Special Guests 2012

Bill Laswell

Bassist and multi-instrumentalist, American record label producer, Bill Laswell starts his professional career at the end of the 70s playing with musicians of different genres. A very limited list of his practically innumerable collaborations includes Herbie Hancock, Laurie Anderson, Tony Williams, Mick Jagger, Sting, Carlos Santana, John Zorn, the Dalai Lama, Pharoah Sanders, Yoko Ono, John Lydon, Bootsy Collins, Karsh Kale, Afrika Bambaataa, Zakir Hussein, Shankar, Ustad Sultan Khan, Toshinori Kondo, Nona Hendryx, George Clinton, Whitney Houston, William Burroughs, Mike Patton, Raiz with and without Almamegretta and dozens of other musicians coming from all the corners of the world, from India, to Japan, from Africa to Europe (Italy included), with excursions in every musical genre, from rock to blues, from jazz to electronic music, from trash metal to Celtic music, from opera to drum’n’bass, from reggae to extreme experimentation. Laswell collaborates with David Allen, with whom he establishes the  New York Gong, “American” version of the British band, he creates Material, joins The Golden Palominos of Anton Fier, explores possible contaminations of the Indian raga with the Tabla Beat Science, goes beyond the boundaries of noise with John Zorn’s PainKiller, explores the realms of rock with the Praxis, continues to experiment with the Method of Defiance. As producer, he works behind the console with Ramones, Iggy Pop, Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, he wondrously remixes Miles Davis works and is involved in a number of film scores, collaborating with Eraldo Bernocchi for Gabriele Salvatores’ movie Nirvana.

Cristiano Travaglioli

Graduated at DAMS (Department of Art, Music and Entertaiment), Cristiano Travaglioli has become one of the most important Italian editors. After working on several short films and documentaries, in 2006 he works with Corrado Guzzanti on Fascisti su Marte. In 2008 he started working with director Paolo Sorrentino. He edits the award-winning Il Divo, which permits him to get nominations for Italian Nastri d’argento and David di Donatello
Award as best editor. In 2010 he works on Hai paura del buio by Massimo Coppola, while his fertile collaboration with Sorrentino goes on with This must be the place in 2011.

Peter Lord

Peter Lord (born 1953 in Bristol, United Kingdom) is a British film producer, director and co-founder of the Academy award-winning Aardman Animations studio, an animation firm best known for its clay animated films and shorts, particularly those featuring plasticine duo Wallace & Gromit. Other awarded productions by Peter Lord are Chicken Run (2000), the first feature film from Aardman and the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit from (2005).

Joshua Hollander

Raised on the upper west side of Manhattan, Joshua Hollander received a degree in Cultural Anthropology from New York University. He worked in publicity and distribution in urban music in New York City, and as a Producer and DJ of underground hip-hop. He joined Pixar Animation Studios in November 2000 as Modeling Coordinator on the Ò-winning feature film Finding Nemo.  After a year in this role, he moved on to manage the studio’s first Character Department, also for Finding Nemo.  Upon completion of his work in the Character Department, Hollander went on to work in Image Mastering as the Camera Manager forFinding Nemo and the Academy AwardÒ-winning feature film The Incredibles.  On the 2005 feature Cars, Hollander served as Manager of Image Mastering and later became the Director of Image Mastering on the Academy AwardÒ-winning feature filmsRatatouille and WALL•E. While working on WALL•E, Hollander began to assemble the team and processes for 3D production, and has continued to develop and oversee the department since then.  As Director of 3D Production, Hollander oversees all aspects of stereoscopic production at the studio, including the new releases and the Catalog re-releases.  Current projects in production include Disney•Pixar’s next feature film Brave, releasing on June 22, 2012, the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo, in select theaters on September 14, 2012, and the 3D re-release of Monsters, Inc, in select theaters on January 18, 2013, all releasing in Disney Digital 3D.


Marcelo Garcia

Born in São Paulo and raised in the U.S., Marcelo Garcia is a Director, Designer, Animator, and founder of Brazilian studio Molho. In addition to commercials directed for clients such as AT&T, Google, Nestle, Faber-Castell, Nike and Visa, Molho has produced titles for Darren Aronofsky, Focus Features, Greene Street Films, Fox Films, Globo TV, HBO, MTV Brazil, and MTV Japan. The work of Marcelo Garcia and Molho has been exhibited in International museum in Brazil, USA, Spain, Norway, Russia and Singapore. Parallel to Molho’s commercial work, Marcelo is working on three short film projects and a Concerto for Orchestra and 11 Projectors.

