Director/Writer/Story Supervisor/Production Designer/2D & 3D Animator- UNION 800 Live Action Member-
USA, Canadian & European citizenship
I was born and raised in Rome, Italy and I have been living in North America for the past 19 years.
35 Feature Films ( The Lion King; Avengers; Spiderman; Kung Fu Panda 2; Alvin and the Chipmunks; Cars 3; Tarzan 2, Spiderman, The Triplets of Belleville and more.), 16 TV shows, 4 Games, 41 Commercials ("Puma"; "Toblerone"; KitKat"; "Lyncoln"; "Ester C"; "Kraft"; "RBC"; "Toyota"; "Excel"; "Mazda"; "Ferrari"; "Taco Bell"; "Minute Maid"; "John Deere-Heat"; and more).
Discovered at the age 16 by Disney Italy as comics artist and for 9 years as illustrator and graphic designer for the most prestigious newspapers and magazine in Europe, then graduate at Vanvitelli Architecture Institute. I later moved to Canada to earn my degree in Classical Animation from Sheridan College.
To further my skills, I decided to embark on a 3 year program studying the Acting Meisner Course & Method Acting with the prestigious instructor, Jacqueline McClintock. Upon graduation, I worked as 3D Animator and Story Artist at Rhythm & Hues. Not one to sit still, during my time I was also a full-time Storyboard Artist, Animator and Concept Artist for a variety prestigious studios and taught on Fridays and weekend for different universities including Sheridan College.
My education and experience is an eclectic blend of traditional and computer arts. I worked at Marvel, Disney, Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Cirque du Solei, Red Rover, C.O.R.E., Starz, Rhythm & Hues, Ken Duncan, Digital Domain and I recently finished as Director and CO-Writer at a Chinese Feature Film, produced by Paramount.
I have 25 years of professional studio experience with an emphasis on Story, Previz, Concept Design, and Animation 2D and 3D. Prior to my work in animation, I worked as an Architect for a year, and spent eight years as as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator. I also illustrated a variety of comics and magazines/newspapers.