showcase italy issue 364 Sep 2012Featuring creative talent and services from the most exciting production locations
Welcome to our newly designed 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 important production cities around Italy.
Don't miss Rome International Film Festival from 9th to 17th November, 2012 at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Also if you have a chance, don't miss the Internet Festival 2012 from 4th to 7th October in Pisa.
- photo production
Amazed.by Milan photo production
"Collaborating internationally for many years alongside some of the most notorious production companies and the most talented photographers in New York, Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona, we ultimately made the decision to start a brand new creative production company. The goal: to provide an innovative, all encompassing service to our clients."
Amazed is a full service boutique production company specialised in still productions such as fashion advertising, fashion editorials, car shoots and classic advertising.
Operating throughout Europe, the United States, South America, Africa and the Far East, Amazed's extensive experience has created a unique network of local crews, vendors and talent spanning the four corners of the Earth.
The company provides full production, including art buying, casting, location scouting, talented stylists, make-up artists, hair stylists, prop masters, set designers, and more.
Clients include Gucci, Chloé, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Bulgari, D&G, Versace, Trussardi, Liu Jo, Golden Lady, Bluemarine, Evisu, Diesel, Pirelli, Mizuno, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf & Goodman, Saks 5th Ave, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Opel, Chevrolet and Skoda.
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.
- photo agents
L&A Artist Milan photo agents
L&A Artist represents Italian and international photographers and collaborates with some of the most well-known clients worldwide, ranging from advertising agencies and magazines to high-end fashion designers and the most prolific luxury brands.
The agency offers a complete production service, art direction and casting.
Clients include Armani, Enel, Chrysler, Nike, Intesa Sanpaolo, Diesel, L’Uomo Vogue, Maybelline, Ray-Ban, Adidas, Audi, Cartier, D&G, Discovery Channel, Elle Nippon, Fiat, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Lavazza, Peugeot, Philip Morris, Ralph Lauren, Renault, Replay, Toyota, Valentino, Versace, Volkswagen, and many more.
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.
4Scrix Milan Film & Photo Production
4Scrix is operative in Italy (Milan and Rome), Spain (Barcelona), Hungary (Budapest) and the US (California and Florida). From locations scouting all the way through to post production, 4Scrix has the numbers to combine solid experience with flexibility and a good reputation.
Clients include Disney Channel, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Bilboa Cadey, Sky, and Bollywood blockbusters such as the multiple award-winning ‘Rockstar’, shot in Verona and its famous arena.
4Scrix’ experience in executive production for feature films has brought about an undeniable advantage: a network of solid relationships with local crews, talents, suppliers and authorities alike that allows the company noteworthy negotiating power.
Visit the website for more information.
Shoot in the Alps Milan film & commercial production
Shoot in The Alps is a film and photo facilitating company operating in the European Alps. With the region straddling five national borders the company works between France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia as if they were a single geographic entity.
The company's database includes year-round snow locations, mountain chalets, modern architecture, extreme sports locations, magical forests and breathless scenery that it can make accessible to any crew.
Providing solutions to every possible logistical need for film and photo productions, Shoot in the Alps handles everything from location scouting, specialised crews, stunt people, mountain safety experts and helicopters, to warm cups of espresso at the top of a glacier. Its strength lies in detailed knowledge of the alpine territory provided by a network of professionals who live and work in the region throughout the year.
The company's connections and expert knowledge allows clients to make the right decisions when planning, choosing locations and the equipment required.
FRANCESCA SEMPRINI Milan location service and scouts
Francesca Semprini has been involved for many years in interior architecture and design. In 1999 she began location scouting for photographic shoots and design, furniture and fashion events. Presently, she collaborates with some of the most important companies, agencies and editorial offices in the field.
Her portfolio, part of which can be consulted on her website, includes a range of locations of various types and characteristics, accurately selected outside institutional routes: open spaces, show rooms, modern and period architecture.
