writer & director
I AM AN ITALIAN-IRISH WRITER, SCREENWRITER, & DIRECTOR.
I was born in Italy in 1982. That event overshadowed the fact that Italy won the World Cup (at least for my parents) and is remembered as one of the most important ones in history (at least by me).
I wrote my first story when I was 7 (The Mystery of the Mysterious Woman of Mystery), and had my first published poem at age 15 - thankfully, those first works are lost to the sands of time, sparing the harsh judgement of my adult self - but the damage was done, as I would never stop writing.
I’ve lived in many places but Cork (Ireland) is my home.
When I’m not writing or watching obscure B-movies about sentient alien tentacles, I like to play my guitar and drive around Ireland with my 1973 bus Charlie, my 1985 wife Silvia, and my 2020 McCoy surfboard.
And when the skies are clear, with a telescope - because we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
PROJECTS in DEVELOPMENT
"Hunting Houses", a Cork-based Sit-Com developed in partnership (Spaced meets Black Books)
“Saint Johnny”, a Horror Comedy Script (Shaun of the Dead meets Father Ted), SEMIFINALIST AT THE AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2023;
“Wait for Me”, a Crime Comedy Script (Romeo+Juliet meets Reservoir Dogs);
“Frontier”, a Sci-Fi / Philosophical TV Show Pilot (The Expanse meets Once Upon a Time in the West) ;
“Little D”, a Comedy Drama Script (Little Miss Sunshine meets The Boys);
“Karma Police”, a Cybernoir Novel (Blade Runner meets Banana Fish);
2023 - "The Secret Seas of Puglia", Audio Series, Writer
2023 - “The Venetian”, Audio Series, Head Writer & Director (TBR in 2024);
2020 - “Trigger Warning”, award-winning short movie, Writer & Director;
2017 - “Dead Men Naked”, best-selling Indie Urban-Fantasy Novel (“A prose & story as if Neil Gaiman had a baby with Denis Johnson”);
2016 - “Of Life, Death, Aliens and Zombies”, a collection of short stories previously published in highly respected (and in some less-than-respected) literary magazines around the world;
2012 - “Impurita”, a best-selling Novelette, selected as “Best Short Book” by Apple iBooks in 2012.