italy Oct 2016


Mandala Creative Productions Milan Photo & Film Production

Mandala Creative Productions was founded in 1998 and has quickly become a point of reference for production services, photographic shoots and special events.

Over the years, the company has expanded to represent photographers from all over the world specialised in different areas, from advertising to fashion, food, interiors, CGI and still life. As a full service company, it supports clients in creative, logistic and conceptual direction, set and event coordination, all with high attention to details.

Mandala Creative Productions’ highly specialised staff includes a range of professionals with backgrounds in production, styling, event organisation, communication, advertising, fashion, editorials and still life.

Clients include Adidas, Alessi, Armando Testa, Barilla, BCube, Bvlgari, Corneliani, DLV BBDO, Ferrarelle, Ferrero, Havas Worldwide, Illy, JWT, Leagas Delaney, Leo Burnett, Leroy Merlin, Loro Piana, Luxottica, Marie Claire USA, M&C Saatchi, Ogilvy & Mather, Peugeot, Publicis, Samsung, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Sony, Telecom, Vanity Fair, Vodafone, Vogue and Young&Rubicam.

Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine Milan Photo & Film Production and Location Scouts

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 locations 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 and Rome, the European capitals of fashion, design and historical heritage, Lupetta 5 cultivates artistic and business relationships with the main fashion and design brands, fostering creative links with art directors and emerging interior designers.

Feel free to contact the office to discuss projects and ideas.

Shoot in the Alps THE ALPS Photo & Film Production and Services

Shoot in The Alps is a film and photo facilitating company operating in the European Alps. France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia as a single geographic entity. The company 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!

Shoot in the Alps' 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. Its database includes everything a client's imagination will ask, and more.

"A glacier in Switzerland might not be as accessible as one in Austria, and the snow in Italy might be softer than in France... or everything could be just the opposite. We will take you to where your production needs to be."

Chamonix is closer to Milan than Paris; Lake Como is one hour away from Saint Moritz; Kranjska Gora is one hour and half from sandy beaches; and six months a year, clients can shoot their models skiing on day one, and swimming in the sea on day two. Shoot in The Alps has access to snow 365 day a year.

The team works with crews and suppliers from Milan, Geneva, Zurich, Munich, Innsbruck and Ljubljana offering the best equipment and the highest level of professionalism.

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.

Their clients include renown brands like Bvlgari, Alitalia, Mastercard and famous editorial like Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour. This Showcase features recent projects done for Fendi, Sportmax Code, LodenTal, Aston Martin and Honda.

For more information visit the website

Toscana Productions Milan Photo & Film Production

Toscana Productions is based in the center of Italy and offers a complete location and production service for shoots in the north and in the center of Italy. 

Cristina Rauter, owner and producer, has over 15 years of experience in international productions keeping quality of the services as her main priority in business. 

The latest productions include clients such as Intimissimi, Hugo Boss with Mario Gomez, Marc O’Polo, SAP Lavazza, Patrizia Pepe Men with Marco Bocci and Charles Vögele with Penelope Cruz, among others.

For more information please visit the website.

Italy Photo Production Rome Photo & Film Production and Location Scouts

ItalyPhotoProduction has over 25 years of experience working in location scouting and photo production. Based in Rome but equally at ease all over the country, the company provides professional and collaborative support to find the best locations across Italy.

The company is run by Francesca and Piero, who both come from production management background. 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.

Contents Production Rome PHOTO & FILM PRODUCTION

Working with high-level professionals to fulfil all creative needs, Contents Production's young and dynamic team have been leaders in production in Rome and beyond since 2003.

The company is synonymous with communication in all its forms, transforming customer requirements into innovative solutions for video and photographic productions.

With a 360° service covering all needs of a project, from concept to final result, the company offers location scouting, permissions, casting, camera and lighting equipment rental, technical hire (fashion van and sets), hair stylists, make-up artists, stylists, art buyers, set designers and tool makers.

Their clients include Disney Channel, Fendi, Honda, Le Coq Sportif, Condé Nast (Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired), Mondadori (Grazia, Donna Moderna, Panorama, Men's Health), Saatchi & Saatchi, Sky, Sony (Italy, Germany). 


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, L’Officiel Hommes, Elle, Vogue, Maxim, and social campaigns and spots.


"THE BIGMAMA is a full service production company based in Milan. We take inspiration from the culinary world, because we believe that production is like cooking: you need the best ingredients, mixed by a skilled chef.

We provide tasty audiovisual production services for commercial, video and photographic communication and cook with cool, fresh ingredients: directors, photographers, DoPs, screenwriters, art directors and copywriters from the best cropfields around the world!

