italy Oct 2015



Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine is a full production service company and one of the most prestigious location agencies in Italy. Lupetta 5 staff support clients and production companies in any production request for commercials, photo shoots, videos, documentaries and events. 

The company's photographic location archive is one of the largest in Europe and can offer a wide choice of spectacular locations in Italy and across the continent, as well as immediate feedback on availability.

Based in Milan, the European capital of fashion and design, Lupetta5 cultivates artistic and business relationships with the main fashion and design brands, fostering creative links with art directors and emerging interior designers.

Contact the office to discuss projects and ideas.

Scenari Production Sicily Photo & Film Production

Sicily, the southernmost region of Italy, is where Scenari Production has been based for more than 20 years. Working across the entire country, the company offers enthusiastic production services for the advertising and fashion industries. 

Clients this year have included Airbnb in Tuscany, J.Hilburn in Milan, Harrods in Lake Como, Madewell in Rome, Porsche on the Amalfi coast, Mercedes in Basilcata, and M.Gemi in Sicily.

Clients include Esso, Jaguar, IBM, Ducati, Canon, Illy, Ferrari, Shiseido, Audi, HSBC, Nissan, Pomellato, Hermes, J.Crew, Neiman & Marcus , Bloomingdale's , Gant, Hackett, Boden, Kate Spade, Marco Polo, David Jones, Coin, Appelrath Cupper, Elle, Marie Claire, Basler, Porsche, Calzedonia, Vogue, D Magazine, Belmond Hotels, Town & Country, Ermenegildo Zegna, Brunello Cucinelli, Valentino, Blumarine, Space Style, Ottod'Ame, Patrizia Pepe, W Magazine, Dolce e Gabbana, and Classic Perfume.

"We love our work and we like collaborating with international teams to create the right conditions so that everything runs smoothly."

Allucinazione Rome Photo & Film Production

With its studio located in the centre of Rome, Allucinazione is a fully-fledged production company that can handle every aspect of a photo or video production be they outdoor, interior, lifestyle or product shoots, on location or in the studio.

From start to finish the company offers services ranging from casting, location scouting, recce, permits, transport and accommodation, to post-production, studio and equipment rental.

With in-house post-production services the team can follow on and off line all steps of post-production for video or photographic material. Services include retouching, colour correction, compositing, Oris prints, CGI and video editing per all major formats, delivery of finished files on server (through high-speed fibre connection) or hard-disk.

The equipment rental department has the best brands available, including Canon, Hasselblad, Nikon, Profoto, Arri and Kino Flo. Allucinazione’s team is made up of an international staff (representing countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK) along with all English and Italian speaking assistants and digi-techs.

THE BIGMAMA Milan Photo & Film Production

"Welcome to the BigMama Multimedia Kitchen! We’re a production company based in Milan and we take our inspiration from the culinary world. We believe that an excellent production, like an excellent dish, demands the right ingredients, wisely chosen and mixed by a skilled chef. Thanks to a long and settled experience in the field we proudly provide an array of production services, suitable for any demand, and can operate all over Italy: from Milan to Sardinia.

We are very passionate about our job and we think that going the extra mile is what propels us to give you the best service possible. Some of our best ingredients: Production planning - we will manage all the budgeting and the scheduling for you, advising and guiding you through the most effectual way to tell your story. Other ingredients include casting, location scouting, pre-production, catering and equipment rental.

We’re always open to exciting new projects and eager to consolidate profitable and long-lasting professional relationships."

SCHMID PRODUCTIONS Milan Photo & Film Production

Schmid Production Milan offers full service production across Italy.

"Shooting in Italy? We're here to make it simple for you. Italy is one of the most amazing countries in the world for photo and film productions. Nonetheless, inefficiencies like red-tape, language barriers and poor management skills can sometimes turn a shoot into a nightmare!

This is why you need a local partner you can really trust. Schmid Production is based in Milan and boasts an extensive network of first class professionals throughout the country. So whether you are looking for the whitest sandy beach in Sardinia, a great cast, or the perfect strategy that makes the most out of your time, budget and creative ideas, we’ve got you covered. No production is too big or too small. Try us out, we are not flashy or over complicated. We just make things happen!"

