Giacomo Arrigoni is an Italian director and screenwriter.
He writes and directs projects for cinema, television, and new media: films, series, documentaries, TV commercials, branded content formats, and corporate films.
He has worked with clients like: SONY Mobile UK, NETFLIX, Discovery Italia, Google, Mercedes Media, Microsoft, Fox Crime Spain, Vodafone, Red Bull, Swatch, Adidas, Vodafone, Zeiss, Accenture, Land Rover, Avio Aero, and many more.
The distinctive feature of his style is the emotion at the center of the genre story.
In the short film Into the Gloom (2010), he adopts the thriller rules to condemn violence against women. The Rule of Lead (2014), his first feature film, explores the theme of invisible children with a supernatural thriller. His series #Goldfish (2018) observes the relationship between teenagers and social networks with a teen drama tinged with crime elements.
Even in his documentaries, emotion is a protagonist in a completely unpredictable way. In Spicy Calabria (2021), Italian natural, artistic, and food excellences are linked to chili pepper and come together in a romantic road trip where the boundaries between reality and imagination are blurred. In Resilient Warriors: Jose Antonio (2020), a humble farmer from Bahia is capable of setting the world on fire with his dreams cultivated in the Brazilian desert and speaks out for an environmental revolution.
With these and other works selected in more than fifty international film festivals, he has won dozens of awards, obtaining screenings all over the world: from the Chinese Theater in Hollywood to the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, with a nomination for a Golden Globe and a Special Selection at the Nastri d’Argento.
His documentary series project Clefs d’Or has been presented at the Venice Film Festival 2022 as part of the official selection of the Italian Doc Screenings Academy Series.
He co-wrote the films State of Consciousness with Emile Hirsch (released in Italian cinemas in January 2023) and Eddie & Sunny with Gabriel Luna (available on Amazon Prime Video), both produced by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment.
His TV series projects have been selected at the Maison des Scènaristes of the Cannes Film Festival, at SerienCamp in Monaco, at Série Series in Paris, and at the Raindance Film Festival in London.
#Goldﬁsh, produced by Discovery Italia, was launched at the Giffoni Film Festival and broadcast on the Nove TV channel.
"Spicy Calabria" in available on Amazon Prime Video in Italy, UK, Germany and in the US.
His documentary Celebrity Wines, now in production, has won the Cinema & Industry Award at the Venice Film Festival 2023 and is part of the official selection of the MIA Market International Factual Forum 2023.
Giacomo Arrigoni is a member of AIR3 – Directors Guild Italia, 100Autori, DocIt and WGI – Writers Guild Italia.