After graduating in History and Philosophy, he went into cinema studies attending courses at Ipotesi Cinema (directed by Ermanno Olmi) and at New York University (Tisch School of the Arts). While in New York, he attended acting courses led by Salem Ludwig and Geraldine Baron at HB Studio. With regards to his theatrical background, Federico trained in Italy, France, Germany and Poland. Among the others, he was assistant director to Gigi Dall’Aglio, Gabriele Lavia, Giancarlo Cobelli and Massimo Castri. Federico also worked as assistant director to Luca Ronconi for “Infinities”, “Peccato fosse puttana”, “Le baccanti” and “Le rane”, “Il professor Bernhardi”, as well as for “Il barbiere di Siviglia”. He then worked on Peter Stein’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s “Demons” both as assistant director and dramaturg. Together with Bruce Myers, Federico worked on a production of “Romeo and Juliet” for Teatro Stabile di Torino theatre academy. In France, Federico worked as assistant director to Jacques Lassalle, Benno Besson and Bernard Sobel. Lately, Federico has worked with Anatoly Vassil’ev, taking part in the European project “Isola della Pedagogia”.
As an actor, Federico has been directed by Carlo Cecchi in “Sei personaggi in cerca d’autore” and by Anton Milenin in Molière’s “Dom Juan” and Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”. He also starred in the feature film “La parola amore esiste” by director Mimmo Calopresti, with whom he has also worked as assistant director.
Federico has directed several plays, including “Persona”, “Sonata d’autunno”, Ingmar Bergman’s “Les Riens”, “La signorina Else” by Arthur Schnitzler, “Honor thy father and thy mother” by Krzysztof Kieślowski, “Il tempo e altrove” by Ulla Isaksson and both “Creditors” and “The Dance of Death” by August Strindberg. Federico has directed and written several short films. Among these, “The Guest”, a psychological drama inspired by Dostoevsky’s Demons, presented in 2015, picked up fifty festival official selections and awards. It is now part of the Lift-Off Film Festival Collection, a selection of award winning shorts taken from all over the world. “Under the Ground”, a mysterious fairy-tale, presented in 2016, has achieved more than forty official selections and awards from International Festivals. Finally, Federico has directed, written and produced “The Way Home”, a medium-length film that it’s currently competing in various international film festivals.