Pietro Cinieri

Pietro Cinieri

Director, Editor and Cinematographer

Taranto, Italy

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November 2013
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About Pietro

Pietro Cinieri was born in Garbagnate Milanese (MI) on 17/07/1988.
At the age of 18 he began his artistic career in music by studying drums. He follows masterclasses with world famous drummers and plays in several bands playing around Italy. He also shares the stage with important acts, including Marlene Kuntz, Zen Circus and Boom Da Bash, until he plays at MEI in Faenza. Always
enthusiastic about cinema, in 2010 he starts his career as a photographer for events and model shootings. In 2012 he finds himself as a still photographer on the set of an Apulian web series, which will lead him to deepen this industry by starting to work as director and cinematographer. He then founded the small ArtemikaStudio production house, directing numerous music videos and collaborating with Mietta, Sud Sound System and Orchestra Mancina. In 2015, he directs his first zero-budget movie, a fan movie written by author and illustrator Alessia Coppola (Newton Compton, HarperCollins) and inspired by James O'Barr's "The Crow" comic book. The idea came from wanting to celebrate O'Barr's talent and to remember Brandon Lee. The film, premiered at the Cartoomics in Milan, is a fairly success between the fans of "The Crow", reaching in no time 200,000 views on Youtube. He has won numerous national and international awards as best director and best fan movie, winning his first statue at FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL (USA) as best foreign fan movie. He will then bring the fan movie in "cosplay" show events across Italy, sharing stages with names like Gabriele Mainetti, Maurizio Merluzzo, Immanuel Casto, Giorgio Vanni, Cristina D'Avena, Giovanni Muciaccia and others. He continues his career as a director of photography for other short films and in 2015 ArtemikaStudio changes name into Oniris Pictures, devoting exclusively to the world of indie cinema. In 2016 he directed the “Metropolitan Legends” web series, based on metropolitan legends and shot entirely in the province of Lecce. In the same year he took part as director of photography in the short film "Un Certo Olivier Bécaille" by his friend, director and actor Alessandro Masella. The short wins numerous awards, and there is a strong complicity the two directors, so to direct their first horror short film "The Curse of the Crying Child", which sees the participation of well known indie cinema faces. In 2017 he worked as a Backstage Video Operator on the set of "Anche senza di te" directed by Francesco Bonelli, produced by Hermes Film / Polifemo, distributed by Sun Film Group and with the participation of Nicolas Vaporidis, Myriam Catania, Matteo Branciamore and Alessio Sakara . Great is the wait for the duo Cinieri / Masella who in January 2018 will fly to Hollywood to take part in their first red carpet and retire the award as the best short foreigner with "Un certo Olivier Bécaille" at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival. Currently the duo is working on their first movie that will see a distribution in the Italian cinemas.


  • The Curse of The Crying Child

    The Curse of The Crying Child (2017)
    Film (short) by OnirisPictures Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer Autumn 1989. During a family holiday, the young Bernard, with his passion for paintings, is attracted by a strange peddler and by his macabre paintings of crying children. Especially by a specific one, the only one figuring a girl. Albeit being hesitant and uncertain about the choice of the subjects, his parents decide to buy it. At the return from their holidays, these uncertainties become certainties after some paranormal events inside their house. Sure about the guiltiness of the painting, the parents decide to get rid of it and to forget this terrifying episode. 20 years later, after a difficult divorce which costs him his house, his job and the custody of his 3 years old daughter, Bernard is forced to move to his abandoned native home. The pain and the rage of a man who has lost everything, the resurgence of the forgotten memories and nightmares of his childhood, and the unexpected finding of that cursed painting will start a new series of terrible events. A short film by award-winning directors Alessandro Masella & Pietro Cinieri, with Denis Frison, Giulia Ramires, Alessio Cherubini, Irene Baruffetti, Angelo Boccuni, Syria Rosa e Oscar Stajano.

  • Metropolitan Legends - Web Series

    Metropolitan Legends - Web Series (2017)
    Series by OnirisPictures (Horror and Mystery) Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer Cinque storie all'insegna del brivido, percorrendo leggende metropolitane che hanno suscitato interesse in giro per il mondo. Ogni leggenda cela una verità. Siete pronti a conoscerla?

  • The Crow - Shreds of Memories(Fan Movie)

    The Crow - Shreds of Memories(Fan Movie) (2015)
    Film by ArtemikaStudio (Action, Drama and Horror) Director/Cinematographer/Editor/Producer Eric Crowen has lost his memory, he can't remember anything of the day when his girlfriend died. But just one event, is enough for he can remember all. Shelly was killed and Eric can't find peace until he will get justice. Driven by the pain and love, he begins a race against time and against the murderers of his beloved. But the mission of Eric is strewn with dangers, deceits and death. A white mask will be his new face. The face of Revenge.

  • Behind the Wall

    Behind the Wall (2015)
    Film (short) by OnirisPictures (Horror and Short) Director/Cinematographer/Editor Steve Harris is an English writer who has chosen a small Italian village to write her next novel . Steve finally found peace and inspiration , but something is between the walls of the house where he's staying . Sinister sounds coming from the bedroom , the walls of which runs a crack. When the writer to discover , he knows the nightmare that dwells the mysterious house .


  • "Best Foreign Fan Film" - Fright Night Film Festival

  • "Best Directing Fan Film" - Rome Web Awards

  • "Honorable Awards" - Superhero Short Film Festival

  • "Best Directing Musical/Videoclip" - Rome Web Awards

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