I am a curious soul with a passion for writing, taking photos, travelling and enquire the world, in all its shapes. 27 years old, Italian, I studied languages in high school, and later journalism. I lived 7 years in Ecuador, South America, a magical place that keep inspire me and break up my head, values, and was the land of my adventures. I studied multimedia journalism: learned to do reportages, chronicles, radio programs, Tv shows and videos, editing and creating different contents for different platforms. I love to write about culture, art, cinema and ecology. I had the honor to be anchor of my university short film festival "Amuestre" for two years, and I won the second prize in the Web category of an important journalistic competition in Ecuador called "Etecom" in 2014. I am a traveller who tries to understand the country is visiting throw the eyes, words and silences, colors and tastes each place has to show. That's one of the reason I studied languages: I wanted to be able to catch all the special meaning and shades an idiom have to explain his secret soul. I also worked several years as a set decorator assistant in the art department for film and advertisements. This job brought me to know different kind of people and think quick, under stress and explore my creativity always inventing new sceneries and props.
The 16th of April 2016, the coastal region of Manabí, Ecuador, suffered one of the most destroying earthquakes of its recent geological history. Four days after the event, I travelled to the epicenter with a group of journalists, recording videos, interviewing, taking pictures. It was probably one of the strongest experiences I lived as soon, as a journalist and as a person. Coming back from our long days of reporting, sitting around the only light generator we had for almost 30 people ( electricity and communications were over for almost a week- this also meant we had one satellite phone in case of tsunami alert), all the volunteers and local people would just want to see and hear the stories we had recollected. Which villages were seriously damaged, if there was helping forces, water. They wanted to know if their neighbors were ok. And even if my hands were were not dirty, or I didn't help rebuilding a house, I felt deeply helpful doing my job, and realized how primitive and important the communication is in our society. The three days I spent on the area had been collected in a chronique of 10 pages on the online newspaper "Ecuador en Vivo".
I worked several years a a set decorator/ buy runner and props maker in the advertisement and movies industry. I took part in many important projects as Coca-Cola, Diners, Direct TV, Honda, Chevrolet, etc. I am very creative, curious, with a very good taste for colors, textures. Very organized, I can work under stress and with short deadlines, manage money and organise the team. Quick thinker attitude, I learned how find solutions rather than problems. I am proactive and very hand-crafted: I can paint, sculpt, knot, sew, build basic furniture, apply wallpaper . I can easily create lamps, hangers, do basic hoplstery.
I studied Multimedia Journalism, a career that gave me the chance to learn how to fit the different types of content reportage, chronicles etc.) into a specific media formats - radio, Tv, Web pages. It was very interesting because I discovered such different ways of telling a story, and how each media could enrich and complete a news. I always knew I loved to write, but during my studies I discovered the magical world of radio as well. That's one of the platforms I used for my final thesis, which was a radio programme about the biopiracy in Ecuador.
I did a 6 months Exchange Program, willing to refine my French, speaking and writing. I followed an intensive French scheme classics, focused on the grammar and on French literature; my classmates where preparing for their final exam, so the level was quite high. Apart of studying French, I was as well attending theatre and art courses.
I studied languages in a full immersion school, where I use to have 6 hours per week of English (literature and grammar), and 4 hours of French and German. In every language we also had an additional native speaker teacher once per week to refine our language. My English level is very good; French (native speaker- half of my family is Belgian); German at a school level.