Pietro Traversa (Italy)
2023 Storylines Lab
Pietro Traversa was born in Ancona and has always lived in Rome, where he first graduated in Philosophy at La Sapienza University and then in Film with a Master’s Degree at the Roma Tre University. During university he worked at the stagecraft company Mekane, in the painting department and as a photographer for various events and magazines. Once graduated, he started working as a video editor for a small studio in Rome, and then, after his Master’s Degree in Film, he began working more intensely as an assistant editor and editor, including in films, programs and television series, and then became head of the post-production department at Decibelpost studio. In 2018 he attended an intensive directing course in New York at the New York Film Academy, where, among other things, he took care of the photography of various short films and wrote and directed his own. Once back in Rome, he worked on several sets as assistant director in films and commercials. Among the most recent, the film Il colpo del cane by Fulvio Risuleo, the TIM–Maneskin commercial, the Trenitalia short film commercial directed by Ferzan Özpetek, and the Alitalia commercial.
The Last Movie Ever [co-written with Lavinia Tommasoli] — An elderly director decides to make one last movie, not just her last, but the last movie ever. In an era where movies are now written, shot and directed exclusively by an algorithm, she will put together a ramshackle troupe made up of rusty old men who have to teach young novices the job, forgetful old actors who seek the support from young actors who have never acted. Who better than them could beat a war machine created to shoot perfect movies?