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:

 

FEATURE FILMS  /  TV SERIES  /  TV MOVIES  /  SHORT FILMS  /  COMMERCIALS  /  MUSIC VIDEOS

Feature Films Anchor

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

TV Series Anchor

Club 57 (Italian shooting)

Director: Gustavo Cotta  //  Production Companies: Nickelodeon, Rainbow  //  2019

TV Movies Anchor

Il Paese delle piccole piogge

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

The African Game

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

Short Films Anchor

The Red Stain - La Macchia Rossa

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

 

Le Mani sulle macerie

Director: Niccolò Riviera  //  Production Company: Wave Cinema  //  2019

Il Lato oscuro

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

Commercials Anchor

Gomorrah - Spoiler Killers

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

NUGO

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

 

Groupama - My Protection / The Big Jump

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

Pocket Coffee

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

Music Videos Anchor

Apriti Cielo

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

Arca di Noè

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