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by Eros D'Antona

EROS
D'ANTONA.

[ DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER, EDITOR ]

Eros D’Antona was born on July 20, 1985 in Taranto, Italy. 

His passion about watching movies starts when he was a child and then has become his real professional interest. Eros’ career started as assistant director and editor in 2008.
His first experiences behind the camera were on the musical field working for domestic and international artists in the company Calibro 9.

 

In 2011 he worked on many docufilm, reportage and commercial productions. He was the director of photography and the editor in the documentary L'Ambiente audio/cinetico di Antonio De Franchis presented in October 2011 at the Biennale di Venezia. The movie is now in the Museum of Contemporary Italian Art in Exile.

 

In 2012 he shot his first real short film: Mind Trip. It allowed Eros D'Antona to be known in Milan by a producer in the field of television advertising: Renzo Barzizza, son of the orchestra conductor Pippo Barzizza and brother of the famous Italian actress Isa Barzizza. Eros worked on the development of various projects with major Italian television advertising companies, among these Effetti Digitali Italiani (EDI).

Eros also managed the audio/video archive of the Barzizzas. The whole 9,5mm, 8mm and 16mm from 1929 to the 80's, and he has co-operated to the development of Pippo Barzizza's YouTube channel.

In the same year Eros shot an experimental 360 degrees time freeze and he published a successful piece about making and producing that effect with no budget on the VFX Wizard portal, one of the most important platform for studyng visual effects. They have released more than 400.000 lectures. 

 

The following year (2013) Eros was the screenwriter and co-executive producer of Johnny, one of the most awarded Italian web series worldwide in 2014.

In December 2013, Mind Trip and Johnny won as GRAND WINNERS Best Dramatic Film and Best Television Pilot,  respectively, at California Film Awards.

That was the first time in CFA's history that Italians won as Grand Winners.

 

In March 2014, Eros gave a Q&A at the LA WebFest in Los Angeles: "how to produce low budget web-series" panel.

Since 2014 Eros produced and directed 4 feature films: Insane (2014), Haunted (2015), Die In One Day (2017) and Clownery (2018). 

 

In 2017 Eros was the President of the Jury at the Caorle Film Festival, a successful international event that gathered filmmakers from all over the world and was proposed by the Veneto region during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

 

In October of the same year, Eros with the film critic Claudio Bartolini and the director Sergio Martino, were the special guests on the "Speciale Giallo all'Italiana" in Gaeta, at Visioni Corte 2018 International Short Film Festival, chosen by Mibact between the events to represent Italy in the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

In the meantime he worked on different projects like: music videos, commercials, short films and documentaries