synergetic, multimodal and mix-media Maker
of empathic, interactive and immersive experiences
Gift Economy & Ecology
Production of content for
Art & Illustrations
Animation & Film
Immersive & events
Engagement with Audience
Training & Workshops
Lecture & Masterclass
Research & Residencies
synergetic = Mutually stimulating collaboration
multimodal = multiple working modes
mix-media = Combined use of techniques
maker = a person who makes something
of = the relationship between a part and a whole
emphatic = share the feelings of another
interactive = Involving active participation
immersive = Giving the impression of immersion
experiences = a collection of events and/or activities from which an individual or group may gather knowledge, opinion, and skills
The Second Sex
I have directed and animated several independent short films funded by the BBC, CH4, ACE, and BFI. The 19 films screened in more than 500 major international film festivals, winning more than 50 prizes worldwide, including Venice, Berlinale, Annecy, Encounters, Aesthetica, EIFF, LIAF, LSFF, BAA, RTS, Monstra. The films broadcasted on CH4, BCC, MTV, ITV and on streaming platforms such as MUBI, reaching more than two million views.
Since 2017 I have co-created KAN-COLLECTIVE with collaboration and public participation to explore new immersive multimedia live performances; showcased at TATE, Barbican, Berlinale, Biennale of Odisha, Athens Digital Arts Festival, and other venues worldwide. During Covid, my focus shifted to 2D animation in VR and AR, and I was awarded an intensive training at the STORY FUTURES ACADEMY. In 2020 I was funded by Animate Projects for an immersive animation documentary trilogy: Cities of Ladies . It has been selected in 67 new media festivals worldwide, including the Berlinale Talents Opening Ceremony and won 10 awards.
This year I have won funds from the British Council for STARP an interactive AR animated documentary. It combines immersive technology and the oldest traditional craft from Nepal, fair-trade sustainable practices, and celebrates equality for women. The project will culminate in a series of exhibitions worldwide next year. I have also recently received an R&D grant for SENSING, a programme of artist’s commission exploring neurodiversity. I am collaborating with Mathew Longo, Professor of the Body Representation Laboratory at Birkbeck University, to create an immersive VR to investigate the psychological and neural bases of our experience.
From 2005 to 2017, I co-created the company MEWLAB represented by FilmClub Productions at Th1ng. I worked in leading animation roles for the commercials & broadcast industry for BAFTA-nominated TV series and large scale theatre projections at the Royal Festival Hall, NFT, ROH, Royal Albert Hall, Weinstein Co & Warner Bros, several commercials, idents and countless corporate animation.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” Anais Nin
Glass Bead Game
Since 2014 I am a Senior Lecturer at the NFTS, voted 7th Best Film School in the World. My role is to oversee the graduation films selected every year for major film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Venice and Annecy and nominated for Oscars and Baftas.
Since 2015 I am the Course Director for the MA Animation at LCC at UAL, the second-best ranked University in UK. I have created and led the course raising the portfolio profile of graduation films for the last seven years. Recent graduates have been nominated at Cannes and other major festivals and hold leading roles worldwide in broadcast and commercial companies. I am also a PhD Supervisor and active researcher with a yearly output.
I hold an MA in Directing Animation from the National Film and Television School, BA in Fine Art, Illustration and traditional painting from BRERA Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, and a Diploma in Architecture and Scenography from the Orsoline di San Carlo in Milan. Recently I have been awarded and completed a series of training at the STORY FUTURES ACADEMY at The National Center for Immersive Storytelling at the National Film and Television School.
“The aim of education – in fact the aim of life- is to work joyfully and to find happiness.” Summerhill (1960)