showcase italy issue 302 Oct 2011Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to the latest edition of Showcase Italy, brought to you by Production Paradise. We highlight the very best of the Italian visual media industry and, as usual, more information can be found in our dedicated Photo and Film directories for Milan, Rome and other cities around Italy.
In this Showcase we present the leading companies and top professionals currently working from Italy: Allucinazione, At Lupetta 5 & Belowtheline, Aura Photo Agency, Cecchin Photography, Fabrizio Nannini, Federico Cambria, Ivan Basso, Lorenzo Pesce, Lupin Film, Luzzitelli Danieli, Mariacristina Vimercati, Michelangelo Rossino, Pewter Di El Sabeh Abdul Karim, PH Crew, Sardinia Production Service, Stefano Cattelan, The Kitchen Production and West Artists.
Our cover image was shot by Stefano Cattelan.
- photo production
The Kitchen Production Rome photo production
The Kitchen is a full service photo production factory with proven experience in communication and photo shoots. Its team of experienced young talents can offer high quality productions and will assist at every stage of the production process.
The Kitchen provides “best-in-class” customer service, including casting, location scouting, assistants and grips, stylists and make-up artists, set building, post production and 3D support for photo and video shoots.
With offices in Rome and Milan, The Kitchen also provides equipment and studio rental.
Clients include ENI, Nissan, Vodafone, BNL, Findomestic, McDonald's, Sony, RDS, Adidas, Google, RCS, Coop, LiuJo, Cadey, L’Oréal Professional, WWF and Miele.
Allucinazione Rome Film and Photo Production
Allucinazione is where photography, commercials and studio shoots come together. Based in central Rome, the agency provides photographic and video production expertise through its team of in-house retouchers, 3D operators, editors and assistants. Allucinazione also offers production services, equipment rental, and organises shoots for foreign clients.
Representing photographers across the commercial advertising market, the company's international staff work alongside English and Italian speaking assistants to handle all aspects of production, including casting, locations, scouting, permits, equipment, transport and accommodation. The studio has a limbo that measures 10m x 7m x 3.7m and includes a separate production area, a fully-equipped make-up and dressing room and a central garden. The entire studio is fitted with Wi-Fi Internet.
Rome-based Riccardo Magno founded Allucinazione in 1998 and has since been joined by producer Lucinda Agar, a Dutch production secretary, international digital assistants, and an Italian studio manager. The company has its own rentals department and edits video commercials in-house, delivering broadcast HD quality via streaming to an ftp server.
At Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine Milan photo production
Lupetta5 & BelowTheLine is one of Italy's leading production service and location agencies. Based in Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and design, Lupetta5 owns one of the richest, ever-expanding location archives in Europe.
With many years of production experience, its team works to provide the finest solutions to any production requirement, offering a fully bespoke production service to both national and international clients.
Visit the website or call the company directy for information and advice on upcoming projects.
- photo agents
Westartists Milan photo agents
West Artists is a leading artists management and creative content agency with office in Milan and partnerships in Munich, Barcelona and Zurich.
In addition to artist management and representation, West Artists provides a full range of services to its artists and clients including syndication and licensing, fine art print sales and the development and promotion of books and exhibitions.
The agency also offers complete production, services for print, internet and television.
- Eugenio Recuenco
- Marino Parisotto
- Patrick Wittman
- Sabine Liewald
- Vincent Alvarez
- Special Project: Helena Christensen
- Special Project: Iris Brosch
PH CREW Venice photo agents
"Imagine working side-by-side with a team of image professionals capable of offering state-of-the-art communication. Imagine being able to positively devise a synergy that fits your budget, your requirements and your expectations with the flexibility of a project shaped to your every need."
Ph Crew team specialises in the Venice area offering these services: location scouting, shooting permits, model castings, art direction, styling, hair and make-up styling, translation, transport rent assistance, catering and hotel booking.
With headquarters in Padua, the company has opened a new office in Hong Kong offering a reference and a bridge to the Asian market.
Aura Photo Agency Milan photo agents
Aura Photo Agency was founded in Milan in 1996 as an international photographers' representative and production company. With offices in Milan, London and Stockholm the agency represents more than 20 of the best international photographers shooting fashion, beauty, still life, food, interiors, lifestyle, celebrities and portraiture.
