Film Directors with whom I have worked
40 YEARS OF THE MAGAZINE MILLECANALI - INTERVIEW BY MAURO ROFFI (only in Italian)
My education at Bishop's Stortford College gave me the opportunity to study both History of Art and Sciences up to A levels, influencing my growing passion for both the technical aspects of digital images and their artistic and creative aspects too. As a young teenager, I have also always had a strong drive and motivation to learn and work professionally in the film industry, and I have taught myself many of the specialist skills over several decades, following which I was offered the professional opportunity to be an editor, colourist, visual effects supervisor, 3d supervisor and founder and manager of post-production facilities.
I founded, found the funding and managed the post-production facilities of Imaginaction (1986), Digitalvideo (1987) and Interactive (1992) based in Milan and Cinecittà Digital (2000) in Rome.
Over the years I have had the privilege of working with and for many directors (see below), producers and film professionals with large and small budgets, both for theatrical releases and for streaming on the internet. As can be seen from the directors I have worked with, many of them are Italian, and in fact I have lived for 35 years in the "Bel Paese", as Italians sometimes call their country. This has had a profound impact on my perception of film language, and I feel somewhat privileged to have been so intimately involved in and warmly embraced by a culture that has influenced world cinema so much.
In 2015, the Italian magazine Millecanali celebrated its 40th anniversary. I had known the magazine for many years, and had often written articles about my experiences and thoughts for the future of the Italian industry. I happened to be passing through Milan on the day the magazine was holding a conference and reception, so they asked me to drop by and say hello. I had just arrived at the venue when editor-in-chief Mauro Roffi sat me down on a chair and interviewed me live for a local television station.
Anne Riitta Ciccone
Paolo & Vittorio Taviani