A little while ago, in 2007, I got my first experience as 1st Assistant Director on the set of a feature film. Before that, I had never been working as a 1st AD, not even on short-films or music videos. But, one day, a crazy director decided he would place a bet on me, and he chose me for that key role on his next project.
It was NOT an easy film at all...

 

I was thrown to Africa, in the wild Savannah of Kenya, ADing for an action film full of special effects, gunshots, car explosions, fights, stunts, production issues... even scorpions!
Of course I totally screwed up. I almost had a nervous breakdown and, throughout the whole shooting period, the director never stopped expressing his homicidal feelings towards my figure.
But, in the end, I managed to survive until film wrap.

 

Today I think I might say that I got a little better at this job. Since then, I have been 1st AD in and off Italy for several feature films, short-films, commercials and music videos.

 

I have been assisting both debut and experienced directors, and I feel comfortable managing either big international productions or indie films.

 

This segment of my career has allowed me the privilege of working side by side with Masters of Cinema, such as Robert Moresco and Sergio Martino, and I also had the chance to witness the fine performing arts of players like Andy Garcia, Rutger Hauer and Danny Glover. I'm always grateful to all the directors and the actors I worked with, because, no matter the project you're involved in, no matter the long working hours and the wearying discussion with film agents, I think there's no better way of learning and growing your passion for Cinema.

Here is a selection of my works as First Assistant Director:



Bent

Director: Robert Moresco  //  Cast: Karl Urban, Andy Garcia, Sofia Vergara  //  Production Company: AMBI Group  //  2018


Almost Dead

Director: Giorgio Bruno  //  Production Companies: Olivia Film, Explorer Entertainment  //  2016


Andron

Director: Francesco Cinquemani  //  Cast: Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Michelle Ryan, Gale Harold  //  Production Company: AMBI Group  //  2015


2047: Sights of Death

Director: Alessandro Capone  //  Cast: Rutger Hauer, M. Madsen, Stephen Baldwin, Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah  //  Production Company: AMBI Group  //  2014


Hope Lost

Director: David Petrucci  //  Cast: Mischa Barton, Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen, Daniel Baldwin  //  Production Company: AMBI Group  //  2015


Alcoholist

Director: Lucas Pavetto  //  Production Company: Dea Film  //  2016


The Perfect Husband

Director: Lucas Pavetto  //  Production Company: Dea Film  //  2014


Beyond the Edge (Italian shooting)

Director: Aleksandr Boguslavskiy  //  Cast: Antonio Banderas, Milos Bikovic, Petar Zekavica  //  Production Companies: Kinodanz, AMBI Group  //  2018


Il Ministro

Director: Giorgio Amato  //  Production Company: Golden Production  //  2016


Outing - Fidanzati per sbaglio

Director: Matteo Vicino  //  Production Company: Camaleo  //  2013


Watch Them Fall

Director: Kristof Tassin  //  Production Company: Dea Film  //  2014


Tiro Libero

Director: Alessandro Valori  //  Production Company: Linfa Crowd 2.0  //  2017



Il Paese delle piccole piogge (TV Movie)

Director: Sergio Martino  //  Production Companies: Dania Film, RAI  //  2012


The African Game (TV Movie)

Director: Michael E. Lemick (Michele Massimo Tarantini)  //  Production Companies: Dania Film, RAI  //  2009



The Red Stain - La Macchia Rossa (Short Film)

Director: Rodrigo Saavedra  //  Client: F.F. Coppola Winery  //  Agency: Landia  //  Production Companies: Directors Bureau, Think | Cattleya  //  2017

 


Il Lato oscuro (Short Film)

Director: Vincenzo Alfieri  //  Production Company: Guinesia Pictures  //  2016



Gomorrah - Spoiler Killers (Commercial)

Director: Claudio Cupellini  //  Client: SKY Italia  //  Agency: Publicis Italia  //  Production Company: Think | Cattleya  //  2017


NUGO (Commercial)

Director: Rodrigo Saavedra  //  Client: NUGO  //  Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi  //  Production Company: Think | Cattleya  //  2018

 


Groupama - My Protection / The Big Jump (Commercial)

Directors: Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson  //  Client: Groupama  //  Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi  //  Production Company: Think | Cattleya  //  2017


Pocket Coffee (Commercials)

Director: Marco Missano  //  Client: Ferrero //  Agency: BCube  //  Production Company: Think | Cattleya  //  2017



Apriti Cielo (Music Video)

Director: Paolo Mannarino  //  Artist: Mannarino  //  Production Company: Universal Music Italia  //  2016


Arca di Noè (Music Video)

Director: Paolo Mannarino  //  Artist: Mannarino  //  Production Company: Universal Music Italia  //  2016