I am a London-based filmmaker and book author. Academically, my background resides in literature and creative writing; my first (and so far only) foray has been the novella The Places and People Between London & Sicily, but this will change with the eventual release of my second novel Factory Sealed, which I’ve been working on for almost a decade. I am a horribly slow writer, the antithesis of prolific and am susceptible like most writers to distraction and procrastination. Nonetheless, I have several projects in various stages of development, including two feature film scripts.
Above all however, I’m a student of cinema, and my life-long passion and fascination for this medium and art-form prompted me to pursue fluency in the main technical elements of the filmmaking process. Thus, aside from scriptwriting, I’ve gained formal training in Location Sound Recording as well as Film Lighting & Cinematography, skills which I’ve applied (with the use of my own equipment) to several film productions, including some short films of my own. As a director, I aim to make the transition into feature films within the next two to three years.
I run Kannoli Pictures, a small film production company which specialises in - but is not limited to, short films and commercials. Through Kannoli, I have been able to produce and promote not only my work, but also the work of other emerging film makers. I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with some incredible new talent from all over the world.
Gammon Steak and Peas (in production)
Film (short) by Samuel Lodato / Kannoli Pictures Director / Writer / Producer
The Bridge (short)
Film (short) by Yana Titova / Kannoli Pictures Producer and Dialogue Consultant
Cain and Abel
Film (short) by Keiko Wong Dialogue Consultant
Film (short) by Tommy Li / Air Media Location Sound Recordist
Film (short) by Samuel Lodato / Kannoli Pictures Director / Producer / Editor / Gaffer / Sound Recordist
A Sound Idea
Film (short) by Samuel Lodato / Kannoli Pictures Director / Writer / Producer / Editor / Gaffer / Sound Recordist
Capture and Re-Live It
Film (short) by Samuel Lodato / Kannoli Pictures Co-Director / Writer / Producer