Pirate Production Milan Full Service Production

Pirate Production is a Milan-based full service production company for still and moving images with branches also in Munich and Miami.

The Pirate's goal is to provide a personalised and hassle-free production while ensuring all clients' needs are met.

“We are Pirates! We can do anything, as we love what we do!”

The company's knowledge and dedication to every detail of a job ensures smooth and economic shoots, allowing perfect cooperation between photographer and client, advertising agency and crew.

With the assistance of a strong, skilled and competitive production team and an active network of industry specialists, Pirate Production successfully produces shoots around the corner - and around the world.

Milan, Liguria, Sardinia, Tuscany, Apulia, Sicily, Switzerland, Canary Isles, Andalusia, Munich, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Seychelles, Tokyo, Dom. Republic and Jamaica are among the locations in which Pirate Production has extensive work experience.

MAI - Mascioni Associati International Rome - London Photo, Film & Event Production

MAI (Mascioni Associati International Ltd) is an international production company with offices in London, Rome, South of France (Marseille), The Balkans (Montenegro), and Ibiza.

Working in fashion and media, MAI has become one of the world's most prestigious production companies. Founder and director Emanuele Mascioni oversees the business, which now has highly skilled production teams based all around the world.

MAI has always been a hands-on production company, transforming every challenge into an opportunity to deliver an optimal experience for clients. The team are experts at applying international skills to local needs, ensuring they can meet any type of production in every location.

MAI provides a complete spectrum of production services including extensive location scouting, castings, set build and props, logistics, transportation, hospitality and artist bookings.

Recent clients include Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Love Magazine and Vogue, to mention a few.

Italy Photo Production Rome photo production

Based in Rome but equally at ease all over the country, ItalyPhotoProduction has been working in photo production and location scouting since 1989. The company provides professional and collaborative support to find the best locations across Italy.

Experience, profound knowledge of the Italian territory, a well stocked archive and a flexible team make for complete support across all production needs. Services include location scouting, permitting, equipment rental, crew supplying, casting, accommodation, catering and budget management.

Recent clients include Apple, BMW, Celebrity Cruises, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, PwC, Shell and Vogue Spain.

Visit the website for more information.

Sicily Productions Sicily photo production

Sicily Productions is a full service production company based in Sicily and Sardinia. The company provides a premier service for all aspects of photography and moving pictures, including location scouting permitting, budget management, equipment hire, local talents, travel arrangements and all other production needs.

The company specialises in: Sicily / Sicilian Islands  / Sardinia / Amalfi / Puglia. All locations can be accessed via an online location database that each client is assigned and that also includes accommodation, equipment rental, talents, props, and all other needs to complete a well organised shoot.

Clients include Bloomingdales, WJ Stores Brazil, ELLE Magazine, DAKS, H&M, Marks and Spencer, ShopDirect, Littlewoods, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, PanasonicNext, White Stuf, Chico's New York, Look Magazine, Laura Ashley and many more. 

The company is looking forward to another great season packed with exciting new locations. Quotes can be handled withing 24 hours. For more information visit the website or call +39 347 688 1606.

MM Productions Rome photo production

MM Productions has the flexibility to produce for every need at prices far below expectation, working with clients of all sizes for international advertising, local below-the-line or catalogue projects.

"Italy is our home, so come and get a slice of Italian style in your productions! We’ll reveal the secrets of the wolrd’s most outstanding locations."

Clients include Gucci, Longines, Bulgari, MEXX, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, DHL, Italian Mail, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Zanussi, Valentino, Liu Jo, Breil, Diesel, TIM, Cinque, Mephisto, Next, Casall, social campaigns and spots, L’Officiel Hommes, Elle, Vogue and Maxim.

Passepartout4u Srl Milan photo production

"Our company's mission is to offer solutions and services with a high degree of innovation and quality, creating advantages for the effective integration of the activities with which it collaborates. We offer a 360° service designed to meet the needs of each individual client."

