Tommaso is a film and theatre writer/director and alumnus of the National Film and Television School. Previously he graduated with a First-class Honours in Modern Literature from the University of Milan and in Theatre Directing from the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts.

 

He started his career in theatre, writing and directing award-winning plays for some of Italy's most prestigious theatres, including "THE CHEESE AND THE WORMS", "INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN" (Teatro Stabile delle Marche, winner of the national competition Nuove Sensibilità), “VESPERTELLI: DE FALCO'S WEDDING" (Teatro Stabile di Napoli, Girulà Award for Best Playwriting) and “ORPHANS” (Teatro Elfo Puccini of Milan, Franco Enriquez Award for Best Production and Best Performances).

 

His short films "HOW I DIDN'T BECOME A PIANO PLAYER" and “ALL THE PAIN IN THE WORLD" have played at more than 100 international film festivals and won many awards, including 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 and Best Director at Rhode Island International Film Festival.

His feature script "LITTLE BOY BLUE", based on the novel by Edward Bunker, is one of the 10 projects selected for the Berlinale Talent Project Market 2020.

 

He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents Campus and a member of the Italian Directors’ Guild. In the UK he is represented by Matthew Bates at Sayle Screen.