We take care of every aspect of the recipe, from pre-production to shooting and post-production, always collaborating with the industry’s top professionals. As part of our services, we also offer to research the best celebrity to match any client's identity, and to make the connection for a successful endorsement deal.

Available throughout the country thanks to our long-time experience in the field, through our in-house post-production and motion graphics department we can also provide creative solutions for clients requiring infographic videos, event introduction titles, or web content.

We can operate anywhere in Italy and have extensive knowledge of the best locations. We’re always open to exciting new projects and eager to consolidate profitable and long-lasting professional relationships."


AD Production was founded 25 years ago and specialises in the production and location management of photo and video services. The company operates mostly in Italy but can work in any part of the world, having access to a vaste range of locations that are sure to provide the perfect setting for each product or event.

Thanks to personal contacts with municipalities, architecture studios, museums, art galleries and artistic institutions, AD can offer a vaste range of exclusive supplementary locations for which access is usually difficult to obtain.

The company is renowned for its experience, professionalism and specialisation in the automotive sector, providing excellent quality-to-price ratio in its products and services from a flexible base. The AD crew offers an amazing production experience during working hours but goes the extra mile to ensure clients dine in the best local restaurants and find the best hotel deals.

Clients include Range-Rover, Fiat, Lancia, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Lexus, Lufthansa, Nikon, DPD, DHL and many more.

Passepartout4u Srl Milan photo production

"We always go the extra mile to offer our clients an exceptional service. At Passepartout4u Studios, we don’t just follow you from behind a camera lens, we make you our focus from the very moment of your arrival. Our goal is to provide you with the best and most tailored solutions.

Passpartout4u will help you get noticed, not just seen."


Established in Venice in 1986, Mestiere Cinema is a production and service company for feature films, television series and movies, commercials, photo shoots, private and public events. 

The company covers all production needs for local and international clients and provides budgeting, location scouting, casting, logistics, crew hiring and rental servies. Multilingual professionals with an extensive network in the industry will find the best possible solution for your production, regardless of the scale of the project. 

Mestiere Cinema's portfolio includes clients like Dolce&Gabbana, Bulgari, Benetton, Dior, Disney Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, Barefoot Films, and some of the best Italian and international directors such as George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Philip Haas, Woody Allen, Marc Forster, Til Schweiger, Roberto Faenza, Antonello Grimaldi and many others.

Lume Turin film production services

Lume is a brand new reality of full production services based in Turin and supporting clients and production companies looking for the best production support all over Italy. 

The company has experience working for TV series and feature films, commercials, corporate videos, still photo shoots, reality TV and game shows, finding the best solutions for every budget.

Their location archive offers a wide choice of spectacular locations in Italy ranging from the icy glaciers of the north to the warm Mediterranean waters of the southern islands. Company's productive relationship with Italian Film Commissions and the regional governments institutions make the production process as smooth as possible for the international clients. 

Apart from location scouting and permits, Lume's production management includes production planning, casting, transportation, accomodation, studio rentals and postproduction.

Contact the office to discuss ideas and projects.

Around Venice Production - Formerly PH Crew Venice photo production

Ph.Crew is the place where photo shoots and much more happen around Venice. Ph.Crew team represents photographers, hair and make-up artists, stylists and movie makers. Their clients include national and international brands who are guaranteed the highest standards of work throughout the production process - from location scouting to casting. The agency has the resources to handle both small and large-scale productions for editorial and commercial shoots.

Few years ago Ph.Crew launched Around Venice Production, 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 takes complete control over client's production anticipating possible needs, resolving problems and responding swiftly to unexpected situations to ensure the smooth production workflow.


SimePhoto is a photo agency and photo library specialising in high quality travel stock photography. Their tightly edited, exclusive collection of travel images contains landscapes, cityscape, food & drink, lifestyle and nature photography. SimePhoto is based in Italy but the collection is offered exclusively worldwide.

SimeBooks is the latest brainchild of photographer Giovanni Simeone, founder of the SimePhoto Agency. SimeBooks is a publishing house specialised in editorial products for travel, tourism, cookery and children sectors. Their books, guides and multimedia products are designed to dazzle the reader with the beauty of Italy’s landscape and culture. 

This Showcase features some images from their new bilingual book releases. Among them are mouthwatering pictures for "POLPO E SPADA - CATCH OF THE DAY", a book with recipes and culinary adventures in Southern Italy by Ottaviano Domenico, a talented young chef of "Al trabucco da Mimi" restaurant, shot by the photographer Maurizio Rellini. Another latest release featured in this issue is "TOSCANA | Land of Art and Wonders", travel photography book that includes photography of Massimo Borchi, Guido Cozzi and Stefano Amantini.

