Biography

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I was born in Rome, and am based in London.

My music video Homeless in L.A.: a meditation (2021) has been officially selected for inclusion in “A quiet scene: L.A.”, with music from Brian and Roger Eno.

I directed two award-winning short films:

Unexpected (2019). Best Experimental Short Award, Creation International Film Festival, Cinema World Fest Awards. Semi-Finalist, Aladerri International Film Festival.

I, Rose (2018). Best Film Award, Screentest Festival. Semi-Finalist, Venice Shorts.

My new short film, Hear my Voice, a story I wrote myself, set in East London, is starting its festival run. The film 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; 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