Biography

Andrea Natale, alias "Next", He was born in Rome where he lives and works. He degree in Humanities, the Department of Music and Literature Performing Arts at the Rome's University "La Sapienza" , he graduated in Directing the Documentary at the ACT Multimedia Academy of Cinema and Television of Cinecittà with Mario Balsamo and Gianfranco Pannone. Then he specialized in Cinema, Television and Multimedia Production at the Roma Tre University. He realizes a thesis entitled "Aldo Nove" in which Analyzes the bibliography of the writer focusing on the relationship between cinema and pulp literature. In the Second thesis with the tutor Marco Maria Gazzano "Critical assumptions about the first fifty years of video art in Italy" he dedicate to the analysis of the studies of this young art form. His stylistic initial approach he linked to experimental cinema and documentary. Currently he is approached at the fiction genre 
His skills also extend to the executive production.

Filmography

Initially, Andrea Natale used a stylistic approach linked to experimental cinema and documentary.

His most recent work is "Australian Dreams", a short documentary on the subject of Italian immigration to Australia. This film has won the Choice critics award at the Druk film festival and Best feature documentary at the Changing face iff in the march edition 2020.

The director has made several commercials, music videos, documentary shorts and Fiction during his career.

His most fortunate works is the short film "Journey notes": Best Foreign Short Story Award at American Filmatic Arts Awards in New York; Best Lead Actor in a Foreign Language Film at London Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2017, Remi of Bronze at 50th Houston Wordfest, Best Fedic 2017, and official selected at Beirut Cabriolet Film Festival 2017. 

Another work that received a good opinion from the critics was the short film "Boule de neige - A new life", shot in Apulia, in 2014: winner of the 45th Villa di Chiesa National Film Festival, Iglesias, Best short film in the Il Sociale section at the Flaminio Film Festival, Best  Poster for a drama film and Best Social Impact at Rome WebAwards 2015, inserted in the Vetrina section at  Foggia Film Festival 2014.

He presented the shortfilm "In Itinere" at the art exhibition Frammenti di un discorso amoroso, curated by M. Rinaldi, this was inspired by the book of Roland Barthes. During his studies, he made two works: "Minnie", an experimental web short film and "Oltre",  Legality prize at the Cortocorrente Festival of Fiumicino in 2014 and official selected at Tulipani di seta nera Festival.

 

Network

He is producer/director for Cinetika and free collaborator for artistic group "Giano Associazione".

He worked in 2012 as Director Video, making shooting and editing for the heading "3, 2, 1 Ciak" Sky International Channel Radio 518. The same year he began a collaboration that continues today, with the artzine VR_media Lab for heading "Conversations" and "Beyond the scenes". He worked with the EyesgroupVideo's team   as a director  and  he   cooperated    as executive production for the Bright Crew staff, with whom he made the videoclip "Il gatto di Giorgio" by Vincenzo Salamone in exclusive preview for the LaRepubblica.tv site.

He collaborated with many film productions, as a director and assistant director.

Of him it is spoken in various newspapers among which Ciak magazine, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, The Nation, The Frizzo, Rockerilla, La Stampa, Il Quotidiano and Il Messaggero.

Many TV channels have spoken of him, for example  Raitre and Rai news24. 



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