I was born and raised in Milan, Italy.
Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock are the directors who have always inspired me, alongside the Italians Nanni Moretti, Dario Argento and Paolo Virzi’.
When I was in high school I met TV-host Michele Santoro who made me a recurring guest on his prime time talk shows. Later on I moved to Mediaset where I joined the crew of the legendary Antonio Ricci. I was a featured writer for Striscia La Notizia and his multiple spin-offs for almost a decade.
In addition to graffiti, WWE wrestling, and Opera, movies have always been my passion. To pursue a career in filmmaking I moved to New York, where I graduated in 2014 from film school. It was there I met director Amos Poe who soon became my mentor. With him, I wrote my thesis short film Frankie that won the Oaxaca Film Fest in 2015 and was nominated for the prestigious Nastro d’Argento in 2016.
Broken Eggs is my new short film starring Nicole Arlyn and NBC Shades of Blue star Michael Laurence. The Art of Meatballs is the script for the feature film based on Frankie I just finished writing.
Since 2011 I’ve been writing satirical articles, political analysis, and special reports on multiple Italian web sites under the alias of I Hate Milano. In 2016 I won the top Italian web award—the infamous Macchianera Internet Award—for best article of the year. On January, 5th, 2017 the special reportage I wrote inside the office of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was published on the cover of Liberation.
My top 10 movies of all time (in random order) :
Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick - 1976
A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick - 1972
Rocky, John G. Avildsen - 1976
Manhattan, Woody Allen - 1979
Annie Hall, Woody Allen - 1977
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Milos Foreman - 1975
Eyes wide shut, Stanley Kubrick - 1999
The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola - 1972
Carlito's way, Brian De Palma - 1993
Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa - 1950
My top 5 TV Shows (in random order) :
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan - 2008/2013
True Detective (season 1), Nic Pizzolatto - 2014
Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker - 2008/2016
Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry David - 2000/2011
The Wire, David Simon - 2002/2008
Madmen, Matthew Weiner - 2007/2015
Louie, Louis C.K. - 2010/present
BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg - 2014/present
Deadwood, David Milch - 2004/2006
The Sopranos, David Chase - 1999/2007