alessandra cardone

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BORN IN MILAN, DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY AT UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI, MILAN, ALESSANDRA WORKED FOR YEARS AS COPYWRITER IN BIG ADVERTISING AGENCIES, LIKE TBWA AND EURO RSCG. HER LOVE FOR MOVIES PUSHED HER TO STUDY SCREENPLAY WITH THE BEST TEACHER, GAETANO SANSONE.
IN 2006 SHE WROTE AND DIRECTED HER FIRST SHORT MOVIE, “ASPETTANDO HOLLYWOOD”, AWARD-WINNER AND FINALIST AT SEVERAL FESTIVALS. IN 2008 SHE OBTAINED A SPECIAL MENTION AT “NASTRI D’ARGENTO” FOR A SHORTFILM SCREENPLAY, “BOXING PARADISE”, DIRECTED BY STEFANO QUAGLIA.
ALESSANDRA KEPT WORKING FOR A FEW YEARS AS COPYWRITER AND IN THE MEANTIME SHE SHOT SOME COMMERCIALS. FINALLY, STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 2009, SHE IS FULL-TIME DIRECTOR.
SHE FILMS COMMERCIALS, SHORTFILMS, DOCUMENTARY FILMS AND PILOTS FOR TV PROGRAMS SHE WROTE AS AUTHOR.
IN JUNE 2010 SHE IS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE IED WORKSHOP "DIALOGO REGISTA-ATTORE", RAN BY SILVIO SOLDINI AND PIERFRANCESCO FAVINO. 
IN AUGOST 2012 SHE'S SELECTED AT VENEZIA FILM FESTIVAL WITH "MY FRIEND JOHNNY" AN EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT OPENED THE VENICE DAYS SESSION.
SHE'S WORKING AT HER FIRST FEATURE FILM AND AT A TV FORMAT.
 
FILMOGRAPHY

“ASPETTANDO HOLLYWOOD” (SHORTFILM, FILMMASTER 2006)
BEST SHORTFILM AND BEST ACTRESS (VALENTINA VALSANIA) AT CORTOCIRCUITO FILMFESTIVAL, ITALY.
FINALIST AT: BERLIN SHORTFILM FESTIVAL 2007, LINEA D’OMBRA FILMFESTIVAL 2007, FEMINA FILMFESTIVAL 2007 (BRAZIL), LAGOFILMFESTIVAL 2007.
 
STORY AND SCREENPLAY OF  “BOXING PARADISE” (BY STEFANO QUAGLIA, THE FAMILY, 2007) SPECIAL MENTION FOR SCREENPLAY AT NASTRI D’ARGENTO 2008.
 
“THE FAKIR” (VIDEO FILMMASTER 2008)
4° CLASSIFIED AT ALCANTARA INTERNATIONAL MOVIE CONTEST.
 
“BENEFICENZA” (SHORTFILM, SWANN PRODUCTION  12/2009)
FINALIST AT “SGUARDI ALTROVE” FILM FESTIVAL (03/2010).
FINALIST AT RUTGER HOWER FILM FESTIVAL “ I’ve seen films” (10/2010)
FINALIST AT OUA TORINO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2011
FINALIST AT CAPODARCO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
FINALIST AT CORTINAMETRAGGIO 2011

“CHAPEAU!” (SHORTFILM, MAGNITUDO 2011)
BORSALINO EXPOSITION AT TRIENNALE 2012
SPECIAL MENTION AT RUTGER HOWER FILM FESTIVAL “ I’ve seen films” 2011
FINALIST AT LAGO FILM FESTIVAL 2011
FINALIST AT SGUARDI ALTROVE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
FINALIST AT CORTINAMETRAGGIO 2012

“LE TESSITRICI DI GURI I ZI” (DOCUMENTARY FILM,18'   05/2011)  IDEE MIGRANTI ONLUS

"MY FRIEND JOHNNY" (EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY, 14'50" 02/2012)
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT 69ma MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE CINEMATOGRAFICA DI VENEZIA- VENICE DAYS

"QUESTIONE DI ETICHETTA" (SHORT FILM, 10' 07/2012) FRENCH 75 PRODUCTION, VERTICAL FILM-WITH BEBO STORTI, UGO CONTI, FRANCESCO MONTANARI.

SHE'S WORKING ON HER FIRST FEATURE FILM.