A strong reputation earned from more than 15 years experience in the field means Aura's photographers are in constant demand. The company is widely appreciated internationally, offering great photographic quality at human prices along with 360° assistance on every kind of editorial or advertising production in Europe.
The company also operates an online image bank for worldwide image sales.
- commercial production
Lupin Film Rome commercial production
Set up in 2005, Lupin Film is one of Italy's most promising young production companies. Working across the audiovisual field, from feature films to documentaries, TV Commercials and videos, the company also provides production services for foreign clients shooting in Italy.
Riccardo Neri, founder and producer, has spent the last 20 years working as a national and international film-maker and commercial director, giving him the experience and enthusiasm to make Lupin Film one of the most interesting emerging production companies in the country.
The company mostly works in Italy but has collaborated on productions in Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Switzerland, South Africa, Dubai and India. Clients include Daewoo, Radio Film Australia, Mother Korea, Aeroporti di Roma, JWT Italy, InTesta Roma, Cooking Metropolis Canada, Nordmende TV and Rai Cinema.
- cgi 3d rendering
MICHELANGELO ROSSINO Milan CGI 3D PHOTOGRAPHER & ILLUSTRATOR
Michelangelo Rossino lives and works in Turin. His photography ranges from commissions to illustrations and digital composition.
He is considered amongst the leading Italian advertising photographers and has been using digital technology across photography, 3D, painting and illustration since 1994.
Michelangelo is involved in every step of the creative process, relying on an experienced team of dedicated experts.
For his automotive work, Michelangelo has developed a unique technique involving ‘Light CGI’, providing on location CGI shoots mixed with live photography.
Visit his website for more information.
Ivan Basso Milan CGI/ 3D photographers
Ivan Basso is a 3D photographer based in Milan. In 1997, he began work as a CGI artist and 3D animator, collaborating with leading creative agencies and post production crews. Over the years he has contributed his creative passion and great attention to detail to many successful projects.
As a virtual automotive photographer he has created images for use in catalogues, press conferences and ADV campaigns for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Iveco, providing a complete high-end service from CAD data acquisition to final digital retouching.
SARDINIA PRODUCTION SERVICE Olbia, Sardinia location service and scouts
Sardinia Production Service is based in northern Sardinia from where it provides a full range of solutions for companies looking to shoot on the island, including location scouting, casting and permits.
Recent work includes advertising campaignes for Audi, Twin Set and The Discovery Channel, among others.
Thanks to its sunny and dry climate, Sardinia is ideal for outdoor shoots. Its wide range of locations includes white beaches, dunes, wild landscapes, mountains and luxurious villas. Only a one-hour flight from Milan and Rome, the island is also linked to major European airports with direct flights from the UK, Germany, France and Spain.
FEDERICO CAMBRIA Milan commercials / advertising directors
Federico Cambria directs TV commercials. He graduated with an MA in Music History from Univeristà Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, and also holds a degree from Milan Civica Scuola del Cinema.
As a freelance director he has shot commercials and virals for agencies including Y&R, M&C Saatchi, Goettsche, Aldobiasicomunicazione, Brand Portal, Del Monte & Partners and Ab comunicazioni.
Federico also wrote and directed the multimedia theatre play 'Slavedrome', performed at Teatro Litta Milano mentioned during the 2009-10 season and featured in the Bjcem Skopje Biennal 2009.
- post production
PEWTER di El Sabeh Abdul Karim Milan retouching
Abed Sabeh has over 20 years of experience in photo retouching, 3D animation, design and graphics, mostly concentrated in the advertising domain. During this time, he has worked with numerous companies on many large-scale projects and has collaborated with all the major advertising agencies in the Middle East.
Abed is renowned for his ability to consistently deliver high-quality work above and beyond industry standards. Having recently relocated to Italy from Dubai, he hopes to expand his work to include collaborations with more European companies.
Luzzitelli Danieli Turin advertising photographers
Italian photographers Roberto Luzzitelli and Laura Danieli have been working together since establishing their Turin-based studio in 1985.
They have collaborated with famous advertising brands including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Artsana, Brevi, Ferrari, Ferrero, Fiat, Gancia, Giugiaro Design, Iveco, Juventus F.C., Jonhson&Jonhson, Lavazza, Martini&Rossi, New Holland, Nike, San Pellegrino, Sanson, Scottex, Seat, Sergio Tacchini, Suzuki, Swatch, Tissot, Toyota, Trussardi, and many more.
