In Conversation – with Chiara Messineo

We talk to Italian film Director/Producer Chiara about her remarkable work and career

16th September 2021 at 19:30 BST on Zoom

Chiara Messineo is a London-based Senior Producer and Director with more than twenty years of credits on high-end documentaries on CNN, Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC, Discovery and National Geographic. Her ideas, which she sees through from conception to delivery, have attracted multi-million commissions across the television spectrum.

As a director, Chiara loves creating the space for contributors to reveal their truth and finding the overlooked angle that would otherwise be missed. She has a knack for gaining access to the inaccessible: whether the sites never open to the public (think of the Vatican or the off-;omits collections of world class museums) or to people to whom all previous approaches have failed, from the police force to prosecuted suspects, she always finds a way in. Aided by her multi-lingual skills she has set up complex shoots all over the world, often managing several teams at the same time. The projects she creates make history, from the epic (constructing a full-scale Roman lift in the Coliseum and releasing a wolf into the gladiatorial arena for the first time in 1500 years) to the highly personal (a set of lost Picassos drawn on restaurant napkins).

Chiara’s work includes ‘Searching for Italy with Stanley Tucci‘ on CNN, ‘Sicily Unpacked‘ with Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli for the BBC, ‘Sugg’s Italian Job‘ for Sky Arts and ‘Brilliant Ideas – Michelangelo Pistoletto’ for Bloomberg TV.

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We look forward to seeing you on 16th September.