Working across fashion in all its forms, Passepartout4u Srl handles fashion and catwalk shows, events, campaigns, catalogues, look-books, showrooms, product presentations, models, stylists, hair stylists, photographers and make-up artists. 

The company can also manage sets and locations, post-production, archiving and file management, and innovative media solutions.


Pachira Location has been supporting clients for almost 10 years, offering them the best locations. The company's archive can provide solutions to meet any demand, with a large selection of modern or period buildings, country houses or lofts, but also flats, gardens, villas, pools and industrial spaces.

"Ours is never-ending work: every day is a new challenge as we look for and select the best locations for photo shoots, music videos, commercials, films and TV productions."

Thanks to its young but expert and determined staff, Pachira Location can successfully cooperate with its clients - "The right agency you can count on."

Latest clients include Mediaset, SKY ITALIA, Illy Caffè, Vigorplant, Vodafone, Finish, Bayley's, Nivea, Amplifon, Consorzio Parmigiano, Kellogg's, Trendy Too, and TV programmes 'Giass', 'Lucignolo', 'Verissimo' and 'Mattino Cinque'.


Ph.crew is a photo agency located in Padua representing professional photographers and young talents working across still life, beauty, fashion, architecture and kids photography.

Clients include national and international brands who are guaranteed the highest standards of work throughout the production process - from location scouting to casting, working hand-in-hand with professional stylists, make-up artists and art buyers.

Around Venise Production is a parallel structure dealing with productions in Venice and the surrouding area, including the beautiful Dolomites and the numerous villas of the Veneto region.

Ph.crew carefully follows all phases of production and also works alongside international teams to support the workflow in what many consider "the most beautiful city in the world!"

Beppe Buttinoni Milan lingerie & swimwear photographers

Beppe Buttinoni is an established photographer specialised in swimwear and lingerie images.

Shooting out of his own studio, Beppe’s knowledge, ability and passion for lighting in studio or on location enables him to work with both daylight and artificial light to create the exact image demanded by a brief.

His relaxed and easy-going nature endears him to all clients.

Beppe remains available for exciting new projects. Visit his website to see more of his work.

Cinenane Group Milan aerial services

Cinenane Group is active in almost all movie-making related sectors: the company is specialised in supplying grip and lighting equipment, power units, trucks, special effects, tracking vehicles, and a lot more. In addition, Cinenane has now developed a special service dedicated to international clients in order to make shooting in Italy easier and more cost effective.

The group has a partnership with Aerial Film Club, a company consolidating the know-how and experience of a number of skilled and highly qualified professionals connected to aerial film productions. AFC can supply services and equipment all over Europe, including the new stabilisation system Shotover F1, designed for use on helicopters, ground vehicles, watercraft and almost any moving vehicles.

Additional partner Piumaworld specialises in the design and production of specific equipment and technology for the entertainment industry, including cinema, television, sports and multimedia. Piumaworld products are designed to perform as an integrated system with the purpose of guaranteeing shots of exceptional quality in any situation.

Four Studios Communication Turin rental studios

Four Studios provides an innovative, dynamic, professional reality with solid experience in the field of integrated support for commercial film and photography shoots.

Facilities include Studio 2 - an automotive cyclorama studio with curved coves seamlessly joining the walls, floor and ceiling. It is the largest and most versatile studio of its kind in Europe, and so can cater for all filming needs.

Visit the website to learn more.

CROSS+STUDIO Milan rental studios

CROSS+STUDIO Milan is a rental photo studio with decorated halls and spaces where different settings have been recreated for photo shoots, filming, casting, events, presentations and workshops. The aim is to create a relaxed and creative space for clients, where there are no surprises in budget. All prices are 100% transparent, with a handy formula for calculating and planning.

  • Rental is by the hour, with a minimum stay of two hours, and each space has its own pre-determined price.
  • Included in the rental price is a set of photographic equipment and lights with different types of accessories and grip.
  • Each space is completed with a make-up area and everything necessary for the work of the stylist.
  • A white cyclorama is present in each study, with use included in the price. Each study also benefits from large windows and ample sunlight.
  • The booking calendar is open to all and can be accessed online through the website.