Her locations, which are always updated and diverse, include art galleries, industrial spaces, temporary shops, gardens and swimming pools.
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 Red Bull, 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.
Settimio Benedusi Milan lingerie & swimwear photographers
Born in Imperia under the Gemini star sign, viscerally curious and armed with an unbreakable determination, Settimio Benedusi has published images commercially and in major magazines.
Over the years, he has shot numerous celebrity covers and produced editorials and advertising work including beachwear, fashion, kids and products for brands such as Versace, Northsail, Fusco, Cantine Ferrari, Miss Blumarine, Iceberg, Winston, Seventy, Take Two, Fisico and many others. For seven consecutive years Settimio has participated as the only Italian photographer with famous swimsuit magazine Sports Illustrated.
He has shot portraits of the cremè-de-la-cremè of Italian society, from Silvio Berlusconi to Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferrè, the Missoni spouses and Alberta Ferretti. His frenetic positivity has led him to extend his activities beyond the profession into teaching, putting on exhibitions, holding conferences and participating in television programmes.
Settimio's profession means he has the great privilege of travelling throughout the world, producing photo shoots in some of the most diverse and incredible locations.
Stefano Guindani Milan advertising photographers
Stefano Guindani is a celebrity photographer and international fashion photo-journalist with an enormous passion for urban and social reportage.
In 1998, he founded his own agency, SGP Stefano Guindani Photo, a young collaboration ranging from editorial services to covering events for internationally renowned fashion houses.
Among his most important clients are Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Bulgari, Valentino, Diesel, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Mini, BMW, Salvatore Ferragamo and Max Mara.
In 2009, after a couple of trips to Haiti for Mondadori Electa, he published his book 'Haiti Through the Eye of Stefano Guindani' with the aim of supporting the Haitian people in their efforts to bring about positive social change.
Giovanni Santarelli Milan portrait photographers
Giovanni Santarelli is a Milan-based advertising photographer specialised in fashion, portraiture and celebrity images. He uses photography as a means to communicate and express his feelings and emotions.
He particularly enjoys working as a portraiture photographer as it allows him to create a respectful and intimate confidence with his subjects that makes for far deeper, more revealing images.
Giovanni has photographed for many advertising campaigns, magazines and special projects including ONU worldwide campaign, Telecom, Harley Davidson, Peugeot, Bata, Elle Japan, Gentleman, Sisal Superenalotto, and many more.
Visit his website to see more of his work.
Diego Santangelo Naples advertising photographers
The Diego Santangelo Studios were founded in 2001 by Publicis Vienna senior art and creative director, Diego Santangelo. Today he is an estabilished director and photographer. The production agency and photo studio is specialised in advertising and fashion campaigns, also handling portraits, beauty, food, beverage and jewellery. The studios are based in Naples and act as a link to the entire Mediterranean area. Its highly qualified team all speak at least two languages and keep constantly updated on the latest working skills.
SILVIA COLUCCELLI Milan children photographers
Silvia Coluccelli's world of photography is colourful, playful, exciting, crystalline and bright like a child's smile. Her great ability is to be able to communicate with her little friends by making some real magic happen.
Depending on the situation, Silvia can turn into a little girl by playing, amazing, wearing coloured wigs and finding new games, or she can transform children into small adults when she wants them to perform like Oscar-winning stars. She directs emotion and spontaneity, transmitting passion and serenity that the children she photographs are naturally drawn to.
Clients include Novalac Menarini, Versace Young, Brums, Mek, Bimbus, Sottocoperta, Ninetta, Suomy, and many others.
Silvia is represented in Italy by Doc Artist.
Emma Innocenti Florence advertising photographers
A recent collaboration with B&A has seen Emma Innocenti produce an advertising campaign, a series of four short films and a catalogue for Antonella Piacenti Jewellery that has undegone a complete re-styling.
Emma was in charge of both production and post production for the photography, video and local resources, studios and locations that were used.
