Alessio grew up in the 90’s following the stories told trough the films of master filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney and many more.
Coming from a family of politicians and doctors, he pursued the filmmaking studies in London at the London Film Academy.
He wrote and produced various films, including “HANDS”, the true story of his mayor father and the problem he encountered with the mafia in the south of Italy.
World premiered in the Cannes Short Film Corner and screened on the Italian television channel, RAI 1 in the program hosted by Vincenzo Mollica “DoReCiakGulp”, Alessio realized how his stories could make a difference in fighting one of the world’s most powerful criminal organizations: the N’drangheta.
Whilst he realized he needed more experience before moving into heart touching stories, he worked as freelance and produced various films including “At your service”, directed by Tim Kent from the Actor’s studio of Pinewood and “Blanche Dumas: from B to Z” directed by Italian filmmaker Walter Martyn Cabell and “The King’s Hand”, by the Iranian Filmmaker Sedi Ghadiri”
On the side of producing, he helped the realization of 2 Tv series: “Meet the Adebanjos” and “The T-Boy’s Adventures” aired on “London Live” and OHTV, both on Sky.
Working side to side with international filmmakers such as Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Tony Tarantino, Mark Bacci, Ayoub Qanir and many more, he is now using the valuable lessons learnt from them for his own stories.
Since his new adventure with Charta Productions started, he wrote produced and directed “The Divine Campaign”, a documentary which talks about politics in Italy’s poorest and most mafia affected land: Calabria.
Currently writing his first feature film: “15 Years”, and having two short films directed by his partner and friend Ovidiu Paun for Charta Productions, Alessio is involved in mafia fighting preparing a screening of a documentary in London which is currently banned in Italy, and writing against the N’drangheta on various social platforms and digital media.
Alessio most favourite quote from one of his favourite director is: “My aim trough films are not to give answers, but to enlighten the Audience” by Francesco Rosi.
Name: Alessio Bergamo
Lives in: London, England
Company: Charta Productions
Occupation: Line Producer, Producer and Production Manager
London Film Academy