I was born in Rome, and am based in London.
My short film Hear my Voice (2021), has recently won Best LGBT Short, Audience Award, at SENE Film Festival. It is a story I wrote myself, set in East London, and mixes autobiography and fiction, with a dreamlike/fantastic element. It was official selection in 27 film festivals, including Out on Film Atlanta, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, Poppy Jasper International Film Festival, ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival.
My music video Homeless in L.A.: a meditation (2021), on music by Brian and Roger Eno, has been officially selected for inclusion in “A quiet scene: L.A.”.
I directed two more award-winning short films:
Unexpected (2019). Best Experimental Short Award, Creation International Film Festival, and Cinema World Fest Awards.
I, Rose (2018). Best Film Award, Screentest Festival.
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, with Adjoa Andoh and Patrick Baladi; 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.
My work has been supported by Arts Council England, the National Lottery, Grange Park Opera and the Hinrichsen Foundation.