Also under the art direction of B&A, Emma produced the A/W13 advertising campaigns and videos for Gian MarcoVenturi and YUXU.
Other work highlighted in this Showcase was produced for Image Source (London) to illustrate and explore concepts of connection and sharing through technology and wireless devices.
After over ten years, Emma has now moved her production office from London to Florence and continues to shoot internationally.
Gianluca Giannone Milan advertising photographers
Gianluca Giannone is a Milan-based photographer who developed his expertise while assisting renowned European and American photographers. He has worked around the world on editorials and advertising campaigns for clients including Police (Bruce Willis, George Clooney and David Beckham), Marlboro (Max Biaggi), Killer Loop (Valentino Rossi), Lotto, Sergio Tacchini, Diadora, Murphy and Nye, Sundek, Argentovivo and Freddy.
Gianluca is specialised in advertising, on-location and studio portraits, architecture, landscapes and sports photography.
He has shot editorials for magazines including GQ Italy, Gente Viaggi, Saveur USA, Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveller, Psychologies Italy, Style-Corriere della Sera and Riders Italian Magazine. He has also completed advertising campaigns for Linear Insurance, Europ Assistance, Credem Bank, Campagnolo, Vodafone, Bayer, Novartis, Fiat Autonomy, Bellosta, Peroni Gran Reserva, Gillette, Ministry of Youth Policy and the Ministry of Transport with some of the world's leading advertising agencies, including Leo Burnett, Republic-Publicis, DLV-DDBO, JWT-RMG Connect, United 1861 and Sudler & Hennessey.
Gianluca combines different techniques and styles to unveil new points of view and interpretations of the reality that surrounds us. He has created a close-knit professional team composed of set designers, producers, location managers, make-up artists, hair stylists and assistants, paying acute attention to providing relationships that produce the very best results.
Gianluca uses analogue and digital equipment in any format.
Fulvio Terenzi Milan advertising photographers
Fulvio Terenzi was born in Milan in 1964 and began his training in photography at the European Institute of Design in Milan. He also attended courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the San Diego State University of California.
In 1992 he started assisting important photographers including Giuseppe Pino, Vogue Studio in Milan and Photo Production Studios in NYC, collaborating with fashion photographer Calliope and Maestro Fabrizio Gianni. After gaining this precious experience he started his professional career in 1995, publishing editorials in top magazines such as Gioia, Donna Moderna, Uomo Collezioni, Vogue Australia, Moda Bimbi and Intown Magazine, to name just a few.
He has since produced press office campaigns and catalogues for clients such as Hogan, Poltrona Frau, Guru, Thost, Carrefour, Carosello, Julian Keen, Arpel Bazar, Ballantyne Cashmere, Golden Lady, Walt Disney, Coccinelle, Miss Sixty, and many more.
Fulvio is available to work abroad for any commissioned work. Visit his website for more information.
Enrico Labriola Milan advertising photographers
Enrico Labriola, born in Italy, developed his photographic skills at a very young age. He studied photography in Milan and began assisting some of the world’s leading photographers. Travelling all over the world, he shot a number of photo reportages such as the colours of Rajasthan, music and images in Burkina Faso, the Maasai people in Kenya, Israel and Morocco.
He has been working for 14 years shooting business portraits, fashion magazines and advertising clients.
His photo sessions are published in important international and national magazines worldwide such as A Magazine, Grazia Magazine, Vogue Italia, Vanity Fair Italy, Vibe Magazine, Le Monde, Paris Match, Style Magazine and Il Mondo.
"I’m always in search of a balanced but refined image able to fuse reality with imagination.”
2 Click Photography Milan children photographers
Manuela and Fabio live in Milan. They are married, have two kids and travel often for business.
Their projects offer a twofold insight - feminine and masculine - with a keen eye for the emotional and interior aspects of their subjects. Their personal stories have influenced their style and professional growth remarkably.
