MICHELE CIVETTA

Michele Civetta is an Emmy nominated director. After completing the award winning short film After the Fall as an undergraduate at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Michele Civetta signed a production deal with bi-coastal HKM Productions / Directors Bureau. Since that time he has helmed numerous projects for an array of commercial clients ranging from Martini & Rossi, Cingular Wireless, Badoit, Dunkin' Donuts, Bacardi, and Coca Cola to The Partnership for a Drug Free America. Civetta has also directed music videos for a spectrum of recording artists such as Lou Reed, Sparklehorse, Ladytron, Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros and Yoko Ono. In 2006 Mr. Civetta opened up his own production company Quintessence Films with partner Manu Gargi to produce commercial, video and film projects. First up, Mr Civetta wrote, produced and directed an ambitious and critically praised musical feature for Sean Lennon's Capitol Records release Friendly Fire starring Lindsay Lohan, Asia Argento, Carrie Fisher & Devon Aoki. The 50-minute film is available on DVD in a 2-disc set accompanying the album and debuted January 2008 on HDNet channel. In 2009 Mr. Civetta produced a series of 42 films for Bacardi based on Dreams. The project premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and included work by an international slate of directors including David Lynch, Gaspar Noe, Kenneth Anger, Harmony Korine, Leos Carax and Mike Figgis. Quintessence initiated a new director’s series of films for fashion brand Hogan with a lead off 3-D film by Larry Clark to premiere during Milan fashion week fall 2010.

In October 2016, the Italian Consulate in NYC hosted a retrospective screening of Mr. Civetta's work. 

The most recent commercial Mr. Civetta has filmed for NBC has been nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award.

Civetta is currently in post production on a feature film entitled The Executrix starring Asia Argento, Jonathan Caouette, Rade Serbedzija, Ninetto Davoli & Franco Nero. 

 

 

 

 

 

  CLIENT LIST   AAA Insurance  Bacardi  Badoit  Capitol Records  Coca Cola  Cingular Wireless  Diesel  Dunkin Donuts  Martini & Rossi  NBC  New York Times  Partnership for Drug Free America  Warner Brothers  Sony   Starwoods   MUSIC VIDEO    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros    Lou Reed    Yoko Ono    Ladytron    MGMT    Foster the People     Connan Mockasin    Sparklehorse    Sean Lennon    The Bloody Beetroots Ft. Marracash    Grand National    Dopo Yume    The Randians    Shannon McNally    Ronnie Jordan       

CLIENT LIST

AAA Insurance

Bacardi

Badoit

Capitol Records

Coca Cola

Cingular Wireless

Diesel

Dunkin Donuts

Martini & Rossi

NBC

New York Times

Partnership for Drug Free America

Warner Brothers

Sony 

Starwoods

MUSIC VIDEO

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Lou Reed

Yoko Ono

Ladytron

MGMT

Foster the People

Connan Mockasin

Sparklehorse

Sean Lennon

The Bloody Beetroots Ft. Marracash

Grand National

Dopo Yume

The Randians

Shannon McNally

Ronnie Jordan