Aisha Cerami, daughter of Oscar-winning screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami and actress Mimsy Farmer, is an Italian writer and screenwriter. She worked also as actress with great directors like Giuseppe Bertolucci, Taviani brothers, Peter Greenaway. And she worked also as singer and lyricist with Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani. Aisha Cerami has grown influenced by the “power of words”, and she made this her life. In recent years she devoted herself solely to her true passion: writing. She writes stories, screenplays, novels. Currently she works for one of the major Italian publishing houses, Rizzoli.
Paolo Buzzetti was born in Bergamo, Italy. He’s an editor and an assistant editor. As an editor he worked on documentaries, many short films and two feature films. He also has a brilliant filmography as a first assistant editor and VFX editor: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (by Joachim Rønning with Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer), “All the Money in the World” (by Ridley Scott, with Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg), “Alien: Covenant” (by Ridley Scott, with Michael Fassbender), “Third Person” (by Paul Haggis, with Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger). And as an assistant editor and stereo editor: “The Martian” (by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain), “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (by Ridley Scott, Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro).
Andrea Lodovichetti was born in ltaly in 1976 and currently lives between Europe and the US. Graduate in Film Directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (National School of Film in ltaly), he worked as 2AD for the Academy Award winner director Paolo Sorrentino. Director, producer and screenwriter, he won a consistent number of international Awards including the ltalian Golden Globe and the Spike Lee's Babelgum "Looking far a Genius Award" in Cannes.
Yari Gugliucci was born in Salerno. After graduating in Sociology, he moved to the United States to study acting. In New York he attended workshops given by Susan Strasberg, Arthur Penn and Michael Margotta.He Founded the M.A.S.(modern acting system). He appeared in many films including: Ferdinando e Carolina and Francesca e Nunziata by Lina Wertmuller, and many more. He also had parts in foreign film productions: My House in Umbria directed by Richard Loncraine (HBO), A Room With a View directed by Nicholas Renton (ITV1). His work includes TV series and dramas: Gossip Girl directed by David Warren, Luisa Sanfelice directed by Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, and others. Stand up at Carlyle Hotel directed by Woody Allen. His various roles in the theatre have included: Caliban in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Rebinsky’s version where he appeared with Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Klein. He wrote two books (Billy Sacramento) and (Billy Sacramento 2).
Roberta Mastromichele is an actress, dancer, choreographer and artistic director of concerts, TV shows and events. She lives between Rome and New York. She started working in 1998 as an assistant of choreography of the well-known art director Luca Tommassini, participating in video clips and TOURS of the greatest Italian and international pop stars such as: Pavarotti, Robbie Williams, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Geri Halliwell, Pharrel Williams, Snoop Dog, Usher, Claudio Baglioni, Giorgia. In 2008 she was one of the main dancers of the cast of the Hollywood movie "NINE" directed by Rob Marshall, where she performed aside of stars like Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day Lewis. In 2010 she worked as a dancer and as an assistant- choreographer, preparing Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp for the dance scene in the movie "The Tourist" directed by the Oscar-winner: Florian Henkel Vondonnesmark. She works as an actress in theatre from 10 years now.
Giulia Mazzoni is an Italian composer and pianist, she studied at Conservatorio G.Verdi of Milan. In 2013, her first album “Giocando con i bottoni” won the prestigious “Premio Ciampi” and she performed at the Christmas Concert (Rai 2) with Dolores O’ Riordan, Patty Smith, Asaf Avidan. Giulia performed in very important theaters in Italy and abroad like Oriental Arts Center of Shanghai, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Roma, Jinwan Grand Theater of Tianjin, Blue Note Milano and many others. On 2016 she released her latest album “Room 2401” with Sony Music Italy, Sony Music China and Sony Music Taiwan, where the artist performs regularly and enjoyed a great success with three sold-out tours Tianjin, Xi’an, Chongqing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Beijing, Nanning, Putien. In this project she collaborated with Maestro Michael Nyman creating a special version of “The departure” for two pianos. Currently Giulia is working on her new album with Sony Music and in July 2019 she will return to China for a fourth tour.
