...........My passion for the art of filmmaking began during my early teens, after moving with my family to the United States from Italy, in 1994. I began experimenting with short films when my father bought our first videocamera. By age fifteen, I was able to show some of my films to a local film producer in San Diego, giving me the opportunity to intern on the set of a feature film produced by his company, DeadFish Productions, Inc. There I worked as 2nd Unit camera operator in charge of secondary shots and cutaways for one of their action sequences. It was an incredible experience for me, and it fueled my passion even more to want to pursue a career in film. During my high school years, I was involved in my school's video production department, where I learned the basics of non-linear editing and using different cameras. I also enrolled in advanced photography courses, where I learned the use of various lenses, frame composition, lighting, and how aperture and shutter speeds affect the style of images.
Upon graduating from high school, I wanted to master my passion and went on to pursue my studies at The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS), graduating in 2008 with an Associate of Science degree in Film Production. This was a very hands-on school, guided by industry professionals. While focusing on my Directing major, I learned everything from screenwriting, to producing, cinematography, editing, and even sound design. Currently, I am working on various freelance projects collaborating with other talented filmmakers from around the world, including short films, commercials, and music videos.