Davide Sacchetti

Davide Sacchetti

Director and screenwriter in Roma, Italy

About Davide

Born in Rome, Italy, on Oct 16th 1976, I grew up and studied in international schools from kindergarten to the middle school, learning english and merging my Italian heritage with a broader, international perspective. I then completed my education in an italian high school and attended University at La Sapienza for 4 years. Film-making runs in my family, as my father, Dardano Sacchetti, is a well known screenplay writer: storytelling and creativity are the corner stone of our family and obviously an extremely important part of my upbringing.

Professionally speaking, I have been working as an Asst. Director on many feature films and commercials since 1999, including international productions in Italy and around the world such as 'Gangs of New York'; 'Black Hawk Down'; 'The Passion'; 'The Italian Job'; 'Angels in America', 'Angels & Demons', with directors like Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Mel Gibson, Mike Nichols, Ron Howard, Abel Ferrara.
In advertising, some of the most important campains i have worked on include: 'Ferrari', 'Martini', 'Mastercard', 'Coca Cola', 'Bmw', 'Bridgestone', 'Vodafone', 'Philips', 'Gilette', 'Renault', 'Nokia', 'Chanel' and many others.

I have always kept my eyes and ears wide open, trying to 'steal' a few secrets here and there from all the great directors, dop's and crew members I have had the honor to work with and have also been working on directing my personal projects in the meantime.


Name: Davide Sacchetti

Lives in: Roma, Italy

Occupation: Director and Screenwriter

Projects

  • Stratton

    Stratton (2016)
    Film (Action and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur (2016)
    Film (Adventure and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

  • Zoolander 2

    Zoolander 2 (2016)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After many years of being separated from modeling and each other, Derek and Hansel are dragged back into the fashion world in Rome. After being humiliated on the runway by the people behind the scenes, Derek and Hansel decide to quit the business . . . until retired swimsuit model, Valentina, drags them back in with questions about recent celebrity deaths. Soon after, Derek also realizes out that the son who was taken from him is in Rome, and is much dismayed to find that Derek, Jr. is fat. And smart. Regardless, Derek, Sr. continues his mission with Hansel, which leads them to the fashion-model legends of "Adam, Eve, and Steve", and the "Chosen One". Who is that person? Why do the models drink the Chosen One's blood? Will Derek's and Hansel's careers resume? Written by Bossy Bessie

  • Natale col boss

    Natale col boss (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Alex and Dino are two enstablished plastic surgeons used to change their patients' physical aspect with a few cuts of scalpel. Leo and Cosimo are two clumsy cops on the trails of a powerful and dangerous boss of which no one knows the face. All these five characters will stumble upon each other's life, in a comedy full of misunderstandings, twists and laughs, where, in the end, everyone will try to save his own "face". Written by Marco Bonelli

  • Pasolini

    Pasolini (2014)
    Film (Biography and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A kaleidoscopic look at the last day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1975.

  • Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

    Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

  • Legio XIII

    Legio XIII (2012)
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  • Italians

    Italians (2009)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Fortunato is a trucker specialized in the transport of luxury vehicles, especially Ferrari, in Saudi Arabia and in other Gulf countries. Tired of a life away from home and in the process of retiring, he accompanies his successor, the young Marcello, for his last trip in Dubai. Written by Shaban Avdulaj

  • Film de Femme

    Film de Femme (2009)
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  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons (2009)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

  • Rio Terà Dei Pensieri

    Rio Terà Dei Pensieri (2008)
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  • Natale a Rio

    Natale a Rio (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Fabio Speranza (Fabio de Luigi) has always been in love with his colleague Linda Vita (Michelle Hunziker) but she has never seen in four years despite attempts to Fabio. The latter contact but due to a mistake she believes is her boyfriend (Paolo Conticini), thus creating a series of misunderstandings. Paolo Berni (Christian De Sica) and Mario Patani (Massimo Ghini), are two divorced, and they have organized a luxurious vacation in Rio de Janeiro for the Christmas holidays. They ignore, however, that their sons Piero (Ludovico Fremont) and Marco (Emanuele Propizio) have booked a trip for the same low-cost destination. For a problem of homonymy between fathers and sons, the two holidays are exchanged, however, so while their sons enjoy in luxurious villas, fathers end up into a comic wandering. Paolo and Mario understand that there was a mistake and try by every means to regain possession of their holiday.

  • Natale in crociera

    Natale in crociera (2007)
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  • Natale a New York

    Natale a New York (2006)
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  • Natale a Miami

    Natale a Miami (2005)
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  • Harb Atalia

    Harb Atalia (2005)
    Film (Action, Comedy, Romance and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A battle for a diamond necklace begins in Italy between the Italian mafia, a rich man and an Egyptian lawyer who his fiancée is kidnapped by the rich man.

