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, Uppsala and Bermuda Film Festivals and at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. The film won a GOLD Remi award in the student film category at the 50th Worldfest Houston and ‘Best Thriller’ at the 30th Dragon Con in Atlanta.
‘Easy As…‘ is an absurd dark comedy, and is Andrea’s most recent short. The film premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona and has since shown at Crossroads Film festival, Sarasota Film festival, San Jose international Short Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, deadCenter Film festival and the Oscar-qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival.
He has since developed the feature version of ‘Home Education’, the script of which he has sold to BlackBox Multimedia and is set to direct.
He is currently in post-production with a documentary he shot in Afghanistan, exploring the impact education is having on women in different parts of the country.
His favourite filmmakers are John Waters, David Lynch, Ulrich Seidl and Sion Sono.