Born and raised in Florence (Italy), Massimiliano is a film director and screenwriter, and founder and director of Florence Film Awards. He had a degree in film directing at the Immagina Film School of Florence. Between 1995-2003 he worked as assistant director, editor, camera operator, for more than 20 music videos and commercials (Gucci, Tim, Gas Jeans, UnoAerre Jewellery, Piaggio, Coop, etc). In 2000 he has taught film directing at Immagina Film School of Florence. Between 2000-2003 he has edited and conducted the movies column for Interpuntonet magazine. He has been a Jury member for: Roma Fiction Fest, London Indie International Film Festival, World Music & Independent Film Festival (Washington D.C), New York International Screenplay, Tulipani di Seta Nera Festival in Rome. He wrote and directed nine short films and one commercial and he wrote four feature-length screenplays. He won 143 awards (46 first places) around the world: 88 awards (30 first places) with his short films and 55 awards (16 first places) with his feature-length screenplays.
Emanuela Mascherini is an Italian actress, writer and director. She graduated in Acting at the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome and she got a Diploma in Digital Filmmaking as a director at the NYFA in New York. She got a Degree in Theories and Techniques of Film Language at the University of Florence. She has been working as an actress in theater, television, and film. She wrote award winning books in different genres. Her works were selected and awared in several National and International Film Festival, included the selection of Nastri D’argento and the selection of David di Donatello Shortlist. She has been Jury member of Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Salento Finibus Terrae, Florence Korea Film Fest and many others. In 2019 she was selected by EFA European Film Award- and Toscana Film commission for a “A Sunday in the country”.
Born in 1983, Simone has spent his last decade working as freelance back and forth between Italy and US.
Publicist first, then Marketing Manager and now Film Producer, in 2008 he created the online magazine Film 4 Life, that he still runs.
He’s now focused on the success of his own company, Mad Rocket Entertainment, a film production company that has just produced two genre films: In the Trap and Shortcut, which are both going to be released in 2020.
Born in Rome, Italy, and based in New York, Stella is an actress, playwright, screenwriter and producer. She has been working in Theater since the age of 16 as an actress and started writing and producing when she was 23 after graduating in Languages at the University Roma Tre. Among all her productions, she was awarded for several plays including “How To Become Widows Without Affecting the Criminal Record", “There It Comes The Light, “My Birthday", “Lions Don’t Hug". She also co-wrote, acted and co-produced the short movie L’Appuntamento (The Date), awarded with the Golden Globe in 2013. She is currently writing her first feature film in English and she is working on her first direction of the Off Broadway play Lions Don’t Hug, selected at the New York Theater Festival and on stage at the end of January 2020. In 2018 she founded the blog Ninablablà.
Michele Diomà (1983) film producer and director. In 2019 he presented the world premiere of "Dance again with me Heywood!" at New York University, a feature film with special guest, Academy Award Winner James Ivory. In 2016 he co-produced and directed "Sweet Democracy", the last movie project in which Nobel Prize Winner playwright Dario Fo takes part. In 2014 he directed "Born in the U. S.E." a documentary that celebrates the 120th birthday of Cinema, featured by Francesco Rosi, Donald Ranvaud and Academy Award Winners Giuseppe Tornatore and Luis Bacalov.
Carlotta Galmarini is an actress originally born in Leghorn, but living in Rome from her childhood. She studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris, then later graduated with a degree in Literature and History. She began acting during her studies in Paris and she continued her studies in New York with Susan Batson and in Europe with June Jasmine Davis. She speaks Italian, French, English and Spanish. She has been working as an actress in television, cinema and theatre winning in 2018 some awards in Los Angeles, Toronto and Las Vegas as best leading role actress for the film “The Mirror“ directed by Massimiliano Mauceri. She worked even in the movie Maria per Roma directed by Karen Di Porto and winner of the Globi D’Oro, in Television for the series 1992 directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi and we will see her in some new projects.
Guillaume Tunzini is a French screenwriter and director. He ’s a London Film School alumni. He wrote and directed many documentaries for French television, award winning shorts, and two feature films. He was first noticed in Hollywood when he wrote a screenplay for blockbuster director Roland Emmerich. The script was then acquired by Sony Pictures. Among many other on-going projects, his screenplay "State of Consciousness" is currently in development with Paradox Studios.
Cristina Serafini was born in Turin, Italy. She won a scholarship to attend the prestigious Scuola del Teatro Stabile di Torino. She speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish. Serafini has appeared in 29 films and television series since the early 2000s. She won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at 2009 Chieti Film Festival directed by Roberto Faenza. In 2011 Serafini was selected for four lead roles. She played the role of Alessandro Gassmann's fiancée in Un Natale per due and received the Best Rising Italian Actress Award at International Euro-Mediterranean Awards, Rome, Italy. In her brilliant filmography: The Poison Rose (with Morgan Freeman and John Travolta), Acts of Vengeance (with Antonio Banderas and Paz Vega), Il Divo by Oscar-winning Paolo Sorrentino.
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