  • Al-Qahira

    Al-Qahira (2005)
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  • La città dei morti

    La città dei morti (2005)
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  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ (2004)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus. However, Herod returns Jesus to Pilate who, in turn, gives the crowd a choice between which prisoner ... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

  • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003)
    TV Movie (Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by an aging contessa. Each contact spirals further out of control until she becomes obsessed with one young man, who initially treats her well, but then with disdain. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job (2003)
    Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Led by John Bridger (Donald Sutherland) and Charlie Croker (Mark Wahlberg) a team is assembled for one last heist to steal $35 million in gold bars from a heavily guarded safe in Venice, Italy. After successfully pulling off the heist, a team member, Steve (Edward Norton), driven by greed and jealousy, arranges to take the gold for himself and eliminate the remaining members of the group. Thinking the team dead, he returns to L.A. with the gold. Charlie and the survivors of this betrayal follow Steve L.A. to exact revenge against the traitor. Charlie enlists the help of John Bridger's daughter, Stella (Charlize Theron) - a professional safe cracker, to get revenge. With Stella and the hacking skills of Lyle (Seth Green), the explosives skills of "Left Ear" (Yasiin Bey), and the driving skills of "Handsome" Rob (Jason Statham) this new team plans and executes a daring heist that weaves through the freeways and subways of L.A. Written by CKnapp

  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Teen queen Lizzie McGuire grows up a bit and hits the big screen in this comedy drama, based on the popular Disney Network series. Lizzie McGuire and her best friends Kate, Gordo, and Ethan have just graduated from middle school, and to celebrate, they're taking part in a class trip to Rome, Italy. Eager to celebrate their new maturity as high school students, Lizzie and her pals hope to live it up in one of Europe's most fabled cities, but fate has something more spectacular in store for Lizzie. Lizzie discovers that she bears a striking resemblance to Isabella, an Italian teen-pop idol famous for her duets with heart-throb Paolo -- so much so that when Paolo and Isabella have a falling out, he asks Lizzie to take Isabella's place for an upcoming concert. Lizzie, however, isn't sure she feels comfortable stepping into the spotlight, and is even less sure about the way she feels about Paolo, who makes no secret of his infatuation with her. Things don't get any simpler for Lizzie when ... Written by Rachel Barlow

  • Luther

    Luther (2003)
    Film (Biography, Drama and History) Miscellaneous Crew Biography of Martin Luther, the 16th-century priest who led the Christian Reformation and opened up new possibilities in exploration of faith. The film begins with his vow to become a monk, and continues through his struggles to reconcile his desire for sanctification with his increasing abhorrence of the corruption and hypocrisy pervading the Church's hierarchy. He is ultimately charged with heresy and must confront the ruling cardinals and princes, urging them to make the Scriptures available to the common believer and lead the Church toward faith through justice and righteousness. Written by scgary66

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York (2002)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. Written by garykmcd

  • Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down (2001)
    Film (Drama, History and War) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen, leading to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. This film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on Sgt. Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved. Written by Matthew Patay: revised by Brady Schloz

  • Piccolo mondo antico

    Piccolo mondo antico (2001)
    TV Movie (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The nobleman Franco Maironi is sailing over Lake Lugano together with his beloved Luisa. Luisa is from a bourgeois family and therefore marrying her would mean going outside his social class. But this is be no problem for the courageous young Italian patriot. After all, he's not afraid to openly express his political views in the house of his strict grandmother Orsola. And she's not at all happy about his views. His grandmother is a passionate supporter of the Austrian authorities and is a good friend of several influential Austrian officers. But now Franco has forgotten all the political arguments at home. He can think only of Luisa and confesses his love for her. But then the two lovers are startled by the sound of shots coming from nearby. Franco sees a man who is being pursued by the police take shelter in some underbrush. He gets hit by a bullet! Franco suspects that this must an Italian patriot fleeing from the Austrian police. So Franco helps the injured man (Rampelli) and ... Written by Anonymous

  • Nanà

    Nanà (1999)
    TV Movie Second Unit Director or Assistant Director After a film of "Nana" is shown in 1914, the young cinema owner BORDENAVE # nephew of the former owner of the disreputable "Théâtre des Variétés" # asks an OLD LADY to tell him all about the legendary NANA. She begins to tell him the true story of Nana's life (unjustly altered by Zola). 1867-70: the young Nana, a street harlot, celebrates her acting debut at the "Théâtre des Variétés". She has average talent, but her incredible femininity and the magical attractions of her body soon gain her power over ministers, aristocrats, and numerous gentlemen in the respectable upper echelons of society, all of whom shower her with valuable gifts # even a villa of her own. The upper classes are not prepared to treat Nana as an equal, however # whereupon Nana promptly ends her liaison with COUNT MUFFAT. After her next relationship with the brutal, violent and alcoholic actor FONTAN, who takes her back onto the streets, Nana's heart is broken. Using her body as a weapon, she decides on a campaign ... Written by Anonymous

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