Director Biography – Paolo Santamaria (Dormo Poco e Sogno Molto – Espana Circo Este)

Born in 1990, passionate about cinema since childhood. Abruzzese by birth (and by choice) with a pinch of Albanian origins (from father).

I graduated in directing and filmmaking at the Scuola Nazionale Di Cinema – Centro Sperimentale Di Cinematografia.

My productions range from documentary to advertising through music video production.

Director and Art Director for ministerial communication campaigns such as L’Arte Ti Somiglia,Io leggo e tu?”, Io vado al museo, S&T Med – Sustainability And Tourism In The Mediterranean and for various projects concerning single poles museum.

About advertising, I have been in charge of commercials and corporations on behalf of national and international brands and foundations such as SIAE, Nestlé Waters, San Pellegrino, Levissima, Acqua Panna, Balmain, Nestlé, Levissima, Urban Vision, Lebebé Gioielli and others.

Music, following the creation of the MUSE-X brand, represents one of the main fields of interest; over the years he has had the pleasure of collaborating with: Lo Stato Sociale, Ex-Otago, Punkreas, Willie Peyote, Management Del Dolore Post – Operatorio, Ellen Allien, Die Antwoord, L’officina Della Camomilla, Simone Cristicchi, Eric Martin, Frank Sent Us, Soviet Soviet, Appino, Giorgio Canali, Kutso, La Rappresentante Di Lista, Paolo Fresu and others.

In 2018 I realized for the historic Italian band Punkreas the videoclip “U SOLI”, several times broadcast by Blob in prime time TV and currently a finalist in the Amnesty International award 2019.

In 2019, on the occasion of the 69th Sanremo Festival, thanks to the videoclip of the Ex-Otago song “Solo una canzone”, I obtained the Soundies Award, as the best videoclip of our local festival.

Concerning documentaries, in addition to various films produced thanks to the support of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, in 2019 I direct the feature film “Ex-Otago – Siamo come Genova”, a documentary distributed by I Wonder Pictures.
Also in collaboration with I Wonder Pictures, for the year 2020, the film “La piazza della mia città” will be released.

Director Statement

Italian. Passionate. Traveller.

By experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 3 times a month! Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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