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About Francesca

I graduated in 1999 at the University of Milan (IT) with a degree in Italian Literature; my thesis was a dissertation on the works from the author Antonio Tabucchi, an Italian writer. I went on to get a Master in Communications at the same University, then worked in Marketing Communications and Corporate Communication for ABB and Alstom, two Fortune 500 companies. I moved to Switzerland, traveling extensively and holding increasing responsibilities in Comms. That includes managing big budget, teams, and complex project... just like in the movie industry.
In 2012 I relocated to New Zealand for a brief period, and left the corporate world. I took the opportunity to pursue my writing projects, and started a collaboration with composer Federico Bonetti Amendola that resulted in a first contribution with poems to his piece "Nacque al mondo un sole", on the life of S. Francis. Since then, I contributed to a number of librettos for his live performance for solo actor and orchestra. My short "Una giornata da donne" was among the finalists at the Dove Italy contest for new/aspiring directors, and my scripts have placed in a few contests.

I'm currently living in Calgary, Canada, and enjoying the local Film community - working on feature film scripts and on two shorts that are in pre-production. Looking forward to connect with creatives!

Unique traits: Terrible at throwing Frisbee. Have a set of Tarot cards in my purse just in case. I dream music, sometimes.

Loglines

  • Alla ricerca di Dante/Looking for Dante

    Alla ricerca di Dante/Looking for Dante Biography Drama Music A feverish man, alone, on his last night. Like a lone captain on his boat rocked by stormy waters, the entire life passing in front of him on his very last hours... Dante Alighieri. Poet of the Divine Comedy, proud intellectual, passionate politician. But first and foremost, a man.

  • An Italian in Algiers

    An Italian in Algiers Comedy Family Independent After meeting with a kid son of Algerian immigrants, the rather ordinary life of a pensioner finds new meaning as he decides to gift his wife a trip to Algeria. But first, he'll learn from the child a few things he wouldn't expect - discovering that inner strength and courage have no age.

  • The code

    The code Action Documentary Independent War A young expert of computer security uncovers one of the most sophisticated cyber-warfare operation ever thought of.

  • Timeless

    Timeless Action Sci-fi When she finds out she can see things happened in past ages, Sandra, a rather ordinary teenager, must learn how to master her gift and run from criminals willing to exploit it.

  • The King's horse

    The King's horse Comedy Romance Sylvie trains horses. Karim rides. She's training Shiraz, a beautiful stallion, when they meet - and she dislikes him at first sight. Until his talent with animals makes her change her mind.

Credits

  • Una giornata da donne

    Una giornata da donne (2010)
    Film (short) Director, Actor

Awards

  • Official Selection, Oaxaca Film Festival (The Code)
    (2017)

  • Semi finalist, Table Read My Screenplay Chicago (The Code)
    (2017)

  • Second place, Comedy, Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (The King's Horse)
    (2016)

  • Quarter Finalist, Happy Writers Competition (The King's Horse)
    (2015)

  • Quarter finalist, The WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition (The King's horse)
    (2014)

  • Finalist, Schermo bianco alle donne (Una giornata da donne)
    (2010)

Education

  • Università degli Studi di Milano - Italian Literature
    (1994-1999)

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