Davide Abbatescianni

Localization agent; Freelance film and media professional

Tallinn, Estonia
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About me

I am 25 years old Italian creative professional active in audiovisual production, localization, and copywriting currently residing in Tallinn. My education is mainly focused on arts, media, and communication. My study background includes a BA in Communication Studies, a Professional Diploma in Stage Directing, a vocational course for Assistant Directors and Script Supervisors as well as a MA in Documentary Film Directing earned at Baltic Film and Media School. In October 2017 I am going to start a PhD programme in Film and Screen Media - Creative Practice at University College Cork. I have gained a high competence in directing, acting, scriptwriting, producing, and teaching thanks to the extensive experience as a director, actor, assistant director, and theatre teacher. Apart from my film work, I am also employed as localization manager for TransferWise, an international money transfer service, where I mostly serve the Italian market. I am responsible of the full localization of our financial products and informative/promotional contents. On the one hand, I am a creative person who likes inventing new solutions and dealing with people’s problems. On the other hand, I really enjoy writing and research activities because they give me the possibility to gain an in-depth knowledge of the world. I am constantly seeking for new learning and growth opportunities.

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  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Copywriting
  • Journalism
  • Editing
  • Screenwriting
  • Teaching
  • Academic Writing
  • Media Production
  • Localization

Companies I’ve worked with

  • F


    • TransferWise


      • Non Creative Industries

    Work history


    Localization and Customer Support Associate


    Sep 2016
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • Full Time
    • * Handling Italian and English speaking customers' queries, complaints, and payment orders (live chat, phone, and email support); * Full localization of our financial products and informative/promotional contents


    Film and Theatre Artist


    Jul 2011
    • Freelance
    • * Please check my experiences in the field of filmmaking here: https://davideabbatescianni.wordpress.com/audiovisual/ * Please check my theatrical experiences here: https://davideabbatescianni.wordpress.com/theatre/



    TextMaster, Greatcontent, Pronto Pro (main customers)

    Apr 2015 - Aug 2016
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • Freelance
    • Writing of online advertising contents such as product descriptions, blog posts, guidebooks, and other technical/promotional texts


    Specialized Researcher

    Navanti Group LLC

    Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • Freelance
    • Member of the Baltic Team in Tallinn, Estonia - Qualitative research focusing on Russian Diaspora, surveys and interviews about public perceptions, media and news reports, monitoring of the press freedom


    Video Archivist

    Mediateca Regionale Pugliese

    Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
    • Bari, Italy
    • Internship


    Assistant Director

    RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana

    Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
    • 72015 Fasano, BR, Italy
    • Internship
    • RAI TV series "Braccialetti Rossi" (6 episodes)




    University College Cork

    Oct 2017
    • Cork, Ireland
    • * Study programme: Film and Screen Media - Creative Practice Supervisors: Prof. Laura Rascaroli, Dr. Barry Monahan College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences Excellence Scholar


    Master of Arts

    Baltic Film and Media School

    Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
    • Tallinn, Estonia
    • * Study programme: Audiovisual Media - Documentary Film


    Professional Certificate

    Fondazione OSF, European Social Fund

    Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
    • Bari, Italy
    • * Study programme: Professional Certificate for Assistant Directors and Script Supervisors


    Professional Diploma

    ITACA - International Theatre Academy of the Adriatic

    Nov 2010 - Jul 2013
    • 70033 Corato, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
    • * Study Programme: Theatre Directing


    Bachelor of Arts

    University of Bari Aldo Moro

    Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
    • Bari, Italy
    • * Study programme: Communication Studies BA thesis in Film Semiotics