Riccardo is a versatile director, editor, and cameraman who combines extensive commercial design, animation and live action experience with a constant eye on the evolution of aesthetics, client needs and technology.
Riccardo graduated with honors in History of Cinema at the University of Literature and Philosophy of Bologna and then at the New York Film Academy U.S.A. with a diploma in directing and photography. He then completed a Master in Direction and Film Techniques at the London School Film, from which world-renowned filmmakers such as Michael Mann, Roger Pratt, Don Boyd and Mike Leigh previously graduated.
Riccardo?s multi-disciplinary approach to film projects has given him a breadth of directing experience in a wide variety of genres over the years: documentaries, short films, animation, corporate videos, advertising and promos.
He has directed and filmed adverts and films for J.W.Thompson, Agent Provocateur, Adams Kara Taylor, Spoon Magazine, Transport for London, Fourth Passenger, the London Development Agency, the European Union, Greenwich Council and the Italian Ministry for Labour and Social Policy. He has also worked for O2, Okinawa, The Housing Corporation, the Italian Cultural Institute of London and with personalities such as Wim Wenders, Luis Bacalov, Vivien Westwood, Dita Von Teese, Antoine Duhamel, Rita Marcotulli, John Ward.
His films have been screened on many international satellite television channels such as Sky TV, Channel U and Fashion TV, in countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Korea, France, Great Britain, Italy, U.S.A.
His eclectic approach to directing is combined with an intense and individual style, based upon his vision of social themes.
With an importance placed on composition, locations, and music, he maintains his sharp, kinetic style through editing and shooting, delivering a vision that is at once organic, intimate and intense.
He is also keen to experiment with new and unconventional visual languages that may allow him to open up new paths of communication.
Riccardo has a good sense of humour and is always in search of new challenges.
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