Documentary – long form

Inside Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Muse Factory of Projects, 52 min, Italy, 2022
“Creativity is a miracle that exists only when you know how to share it. Our studio is a special place, where this miracle happens every day.” Renzo Piano
We had access, for several months, to one of the most important architectural firms in the world. What happens inside the Renzo Piano Building Workshop is a succession of meetings, phone calls, project reviews, decisions and second thoughts, always facing unexpected events and difficulties together. More than 100 architects and collaborators work together at every latitude to redesign the face of our cities, museums, hospitals, schools, waterfronts, skyscrapers.

Aldo Rossi Design
Muse Factory of Projects, 42 min, Italy, 2022
Realised in collaboration with Fondazione Aldo Rossi, “Aldo Rossi Design” is the first documentary reconstructing the relationship between the great architect and the design world.

Softness I-Mesh. Designing the city
Muse Factory of Projects, 40 min, Italy, 2022
Through the expressive and technological evolution of i-Mesh, the film recounts a new model and a new way of looking at the culture of design. In conveying their visions, the creations, relationships and protagonists pose radical questions about the meaning of design and of living today.

Openings – Sguardi oltre il limite
Muse Factory of Projects, 52 min, Italy, 2021
Openings explores the world of architectural elements that “embody” the concept of threshold, openness and the relationship between inside and outside. By approaching the subject from an immaterial, almost “spiritual” perspective, the film investigates the close relationship between art and life, between necessity and creativity, between philosophy and civil thought. The film was shot along the Via Emilia, in a journey full of stops, crossings, wanderings. Among the guides, Davide Cassani, Guido Guidi, Andrea Stella and Rossella Miccio, but also Raoul Casadei, who turned Romagna into a real “state of mind”.

Deadly Engineering
SWR Media and Intermission Films for Discovery, 52 min, UK/US, S1 and S2, 2020 – 2021
Winner of Documentary Series Gold at the 2021 Telly Awards and Emmy nominated in 2020 and 2021.
Engineering failures are Icarus-like moments when our overreaching, greed and desire to conquer the impossible can cost not just reputations, but millions of dollars, the environment and lives. A documentary series based on archive films, produced in collaboration with Getty.

Prince Harry in Africa
Big Earth for ITV One, 50 min, UK, 2016
A documentary following HRH Prince Harry on his return to the African kingdom of Lesotho where he continues the work of Sentebale, the charity he established there a decade ago. Click here for reviews on The Guardian, Telegraph, The Sun. Directed by Russ Malkin for ITV One, prime time.

100 Women. The Femicide Crisis in El Salvador
BBC Worldwide, 30 min, UK, 2018
One woman in El Salvador is trying to say enough is enough when it comes to femicides, as the country has the worst rate in the world. Graciela Sagastume Lopez is the newly appointed special prosecutor against femicides and BBC 100 Women follows her in action trying to put a halt to the wave of murders that has made the country infamous. Directed by Sara Moralioglu for BBC Worldwide, prime time.
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Trafficked In Suburbia
Websedge and Little Dot Studios for Real Stories, 30 min, USA, 2018
Undercover Detective Victoria Dingee and her anti-trafficking police task force carry out sting operations to identify victims and ‘Johns’ in Dayton, Ohio. Trafficking is on the rise in all 50 states of the USA but what’s particularly surprising is that the majority of victims are no longer immigrants but all-American girls from middle-class homes.
Link to the film

Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow
Contemporary Films,  86 min, UK, 2019
Life in Mandela’s South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope – and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela’s vision never materialised and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.