Nicola Liguori, born in 1984. Art is in his blood: he has had a taste for cinema since he was a boy thanks to his uncle Albino Cocco, assistant director and right-hand man to Luchino Visconti, and to his aunt Annamaria Liguori, renowned script supervisor. At the age of 24 he and Tommaso Ranchino came up with the International Short Film Festival “Corti and Cigarettes” to give young talents the chance to express themselves and come into contact with the world of film. Over the years he became General Director of the Festival, giving life to an event that has become established on the national scene thanks to its eight editions.
At the same time, after a fortuitous meeting with Prof. Girolamo Sirchia, former Minister of Health, he began his career as an executive producer by producing his first work, “Rosso Vivo”, at the age of only 27. Over time he has developed his organisational and production skills, helping MP Film open up to different contexts and settings. He was awarded the Young Italy Award for his work in film industry. He is sole Director and Producer of the MP FILM Company.
Tommaso Ranchino is a lawyer, journalist and film producer. He has been a film critic for various magazines, dealing with reviews of cinema releases, interviews, festivals and international shows, in-depth studies and monographs. He holds the position of artistic director for the International Short Film Festival “Corti and Cigarettes”, taking responsibility for selecting the works in competition and the event’s artistic content.
Specialising in social marketing, he always accepts new challenges to convey messages (social or commercial) via an approach that is never banal, and with careful attention to every detail of the audiovisual work or event to be produced. He strongly believes that cinema and music, though updated to the language required by the current media, are still an unfailing tool for communicating, exciting and, therefore, for marketing. He is married and lives in his hometown of Rome. Completing the family, for the time being, is Tiberio, a shambling and sweet 7-year-old bloodhound. He is Producer of the MP FILM Company.
Her CV speaks for itself: with more than 160 films, Annamaria Liguori, renowned script supervisor, has also ventured into the roles of director, assistant director and producer.
She has worked with all kinds of people (Carlo Verdone, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Liliana Cavani, Lina Wertmüller, Margarethe von Trotta, Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo and many others), and has served as a script supervisor for over 160 film and television productions, both Italian and foreign.
She has also taken part in producing various adverts for TV and the web and, as a director, has directed several short films: her “Insieme” (2013), presented as a side event at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, received four awards. Since 2008 she has been the President of “Corti and Cigarettes: International Short Film Festival of Rome”. In MP FILM he holds the position of artistic and productive supervision.
Alessandro Guida is a producer and director of music videos. In recent years, he has made the productions music videos of the most important italian singers: Maneskin, Ultimo, The Journalists, Salmo, Ligabue, Emma Marrone, Club Dogo, Fedez, Tiromancino, Rocco Hunt, Alessandra Amoroso, and Verdena. He is also active as a producer for Mercedes, Adidas, Dmax. He wrote the film “Il terzo tempo” produced by Filmauro and presented at the Venice Film Festival70.
After graduating from the Experimental Center of Cinematography, he has worked as an assistant director and in productions for over twenty films, including “Twilight – New Moon”, ” Tutta la vita davanti ” and” Venti sigarette a Nassirya”. In MP Film, he holds the position of Director of Productions.
Virginio participated in Sanremo Giovani in 2006 with the song “Davvero” and with Universal Music Italy he released his first album. Noted by the general public and professionals, he signs a contract as an author with Sony Music Publishing. He subsequently participated in the television program “Amici”, winning the tenth edition in 2011. With Universal Music Italy he released his second album “Finalmente” (Gold Record and Winner of the Wind Music Award) and subsequently the third album “Ovunque”, where he collaborates also with international authors of the caliber of Gary Barlow of Take That. Laura Pausini chooses Virginio’s songs, including “Limpido” with Kylie Minogue, for her album “Greatest Hits” made for her 20-year career.
The collaboration between the two continues also in the following albums, up to the victory of the Latin Grammy Award as author in 2019. Francesca Michielin, Chiara, Raf, Paola Iezzi, Lorenzo Fragola, are some of the artists for which Virginio has written. In the international arena, Virginio writes with authors of the caliber of Andy Marvel (Celine Dion) and Dimitri Ehlirch (Moby), but also Jesse Harris (Grammy Winner with Norah Jones). Virginio’s most recent songs bring his pop closer to electronics. “Semplifica”, “Rischiamo Tutto”, Cubalibre ”are the first steps towards the new album being released in 2021. In MP FILM he holds the role of Artistic Director.
JEAN MICHEL SNEIDER
Jean Michel Sneider was born in Rome (Italy) in 1993. During high school, he devoted himself in the studies of guitar, piano, composition and to the organizations of musical events in Rome and its surroundings. After various live experiences in Italy and abroad, he is than selected for a training course at C.E.T., where he met master Mogol and recognized for his passion for the song form. Graduated from the scientific high school (bilingualism address), he decided to transform his passions for music, art and events. While concluding his studies in Jazz / Pop guitar at the conservatory Saint Louis College of Music in Rome and carries on with his original projects, he collaborates with various realities in the field of record production (Satellite Records, Eclectic Music Group) and video
from the TV series to video clips of the protagonists of Italian pop music. In 2017, he was selected as songwriter for the international Writers Camp of the Conservatorium of Haarlem (NL) and in 2018 for the Italian equivalent organized by the SLMC. A young teacher, arranger and production assistant, brings his dynamism and versatility into all the projects that involve him. In MP FILM he collaborates in the artistic direction for the music sector and live events.
He graduated in “Disciplines of the Arts, Music and Performing Arts” at the Roma Tre University, and obtained certificates in various singing, composition and music theory academies. From a great passion for cinema and music, enriched with travel and studies, he shaped his career as a filmmaker by covering multiple roles as director, screenwriter, composer and producer, and specializing in particular in editing and post-production, obtaining several prizes and awards in Italy, Europe and USA.
He has made numerous films, short films, series, trailers, video clips and commercials, largely together with his creative team Convergent Clouds. In MP Film he plays the role of Video Editor.