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Director Assistant

Tottenham, England, N17 8HJ, United Kingdom
February 22, 2019

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Film Director

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Spoken Languages: English (Fluent) - Italian (Fluent) - Date of Birth: 06/07/1992 - Nationality: Italian SUMMARY

When I started out as a film director at age 16 I suddenly found myself overwhelmed with the responsibility of developing and di- recting projects from conception to distribution, recruiting and coordinating staff, planning and managing finances and business deals. Over 10 years of experience in filmmaking I directed more than 20 award-winning films and music videos, rapidly gaining international attention and critical praise. At 20 I was the youngest director to ever be selected at the Venice Film Festival. Since then my work has been exhibited at major film festivals and museums worldwide while being extensively featured in interna- tional magazines like Vogue. This year though I made the decision to take a temporary career break because I wish to bring my ex- perience, skills and sensitivity elsewhere. I now feel I need a change of perspective, to explore new areas and possibilities, and con- tribute effectively outside of my speciality. My experience as a director has generated a deep sense of responsibility and self-disci- pline in me, one that drives me to do great work that benefits the company. I strongly believe that starting out as leader made me a better follower. Being a director provided me with the skills, knowledge and perspective required to be a competent and effective team worker while allowing me to empathize with the needs and expectations of an employer. Through my background I learned to be a more conscious and responsible worker, the kind I always wished to hire. BIOGRAPHY

Alessio Di Zio (born July 6, 1992) is a film director, producer and musician known for his unique depictions of youth and pop cultu- re. At age 16 he directed music videos for artists like Sankt Otten and P. Lion, and rapidly came to public attention as one of the youngest credited filmmakers, his work noted for its ethereal, dreamlike nature and minimalism. At age 19 he received extensive praises and accolades for a series of hunting and visionary movies he produced, wrote and direc- ted between Europe and USA. At age 20, Di Zio was the youngest director to ever be selected at the Venice Film Festival. By 2012 his work had been exhibited in major museums, film festivals and retrospectives worldwide including the 69th Venice Film Festival

(Venice), Faena Art Center (Miami), Biennale of Moving Images (Geneva), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Palazzo Grassi (Venice) and Centre D’Art Contemporaine (Geneva). In 2015 he was featured in the September Issue of Vogue, La Repubblica, D and Il Corriere della Sera, hailed as one of the most distintive voices in contemporary cinema. WORK EXPERIENCE

• Film Director, Producer and Editor 2010 to 2016, Europe - USA Produced, wrote, directed and edited a number of acclaimed movies and music videos such as Sioux Rapids, Genesee, Swinging Horses and Blue Boy. Directed projects from conception to distribution. Planned and managed business deals, budgets and fundraise. Secured financing, recruited and coordinated staff. Scheduled and supervised actors and crew. My work has been shown in many film festivals and exhibitions throughout the world, gaining international attention and critical ac- claim. Selected screenings: 69th Venice Film Festival (Venice), Biennale of Moving Images (Geneva), Faena Arts Center (Miami), Palaz- zo Grassi (Venice), Punto De Vista (Spain), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Magical Charm (New York).

• Film Editor

Passepartout Film Production: “Fino all’Ultimo” by Fabrizio Ferraro Jan 2017, Italy Planned and executed editing of the feature length movie “Fino all’Ultimo” directed by Fabrizio Ferraro. Supervised and coordinated parallel activities for editing, assembling, and recording processes. Coordinated with production personnel to analyze reels and selected appropriate scenes to complete the movie. Researched sound libraries, recorded and edited sounds for maximum scene impact. Analyzed, incorporated and edited visual effects to develop effecti- ve sequences. Supervised all audio and video progress and ensured optimal quality of final video.

• Live Event Director

Shopping Center Campania Jul 2011 - Aug 2011, Italy Directed, staged and supervised the broadcast of high profile live events, music and comedy shows presented on the main stage of the Shopping Center Campania, the biggest shopping mall in Italy. Responsible for supervising the placement of professional video cameras, lightning and sound equipment for the live broadcasts. Coordinated sound and lighting engineers in the actual setting up of the equipment to ensure safety and effi- ciency during the live shows. Responsible for directing and supervising the editing of the live stream from the studio con- trol room.

• Projectionist Assistant, Ticket Office, Crew Member Nick's Movie: Cinema Under the Stars - Outdoor Movies Jul 2006 - Jul 2008, Italy Operated traditional movie projectors and sound equipment in order to show motion picture films in a number of outdoor screenings. Combined reels and added pre-show advertising and movie trailers. Inspected and rewound projected film reels. Inspected projection equipment prior to operation in order to ensure proper working order. Performed regular maintenance tasks such as replacing xenon bulbs, cleaning lenses, lubricating machinery, and keeping electrical contacts clean and tight. Installed auxiliary equipment, such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights.

• Dishwasher

Fratelli La Bufala, Restaurant Jun 2011 - Aug 2011, Italy Responsible for cleaning and inspecting all dishes, utensils, glasses, pots, pans and various other food preparation items. Operated dish washer. Performed janitorial duties in the whole kitchen area including sweeping and mopping. SKILLS

• Comprehensive knowledge of film production and post- production procedures and techniques

• Ability to work with cinematographers, sound technicians, producers, and directors

• Understand the value of teamwork, commitment and reli- ability in a big structure

• Resourcefulness and ability to pivot quickly, think practi- cally and be solution-oriented

• Strong ability to dive into the unknown and create clarity amidst chaos

• Highly creative and technical skills

• Exceptional managerial and supervisory skills

• Possess good communication, convincing and problem solving skills

• Experienced and versatile in various fields

• Effective negotiation, problem-solving and organizational skills

• Global mindset

• Capable and confident to serve

• Strategical thinker and analytical problem solver

• Quick and motivated learner


• Comprehensive knowledge of photography, cinematography and post-production.

• Lighting and camera operating.

• Proficient in various film and photo editing softwares including Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.

• Proficient in various music producing and editing softwares like Ableton Live.

• Substantial experience in editing raw footage.

• Technical knowledge and experience in film and digital projection equipment.

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