The pair has put together a highly qualified crew of shooting and post production experts. Specialised in every kind of advertising image, including food, kids, still life, beverage and automotive, Roberto and Laura are constantly searching for new ways of making communication.
Visit the website to see more of their portfolio.
Cecchin Photography Milan advertising photographers
Paolo Cecchin was born in Turin and has always wanted to be a painter. He prefers to construct his images rather than to size them, starting with a blank canvas where light is allowed to tell the story through contrast and shadow.
Paolo's fascination with light comes from his love of nature. Being a photographer
gives him a way to reconcile his passions for creativity, energy, adventure and storytelling.
Clients include Alfa Romeo, Annapurna Cachemire, Arena, Artsana, Barclays, Barilla, Beretta, Burger King, Campari, Ferrari, Ferrero, Fiat, Geox, Henkel, Hyundai, Iveco, Lancia, Lavazza, Mitsubishi, Nestlé, Nissan, Orogel, Regione Piemonte, Sanson, Sony Ericsson and Volkswagen.
Stefano Cattelan Milan advertising photographers
Stefano Cattelan's powerful photography demonstrates great attention to detail. Applying his personal experience, knowledge and skills he creates intense images, and his ability to think conceptually and offer visual solutions is an asset for every client.
Based in Turin, Stefano is involved in every step of the photo production process, from concept to casting through to digital post production. His award-winning work has included images of the Official Programme Opening Ceremony of the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006, which received the ‘Best Events Award’ won by K-Events and Filmaster Group. He also shot images of the Official Programme Opening Ceremony of the European Taekwondo Championship in Rome in 2008.
His work has been published in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Style Montecarlo, Elle, Marie Claire, JM, Men's Health and Sportweek. He has also contributed to a number of charitable causes, including the LILA Night for Aids in Montecarlo and the TV and press campaign for S.O.S. Italia.
Clients include Lotus Cars, Barilla, Arena, Boombogie, Asics, Dainese, Reebok, Fila, Le Coq Sportive, Mares, Biesse, Ferrero, Alfredo Pria, Love & Pride Jewellery, Nikon, Liberti, Maison de la France, Corsica Tourism Office, and many others.
Fabrizio Nannini Milan Fashion & Still life Photographer
After shooting fitness and bodybuilding competitions worldwide, Fabrizio Nannini decided to settle down in Milan and dedicate himself to fashion and still life photography. Fashion is currently the biggest part of his work, followed by still life, architecture, video, reportage and portraiture. Fabrizio owns a studio in Milan with four separate sets that are ideal for fashion and still life shoots. Along with his expert team, he handles his own retouching and video editing to ensure maximum quality at every stage of the creative process.
Lorenzo Pesce Rome people & lifestyle photographers
Lorenzo Pesce has lived in some of the West's greatest cities. After completing his education in Rome in 1992, he spent the following decade between Los Angeles, New York and London. This international exposure allows him to feel at ease in every situation.
Lorenzo is an outstanding communicator, easy to work with, and is 100% reliable. His long experience and diverse history of assignments has made him into a well-rounded photographer, always ready to please and surprise his clients. His personal and versatile style can be used both editorially and commercially. He speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Mariacristina Vimercati Milan advertising photographers
Milan-based professional freelance photographer Mariacristina Vimercati specialises in
portraiture, fashion, still life and advertising photography.
Recent projects include:
- 70/70 Horovitz NYC, Offucina Eclectic Arts - 2011.
- Uno Stradivari per la Gente - Villa Gnecchi Ruscone - 2011.
- Domus Magazine.
- Inter Abbonamenti - Season Tickets.
- Verve International Review.
- Lavazza Espression.
- Décor Living Magazine.
- Sportweek Magazine.
- Geox Respira global campaign, S/S 09, F/W 08/09.
Clients and publications include Lavazza, Geox Respira, Ferrero, Inter Abbonamenti, Max Mara, Elle Italia, Casa Vogue, Uomo Vogue, UOMO (ed. Futura), DDN Design International, GB Progetti (ed.Progetti), Verve Magazine, Io Donna (Rizzoli), Max (Rizzoli), Capital (Rizzoli), and Sportweek (Rizzoli).