Tommaso is a film and theatre director and alumni of the National Film and Television School. Previously he 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.

 

He started his career in theatre, as assistant director to Toni Servillo. Subsequently, he wrote and directed award-winning plays for some of Italy's most prestigious theatres, including “Orphans” (Teatro Elfo Puccini of Milan), “Interviews With Hideous Men” (Teatro Stabile delle Marche), “De Falco’s Wedding” (Teatro Stabile di Napoli) and “The Cheese and The Worms” (Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Arts).

 

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.

 

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