Director of Photography | Producer
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. 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.
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.
Beyond his current collaboration with the PBS NewsHour, Ale works regularly for CNN and BBC, and his work has appeared on Al Jazeera, VICE and The New York Times among others. Ale’s 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.
ACOS Alliance credited Hostile Environment Training course, 2018.
Italian born&bred, fluent in Spanish, conversational French and Portuguese.