Samuel Alfani grew up in Chiesanuova, a small town near Florence. The youngest of four brothers, as a child he had a passion for painting.
At the age of fifteen he attended a photography school in Florence, convinced of wanting to pursue a career in photography.
At 19 he moved to Barcelona where he began to study theater at the "Collegi de Teatre", parallel to photography he spent two years studying acting and actorial learning techniques, the mask of Jacques Lecoq and the Stanislavski Method.
Subsequently he left the theater, but continued with photography and cultivating his passion for painting.
In 2007 he enrolled at the school "ESCAC Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya" where he began his studies as a film director.
In 2009 he moved to Madrid and attended the "Escuela de Cine de Televisión Digital Madrid Septima Ars". During his studies he worked drafting as well as playing the main role of his first short film, "Lucky Strike". In the same year he began to enter the circuits of the madrileño cinema as an assistant director.
In 2010 he returned to Barcelona and created a traveling show called "Sex in the art", a performance in which he painted human bodies.
In 2011 he returned to Florence and attended film school "Imagine". At the end of the year he directed his video art, entitled "The Dark Side of the Moon" in honor of the famous song by Pink Floyd.
The same year he began writing "Kerygma - the mask of appearance", a feature film on the theme of the decaying Florentine nobility.
In 2012 he comes into contact with the Italian cinema circuit, working for various productions as assistant director, production assistant and runner.
In 2014 he directed his first professional production: a twenty-minute short film entitled "The charm of Being Julia" selected for the short film corner of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
At the same time he continued to write scripts and screenplays for feature films and for short films.
These include "The sins of Eve," a fifteen-minute short film based on the theme of violence against women.
Name: Samuel Alfani
Lives in: Florence, Italy
Occupation: Director, Assistant Director and Screenwriter