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What is Salento Productions?

Salento Productions is an independent audiovisual production company that manages production, editing and filming creative products.
-Creation and production of long and short movies
-Creation and production of web and TV series
-Creation and production of commercial and music video
-Editing and post-production
-Music Composition for film, advertising, documentary, video games
-Song writing, music production, music editing, mixing and mastering
-Live orchestra or orchestral mock-up

Why Salento Productions?

We Guarantee Quality: We are a group of qualified professionals with years of experience
We Are Professionals: Everyone gives their best work with passion and enthusiasm
We Aim to Please the People: We offer innovative products to all kinds of people
“Salento” Means Locations: Seas,mountains, ancient villages or modern towns,we have everything at our fingertips
Our mission is to create an enthusiastic and trusted network. Interested collaborators who want to become affiliates of our productions can sign with Salento Productions. With a social presence in the community, quality and success can be achieved with the new generation.

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Film Composer
| Francesco de donatis

Francesco De Donatis
Film composer Francesco de Donatis is a passionate musician, captivating audiences with his compositions for Film, TV and Video Games.

He composed music for commercials as
SUNOCO, REEBOK,TEQUILA 1800, GREY POUPON,ZZZQUIL,TIAA,PEUGEOT EUROPCAR,PHARMA TRANSPLANT, TRUNK CLUB, THE LUMINEERS, VISTA PRINT, SUBWAY RADIO, HELLO TOOTHPASTE, BON APPETIT PIZZA, GSBH, GSBH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CASE STUDY, UMASS STOCK SEARCH, AMERISOURCE ANIMATION, INSPIRA etc etc
He composed music for LE IENE (Mediaset) for the commercial Vaporart.
In 2012, composed the Soundtrack of the documentary "Jet Set Quando L'aereoporto sembrava Via Veneto" by Antonello Sarno (MEDIASET) and he won the first prize of ROME FILM FESTIVAL 2012 with the screening of the documentary on all ALITALIA FLIGHTS from March 2013.
In 2012, won first prize at the Contursi Film Festival with the soundtrack for the shortmovie "FACCIA DA LADRO" by Alessandro Palminiello, ROSSELLINI PRODUCTION of Rome.
In 2015, won First Place “Best of Fest” at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival with the documentary “Time Capsule” BBC, Chris Summerfield, LA USA.
From his early childhood, de Donatis has proven to have a strong musical sensibility and unique talent as a composer.
In 2003, he studied Composition and Vocal Performance at the Conservatory "Nino Rota" Monopoli (BA).
Following in 2006, he won a scholarship to enter the Academy Chigiana, majoring in Composition for Film under the guidance of Maestro Luis Bacalov.
Francesco de Donatis graduated in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston USA under scholarship and in Composition at University of Salford in Manchester UK under scholarship.


Film Producer
| Christian Sanità

Christian Sanità
Since 2010 Sanità organized and produced many award winning short-movies, documentaries and music videos including, “Sulla via del Salento” in 2010, “Polvere” in 2011, “Chattiamoci” in 2012 and “Confratelli” in 2015. In additional, he arranged many other projects such as: artistic events, painting exhibitions, book presentations, artistic events, interviews, press conferences and casting for other big cinema productions.
During that time, Sanità started to correspond with Municipal Administrations, Ministry Department of Art and Spectacle and local enterprises. While working with them, he familiarized with the industry of cinema times and dynamics. When He attended college, he studied Cinema, Art and Television. In Rome, he had strong collaborations with many directors, actors and new associations. He also focusing my attention on theatre by organizing several theatrical tours in Roma, Tuscany, Puglia and in the Centre-Italy. (“Oceano,” “Il Puzzle Mancante,” “The Dinner Game” by F.Veber, “Istruzioni per L’uso,” and “Murder at the Howard Johnson's” by R. Clark).  His career’s turning point happened between 2015 and 2016. He worked in Production in the long-movie “Diabolika,” starring actress, Katherine Kelly Lange (better known for her role as “Brooke” in the soap-opera “Beautiful”) and the most recently “Ovunque tu Sarai” (Ita/Esp 2016) and “200 Days” with some of most influential Italian Actors such as Ricky Memphis, Francesco Montanari, Marco Bocci and Giulia Michelini. In late 2016, he moved to London to improve his Cinema and Tv productions studies, working closely with Rivers Picture LTD. A noteworthy production was, “Greating from Virgina” which was directed by I. Pradeshk. In 2017 Sanità joins “Salento Production”.


Photographer
| Antonio Fracasso

Antonio Fracasso
He is an emerging photographer who works in different locations around the world. He has always had an eye for fashion and began to capture and translate his passion for fashion into photography in 2010.
Antonio is very precise when it comes to detail. He enjoys utilizing his photography skills to truly capture the essence of the beautiful Salento, the place where he grew up.

Film Director
| Federica D'Ippolito

Federica D'Ippolito
She graduated high school in 2009 and decided to take courses in Cinematography. She attended the Academy of Cinema and Television (ACT) in the Cinecittà Studios, Rome. She specialized as Director of Photography at the Film Rental, “Technovision,” Ciampino (Rome).
She later returned to Lecce to undergo documentary classes organized by, "The Guarimba.” She is well versed in her field of work as a Video Operator, Director of Photography and Director on short and feature films.
She has several experiences on film sets including "Diabolika" by Francesco Maria Dominedò, with Katherine Kelly Lang which was shot in Salento during May and June of 2015. Additionally, she edited the photography on, “Mi Parli di Lei” a film by Giordano Toreti and Filippo D'Antuono which was shot in Rome in 2012.
Federica was also a participant in several festivals for "Black Ulysses" she was awarded in Gallipoli, Trapani, Brindisi and in competing areas such as Latina, Castro, London, Naples and Jersey City.
She’s currently focused on producing commercials and music videos, working on weddings and writing for her upcoming projects.


Sound Engineer
| Sergio Prezioso

Sergio Prezioso
Sergio Prezioso is an audio engineer and producer. Born into a musical family, his musical training began at an early age with piano lessons, continuing through Italian conservatory where he graduated in both Classical Piano and Jazz.
Choosing to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston after winning a scholarship, he spent several years under the direction and teaching of several internationally respected professors. He finished his career there with a degree summa cum laude in Contemporary Writing and Production and the John Dankworth Award for Vocal Writing.
During these years Sergio also realised his passion for audio engineering and after a few years writing music for TV commercials in New York, he moved to England where he got his post-graduate degree in Audio Production. His soundtrack work is diverse, having written for a variety of multimedia projects, as well as the scores for many advertisement campaigns including: Johnson & Johnson, Mitsubishi, P&G, Verizon, AT&T, and Estee Lauder.
His music combines elements of post-minimalism and classicism while taking inspiration from the Italian romantic period. As a result, his compositions are interwoven with rich narrative, emotion, and simplicity. Today he continues to work in both studios and with his cherished mobile rig. He is most well known for his compositional skills, mock-up programming, and mixing abilities