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Alessandra Gonnella

Alessandra is a director and writer, born and raised in and around Venice, Italy.

She moved to London at 19 to study filmmaking and directing at MET Film School and specialized at National Film and Television School.

Her BA graduation film Profumo de Venezhia was screened at Venice Film Festival in 2016, a period drama inspired by true Resistance events, spoken in the Venetian language, which is now available on Amazon Prime Video US, UK, Germany and Japan.

Her latest short film A Cup Of Coffee With Marilyn was presented at Cannes Film Festival in 2019 and premiered at the Rome Film Festival in October in the Short Films Competition. It then went on to receive nominations and prizes for several other film festivals, including the prestigious Nastro D’Argento (Silver Ribbon) award for best fiction short film by the Italian Union of Journalists and Film Critics (SNGCI). The short is now available on Amazon Prime UK/US and on Italian Rai Cinema Channel.

Alessandra is in development with an international TV series with RedString Pictures and Minerva Pictures on the young Oriana Fallaci for ViacomCBS, that also awarded her for best TV Drama Pitch at MIA Market in Rome 2020.
Moreover she’s in development with her debut Italian drama feature film with Minerva Pictures and co writing a feature film for Clement SRL about the National Italian Female Football team.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2022
Production (role):
Untitled Project
Company:
Gaumont
Project details:
TV series, In development, Co-creator and Writer.
Date: 2022
Production (role):
Miss Fallaci Takes America
Company:
Paramount + / Minerva pictures / Redstring Pictures
Project details:
Creator, Co-writer, Director
SHORTS
Date: 2019
Production (role):
A Cup Of Coffee With Marilyn
Project details:
Starring Miriam Leone and music by Francesca Michielin. Acquired by Rai Play. Based on first novel by Oriana Fallaci.
Date: 2019
Production (role):
Il Gioco Del Silenzio
Project details:
Period Drama commissioned by Comune di Monselice (PD), Spazio Regione Veneto, Venice ‘76.
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Profumo de Venezhia
Project details:
Period Drama in Venetian language, Spazio Regione Veneto Venezia ‘73, available on Amazon Prime Video UK, US, Germany, Japan.
AWARDS
Date: 2020
Production (role):
A Cup Of Coffee With Marilyn
Project details:
Nastro D'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Best Fiction Short Film awarded by the Italian Union of Journalists and Critics.

Best Director and a Special Mention at Cortinametraggio Film Festival.

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): Untitled Project
    Company: Gaumont
    Project details: TV series, In development, Co-creator and Writer.
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): Miss Fallaci Takes America
    Company: Paramount + / Minerva pictures / Redstring Pictures
    Project details: Creator, Co-writer, Director
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): A Cup Of Coffee With Marilyn
    Project details: Starring Miriam Leone and music by Francesca Michielin. Acquired by Rai Play. Based on first novel by Oriana Fallaci.
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): Il Gioco Del Silenzio
    Project details: Period Drama commissioned by Comune di Monselice (PD), Spazio Regione Veneto, Venice ‘76.
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Profumo de Venezhia
    Project details: Period Drama in Venetian language, Spazio Regione Veneto Venezia ‘73, available on Amazon Prime Video UK, US, Germany, Japan.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2020
    Production (role): A Cup Of Coffee With Marilyn
    Project details: Nastro D'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Best Fiction Short Film awarded by the Italian Union of Journalists and Critics.

    Best Director and a Special Mention at Cortinametraggio Film Festival.
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