Their vision is the outcome between love for children, passion for style, fashion and elegance and an introspective analysis which is mindful of children's age and goes beyond exterior and summary aspects.
They have worked with AC Milan, Crochette Milano, Idexè, Toyota, Adidas and many others.
- rental studios
Studio Pietrasanta 12 Milan rental studios photo
P12 Studios is an elegant and functional location with two independent open space studios measuring 600m² and 400m² respectively, both with private parking lots that allow for stylish, comfortable and easy production sets in total privacy.
Located near Milan city centre and offering the most up-to-date and modern analogue and digital equipment, P12 also provides professional experts, tutors and assistants who are available 24 hours a day.
The architectural environment and renowned designer furniture makes P12 the ideal spot for events, exhibitions, meetings, fashion shows and open days.
"If you are in Milan and want to work in a relaxed environment with unique style, focus on P12."
117 Studios Milan camera/ accessories photography
Located in the centre of Milan, 117 Studios is a dynamic and modern facility that incorporates six photographic studios spread over 1200m². Facilities include:
- Five different-sized blackout studios, each with unique characteristics.
- One daylight studio with a 600m² garden for outdoor shoots.
- One green-screen studio for videos.
- A large entrance hall with inner courtyard.
- Hair and make-up area in each studio.
- Wi-Fi Internet.
117 Studios also features a modern and well equipped stock room from which clients can rent all types of technical and photographic equipment. Set building and prop rental is also available.
- equipment rent
Cinenoleggi Nane Group Milan camera/ accessories cinema
Cinenoleggi Nane Group showcases its range of products:
Film and HD cameras, light and grip equipment, hellium ballons, LED lights, PIUMA remote gyroheads, cranes and dollies, WESCAM (Aerial Dept.), UAV drone (Aerial Dept.), film and HD systems, camera cars, generators, special effects, location and permits, production manager and crew support.
The company is happy to supply its most competetive quotes.
- styling, hair, makeup
Valeria Orlando Rome hair and make up artists
Valeria Orlando has been working for 20 years, collaborating with leading photographers including Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Johan Rench, Eolo Perfido, Andrea Massari, Nikolay Biryukov, Stefania Paparelli, Benedikt Renc and Andeer Brogard.
She has lived in Milan, Rio, and London while maintaining Rome as her home, and her work has been published in a range of notable fashion magazines. Valeria's work ranges from make-up and hair for fashion shows, editorials, advertising, beauty and catwalk events to make-up styling for celebrities including Donatella Versace and Catherine Zeta Jones.
Valeria is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and approaches her work with honesty and passion. She is continually updating and learning new techniques to further her knowledge in the industry.
Valeria is internationally represented by Spectacular Studios (Sweden) and Beleza (Rio). In Italy she works with GreenApple, Atomo Management, Sudest 51 and SieProduction.
Valeria will soon launch her own make-up line V) Or available from her website. Since September 2012, she has been represented in the USA by Current Studio.
Silvia Gerzeli Florence hair and make up artists
Silvia Gerzeli is a talented make-up artist and hair stylist. After university, where she wrote her thesis on the 'History of the make-up of Divas and special effects in the 20th century', she went on to study elsewhere in Italy and the US, improving her knowledge of make-up, hairstyling, body painting and special effects.
Always aiming for professionalism and creativity, Silvia works with a range of photographers and cooperates with magazines including Trucco & Bellezza, the leading Italian make-up magazine. In September 2010 she appeared in Make-up Step by Step magazine as a young Italian prospect, and in March 2012 she was featured in Make-up Bride Step by Step magazine.
Silvia works with a diverse range of clients including Patrizia Pepe and Palle Freese Hairstylist (Denmark), and regularly cooperates with Vagheggi Cosmetics. She has also worked across music videos, short films advertising and fashion films.
She also collaborates with CreaFx special effects team, with a recent short music film 'Miro Miranda' directed by Frank La Loggia.