italy Feb 2014


Scenari Production Sicily Photo & Film Full Production Services

Based in Sicily and with 20 years of experience, Scenari Production's knowledge of locations covers the whole of Italy. The company offers an enthusiastic production service for the advertising and fashion industries.

Clients include Ermenegildo Zegna, Blumarine, Jaguar, Brunello Cucinelli, Bloomingdale’s, Gant, Hackett, J Crew, Mercedes, Kate Spade, Marco Polo, Porsche, Ducati, David Jones, Boden, Calzedonia, IBM, Canon, Illy, Ferrari, Shiseido, Audi, HSBC, Nissan, Pomellato, Hermes, Elle, Marie Claire and Vogue.

"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 Full Production Services

Allucinazione is where photography, commercials and studio shoots happen in central Rome. The team is made up of an all-English/Italian speaking staff, including assistants and digital technicians.

Allucinazione offers a full range of production services for video and photo shoots, in the studio or on location, including casting, locations, scouting and recce, permits, transport, accommodation and equipment rental (Canon and Hasselblad digital cameras, flash as well as continuous lighting equipment is all available).

Contact Allucinazione for further information and visit the website to see more of what the company can do.

MM Productions Rome Photo & Film Full Production Services

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

"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, Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung, Zanussi, Valentino, Liujo, Breil, Diesel, TIM, Cinque, Mephisto, Next, Casall, Social Campaigns & Spots, L’Officiel Hommes, Elle, Vogue and Maxim.

THE BIGMAMA Milan commercial production

"Welcome to BigMama's multimedia kitchen! We are a production company and creative lab that takes inspiration from the culinary world, believing that creating excellent multimedia material is just like preparing a great meal: you need the best ingredients, aptly put together by a good chef.

"Thanks to our worldwide 'cooking' experience, we can satisfy any multimedia appetite without presenting the client with a hefty bill, while always baking top-of-the-range audiovisual material, the product of our extensive knowledge of new technology and production techniques. We also represent some and coming directors, our 'special ingredients.'

"Our kitchen is in Milan but we can 'cook' anywhere. Enough with the talking - have a seat and take a look at our menu!"

Shoot in the Alps Milan location service & scouts

Shoot in The Alps is a film and photo facilitating company operating in the 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.

SARDINIA PRODUCTION SERVICE Sardinia location service & 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.

The company is made up of a team of experienced and professional locals whose depth of knowledge and direct contact with authorities guarantees rapid permits and overall production success.

Working in both the north and south, Sardinia Production Service can offer unique, exclusive locations including modern villas, amazing landscapes, old mining areas, hidden roads, dunes, beaches, and lots more.

Recent work includes advertising campaigns for Audi, Twin Set and The Discovery Channel, among others.

FRANCESCA SEMPRINI Milan location service & 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.


1806 and Livello6 are the two units of a representation agency operating in the advertising industry, born from a group of professionals with over 20 years of experience in the field. The agency manages the finest talents in the areas of photography, retouching, post production and 3D-CGI.

1806 is the first agency in the world to manage digital artists specialised in 3D-CGI. The roster includes leading artists Illusion Studio, Carioca Studio, Salamagica, Serial Cut and Alessandro Bavari.

Livello6 manages photographers specialised in advertising, food, still life and lifestyle photography, including Jason Hindley, Tony D’Orio, Gary Salter, Andrea Melcangi, Paolo Cecchin, Stefan Kirchner and Cora Buttenbender.

Paola Sciarretta Milan photo agents

Paola Sciarretta Creative & Productions Agency offers photographic and video services in Italy and abroad. The team can manage everything related with location scouting (studio and exteriors), models, make-up artists and hair stylists, graphic and art direction and equipment rental.

Over the years the agency has expanded to represent international photographers specialised in different areas, from advertising to fashion, editorials to still life. As a full service company the team supports clients in creative, logistic and conceptual direction on-set as well as in event coordination, always paying special attention to detail.

Clients include ADV/Laura Biagiotti, Gianfranco Ferre, GFF Ferre, La Perla, Malizia by La Perla, Joelle by La Perla, Occhi Verdi, Yamamay, Marina Rinaldi, Weekend by Max Mara, Resort by Max Mara, Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Oviesse, Piazza Italia, Gruppo Miroglio (Motivi, Fiorella Rubino, Diana Gallesi), L'Oréal, Max Factor, Kiton Uomo, L'altra Moda, Geox, Colmar, Replay, Silvia H, Terranova, Vogue Bambino, Gaudi, Vdp, Aston Martin, Manila Grace, Moschino Parfum, Cameo, Vodafone, Conbipel, Chicco, White Collar and Gold Collar, and Kuu (Chinese campaign).

Editorials include Marie Claire Italia, A, Grazia, Vogue Accessori, Io Donna, Vogue Gioiello, Unflop, Red Collector, Amica and Vogue Sposa.

Riccardo Abbondanza Rome advertising photographers

Rome-based photographer Riccardo Abbondanza has been working since 1978.

"Photography is an emotion that grasps me, an emotion that belongs with the non-rational, the unconscious, the immeasurable. To create a piece of work is a meaningful task. It means to work with sentiments, and not with the brain. There is a soul deep under, and it appears, undetectable and mysterious, yet perceptible; as a shade which can almost be embraced if shot with feelings and not only with a strobe light."

Clients include Alitalia, Aeritalia, Bulgari, Cacharel Homme, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Fendi, Ford, Gucci, Hilton, Honda, Max Factor, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Playtex, Renault, Recarlo, Telespazio, Toyota, Vick and Wonderbra.

