Biography

I was born in Rome, and am based in London. My short film, I, Rose has won Best Film Award at Screentest Festival. Official selection: Heart of Gold Film Festival, Euroshorts Film Festival, Fastnet Film Festival, Dam Short Film Festival, Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival, Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, JellyFest Film Festival, Venice Shorts. My short film Unexpected has won Best Experimental Short Award at Creation International Film Festival, and Cinema World Fest Awards. Official selection: Tag! Queer Shorts Festival, Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards, Jersey Shore Film Festival, Austin Micro Short Film Festival.

I am currently in post-production for a new short film: Hear my Voice, a story I wrote, set in London. It mixes autobiography and fiction, with a dreamlike/ fantastic element.

I have directed opera and theatre in the UK, and in Europe.

Directing work includes Il Segreto di Susanna at Teatro Verdi, Trieste, Italy; Cautionary Tales by Errollyn Wallen at Latitude Festival, UK; Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Germany, and the London Handel Festival; the UK première of the play Purgatorio by Ariel Dorfman at the Arcola Theatre in London; Der Freischütz at Opéra de Metz and Opéra de Rennes, France; L’occasione fa il ladro by Rossini at Wexford Festival, Ireland, and the Royal Academy of Music in London; L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, France (original production by Robert Carsen); La bohème at Opéra de Paris (original production by Jonathan Miller); My Feet May Take A Little While (based on the songbook by Errollyn Wallen), and a staging of Dichterliebe, both at the Arcola Theatre; the UK première of Ciboulette by Reynaldo Hahn at UCOpera in London; Così fan tutte for Mid-Wales Opera. I have also translated and directed the play The Fan, by Goldoni at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

I am volunteer Fundraising Manager for Fringe! Film Fest, a yearly LGBTQ film festival that takes place in East London.

 

My work has been supported by Arts Council England, the National Lottery, Grange Park Opera and the Hinrichsen Foundation.

Photograph courtesy of Yash Sentürk
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