Carlo was born in Genova, Italy. He is a writer, producer and director based in Los Angeles and Rome.
He became interested in movies and narrative entertainment from a very young age. His objective has always been to create worlds through the use of different media. He moved to Rome to study Marketing and Communication at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and graduated summa cum laude with minors in cultural industry, strategic marketing, and semiotics. His thesis’ focus was on the “Intermediality in David Cronenberg’s movies: the Videodrome and eXistenZ cases”. While attending university, he produced and directed several shorts, amongst which are Ta-Kuo or the Growth of the Great, picked for distribution by the Canadian Ouat Media, and The Actress, reviewed at the Genoa Cinema America Festival among the best shorts produced by SDAC (Scuola D’arte Cinematografica) in 2008. In 2009, Carlo began working as a screenwriter for the theatrical actor and Rome Trastevere’s Teatro Belli supervisor, Antonio Salines.
To proceed with his studies, Carlo moved to Los Angeles, where he attended UCLA to specialize in production, and the NYFA for improving his filmmaking skills. In Los Angeles, Carlo experimented with the use of 16 and 35mm in various art projects, while kickstarting a production team to direct music videos and commercials.
In 2012, Carlo moved back to Italy with his newly founded production firm, I Cavalieri della Notte S.r.l. and the creative factory LITTLEBIG. He produced and directed La Diva, selected and awarded at numerous domestic and international festivals, including the San Antonio Film Festival in Texas, the LA Indie Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Salento International Film Festival in Italy, the Festival de la Luz Bogota in Colombia, the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in Wales and others. He also directed the web series’s Spazio Ultima Frontiera and helped to develop many music videos and commercials, while working as product manager/director at Cavalieri della Notte S.r.l.
Since 2013, Carlo has been collaborating with different companies as business development and marketing expert, helping with fundraising. In 2019, back in Los Angeles, Carlo founded Sukiyaki Studio LLC, a start-up dedicated to the ‘nurturing’ of high concept IPs for TV, movies, and the whole world of digital entertainment. While still working in commercials, television and corporate advertising with his creative factory in Italy, Carlo is developing two feature films, I Cavalieri della Notte a.k.a The Night Stallions and Cicale (Crickets). His biggest focus is currently on the creation of his first TV series The Recycling Man, for which he’s about to release worldwide a twelve minutes proof of concept, that he directed and produced in 2019.
Unique traits: E.C.D.L. PC assembling skills. High level knowledge of both OSX system and Windows 8. Strong editing/graphic experience with FINALCUT 7.0 and ADOBE CC suite. Frameforge 3d storyboard artist. Base level programming with C e C++ Mother tongue: ITALIAN other languages: ENGLISH speaking level: high written level: high TOEFL score: 107 BASE LEVEL FRENCH AND SPANISH
Borsa Italiana London Stock Exchange corporate spot
Commercial by London Stock exchange group Editor
L'interrutore Generale by Moreno e Antonio Maggio
Video by Universal Music Production Manager
Film (short) by Cavalieri della Notte S.r.l. Director Producer Screenwriter
Video by Melinda Ortner Director
The Strange Case of La Blanca Mujer
Film (short) by Cavalieri della notte S.r.l. Director
Ta Kuo or The Growth of the Great
Film (short) Director
LA DIVA BEST FILM AT 2014 CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL, LLANELLI WALES. BAFTA OFFICIAL FEST.
LA DIVA BEST FOREIGN AT 2014 CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL, LLANELLI WALES. BAFTA OFFICIAL FEST.
LA DIVA BEST FOREIGN AT 2014 LOS ANGELES NEO NOIR FILM FESTIVAL
LADIVA SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL, TEXAS. OFFICIAL SELECTION
LA DIVA LOS ANGELES INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL SELECTION
LA DIVA SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ITALIA OFFICIAL SELECTION
LA DIVA SALON INTERNACIONAL DELA LUX, BOGOTA COLOMBIA OFFICIAL SELECTION
LA DIVA INDIE FEST AWARD OF MERIT, LA JOLLA SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.
New York Film Academy
Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' Bachelor's degree, Communication and Media Studies, 110 e lode
UCLA Hollywood producing workshop, Cinematography and Film/Video Production