatory documentary-making with indigenous communities and young boys and girls living in marginal urban and rural areas (Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay).

In 2011 I held the first Social Documentary Workshop in Haiti, in Port-Au-Prince, teaching to young boys and girls from marginal urban areas how to write, plan, shoot and edit social documentaries.

In 2014 we realized the first participatory Transmedia project made in Paraguay, Chaco-py.com (docu-series, interactive exhibition, photographic installation).

In 2015 I held the first Social Documentary Workshop on Human Rights in Paraguay for young natives Enxet, Enlhet and Sanapana of the Chaco Region, resulting in the creation of the first video production company run by indigenous people in Paraguay.

In 2016 I realized the first e-learning platform about Simulation Exercises (SIMEX) in Haiti, in collaboration with the communities of Tabarre, Port-Au-Prince.