Eleonora Volpe is an Irish-resident of Italian origin. She is an award-winning Director and Screenwriter with 26 years experience in the film and advertising industries. She was awarded a Masters Degree in Foreign Literature & Languages with a specialization in Italian Renaissance Arts by the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, as well as a Masters Degree in Film, Theatre & TV Direction and a Masters in Fine Arts from the International Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, Russia.
She has made several short films, of between 20 and 50 minutes, music videos, documentaries, corporate films, over a hundred commercials for well-known international companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Hyundai Motors, Pepsi, Hush Puppies, ENI, Ferrero, etc., and well-known international agencies (Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Grey Worldwide and others).
One of the highlights of her career was being involved as a unit director in Sergio Leone's project The 900 Days Siege of Leningrad, as well as writing a script (awarded a Premio Solinas in Italy) for Ismail Merchant of Merchant/ Ivory Productions, UK.
Eleonora has written a large number of stories, scripts for short and feature films, and a historical novel for which she was awarded a jury's special mention at the Italo Clavino Literary Award in 2014. She also has an extensive experience as an artist and production designer.
At present she is developing a feature project called The Slave and writing her second novel.
2015 - feature film - current project
Raffaello Romanelli, Scultore
2012 – TV Documetary
1995 - 2009
2002 – Corporate Video – Procter & Gamble – 30 Min
2001 – Short – 20 Min
1998 – Corporate Video – 30 Min – Arthur Andersen USA
When the Boss is Away
1997 – Corporate Video – 25 Min – Smith Klein Beecham
1992 – Corporate Video – 30 Min – ENI
1989 – Short – 50 Min
1987 – Short – 35 Min
1986 – Short – 20 Min
Where is Tomorrow?
Silver Star for best commercial (Video International/Park Production) at the Film & Commercials Festival of Houston, Texas, USA (1997)
Best Advertisement with Animals Award (Top Film Production) at the International Advertisement Festival in Moscow (1999)
Special mention at the Rome Film Festival, 1st edition (out of contest, 1991)
Best Short Film at the Toronto Film Festival, Film Schools section (1987)
Best Director at the Riga Short Film Festival, Latvia (1986)
Special mention at the Torino Film Festival, Italy (1986, out of contest) and other awards