Visit the website of SimePhoto for custom image search and more information on the latest projects of the agency and its photographers.

Connecting Dots Milan - Sicily Fashion Services Photo & Motion Productions

Morena Russo started her journey in fashion in Milan, collaborating with up-and-coming designers and models agencies while working for Prada.

In 2004 she moved to New York where she learnt each step of fashion production, from creating a collection from A to Z to bringing it to life on the runway. In 2012 after her return to Italy she opened Connecting Dots with 2 branches in Milan and Taormina.

Connecting Dots is an agency specialised in fashion production, show direction, collection developement and backstage coordination, booking and management of creative talents and location coordination.

Morena has collaborated with brands like Missoni, Diesel Black Gold, Dsquared2, Diesel Black Gold, Tod’s, Fay, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, and celebrities like GB65/Giovanni and Madonna.

Cinenane Group Milan aerial services

Cinenane Group has been dealing with equipment and services for television and cinema since 1975, supplying grip and lighting equipment, power units, trucks, special effects, tracking vehicles, and a lot more. The experience of a continuous collaboration with international clients allowed the company to develop a special service dedicated to all aspects of filming in Italy, including production and co-production of new original projects. A network of partners cooperates with the company in order to take on any kind of production challenge.

The partnership with Aerial Film Club provides expertise of highly qualified professionals connected to stunt and aerial film productions. AFC supplies services and equipment all over Europe, including the new stabilisation systems from Shotover, designed for use on helicopters, ground vehicles, watercraft and almost any moving vehicle.  

Additional partner Piumaworld is committed to R&D and to the production of new technological equipment, such as remote heads, dollies and digital systems custom made for the entertainment industry - cinema, TV, sports and multimedia.

Cinenane Group webpage shows an extensive catalogue of both traditional and innovative pieces of equipment, starting from a flag with light gauze to the newest lights, from pouring rain effect to Virtual Reality. The rental requests can be made online with the full support of Cinenane team, ready to confirm availability of the products and to give useful suggestions.

Daniele Fiore Rome advertising photographers

Daniele Fiore is considered one of the leading Italian advertising photographers. He has worked with many of the most important advertising agencies and major commercial brands.

His attention for lighting and details are the most important features of his photography.

The subjects of his photography differ from cars to food, from factories to microprocessors, from workers to models, but Daniele always stayed true to his own style.

He is perfectly comfortable shooting in the studio or on location, and has a broad network of partners around the world that allows him to shoot anywhere with great ease. Some of his recent clients include Ferrari, Honda, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes, Toyota, Lexus, Renault, Iveco, Vibram, Intralot, Enel, ENI, CNH,  Fox, Unilever, Algida, Adidas, DaunenStep, PayBack, Campanile, BCC, Nastro Azzurro, Herbalife, Isola dei Tesori, Fiart, Marlboro.

Andrea Piunti Milan advertising photographers

Andrea Piunti approaches still life with a high level of technical quality supported by a visionary imagination. He gets inspiration from natural landscapes, animals and everything that moves.

His direct, clean and smart images have a timeless beauty. Andrea is based in Milan and travels around the world both for work and pleasure.

Specialised in advertising, he boasts a number of publications in international magazines and advertising spots. Clients include Bikkembergs, Etro, Onitsuka Tiger, Armata di Mare, Fabbri Editore, L’Oréal, Grimoldi Milano, Riders, Hearst Magazine, GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair and Maxim.

Andrea Varani Milan advertising photographers

Andrea Varani first picked up a camera in the early 80s and thanks to a book he happened to find, discovered his talent almost by chance. The course of Andrea's career is quite amazing, as rather than succumb to any dominant model, he has always been attracted by the evolutions of fashion, intuiting all its contradictions and creating his very own style.

Andrea's lens creates the look, the thrill, and the expression of the whole body underneath the clothes. The fashion he photographs is depicted as desirable but also possible.

The landscapes and the nature explored by Varani introduce and describe the pleasure of enjoying the photograph as a variation of what is real. His accomplishments go far beyond fashion photography and reproduce his cultural and personal elements.

Beppe Buttinoni Milan advertising photographers

Beppe Buttinoni is a Milan-based fashion photographer. Having discovered his passion for photography quite early, he studied the subject at the IED (Istituto Europeo Design) in Milan. Working in Italy, but regularly travelling around the world, Beppe shoots international campaigns as well as editorials and specialises in Commercial Fashion, Lingerie and Swimwear. 

Beppe’s knowledge, ability and passion for lighting in the studio or on location enables him to work with both daylight and artificial light to create the exact image his clients want. His images are famous for their sensual feel and attractive elegance.