Mateus de Paula Santos

Mateus de Paula Santos is founder and Creative Director of Brazilian-based design studio Lobo. Schooled at the prestigious FAAP Graphic Design College in São Paulo, Santos founded Lobo in 1994. Under his creative direction, Lobo soon became an internationally respected design studio, with a staff of over 30 classically trained artists, animators and designers renown for creating cuttingedge work for Diesel, Nike, Coca-Cola Company and others. Mateus’ main objective for the company is to come up with appropriate design solutions for each clients problems, without pushing a “house style”. This makes Lobo’s work distinct and varied, but always fresh. The company has completed several awardwinning television campaigns, garnering One Show, ADC and D&AD Awards. Mateus was also a judge on 2007 D&AD Awards and Cannes Lions.

Aguinaldo Rocca

Aguinaldo has worked as a producer for over 25 years. He began his professional activity as a writer for the radio and producing TV shows. Developing an insatiable love for music, he founded an audio production company with composer and conductor Andre Abujamra, where he produced tracks for film, theater, and advertising. In 2000, he became the Executive Producer of AD studio, where he worked alongside director Jarbas Agnelli until 2011. He produced over 300 spots for Brazilian agencies and clients such as Itau, Vivo, Visa, Skol, Volksvagen, Melissa, Santander, Telefonica, and HBO. Some of them, recipients of Golden Lions in Cannes, Clios, and MTV Awards among others. In 2011, Aguinaldo joined Director Marcelo Garcia as Executive Producer and partner at Molho.

Andrea Fazzini

Andrea Fazzini is a TV writer, specialised in comedy scripting for kids. He is author, amongst other shows, of Albero Azzurro (Rai 2), Buona la prima (Italia 1), Camera Caffè (Italia 1), The Tour (Disney Channel), La Squadra (Rai 3).

Antonio Autieri

Born in 1969, Antonio Autieri is a journalist and works on cinema since 1992. He was editor for various cinema and home video magazines and then editor-in-chief of «Video News» and «One». Since 1997 – year of its establishment – he is director of «Box Office», fortnightly magazine for cinema industry operators, published by Editoriale Duesse SpA, current main reference point of the business for its market analyses, its researches and points of view.

Beto Shibata

Beto Shibata is the actual Manager of MTV Promo Graphics. Before that, he was the Art Director of MTV magazine for three years. He did the curatorship of the Mocotoy, the first brazilian toyart collective exhibition, in 2006; illustrations for t-shirts brands as Candyland Comics and Graniph (Japan); was selected to be part of the 2009 calendar of the Japanese online magazine «Shift»; and took part in the group exhibition 100 Postcards from New World Creators - Sunshine Studio (Japan) and Syntheastwood (Ireland). Beto also published his illustration work in «Theme Magazine» (USA), «Peel Magazine» (USA), «Rojo Magazine» (Spain) and «Güdberg Magazine» (Germany).

Caiazzo Massimo

Designer and Color Consultant, Massimo Caiazzo is Italian vice-president of IACC, International Association of Color Consultants, the oldest association of color consultants. From 1990 to 2006 he collaborated with Atelier Mendini in Milan. Since 2003 he is Chromatology professor at the Accademia di Verona, the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), the Domus Academy and the New Technology Department of the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Working as a Color Consultant, he developed chromatic studies in different fields: nautical, automobile (Fiat 500, Lancia Y), public transportation (natural gas-powered buses, Verona), urban fittings (street furniture for the city of Naples), interior design (home and study of Gianna Nannini, Milan; Banca Albertini Syz, Milan), design (Philips, Alessi, Swatch, Bisazza), fashion (Etro, Guardiani), exhibit design (Essere-Benessere Triennale di Milano; Normali Meraviglie, Genoa), in the creation of events and performances (Colour is Music, Milan; Synestesia, Milan) and in the arts (with Alessandro Mendini he is author of Biancaneve, sculpture inspired to the seven colours of the rainbow, collection Future Film Festival).

Paola Ceroni

Paola Ceroni, graduated in chemistry at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the photophysics of molecular knots, she got her PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Bologna. She has worked as visiting scientist in Prof. Allen J. Bard’s laboratory at Austin University (Texas) thanks to a NATO grant in the framework of the Supramolecular Special Program, at the CNR (Institute of Photochemistry and High Energy Radiation, Bologna) and in the group of Photochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry directed by Prof. Vincenzo Balzani. Since 2001, she has a permanent position at the University of Bologna, Chemistry Department “G. Ciamician”: initially as a researcher and since 2006 as associate professor in the scientific/disciplinary sector of General and Inorganic Chemistry. Since January 1st, 2012, she is principal investigator of a five-year ERC Starting Grant for the development of hybrid materials for solar energy conversion.

Cucari Francesco

Born in Rotondella, small village of Basilicata, Francesco Cucari attends the last year of High School. He adores sports (soccer and swimming) and music (strictly Italian) and he is a fan of new technologies. He designed some web sites as a kid and his first smart-phone applications at the age of 18: RotoApp, a tourist guide of his village and Dizionario dei Rifiuti, search engine that allows to solve waste separation doubts correctly. He is involved at social level and works as parish organiser for the Azione Cattolica Ragazzi.

