I directed the award-winning sci-fi short film The Nostalgist. The short received its worldwide festival premiere at the Palm Springs Short Fest in June 2014, where it was awarded the runner-up prize for live-action short above 15 minutes.
It was subsequently awarded the first prize as Best Short in the Generator 18+ (Fiction) Section at the 2014 Giffoni Film Festival, Audience Award at Utopiales 2014, Audience Award (Méliè d’Argent) at Trieste Science + Fiction, Audience Award at the Sapporo Short Fest, best short film over 15 minutes at RAW Science Film Festival, best sci-fi Short Film at Leeds Int Film Festival and it was screened at Fantastic Fest, BFI London Film Festival, Lucca Comics and Games, AISFF, Arcipelago, Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón, Ajyal Youth Film Festival and it has been selected for the Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand.
The short also had a limited theatrical release in the United States and Russia. It is now distributed online on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Verizon Indieflix and We Are Colony.
The Nostalgist was also selected for the Short Takes section of the December 2014 issue of the American Cinematographer.
My previous work City in the Sky, which premièred at the 66 Venice Film Festival, has also gone on to achieve international distribution on iTunes.
Film (Short, Adventure, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Director In the futuristic city of Vanille, with properly tuned ImmerSyst Eyes & Ears the world can look and sound like a paradise. But the life of a father and his young son threatens to disintegrate when the father's device begins to fail. Desperate to avoid facing his own traumatic reality, the man must venture outside to find a replacement, into a city where violence and danger lurk beneath a skim of beautiful illusion. Written by Wonder Room Productions
Film (Short, Drama and History) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Black Dust is a film about best friends Andy and Bryn; two coal miner's sons, growing up in 1970's Britain. A caved in tunnel has resulted in Andy's father, Stan, being trapped down a mine. Its up to Ike, Bryn's abusive father, to get him out. Written by Anonymous
La città nel cielo
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director Italy, at the end of the 21st century. Quinto, a gentle, naive man on his quest to find the fabled 'City in the Sky' arrives at a dilapidated family-owned hotel run by transsexual Dora and her drug addled son. Locked in one of the rooms is Ai, a malfunctioning android prostitute, waiting to be deactivated. By error at check-in, Quinto meets Ai. Written by Anonymous
The Consolation of Children
Film (Documentary and Short) Editor In the wake of his death, the two survivors of English ventriloquist, Arthur Worsley (1920-2001), incorporate his dummy into their daily lives. Lovable, terrifying, covered in goat skin, "Charlie Brown" begins to take on deeper meaning for Arthur's elderly widow and his adult son as both grow older in the declining resort town of Blackpool. Written by Patrick Cunningham
Television (Documentary and Crime) Director The real facts about some of the unleashed crimes in recent Italian history.
Il mistero di Lovecraft - Road to L.
Film (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 1997: A student of folklore named Andrea Roberti hypothesizes the possible link between the horror literature of H.P. Lovecraft and the dark folk tales of the Po Delta, a mysterious and remote part of northern Italy. 2002: One of the directors of the film comes across a manuscript in Montecatini (Italy) which may have belonged to the American writer. This journal, dated 1926, describes travels in Italy through the Po Delta in search of inspiration in the form of local folk stories: the Filò Tales. 2004: A small, tough crew of international filmmakers is put together with the help of David, a New York actor, to make a documentary on the finding of the journal and on the links between Lovecraft and the Po Delta. If the manuscript really did belong to Lovecraft, it would be an extraordinary discovery. As soon as they begin, however, the filmmakers find that Andrea Roberti disappeared in mysterious circumstances many years before, his car found abandoned on the banks of the Po. The crew ... Written by federico greco
Red Riding Hood
Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Director This evocative chiller from director Giacomo Cimini follows the fortunes of a young 12yr-old girl named Jenny (Francesca). Abandoned in Rome by her careless mother, Jenny has to fend for herself, with only her friend George (Simone) to help her. But their plans soon turn evil, with Jenny and George unleashing some diabolical activities on the citizens of the Italian city, with much bloodletting ensuing. Written by Jay scott Hillier
Miss My Muse in Summertime
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Film Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Three young druggies, trying to get their hands on a new, extraordinary drug, go on a wild adventure on the outskirts of Rome and get mixed up with dangerous fugitives, make-shift surgeons, pimps and diapers.
Film (Horror, Short and Western) Cinematographer A family of cowboys, holding out in a hut under siege by the Sheriff's men, must face the assault of a mysterious presence during the night.
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