Andrea Emanuela Bossoni. Born in Milan, Italy, on July 11th, 1974.
Jewish, born between two cultures, Andrea has a great mind-openness.
She attends lower and higher secondary school in Milan, Italy.
She gets a General Certificate of Education in tourism as Tour Operator in 1995. In 1996, after passing the examination test in three sections, she enters her name and starts attending a two-year professional course at the Film, TV and New Media Professional School of Milan, Italy. She gets a post-diploma degree as director assistant/production assistant in 1997.
She’s scriptwriter since 1995, film director since 2002. She wrote, directed, sometimes edited and produced all her audiovisual works.
In 1998, she starts working as a second assistant director during the theatrical rehearsals of Mr. Moni Ovadia and TheaterOrchestra’s “Il Crepuscolo delle Madri” at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan.
Several works as freelance between France and Italy follow. In France, she works as an assistant director and scriptwriter. She is also one of the organization members of a film festival in Rennes, Brittany, France.
She works as a scriptwriter from 1995. In 2002, she becomes a professional independent film director. Her first short film written, directed, self-financed and produced “Ricordi Metropolitani” (“Souvenirs Urbains”, “City Recollections”, Betacam SP, 29’, colour - b/w, Italy, broadcasted at the TSR 2, second channel of Télévision Suisse Romande within the TV programme “Signes” in January 2003) wins two awards, one in Brussels in 2002 and the second one in Milan in 2005.
In 2003 / 2004, she writes, co-directs and co-edits her second independent short film, “Le Rêve d’Un Jour” (original title in French), a tribute to Chaplin and to the theatre poetics within a professional editing course (analogical and digital techniques) at the CFTA Institute in Milan.
In 2007, after one year of pre-production and development, she writes, directs and produces her third short film “La Voce di Barbara” (“Barbara’s Voice”) about dance and deafness where she reverses social roles showing that handicap is very often just a mental, social or cultural limit.
“La Voce di Barbara” wins an award in November 2008 as “Best Document” at the 35th Edition of the International Independent Film Festival of Brussels, Belgium.
Between August and September 2008, she writes a novel “Le Crisalidi di Lubiana” printed and published by Zerounoundici Edizioni getting a good review in terms of audience and critics.
In May-June 2009, she directs and edits her first art video about the artworks of a young talented Macedonian artist, Nevenka Zdraveva, “A Look Beyond - A Journey Into Gala’s Vision” for an art event in parallel of Biennale di Venezia 2009.
In 2011, she writes, directs and edits “My New Life In Skopje” (June 2011), a docu-fiction in two versions. She also engages in developing a challenging cross-cultural project, “Le Match de Ma Vie” (“The Match of My Life”), her first feature film project about sports, friendship and the courage to face the loss and getting back to life again.
In 2012, she writes, directs and edits “The Bridge of Memory” (short film), “It's A Movie Business” (short film) and “To Sing Her Life” (documentary) in Skopje, North Macedonia.
In 2012, she graduates and gets a BA in FIlm and TV Directing at ESRA University for Audiovisual arts in Skopje, North Macedonia.
In 2013, she writes and publishes her second novel, “The Next Chance”, a short story within a young talented new authors short stories collection published in Rome, Italy.
In 2016, she writes, directs and produces “Second Chance”, a fiction short film, a cross-cultural project between France and North Macedonia, spoken in two languages, subtitled in six languages, released in 2017, winner of three international awards and selected in twelve official competitions in several renowned international film festivals.
She has written a breathtaking feature film script, “Three Flames Dancing in the Dazzling Light” and published her third book, a nonfiction book in English, “How to Thrive as an Empath”.
For the Italian market, a fourth book has been published, "La Danza della Vita".
Big challenges and a fiery passion move her inner engine to work smart and get excellent results besides growing as an artist and a human being.
August 2002, “RICORDI METROPOLITANI” (short film, Italian and Italian Sign Language (LIS), subtitled in two languages, 29’, Beta SP, colour - B/W, Italy). Two awards won.
January 2004, “LE RÊVE D’UN JOUR” (short film, no dialogues, 5’, Digital Camera, colour - B/W, Italy)
June 2007, “LA VOCE DI BARBARA” (short film, Italian and Italian Sign Language (LIS), subtitled in five languages, 21’, Digital Camera, colour, Italy). One award won.
June 2009, “A LOOK BEYOND - A JOURNEY INTO GALA’S VISION” (art video, 9’, colour, Italy) - A second version is available on Youtube (Extended version, 15’, colour, Italy, May 2012)
April 2011, “MY NEW LIFE IN SKOPJE” (short film, docu-fiction, 7'02 (and short version 3' 21), Digital, colour, Macedonia, 2011, subtitles in English
“THE BRIDGE OF MEMORY” (short film, 14’, Digital HD Pro Camera, colour, Macedonia, Macedonian language, subtitles in English)
“TO SING HER LIFE” (documentary, 1h, Digital HD Pro Camera, colour, Macedonia, Macedonian language, subtitles in English)
“IT’S A MOVIE BUSINESS” (short film, fiction, 29’, Digital HD Pro Camera, colour, Macedonia, English and Macedonian languages, subtitles in English for the Macedonian dialogues)
“SECOND CHANCE” (short film, Fiction, 29:10’, Digital HD Blackmagic 4K Camera, colour, Macedonia, French and Macedonian languages, subtitles in English, French, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese and Macedonian)
Shorts films available on Youtube and Vimeo, documentary available with a private link.
AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS AND HONOURS
In November 2002, Andrea was honoured with the plate of the city of Brussels for her commitment to the deaf community in the fields of arts (cinema and theatre) and communication.
In November 2002, "Ricordi Metropolitani" won an award as one of the best short films at the 29th Edition of the International Independent Film Festival (29ème Festival International du Film Indépendant) of Brussels, Belgium.
In November 2005, "Ricordi Metropolitani" won an award as one of the best short films at the International Film Festival of the Deaf in Milan, Italy (Second Best short film award).
In November 2008, "La Voce di Barbara" (“Barbara’s Voice“) won the “Best Document“ award at the 35th Edition of the International Independent Film Festival (35ème Festival International du Film Indépendant) of Brussels, Belgium.
In September 2017, “Second Chance” won the laurel as Finalist in the category of short films at the European Film Festival Mainstream & Underground of Moscow, Russia.
“Second Chance” got three international film festivals awards and it was selected and in official competition in twelve international film festivals and awarded in 2017.
FILM PROJECTS AND NOVELS (in development)
“Le Match de Ma Vie” (Feature Film Project, international – Fiction)
“Le Match de Ma Vie” (Novel – Fiction written in French)
“Three Flames in The Dazzling Light” (Feature film script – Fiction / cross-cultural project)
“A Glance Beyond The Fog” (Feature film script – Fiction)
“The 17th Day” (Feature film script – Fiction)