Simone Bartesaghi is an Italian award-winning filmmaker who has been recognized by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer) as an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability in Directing”.
At the age of 24 Simone received his Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of Pisa, Italy. Three years later he established a successful Consulting Company specializing in Corporate Organization and Planning. In 2001 he gave up his thriving career to pursue his childhood dream.
Two years later he won several prizes as the Writer/Director of short films, but the highest recognition came when he won the first and second place at the Milan International Film Festival, and became the recipient of both the Top and second Award, TWO Scholarships for THE LOS ANGELES FILM SCHOOL.
Only four years after his arrival in the United States, Simone directed his first feature film DOWNSTREAM, that acquired a limited theatrical release and also received the prestigious Accolade Award.
Simone's second feature RUN, a 3D film that he wrote and directed, has won several prizes amongst which Best Screenplay and Best Emerging Director and is distributed in USA by Millennium. The movie is about the new discipline Parkour (Freerunning) with a rich cast including Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Kelsey Chow (Pair of Kings) and William Moseley (Chronicles of Narnia).
Simone’s accomplishments have been recognized by the school he graduated from and by the Santa Monica College, for both prestigious educational institutions he is now an Instructor in Directing.
Simone believes that organization makes creativity work and that there is only one language that everybody can comprehend: The Language Of Images.