My main drive in life has always been curiosity. I am fascinated by everything and how it works, ranging from tech innovation, physics, and philosophy to the most secret mysteries of the Universe.
As a child, I wanted to be an inventor, and as I grew up, I continued to create things for a living.
Being an award-winning director, I always strive to push the boundaries of story-driven and narrative projects across different media. I have a keen eye for aesthetics and believe in elegant, innovative, and rigorous design.
I am an avid moviegoer and book reader, and my brain is filled with mostly useless knowledge, memes, and silly quotes. However, I believe that the cross-pollination and diversification of interests are the best ways to get inspired.
My creative process often starts with a spark, triggered by a single brushstroke seen in a museum, the formal perfection of a building, a breathtaking photo composition, or an interesting topic I come across in a scientific paper during my spare time.
I am still undecided about whether I love the sea or the mountains more.
Tencent is the mother company for China Literature Group, known as
Yuewen (阅文), an online literature platform in China. This brand film is meant to increase awareness and promote the platform.
We had a very interesting interchange with the client, because they were attached to a more literal visualization, and we had to convince them that the important part was the message we wanted to communicate, more than the single little details.
The needs: representing multiple ancient Chinese myths, in a contemporary way. The video is part of a bigger communication operation, specifically to spread into the US market.
A playful video for Chinese stores where imagination is the protagonist, transforming laces into little snakes and shoes into a space rocket, to jump into a pastel sky, playing with the clouds.
A mind bending
We had the pleasure to create this piece for TED-ED, literally an hallucinatory experience!
Enjoy these cute little fellas through their incredible and colorful trip, and learn more about the mind-boggling science of hallucinations.
We took charge of directing the mind-blowing concept art for the epic video game and crafted an exhilarating launch teaser for the app, available on all major app stores. Drawing inspiration from the iconic low poly designs that defined the gaming era of the 80s and 90s, we unleashed a mesmerizing world. Picture flat backgrounds pulsating with intrigue as our three protagonists, Aureliano, Spadino, and Lele, navigate the treacherous realms of politics, organized crime, and the enigmatic underbelly of the Vatican.
We brought together lethal ninjas, fast-paced cars and gangsters shoot-outs.
Then a celestial Japanese tea ceremony with a Geisha turns into a nightmarish whirlpool, filled with demons inspired by the Yokai folklore.
Watch out, this could be the year for a zombie apocalypse!
At last, we present to you the 4th installment of our opening titles of Missione Oriente for #rai @raiquattro in partnership with @udinefeff.
Enjoy this action packed rollercoaster through the modern asian horror cinematography.
This time it was personal. The new opening for Far East Film Festival (aka "Missione Oriente") is a love tribute to one of our favourite film director, the legendary Takeshi Kitano.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a mesmerizing journey through the ethereal and poetic world of renowned master Kitano. In this film, we weave together a tapestry of evocative moments, reminiscent of his iconic scenes, deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Our visual approach is an impressionistic blend of colors, creating a dreamlike atmosphere where boundaries blur.
It's a cinematic experience that captures the essence of memory and sensation, just like watching a Kitano film. Buckle up and let your senses surrender to Kitano's Dreamscapes.
For the first edition of the Digital Design Days and Offf Italy, we had the honour to create the Main Titles.
Three days of pure creativity, inspiration and passion. Our story this time was a crazy mashup of animated splash screens, inspired by the never too celebrated retrogame world.
On the occasion of the new Casa de Papel season, Netflix Italia decided to celebrate the gang of thieves with an 80s-style anime opener, sung by the Italian voice of countless cartoons we grew up with Cristina D’Avena.
It’s been a blast to recreate the characters of Casa de Papel in anime style and to animate a song by this Italian myth.