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, with the latest one on Dante Alighieri ready to go on stage in May 2015. I also produced a few shorts, one of them, "Una giornata da donne", was finalist at the Dove Italy contest for new/aspiring directors.
A part from the Dante libretto, I'm currently working on some feature film script. One of them, "The King's horse" is quarter-finalist at the 2014/15 edition of the WeScreenplay competition.
Name: Francesca Varisco
Lives in: Bergamo, Italy
Occupation: Author and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Terrible at throwing Frisbee. Have a set of Tarot cards in my purse just in case. I dream music, sometimes.
Una giornata da donne
Film (short) Director, Actor
The King's horse (script): Quarter finalist @ The WeScreenplay International Screenwriting Competition
Una giornata da donne (short): Finalist @ Schermo bianco alle donne
Università degli Studi di Milano - Master IT & Communications
Università degli Studi di Milano - Laurea in lettere moderne