Alessandro d’Emilia (Rome, 1988) lived mainly in the Dolomites. Practicing sports such as skiing, climbing, slack-line and paragliding has developed a strong interest in the audiovisual sector fascinated by mysteries of nature and unexplored places, contact with local populations. Graduated at Zelig documentary school in the Photography class, he works all over the world as Director of Photography and freelance drone pilot. He produces documentaries following mainly expeditions and environmental and social issues. In addition to “Dusk Chorus documentary”, an award-winning film about the issue of biodiversity in the most remote areas of the rain-forest on earth who won in both scientific, environmental and social fields at prestigious international festivals, he has followed renowned athletes and professional mountaineers. In May 2018, filming and following the youngest mountaineer in the world to climb mountains of 8000 meters, Arjun Vajpai, he reached the summit of the third highest mountain in the world, the Kangchenjunga (8680 m). His approach is use his mountain skills and backround as a key to reach unexplored places, and one day he wants to be at north and south pole, filming and helping in climate expedition, documenting how fast is the melting glaciers.
Project: “Dawn Chorus”
Synopsis: Follow the eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi on his quest to record pure continuous 24-hour 3D soundscapes in the area with the world’s highest biodiversity in Ecuador’s remote primary forests. A unique listening experience of fragments of the disappearing sonic heritage of millions of years of evolution.