After a BA in Law (with an essay on Justice as Storytelling), I moved to filmmaking, producing since then several shorts and documentary films as director, director of photography and editor.
In 2009 I was the 1stAD for the 3D documentary “Il Volo”, directed by Wim Wenders. In 2012 I was the DoP for Wim Wenders’ video-installation “Notes from a Day in the Life on an Architect”, about the architect Peter Zumthor (Biennale Architettura, Venezia). As 1stAD I have been also involved in the production of “Cathedrals of Culture”, a 3D documentary about the Philharmonie of Berlin, directed and produced by Wim Wenders.
In 2011 Goethe-Institut produced my first feature documentary “Ohne Sonne, Amburgo” (HD, 70 min.), a very personal and poetic portrait of the city of Hamburg following the soundtrack of a Sicilian mix tape. Since then I've been mostly focusing my stories on music and cities.
My music clip “Nadines Korsett” for the Shirley Holmes won the 48 Hour Berlin Music Video Project 2012. “You don’t care” for SEA+AIR, 2013, has been shown on MTV and many other music channels. “Le Grant” for Infamis, produced by Wim Wenders, has been invited to the MashRome Festival 2014.
“Bachelor Party”, a short documentary about Love produced during a train-journey throughout Europe, is part of “Istanbul Express” (Nisi Masa), which has been officially presented at Cannes Critics’ Week 2011 and at the Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival.
In 2011 I have received a Fellowship from Nipkow Programm Berlin for my documentary project “Anime Trasparenti” which has also been selected for the Documentary Lab of Generation Campus 2011 in St. Petersburg and Moscow. “Anime Trasparenti” is a long-term documentary project about some lost memories of mine. “Lunaria” is a making-of the new album by Etta Scollo, which has been inspired by the novel “Lunaria” by Vincenzo Consolo. In 2014 “Lunaria” has premiered in Berlin and Milan following the official releases of the album.
Since 2013 together with Hella Wenders I am CEO of Wunderland Filme - Wenders, Lucchesi GbR - , a NRW based production company specialized in documentary filmmaking.
2004 Assasseño, Betacam, 5’ (fiction, prod. Ass. Pianosequenza Palermo)
2005 Generazione Fiom, MiniDV, 12’ (doc, prod. Segret. Reg. FIOM Sicily)
2005 Dal Bene Al Meglio, MiniDV, 25’ (doc, P.O.R. Sicily)
2006 Scruscio, 20 x 60’ (Live TV Show, prod. University of Palermo)
2007 Ultimo Modello, 35mm, 13’ (fiction, Festival Pontino, Lucania F. F., CortoperScelta)
2010 U Zen, writer (doc, directed by Ruggero Gabbai, prod. Zerocento)
2010 Protocollo chimera, HD, 20’ (fiction, prod. Gaetano Montinaro)
2010 Alone on my side, HD, 6’ (fiction)
2010 Bachelor Party, HD, 15’ (doc, Nisi Masa, Cannes Film Festival, Short Film Corner)
2011 Ohne Sonne, HD/Super8, 70’ (doc, prod. Goethe-Institut)
2011 Sturmkap, HD, 52’ (doc, prod. Ankerherz Verlag GmbH)
2011 Our Little Differences, HD, 90’ (Ass. Editor, dir. Sylvie Michel, Toronto Int. Film Festival)
2012 Nadines Korsett, Shirley Holmes, 4’ (Music Clip, Winner of 48MVP Berlin)
2012 Hey Ya, Rickie Lee Kroell, 4’ (Music Clip, 4.1 Records)
2012 Notes from a Day in the Life of an Architect, HD, 10’ (as DOP, by Wim Wenders, Biennale)
2012 Infamis – Im Westen der Himmel, live at Babylon, 90’ (Wenders Music)
2013 Infamis – Le Grant (Wenders Music)
2013 Sea + Air – You don’t care about me (MTV, VIVA)
2013 Etta Scollo – Lunaria (Wunderland Filme)
2014 ETWBF – Making of Wim Wenders 3D Feature “Every Thing Will Be Fine” (as DOP and Editor)
2015 Restoring Time - The Restoration of Wim Wenders' Early Works - Wim Wenders Stiftung - DOP and Editor
2016 Schule, Schule – Die Zeit nach Berg Fidel – augenschein, ZDF, 90’ (as DOP and Ass. Editor)
2015-2016 The Criterion Collection (Interviews with Wim Wenders, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler) – as DOP
2015-2017 Freelance director, editor and dop on image films and commercials
- Arri Amira, Arri Mini, Sony a7sII, Canon C300, Blackmagic Cameras and others
- Adobe CC, Final Cut Pro (7 and X), Da Vinci Resolve, Audio-Video Sync, Digital Transcoding, Data management, Subtitling