BIOGRAPHY

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MAX LEONIDA

Max Leonida started very early (1992) to work as a writer, actor and director while he was studying Literature & Philosophy at the Catholic University of Milan.

​In 1992 he gave birth to his first professional theater company ("Compagnia dei 13") and in 1994 he founded the well known "Compagnia Teatro del Sacro".

​In 1996 he founded, together with his wife Paola, one of the most prestigious performing art school ("Accademia dello Spettacolo").

In 2001 he bought an industrial building and gave birth to his first private theater "Teatro Estremo".

​In 2003 he created with is wife Paola his first video production company "Astarox Srl".

​In 2006 he flew to the USA, in order to sign his first deal with Sony Pictures and in 2007 he produced and directed his first feature film: "Mandala".​ In 2010 he directed "Backward" that has been screening during the 63rd Cannes Film festival. The movie has been nominated and awarded at the 2010 International Salerno Film Festival.

​Starting October 2011 he lives and works in Los Angeles (CA) and since then he directed several awarded American productions such as: "Beauty in the Broken", "Memento Mori" and "A Very Lovely Dress".

 
Credits

Clients include: Sony Pictures, A&G Milwaukee, L'Orèal, ATM Milano, Roche, SKY, Mediaset, Family Life TV, AXN, Poste Italiane, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana.

FILMOGRAPHY

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Beauty in the Broken
May 2015

The worlds of a depressed psychologist and an emotionally disturbed homeless woman collide. While trying to rescue her they fall in love, and each gets a second chance at a new life.

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MANDALA - the symbol
September 2008

The story of a solitary monk, who lives in isolation into an ancient house, and a young female terrorist coming to visit him... They pass just 24 hours together: but that short arc of time is enough to change their lives forever.

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CRISEIDE
June 2018

A woman trapped in a painful relationship struggles for love and freedom... and finds a new life.

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Terrigena
July 2005

The mystery of the women related to the secret of the earth. Life, death, birth and resurrection.

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BACKWARD
June 2010

A big, intense drama in which the many different life stories of a minor-league football team converge to create a collective plot.

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A Very Lovely Dress
July 2015

The story of a girl who dares to fight, alone, an entire illegal organization leaded by her ruthless father. A tale of suffering, loss and revenge.

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Memento Mori
February 2014

A man who lost his memory will try to cleans his soul from the sins of the past.

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EIRE 2007
April 2007

An innovative, interactive documentary about the urban and architectural development of the six most industrial cities in Italy.

AWARDS

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BEST CREATIVE SHORT

2014 Nominee

BEST SHORT FILM

2016 Winner

Platinum Award

BEST VIDEOART FILM

2021 Finalist

CRISEIDE

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BEST STEROGRAPHER

2013 Winner

Technical Jury

BEST FILM

2010 Nominee

Honorable Mention

BEST VIDEOART FILM

2021 Finalist

Terrigena