Author, director and performer involved in the theatre. In 2011 he wrote and directed the video “Occhi” for the international campaign of the Chamber of Labour and CGIL against the exploitation of women’s image in the media. In 2013, he directed the European Project ERDF Funds “Valorizzazione del territorio lucano attraverso la promozione del Cineturismo”.
Some of his plays includes: “Ammerika” on the theme of immigration, “A casa di David” about the single’s life, “Trilogia della vendetta” play based on the story of “Ciccio Paradiso” in season at the Teatro Out Off in Milan, then performed in several Italian theatres and in Canada. One of his most representative works is “Animelle! Un euro al kilo”, a play against prostitution produced by Banca Popolare di Milano. After being performed in numerous events throughout Italy, in 2011 he was welcomed at the Robert Gil Theatre in Toronto, in 2012 at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Winnipeg, Canada, and in 2013 on Broadway at the C.O.W. Theatre in New York.
In 2014 he founded Silver Productions in Milan. In 2015, he wrote and directed the feature film “All'improvviso Komir”, distributed in collaboration with the AiBi association on the UCI Cinemas circuit. In 2020, he directed “L’ultimo Paradiso” (The last Paradiso), an Original Netflix Film for which he is the author and screenwriter with Riccardo Scamarcio.
Born in São Paulo, Brazil to an Italian mother and Brazilian father, she made her debut in 2000 as “testimonial di Tim”. At the age of nineteen, she began her television career, and later, her movie career. Between 2001 and 2006, she presented several television programs including “Stracult” on Rai Due, “Stella del Sud” on Rai Uno, “Ma chi ce lo doveva dire” with Ficarra and Picone on Canale Cinque, Bi Live on All Music. Between 2008 and 2013, she starred in several tv series including “Amiche Mie” and “Baciati dall’Amore” on Canale Cinque, “Xanadu” for the French channel Arte and “Un passo dal cielo” on Rai Uno. In 2005, she was directed by Roberto Faenza in “I giorni dell'Abbandono” presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival, in 2008 by M. D’Epiro and D. Proietti in “Polvere”, in 2010 by Luca Lucini in “La donna della mia vita”, in 2014 in France by Benjamin Weill in “West Coast”, in 2015 by Rocco Ricciardulli in “All'improvviso Komir”, in 2018 by Claudio Cicconetti in “Malati di sesso”. In 2014 she was a Unicef goodwill ambassador (www.vocideibambini.itIn 2015, she published her first book of children’s fairy tales written with Roberto Cotroneo entitled “Le fate dell'arcobaleno e il mistero delle Cinque Lune” (available on Amazon) published by Nord sud Edizioni (Mauri Spagnol publishing group). In 2018, she joined Silver Productions. In 2020, she played the female leading role in “L’ultimo Paradiso” (“The last Paradiso”), an Original Netflix Film directed by Rocco Ricciardulli and produced by Lebowski and Silver Productions.
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Producer and screenwriter for cinema and television, director of documentary films.
Through his previous film production companies he produced more than 30 feature films and documentaries, among which: “Anima Mundi” by Godfrey Reggio, with the music by Philip Glass with world distribution by WWF and Miramax, opening Event at the 48th Festival Venice Film Festival, awarded at many international festivals, and included in the permanent collections of the British Film Institute, George Eastman House, Harvard Film Archive, Musée du Cinéma, Cinémathèque Française, The Museum of Modern Art of New York, Pacific Film Archive.
“I ponti di sarajevo” by Jean Luc Godard, Ursula Meier, Sergei Loznitsa, Cristi Puiu, Aida Begic, Angela Schanelec, Islid Le Besco, Kamen Kalev, Vincenzo Marra, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Vladimir Persic, Marc Recha, Teresa Villaverde, Special Screening at Festival de Cannes 2014.
“All about you”, by Alina Marazzi, feature film with Charlotte Rampling, Camera d’Oro awards at Rome International Film Festival in 2013 (best emerging director, best producer).
“We want roses too”, by Alina Marazzi, World Premiere at 60 Locarno film Festival, FOCAL International Awards 2008 for Best Use of Footage in a Feature Length Production, and selected in many international film festivals.
“Fame chimica” by Antonio Bocola and Paolo Vari, featured at the 60° Venice Film Festival; awarded with the Grand Prix, prix du Public and Prix da Interpretation Masculine at Festival de Annecy,
‘Dolly D’oro’ for Best Italian debut; Awarded for the Best film and Best actress at Magna Graecia Film Festival,
“For One Hour More With You” a documentary by Alina Marazzi, Special Jury mention 55th Locarno film festival; Claiborn Pell Award for the best film at film al 6th festival Newport, USA, special mention at the 8th Festival Internacional de documentarios of San Paolo, Brasil.
He has been associate director of Fabrica (director Godfrey Reggio, 1994-1995), after founding with G. Reggio the Fabrica project, at the instance of Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani.
Lorenzo Baraldi – A.D.Silver
Always interested in the film arts and in general in the audio-visual world, after university he attended several courses in screenwriting, acting and directing, winning several awards for the making of short films (“Nosside”, Solinas prize, honourable mention). He began to attend the first Italian online master in management of multimedia companies but, later on, his profession led him to devote himself for a long time to business management in other sectors, such as real estate and household appliance production. In 2017, he co-produced a movie for the German market which won the Achtung Berlin Festival in 2018 and is currently in competition at several festivals.
Since 2018 he has accepted the challenge of joining Silver Productions with the aim of making feature films, television series and media convergence project assessment.