CROSS + STUDIO Milan is located just minutes from the city centre in the Navigli Canals area, and is housed in a building originally chosen by La Scala theatre as a laboratory for set construction.

Fabio Mercurio Milan - Bologna Stylists/ fashion

Sicilian-born Fabio Mercurio settled in Bologna where he graduated from the Academy of Fashion and Costume. With a solid background designing bags and accessories, he began working as a stylist and set designer in 2008. His penchant for the quirkily beautiful landed him jobs for TV commercials and Italian celebrities, editorials and a range of campaigns.

His work is featured in cutting-edge magazines worldwide including Eclectic Magazine, Satellite Magazine, Fashionisto, Fucking Young, Sicky Magazine, Razor Red, Slave, Papercut, and Vangardist, as well as in look-books both for niche brands and prestigious Italian Web retailers.

A mix of past, present and future is Fabio’s trademark: blending playful with twisted, couture with sexy, folklore with clean-cut shapes, he is able to appeal to a broad audience. Versatility is also key: whether with men’s or women’s fashion, sartorial or streetwear, he masters the fine art of balancing the dynamic and the quiet.

From collaborations spanning dark avant-garde photographer Mustafa Sabbagh or French fashion icon Gilles-Marie Zimmerman, to assisting established legend Fabrizio Ferri for Saks 5th Avenue and the amazing English photographer Ian Derry, some of his most recent projects include long-standing partnership in Denmark, Norway and Spain as well as CBS for shoots with Cote de Pablo, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jake MacDorman, and screen icons Christine Baranski and Mayim Bialik.

Maria Greco Naccarato Milan Stylists/ food & home economists

Maria Greco Naccarato has worked for many years as a food consultant and food stylist, designing recipes and writing articles for food magazines and collaborating with major culinary events.

In 2011 she founded the blog Kitchen in the City, which immediately became highly popular for its original "urban-chic" style. In early 2012 she made her debut in video direction with 'Zero Table Top'. Addicted to detail and with an acute understanding of the need to create appetising visuals, Maria is able to visually convey the pleasure of 'taste' and 'scent' in every shot. Her beautiful kitchen is equipped in such a way that even the best restaurants would be green with envy!

Maria is a photographer, director, food stylist, food writer, cooking show host, food consultant, recipe developer and personal chef, based between Paris and Milan. She speaks five languages.

Silvia Gerzeli Milan - Florence hair & make up artists

Silvia Gerzeli is a freelance make-up artist and hair stylist based in Florence, central Italy, from where she easily moves around the country and abroad.

Silvia is specialised in fashion make-up and hair styling and works across both photo shoots and video productions. Her passion for make-up, special effects and bodypainting provides a constantly expanding portfolio. This summer she studied new techniques by Bobbi Brown at the Illamasqua School in London and this autumn will attend the MaestriMUStudio in Milan.

She travels a lot around Europe to work with local professionals and keep on top of new trends. Extremely careful and precise, Silvia absolutely loves her job and is passionate about the different facets and genres it involves. She adores fighting to give her clients the best results, not only with make-up and hair but also through her presence on set.

Isabella Sarti Milan - Bologna hair & make up artists

Isabella Sarti is a freelance make-up artist based in Bologna, Italy. Her curiosity and professionalism and the will to operate at the highest standards has led her to constantly update her knowledge by successfully working and studying around the world in major fashion capitals such as New York, London, Paris and Milan.

She collaborates with many photographers and directors, skillfully managing to earn respect and trust among the crews. Always up for a challenge, she has worked in different fields ranging from advertising to editorial, from look-books to videoclips and film-making. She is also no stranger to the catwalk scene, locally and internationally - London Fashion Week, amongst others.

Among the latest international acknowledgments for her work, Vogue America invited Isabella to celebrate Gina Sanders' involvement in Condé Nast. Moreover, she has worked with world-renowned Italian actress Isabella Ferrari and has been published in a number of international magazines, including Satellite Magazine, Cosmopolitan Armenia, Huf-Magazine, Fault, Kaltblut and Schon! Magazine.

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