bio (engl)

Born in Helsinki (Finland) lives in Rome (Italy)

Director, Writer, Professor


Languages: Italian, Finnish, English, French

-Degree in Philosophy with final grade of 110/110 (dissertation: “Freud and the art psychology”)

– Professional course in Photography and camera operator

-RAI/Script course of training and specialization for film and television screenwriters

(IN THE MEANTIME worked as assistant and assistant director in cinema and theatre)

-MFI script film, script workshop program supported by MEDIA in partnership with Columbia  University of New York

-Sources2- Training mentor for European professional screenwriters, filmmakers and producers (Creative Europa Media project)


2022   “Gli Immortali” (The Immortals) (Writer and Director) produced by Simone Gattoni for The Film Club in co-production with Francesco Torelli for Launchpad39a with Rai Cinema, (in post-production)

2020/21 Gli Anni Belli (Writer) written with Lorenzo d’Amico De Carvalho – directed by Lorenzo d’Amico De Carvalho (released in Italian theatres February 7th 2022)

2017 – I’M endless like the Space  3D live action film (Writer and Director) – written with Lorenzo d’Amico de Carvalho, produced by Francesco Torelli for A.T.C. Adriana Trincea Cinema srl coproduced with Rai Cinema (ready, will be released in Italy in 2017) selected at Venice Film Festival, selected for “Le giornate degli Autori – Venice days”

TRIVIA: with this movie I’m the first female Director worldwide using the stereo 3D for a feature film

2010 – Victims 3D short (Writer and Director) -– Out Of Competition in Rome Film Festival 2010

PURPLE FISH WEDDING (Director) videoclip in 3D of the eponymous song by Kiddycar from the album Sunlight Silence published by RAI Trade

2009 – Il prossimo tuo (Writer and Director) – Out Of Competition in Rome Film Festival 2008  WEBSITE HERE

2008 – La Luce (Writer and director), episode in the movie HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL sponsored by Amnesty International for the 60° anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2007 – Voce del verbo amore (Writer) written with Maurizio Costanzo, Andrea Manni, and Silvia Ranfagni, directed by Andrea Manni

2004 – Lʼamore di Marja (Writer and Director) in competition at the Festival de Villerupt out of competition (Panorama) at the Festival de Montpellier

2000 – Le sciamane (Writer and Director) selection at the N.I.C.E. festival

1999 – Benzina (Writer) written with Monica Stambrini and Elena Stancanelli, directed by Monica Stambrini


2018 Best Director award for “I’M endless like the space” at Festival dei due mondi di Spoleto

2008 Best screenwriting for IL PROSSIMO TUO Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia

2004 – “Lʼamore di Marja” is First Indipendent Box-Office 2004, Jury Jeune Award Villerupt Festival, Italian Golden Globe as Outstanding picture and Globo dʼoro to the Best New Actress to Erika and Annika Lepistö, also nominated for best costume design at the Nastri dʼArgento

1997 – Premio IDI New Theatre Authors for FATE CATTIVE

1996 – Premio Solinas for LEOPOLDO E MARIA

1995 – Premio IDI New Theatre Authors for AMARSI DA PAZZE


2019- LA PACCHIA È FINITA MORIAMO IN PACE (writer) on stage (premiere in Rome, Italy) directed by Lorenzo d’Amico De Carvalho produced by Carpet

– O POVO TEM SEMPRE RAZÃO (writer with Lorenzo d’Amico De Carvalho) on stage (premiere in Lisbon, Portugal) directed by Lorenzo d’Amico De Carvalho produced by Hòra Magica

2018 – FATE CATTIVE (writer) on stage in Catania, directed by Elisa Franco, produced by La carrozza degli artisti

1998 – FATE CATTIVE (writer) on stage (premiere in Parma, Italy) directed by Walter Manfrè produced by Centro Europeo di drammaturgia

1997 – 23:20 (writer) on stage at “Taormina Arte Festival” directed by Carlo Quartucci produced by Palco Reale

1996 – AMARSI DA PAZZE (writer) on stage (premiere in Rome, Italy) directed by Maddalena Fallucchi produced by Il Carro dell’Orsa


I’m infinita come lo spazio – her first novel – selected to the “Premio Strega” award

The directors’ Journey Handbook about Directing, Filmaking, Actors – is the official Textbook for “Filmaking” and “Organization and directions of Actors” Classes at RUFA (Rome University of fine Art)



2009-2011 In the jury “Premio Solinas – script”

2017 – Coach of “Cinema acting” at the Theatre School in Cinecittà “Fondamenta”

2013 In the Jury “Premio Solinas Experimenta”

2019 Tutor in the script development project SIAE – CSC.

2019 Tutor at “Terre di Cinema” Cinecampus (for Directors) Catania september 2019


– Professor at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts – courses: Filmaking – 1 ENG – Organization and Direction of Actors  1 ENG


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