SCREENWRITER and DIRECTOR

Greetings, I'm Massimo D'Alessandro, a screenwriter and director of documentaries and video.

You can view here my official website (in italian)

LATEST DOCUMENTARIES (italian language with english subtitles):

My documentaries on Amazon Prime


ABOUT ME:

I began my artistic activity as an author and director in the 1980s, working mainly in music, theater and advertising in numerous video productions and television collaborations. An activity that continues to this day.

In 1983, I also began a professional activity in the field of information technology in private companies and public administration, and since 1996 I have been the Information Systems Manager of a Scientifically Oriented Research Institute.

Since 1990 I have been a Founding Member and Communications Manager of the Third Sector Organization A.S.S.O. (Archeologia Subacquea Speleologia Organizzazione), an organization specializing in the field of archaeological, speleological and cave diving research. With this organization I have participated in exploratory expeditions and surface, underground and underwater scientific research all over the world.

In 1993 I designed and implemented the ASSONET website, the world's first Internet portal on archaeology and cave diving. 

In 2002, together with video operator Marco Campolungo, I founded Studio Blu Production, a production company specializing in extreme adventure reportage, which gathered the experience gained during decades of activity with the A.S.S.O. organization.

In 2006, due to the untimely death of friend and partner Marco Campolungo, Studio Blu Production was incorporated into A.S.S.O., which is currently the producer and distributor of most of my video work.

In 2009 I founded the cultural project CARAVAGGIO400, dedicated to the genius and works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio on the occasion of the fourth centenary of his death.

Since 2010, I have been Media Manager and Head of Communication of the HYPOGEA Federation.

To date, I have made numerous video productions as author and director, including 19 documentaries (selected in numerous world festivals) distributed nationally and internationally directly by A.S.S.O. on Italian and international television networks.

AWARDS:

  • 2006: "Kiwanis Award for the documentary" Panta rei: tutto scorre"
  • 2007: "RAW Around Water" Award for the documentary "Dai relitti alle grotte"
  • 2009: Audience Award "Golden Capital" for the documentary "Sant Severa tra leggenda e realtà storica"
  • 2013: "Speleonotte" Award for the documentary "Su Gologone: dove la terra si spacca"
  • 2019-2021 with the documentary "Progetto Albanus: dentro l'antico emissario":
  • Best Feature Documentary at the New York Movie Awards
  • Silver Award Best Feature Documentary at the 2021 Hollywood Gold Awards
  • Best Foreign Director at 2021 Roshani International Film Festival (India)
  • 2023: Best Foreign Documentary at Reels International Shot film Festival (India) with the documentary "Ecco che cominciamo a dipinger con la pietra" (Here we start painting with the stone)
  • 2023: Best Documentary at Pompei Street Festival with the documentary "Here we starting with the stone" (Ecco che cominciamo a dipinger con la pietra)
  • 2024: Audience Award at Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico di Cremona e Cavriana
  • 2024: Best Documentary at Ponza Film Festival

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