Ismaele Bulla Milan new talents

Ismaele Bulla started his career in 2010 and developed a love for beauty and fashion photography. His ability to put people at ease means his pictures stand out as interpretations of the latest trends within the fashion industry. His powerful photography demonstrates great attention to detail and is a means to express strong feelings and emotions.

Currently based in Milan, Ismaele is involved from concept to post-production. He has also recently delved into the worlds of cinematography and direction of photography. He has developed a great reputation not only for his retouching skills, but also for his personal style and talent.

He has collaborated with global magazine including Ellements, StarsSystem, 2be, Glassbook, MODO, Bmb, Some, and many more. Ismaele continues to grow as a new talent and recently worked with modelling agencies in Milan including IMG, Major, NoLogo, 2morrow, Women, Fashion, iLove and Ice.

Lule Production Turin photo production

Lule Production is a full service production company based in Italy with a focus on photography as a commercial medium. Boasting almost ten years of experience in International productions, Lule is ready to meet any challenge and provides services tailored to specific needs.

Lule orchestrates all types of projects: from fashion shoots and advertising stills to promotional and corporate videos. For each production, the company chooses only the best and the most qualified professional freelancers, creating a team of professionals working in unison.

The company manages all aspects of a production, including details such as scouting locations, obtaining permits, arranging bookings of all kinds including but not limited to accommodation, transportation, and crews. Its objective is to provide the highest quality of service while respecting the budget.

Recent clients include JWT India, Google+, Lotus, Infiniti , L’Oréal, Alpina Swiss Watches, Dainese, Ferrero, TBWA London and Barilla.

AD Production Turin photo production

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

At Lupetta 5 & BelowTheLine Milan Photo & Film Full Production Services

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 films, 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.

Don't hesitate to contact the office to discuss projects and ideas.

Sicily Productions Sicily & Sardinia 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 budgets, location scouting and permitting, catering, travel arrangements and all other production needs.

The company specialises in Sicily and the Sicilian Islands, Sardinia, Puglia and Amalfi, which can all be accessed though an extensive online location database. With the Amalfi coast in focus as one of the newest areas for Sicily Production, the company had some great shoots last season including two big productions for Next.

With expert local knowledge, great intuition and attention to detail, the team can find the perfect location for every type of shoot.

Clients include Marks & Spencer, Adidas, H&M, Panasonic, Monari, Poetry Fashion, Marie Claire, Annabelle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Cellbes, Next London, Chico New York, Look Magazine, Otto Group, Ferrari Magazine, Sheego, Ellos, Josefsson, Brigitte Magazine, Sandwich, Texman DK, JD.Williams UK, Fabulous Magazine, and many more.

Contact Ruggero Catanoso direct on +39 347 688 1606 or visit the website for more information. Quotes can be handled within 24 hours.

Passepartout4u Srl Milan photo production

A new team of professionals to provide high quality services - reliability, professionalism, discretion, dynamism and speed. These are the characteristics that distinguish Passepartout4u.

The team photographs objects, clothes, accessories, shoes and handbags on new or existing layouts, photobooks, website images and e-commerce, lookbooks and catalogues. Shooting in studio and on location, with the possibility to create special effects and build backgrounds, Passepartout4u can provide service delivery and post-production tests in 48 hours.

The company can advise on the selection of clothes and outfits and manage the size of production to optimise each shot.

Valeria Orlando Rome hair & 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 & 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, and every summer she attends the World Body Painting Festival in Austria.

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.

Fabio Mercurio Bologna Stylists/ fashion

Originally from Sicily and Bolognese by adoption, Fabio Mercurio is a graduate of the Academy of Fashion and Costume. From 2003 to 2005, he worked with several showrooms and since 2006 he has worked as a handbags and accessories designer. Previously, he was responsible for advertising at Marie Claire 2.

Since 2008, Mercurio has worked as a freelance fashion stylist for catalogs, campaigns, TV commercials, video clips, and editorials. He has been published in magazines such as Satellite Magazine and Visionarios in Los Angeles, F_Art Magazine in Holland, V-Rag in Canada and Silky Magazine in Spain.

Mercurio has also worked with major advertising agencies such as Life & Longari Loman and PubliOne and collaborated on projects in Italy, Germany, Spain and Denmark with leading photographers and a number of Italian brands in the fashion industry.

Mercurio is available as a freelancer for European and international projects. On the set or backstage, he is known to be calm and decisive and always delivers elegant and professional work.

4 STUDIOS COMMUNICATION Turin camera accessories/ photo

4 STUDIOS COMMUNICATION is Europe's largest and most advanced complex dedicated to the production of photography, TV advertising and cinema. With over 5,000 m² of indoor workspace, the facility includes theatres, offices, storage rooms, a meeting room, catering, production rooms and parking facilities.

Providing the ideal solution both in terms of equipment and costs, facilities range from the smallest studio for still life photo shoots to 800 m² that can be configured for larger productions.

4 STUDIOS COMMUNICATION provides highly skilled personnel including drivers, studio technicians, scene shiffers, tool makers, decorators, electricians, carpenters and woodworkers.The studio provides the best technical and professional solutions including logistics, research and location leasing, selection of professional staff such as photographers, producers, runners, styling, make-up and hairstyling.

The studios’s modular configuration, fully equipped with independent driveways and pedestrian access, makes it possible to keep its various areas separate to guarantee absolute confidentiality. In addition, a round-the-clock surveillance service ensures maximum security.

Clients include Fiat Group Automobiles, Maserati, Iveco, GM, Nissan, VW, Swatch and Lavazza.