Contact his studio to enquire about new projects.

Luciano Furia Naples food & drink photographers

A bio engineer by training, an amateur cook and always in love with photography, as a teenager Luciano Furia started selling photos of classical musicians to magazines. In the past five years, he has merged photography with one of his other passions: food!

Building on his personal relationship with star chefs and internationally renowned pizzaiolis, he tries to capture the heat, life, excitement and tension that build up in the kitchens.

He believes that a good food photo is one that makes you …hungry! His photos have appeared in Food & Wine (with several photos accompanying an article by Pulitzer prize winner Jonathan Gold), Australian Gourmet Traveller, New York Times, National Geographic Traveller UK, and in many Italian and international online articles.

He has recently been selected as a finalist at the Pink Lady Food Photography awards 2016 with a picture taken from a book he published in 2015, 'Gli ingredient di una vita'.

Four Studios Communication Milan rental studios photo & film

Four Studios is an innovative, dynamic and professional location offering solid experience in the field of integrated support for the realisation of photo shoots, commercials, and film and photographic productions.

Features include a large workspace allowing for the constuction of movie sets, television studios, and private events.

Visit the website to learn more about the company's services and stages.

Loomen Studio Rome rental studios photo & film

Loomen Studio is a creative workspace based in the heart of Rome and offering a full range of communication services: photography (advertising, still life, fashion, food, corporate, architecture), videomaking and creative postproduction (retouching, colour correction, compositing), with a goal to cover the entire creative process for its customers. Loomen is also a rental studio designed for small and large video and photo production, making it a top solution for creating advertising campaigns as well as visual and graphic contents in Rome.

The studio is a modern, comfortable and professional space, only 10 minutes away from the city center, that disposes of a wide cyclorama and a large selection of professional equipment. Studio rental fee includes a set of photographic equipment and lights, usage of cyclorama (6m x 5m x 4m) or colored backgrounds, High Speed Internet connection, usage of air conditioning and makeup and dressing rooms.

Loomen studio is also available for castings, events, presentations and workshops.

Dinamo Studio Naples Production Services & Rental Studios

Dinamo Studio is a fully equipped rental studio for video and photo productions. Just 15 minutes away from Naples Capodichino airport, the studio offers a 130 m² space with a white limbo and Cyclorama, a post-production position for digital shoot control and a double make-up moving parlour.

A 70 m² industrial style studio includes carpentry services for all types of props and custom-made walls.

Dinamo Studio also has Profoto & Hensel photo equipment rentals with accessories, video equipment rentals, and deals with location scouting and permits to ease your production needs. 

Visit the website for more information.

Valeria Orlando Milan - Rome hair & make up artists

Valeria Orlando is a beauty director, make-up artist and hair stylist with over 25 years of experience working for fashion, advertising, editorials and catwalk events. Valeria collaborated with many renowned photographers including Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Gian Paolo Barbieri, Johan Rench, Eolo Perfido, Andrea Massari and Stefania Paparelli. Her work has been published in leading fashion magazines such as Elle Ukraine and Vogue Russia in collaboration with renowned stylists such as Donatella Versace and celebrities including Catherine Zeta Jones and Lena Katina. Her clients also include world-famous international agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett and BBDO.

Valeria is based in Milan, but travelled throughout the world to locations like Rome, Rio De Janeiro, London and New York City. This September she was a key artist at New York Fashion Week SS17.

Valeria speaks Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. Honesty and passion are the distinctive elements of her approach, and she continually works on her professional development to improve her knowledge about new techniques in the cosmetic industry.

Valeria has her own make-up line V)Or Makeup. As an artist she is represented by Beleza in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), Current Studios in the USA, and HM Battaglia in Milan (Italy). 

Silvia Gerzeli Milan - Florence hair & make up artists

Her passion for make-up means her portfolio is constantly growing thanks to the many collaborations she is involved in. She also focuses on special effects and body painting and continually studies new techniques, with regular trips to London and across Europe to work with local professionals to learn about the latest styles.

She collaborates with Lui Magazine as an art director and teaches at a renowned make-up school in Florence and Rome.

Silvia is extremely diligent and precise and "absolutely loves" her job! She appreciates the many different facets and genres that allow her to provide clients with the very best results - not only concerning 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 and hair-stylist based in northern 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 an ever-expanding number of 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 catalogues 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 Italian celebrity Roberta Capua, among others, and has been published in a number of international magazines, including Satellite Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Huf-Magazine, Fault, Sicky Magazine, Kaltblut and Schon!. She also has an on-going collaboration with Marie Claire that sees her work regularly published.