writer, director, producer
Born in Rome in 1965, she graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome (B.A. Degree in Theatre and Cinema Studies) and studied film direction at the National Film School, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. She has since made several short films, among which the many award-winning WAITING FOR THE TRAIN (Aspettando il Treno) 12’, 16mm, B/W, TV broadcast on SBS and CANAL+, theatrically released by Istituto Luce, and MIRANDA’S JOURNEY (Il cuore all’improvviso) 13’, 35mm, B/W, which also received many awards at festivals, TV broadcast on CANAL+ and LA7.
She wrote and directed the following documentaries: LE TRAIN POUR L’OPÉRA, 52’ an Italian/French coproduction by GA&A, Les Films d’Ici, TV broadcast by Arte, RTBF, Tele+, Planète, Swiss television; RENATA SCOTTO: L’ÎLE OPÉRA, 43’ French production by Aller-retour, broadcast by Arte, Mezzo; FERNANDO RIELO, POET OF GOD, 54’ produced by Filmago, and Associazione Identes; ENZO SICILIANO, LO SCRITTORE E IL SUO GUSCIO, 52’ prod. Filmago and Rome University of Tor Vergata, TV broadcast by the Italian national channel RAI3 and homevideo distribution by Fandango Libri.
Her first feature film: L’IGUANA, 104’ 35mm, an adaptation of the novel by Anna Maria Ortese produced by MediaLand, was in the official selection at the Torino Film Festival, Mostra del Cinema di Pesaro, LAIFA, Shanghai, Alexandria, Bellaria, Festival di Procida, Napoli Film Festival, Festival di Foggia, Festival di Salerno. Awards: Best Art Direction at BAFF, Best Direction at Ischia Film Festival. The film has now been released in home video by Elliot Edizioni.
Born in Rome in 1965, he graduated from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome in Biology (ethology). He has been a researcher in the fields of cell biology and biochemistry. He has worked in the publishing sector and in science communication. During the years, he has developed a deep interest in the area of mysticism and spirituality. He has written the book The other side of the river. A journey of forgiveness, in which he tells the story of the making of the film. The book is published in Italy by Intento Edizioni.
Born in Fiuggi in 1957, writer, literary critic, co-editor of the literary magazine “Nuovi Argomenti” and editor of the magazine “Poesia”, he is a scholar of literature, art and philosophy from a spiritual and mystical perspective. He has been the artistic director of several festivals (“Grinzane Cavour”, “Babel”, “Perugia and Assisi, candidacy as 2019 capital city of European culture”) and literary prizes. He has contributed to the production of written and visual works with a strong moral content.
His books include: “Novanta, il conformismo della cultura italiana” (Fazi Editore, 1996); “Gatti e scimmie” (Rizzoli, 2001); “La prima notte solo con te” (Mondadori, 2010); “Enzo Siciliano, quel giorno di indimenticabile bellezza”, with a documentary by Catherine McGilvray (FandangoLibri, 2010); “Febbrili transiti” (Mimesis, 2012); "Suite Celeste. Studi di letteratura francese" (Gaffi 2013).
Born in Paris, after training at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in Bruxelles, she has worked as a film editor since the 1980s and teached editing at Université Paris 8. For 15 years she has specialized in editing documentaries, most of them about Art, that have received awards at many international festivals: FIPA, FIFA de Montréal, Festival du Film sur l’art de L’Unesco, Festival Classique en Images, Prix de la SACEM du meilleur documentaire de création musicale, Diapason d’or, Grand prix de l’académie Charles Cros 1999. She also edited the feature film L’IGUANA by Catherine McGilvray, FANTAISIE POUR BIOLOGIE MARINE by François Painlevé, and AUBE A GRENADE, FLAMENCO SOY, which received an award at the San Francisco Festival 2001.
editor, digital effects
Born in Bologna in 1983, he graduated from the University of Bologna (Visual Arts, Theater Music and Cinema Studies) and studied Film Editing at C.S.C Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome. He has worked as an assistant editor and digital effects creator with the director Daniele Segre. He worked in the VFX team of the mockumentary EL MUNDIAL OLVIDADO (2011) screened in the Venice Film Festival. He has edited several short films, AMONG WHICH ASTRID, 22’ HD, directed by Andrea Fasciani, selected at the Giffoni Film Festival, MICHEL LEWANDOWSKY IN L’UOMO CON LA MACCHINA DA PRESA, (documentary) directed by Marco Tosti, 12’ HD, which received the award of the Valdarno Festival and terra, directed by Piero Messina, 27’, RED, screened at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. He directed MANO LIEPOS, a short documentary about Lithuania.
Born in Caracas, in 1959, he is interested in the executive practice of music from the Middle Ages until 18th Century. He has researched techniques of lute-making and repair of ancient musical instruments. In 1977 he founded the ancient music Ensemble “De Ghironda et Cantu” and subsequently the Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra “Il Cantiere delle Muse”, performing in Europe and in the United States. As a conductor, he worked on several compositions of Renaissance, Baroque and Early Classicism repertoire as well as unpublished and rare works. He recorded for Edizioni IIIMillennio, the CD “Musica Velata” (Sonatas and Concertos for Raimondo di Sangro, Prince of San Severo); “La Rosa e la Dea”; “Rosarium” (Musical meditations dedicated to the Mysteries of Holy Rosary); “Angelus ad Virginem”. He composed the sound track of the feature film L’IGUANA directed by Catherine McGilvray. He collaborated as soloist, continuo player and poly-instrumentalist with baroque orchestras and ensembles, participating in many recordings for EMI Records, Denon, MR Classics and Diapason. He performed on rare, ancient and ethnical instruments in concerts and performances for theatre and television. He has held Composition, Basso Continuo and Orchestral courses and master classes and he is composer of chamber and symphonic music as well as music for theatre and cinema.
Rielo Institute for Integral Development Inc.
Co-producer and distributor
The Rielo Institute for Integral Development (RIID) founded in 2010, was inspired by the humanistic and philosophical teaching of Fernando Rielo, a charismatic mystical poet and metaphysician whose concept of human “relationality” permeates all disciplines, particularly medicine, that integrates the clinical and biological aspect, with the psychological, anthropological, cultural and spiritual.
Human beings find their identity outside of their own selves in a relationship with the others. This movement, always beyond oneself, is what defines the path of human destiny toward the pristine shores of integral development. Keeping this in mind, RIID’s mission is to foster all types of pedagogical activities, particularly health related training, to overcome despair, poverty and all “frustrations denounced by human indigence, such as illness, lack of education and injustice”. By encouraging the highest form of civilization and culture to fulfill the nature of humanity, RIID’s goals are:
- Offer high quality graduate and post graduate programs, residential or distance learning, that prepare students to promote development, particularly in the field of health, fight poverty and all human despair.
- Develop a wide variety of educational and training programs in international cooperation and development, focusing on health, poverty migration and marginalization, while collaborating with other scientific and educational institutions to enhance the quality of programs in health and development.
- Promote medical scientific research aimed at reducing poverty, and building sustainable development among all nations.