Documentary DP | Producer

South Sudan, 2017

Alessandro has been filming a wide range of documentaries and long-form current affairs stories for the past fifteen years.

Based in Kabul and then London from 2011, Ale has filmed conflicts and humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, South Sudan and Somalia. He has also covered recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, and the refugee crisis in Europe.

In 2019, the documentary “After The Fall In Raqqa” filmed by Alessandro for VICE on HBO was nominated for the Scripps Howard Awards. He was also part of the PBS NewsHour team to receive the 2017 Overseas Press Club citation (honourable mention) in the Edward R. Murrow Award for their "The Fight for Iraq" series.

Ale works regularly for PBS and Al Jazeera, and his work has appeared on BBC, HBO and The New York Times among others. His strong experience in the field spans from presenter-led feature programs and high-profile interviews to one man crew (shoot/produce/edit), as well as in larger teams as a director of photography or 2nd unit camera operator. His extensive travel experience, risk assessment procedures’ management and knowledge of international politics makes him a great asset for complex shootings across unstable regions of the world.

  • ACOS Alliance credited Hostile Environment Training course, 2018.

  • Italian born&bred, fluent in Spanish, conversational French and Portuguese.

REEL

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SELECTED CREDITS

EQUIPMENT

All Ale's equipment is available for rental:

Lighting:

  • 2 x Westcott Flex Daylight LED Mat Set

  • Dedolight 3 x Head DLH4 kit + projector with Gobo's

  • Scrim Jim 4 x 6 Cine Frame

  • Chimera 1880 Lantern with skirt 20"

Cameras:

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II

  • Sony Alpha A7S Mark II

  • GoPro Hero6 Black 4K Action Camera

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Camera Drone

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Sound:

  • 2 x Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless Microphone Set

  • 2 x Sony ECM77B Electret Condenser Microphone

  • Sennheiser ME-66 Shotgun Microphone

  • Zoom H4n Digital Recorder

Supports:

  • DJI Ronin-S gimbal stabilizer

  • SmallHD FOCUS 5" On-Camera Monitor

  • Sachtler FSB 10 FT MS flowtech 100 Tripod System

  • Slider SmartSLIDER Reflex S 800

Lenses:

  • Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Cinema Zoom Lens

  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS

  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM

  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

  • Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens

  • Rokinon 10mm T3.1 Cine Lens