Fabio Rao

Fabio Rao

I was born in 1981 in Addis Ababa in a mixed Italian-Ethiopian family. Until 1991 we lived in a liberal bubble in the midst of the soviet occupation. I had toys (rare commodity), watched american movies and drank soft drinks up to indigestion. When the Marxist regime was overrun and civil war broke loose, we were forced to move to Italy. I learned Italian, and I also learned that toys, soft drinks and american movies weren’t highly regarded in Moscow, and that everything my family owned up to that moment was the result of smuggling. Years later I awoke troubled, I had a dream of wandering the streets of a ghost town, where billboards of american soft drinks prevailed amongst a few others. Amazed by that vision I knew I was destined to take back the advertising spaces of my brain. I've studied, Scriptwriting and Tv Production at the CONEL London UK. I have also written and teach a study programme for the comprehension of basic scriptwriting, called ABasicCinema. I started directing in 2006 and since then I have directed plenty commercials, documentaries, a great number of music videos and I work as a visual artist. I specialize in shooting scale model, CGI integrated with live action scenes. I do have a wide experience in shooting kids and toy brands. My favorite movies are... No! I'm not gonna list my favorite movies, although it would probably be a very short list.