Cinematographer & Film Director
Pierpaolo (aka Pier Paolo) Gandini graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In the Eighties he starts his career as a camera operator and cinematographer (16 and 35 mm) working in the Special Effects field in the Cinecittà studios, Rome. He makes his debut as film director with the short 'Primo!' (1989)screened at the Florence Film Festival New York 1990 and 14 Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo. Among his works are various commercial clips, documentary films and shorts like 'La Memoria Permessa' (The Permitted Memory), 1993, shown at the 50th Venice Film Festival and 41st Sydney Film Festival and awarded the prize 'Best Italian Short Film of the Year 1993' at the 11th Torino Film Festival, 'Antipodi-Italo Australians' (1996), 'Favola del Vento e del Mare' (A tale of the Wind and the Sea), 2004 Broadcast by RAI and RTSI and 'Shearers in Italy' (2008). In 2005 he co-founded 'Pidegari Prod'.