Giovanni has worked on the development and production of over 20 documentaries and films since 2002. At the end of 2011 he took the head of Kino Produzioni and changed the core of the business. Kino used to specialize in TV service production and now focuses on the development and production of cinematic stories with emerging directors. Five years ago he also founded a small theater, Il Kino.
Serena has been working at Kino since 2011. She has worked on various projects, both with Kino Produzioni and independently. She graduated from Roma Tre University in 2007 and received her masters degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2009.
Livia has been a part of Kino since 2013. While at Kino, she has worked on several films. She has helped with the development and organization of many projects, both on and off set.
Valerio has been working at Kino since spring 2017. His job consists of administrative work.
Sole studied Audiovisual Communication in Chile. She then moved to Rome to study Production at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. She has worked on sets of many different films and has since gone on to deal with project development. Since 2015 she has collaborated with Kino Produzioni.
Sara is currently attending Cinema e Arti Della Visonie where she is studying to become a director. As a supplement to her film education, she is interning at Kino.
Miranda is an intern at Kino Produzioni. She attends Loyola University Chicago where she studies advertising, film, and theater.
OUR CREATIVE TEAM
Carlo Sironi was born in Rome. He starts working as a camera second assistant on several movie sets. Sofia, his first short as a director, has competed at the 28° Torino Film Festival and in various international film festivals. In 2010 the documentary Il filo di Arianna (Ariadne's thread) was presented (premiered?) at 19° Festival Arcipelago. In 2011 Carlo directs music videos both for independent artists and for record companies such as Warner Chapel Music and he also directs documentaries and tv programs. Cargo, his second fiction short film, has competed for the 69° Venice Film Festival and it was nominated as Best Italian Short Film at David di Donatello 2013. Valparaiso, his last short film, competed at Locarno Film Festival in the section “Pardi di Domani” and won the Film und Video Untertitulung Prize. Currently he is developing the screenplay for his first feature film Sole with Kino Produzioni at Residence della Cinefondation del Festival di Cannes. The project has been developed at the Script Station of the 12th edition of the di Berlinale Talents and at Eave Training Producers Network. The movie received a development funding from Mibact, CNC and IDM Sud Tyroland a producing funding from Mibact.
Born in Rome in 1987. In 2012 he graduated in Directing at the Sperimental Center of Cinematography of Rome. After been finalist at Premio solinas Documentari in 2013 with “Cenerentola è a Napoli”, nel 2015 he realized the short film “Una storia normale”, that inspired his first feature film, Il più grande sogno - I was a dreamer, winner of the Premio Solinas Experimenta 2015 and in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival – Sezione Orizzonti. In 2017, he was selected to be part of Berline Talents at the Berlin International Film Festival and it is candidate at David di Donatello 2017 as Best Up and Coming Director. At the David’s, “Il Più grande sogno" won the David Future Award. Since 2017 Michele is member of the Italian Cinema Academy and of the European Film Accademy.
Director, Cinematographer, Screenwriter
After his photography studies at the European Institute of Design (IED) and with Leonard Freed (Magnum Agency), Giovanni has collaborated as camera first assistant with Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorsese, Nanni Moretti, Giuseppe Rotunno, Dante Spinotti, Giuseppe Lanci, John Seale, Janusz Kaminski, Roger Deakins. He directed several documentaries, including Un thè sul set (co directed by Laura Muscardin) at Venice Film Festival in 1995, Intervista a mia madre on air in prime time on RAI 3, Il film di Mario also broadcasted by ARTE (both together with Agostino Ferrente) and L’esplosione winner of Torino Film Festival 2003 and candidated to the David di Donatello 2004 as Best Documentary Film. CIMAP! centoitalianimattiapechino, partecipated to Festival del Film di Locarno 2008 and won Libero Bizzarri Award 2009. His movie about Agnelli family, Il pezzo mancante, won at Torino Film Festival 2010 the Cinema Doc Award, the best director Cinema Doc and was released in the theaters in 2011. Le cose belle, codirected by Agostino Ferrente, after the participation, in a non- definitive form, at Venice Film Festival in 2012, won twentyfive awards both national and international, and it was released in Italian theaters in the summer of 2014 remaining in programming for more than four months. Giovanni Piperno won the Biografilm school Award for the best retrospective at the Biografilm Festival 2014. With the collective (collaborative?) 9x10 novanta, produced by Istituo Luce for its the ninety years, Giovanni has partecipated to the Giornate degli Autori (Authors’ days) at Venice Film Festival 2014. In the same year he has collaborated with Antonietta De Lillo to the documentary film Let’s go out of competition at Festival di Torino 2014. At Festa del Cinema di Roma 2015 he has presented Se avessi le parole and Quasi Eroi, two short movies realized with the guys of Tor Sapienza Film Lab. Quasi Eroi won the Nastro d’Argento as best short film in 2016.
Lorenzo D'Amico De Carvalho
Lorenzo is author of many documentaries, among them Sulle tracce del Mito and L'Aquila: la cultura rinascente. Together with documentaries, he wrote and directed several short movies and worked as a television director for theater performances such as The Coast of Utopia", by Tom Stoppard.