Riccardo Pellizzeri

Riccardo Pellizzeri



Riccardo Pellizzeri is an Italian director and screenwriter of feature films, music videos and commercials. He was born on August 20, 1980 in Catania, Sicily.

He studied visual arts and cinema at the University of Catania and the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome. He has collaborated with several of the most important Italian television networks, such as RAI, Mediaset and Sky.

Riccardo’s feature film debut, The Mouth of the Wolf, was presented at the Venice Film Festival in 2009 and won the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for best first film. His second feature, I Can Quit Whenever I Want (2014), was a huge commercial success. He followed this success with the critically acclaimed drama Brutti e Cattivi (2017).

Riccardo has also directed several music videos for artists including Giusy Ferreri, Levante and Francesco Gabbani. He has also directed numerous commercials and short films for Italian and international brands.

Riccardo has been nominated for numerous awards, including an Italian Academy Award for Best Director for I Can Quit Whenever I Want, and a Nastro d’Argento for Best Screenplay for Brutti e Cattivi.

Riccardo is currently working on his fourth feature film, Bad Tales, an adaptation of the short story collection by Italian author Dino Buzzati.

Riccardo Pellizzeri is an acclaimed director who has made a name for himself in both the film and music video industries. His films are praised for their creative and unique vision, and he is considered one of the most talented Italian directors working today.

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