Born in Milan and raised in London, Andrea is an ambitious and versatile filmmaker, with a particular inclination towards psychological horror, the absurd, and the darkly comic.
After graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance from the University of Warwick, he was accepted on an MA course at The London Film School, from which he graduated in 2016. During his time at the school, Andrea wrote and directed several short films, both fiction and documentary.
His mid-course documentary ‘How We Are Now’ premiered at the 30th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and went on to screen at the American Documentary Film Festival, Northwestfest and the New Orleans Film Festival amongst others. In 2017 he film was acquired by Shorts International for US and European distribution.
His mid-course fiction film ‘Wasteworld’ has shown in 16 film festivals worldwide so far, including BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, FilmQuest and the Magnolia Independent Film Festival, where it received an honourable mention for best student film.
In 2016, Andrea’s graduation film ‘Home Education’ premiered at Screamfest, America’s largest and oldest horror film festival. The film has since screened at the BAFTA & Oscar qualifying Leeds International Film Festival, the Oscar qualifying Atlanta and Bermuda Film Festivals and will screen at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal in July. The film won a GOLD Remi award in the student film category at the 50th Worldfest Houston and won ‘best thriller’ at the 30th Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia.
Andrea has recently finished an absurd comedy short film, ‘Easy As…’, which is now starting its festival run.
He is currently in post-production with a documentary he shot in Afghanistan in 2017, exploring the impact education is having on women in different parts of the country.
Andrea is also developing the feature version of ‘Home Education’, the script of which he has sold and is set to direct.
His favourite filmmakers are John Waters, David Lynch, Ulrich Seidl and Sion Sono.