Edoardo Tosto

Graduated in Graphic Design at PUC Rio, Eduardo has been involved with broadcast design since 2005. He started working as an in-house motion designer at the biggest Latin America cable TV company, creating a wide range of promos and TV show packaging projects. Later, at one of the most relevant broadcast branding studios in Spain, he co-directed several rebrand projects for the main Spanish TV channels. After concluding his master degree in Visual Culture at Universidad de Barcelona he came back to Brazil and co founded BEELD, where now he is Partner and Creative Director.

Fabrizio Lobianco

Born in Cagliari in 1971, after his degree in Modern Literature, Fabrizio Lo Bianco attends writing courses at the Disney Academy and debuts professionally as a scriptwriter with the studio Red Whale. He wrote comics for Disney (Monster Allergy), Play Press (Angel’s Friends), Tridimensional (Lys, PopPixie), Periodici San Paolo (Il Giornalino and GBaby), Tunué (Mono) and animated cartoons for Rainbow (PopPixie), Lucky Dreams (Spike Team) and Gama Movie (Star Key). Presently he is story editor and scriptwriter of the second series of Spike Team, a Rai TV production.

Franco Valenziano

Franco Valenziano started work in Computer Graphic Animation in 1986 with Milan’s most important post-productions, supervising the making of many commercials. He is now consultant, supervisor and producer of visual effects for cinema, advertising and theme parks. As VFX supervisor for Ubik Visual Effects, he was awarded the David di Donatello 2004 prize for Best Visual Effects in 2004 for the film Cantando dietro i Paraventi (Singing Behind Screens) by the Maestro Ermanno Olmi. In 2006 he worked with Roberto Benigni on the special effects of the movie La Tigre e la Neve (The Tiger and The Snow). He contributed to television co-operating with Piero Angela for Viaggio nel Cosmo, whilst he re-built the city of Milan in the era of its Navigli waterways in 3D for Adriano Celentano’s TV programme Rockpolitik. In 2006, he started to work with stereoscopy making the film TimeVoyagers in stereoscopic HD format on three screens for the new 4D cinema theatre in Gardaland theme park. For Rainbow CGI, in 2010, he directed, supervised and made a stereoscopic film which was screened in the Italian Pavilion of the EXPO in Shanghai, through which Winx presented the excellences of the Region Marche to more than 300.000 Chinese spectators wearing 3D glasses. Jointly with Rainbow CGI, Valenziano supervised the making of the 3D videos and interactive game Huntik Dark Ride 5D.

Nicola Lusuardi

Since 1990, he has been working as a playwright for theatre and ballet. Since 1998, he has been alternating his work as TV scriptwriter with research and tutorial activities in the field of drammaturgy and scriptwriting techniques (course for screenwriters Rai-Script in Rome, Centro di Cinematografia Sperimentale in Rome). He has been contributing to the magazine «Script» since 2004 and has written La rivoluzione seriale. Estetica e drammaturgia nelle serie hospital published by Dino Audino Editore in 2010. He is the national coordinator of the Association 100Autori.

Tommaso Gomez

Tommaso Gomez starts working in 1987 as draftsman in art production laboratories, then, from 1989 to 1996 he is assistant art director and costume designer of Attilio Colonnello for many opera productions. In 1993 he is stage manager of the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata and continues to collaborate with innumerable maestros, directors and art designers such as Gustav Kuhn, Marco Baliani, Enrico Job, Ezio Frigerio, Franca Squarciapino, Dante Ferretti. In parallel, he has alternated theatre with publishing for the publishing company Do.gi. in Florence, publishing many illustrated books for children and creating an illustrated collection of fantasy literature. From the year 2000, he has worked at design and at concept design for theme parks for many Italian and foreign companies. From 2003 he has started to collaborate with Rainbow Srl, as art director supervisor for many TV series and films, like Winx, Monster Allergy, Poppixie, Huntik Secrets and Seekers. Since 2009 he is Creative Art Director for Rainbow, where he was in charge of artistic supervision of the theme park Rainbow MagicLand and of the artistic direction of set design and of the Huntik Dark Ride 5D videos.

Valentina Rossi

After obtaining her degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Bologna in 2006, and completing a Master in Marketing and Business Communication at the Lille IAE (École Universitaire de Management), Valentina Rossi has worked for Ankama since 2009 as communication and marketing manager for Italy and is involved in the analysis and development of the Italian market and its community of video-players. Born in Rimini, but adopted French since 2007, in her career she developed a great interest for culture and entertainment. She was also in charge of the organisation and media and audience relations for various festivals amongst which: the FotoGrafia Festival of Rome, Les Transphotographiques de Lille, the Imaginaria Film Festival of Conversano.