Years Experience: 14
Valerio Pizzonia was born and raised in Rome. During his high school years has been travelling a lot: all Europe, Scandinavia, North and South America and India. At the age of 19, to pursuit his dream, moves to the United States, to study Filmmaking. In just three years he graduates from the Emerson College in Boston, MA, getting a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Media Arts. After college, he moved to Los Angeles, CA; his first job was a stage at Paramount. In the following years, while working as a waiter and bartender, worked in many productions; from indy film to big blockbuster productions.
In 2006 he moved back to Rome to work on the world’s biggest set, the one of HBO’s “Rome”. In november of the same year he worked in Italy for the New Line blockbuster “Inkheart”. Right after “Inkheart”, he wrote, produced and directed his first short movie “Until death do us part” (currently in the finals of the HD Filmfest of Los Angeles). At the end of 2007, Valerio moves to Toronto, Canada, to work on a feature documentary, “Breasticide: a breast cancer story” by director Melissa Munroe. Valerio helped the director on all departments: directing, producing, editing and as a camera operator.
In 2008 comes back in Italy to create and direct an advertising promo for Roma Channel (world famed soccer team A.S. Roma’s Channel) and to work on a few advertisments for the Filmmaster company. In the past months he was in charge of the artistic directing and as a director of the web portal for Deafs (RAI project) Pianeta LIS an innovative web portal for Deaf people. Currently, Valerio is working at his first feature documentary.
Emerson College – Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Media Arts, major in Film; minor in Photography. Honors: Dean’s Honor List Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Summer 2003.
New England School of English – Degree on English as a second language. Boston, 2000.
Spoken Languages: English, Italian, Spanish