Inherently British Humour
When Tommaso’s short film “ How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player’ came across our screens we knew we had to sign him. The performances, art direction and comedy timing are so fantastic and quintessentially English. Obviously his time in England has rubbed off!
Tommaso graduated with a 1st Class Honours degree in Modern Literature from the University of Milan and in Theatre Directing from the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts in Milan.
He started his career as a theatre director, writing and directing award winning plays for some of the most important Italian theatres, such as Teatro Stabile delle Marche and Teatro Stabile di Napoli.
In 2011 he directed his first short film, Already Tomorrow, which enabled him to win a place at the National Film and Television School.
Tommaso’s UK short films have played at many international film festivals and won several prestigious awards.
Among other recognitions How I Didn’t Become A Piano Player won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Postgraduate Drama, the Premier Award at the British Universities Film & Video Council Awards, the Audience Award at Aspen Shortsfest, Best Comedy at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, the Audience Award and the Special Award of the Jury at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival.
All The Pain In The World won the First Prize for Best Director at Rhode Island International Film Festival, the International Competition Best Actor Award at Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia and other awards.
Tommaso’s passion is to tell stories through music and images, ranging from theatre to movies and commercials.
Tommaso is an Alumni of the Berlinale Talents Campus 2015 and is represented as a film writer and director by Sayle Screen.