Mirko is an award-winning feature and documentary director, with an extensive photography and photojournalism background. Mirko has shot and directed two feature documentaries and dozens of web-series, shorts, commercials and music videos in the UK, across Europe and the US. Mirko has also several years experience as a photographer (working with iconic photographer Donna Trope). His first feature documentary “Uspomene 677” about contemporary Bosnia, premiered at Raindance Film Festival 2011 where it was nominated as “best micro-budget feature” and sold worldwide. He followed it with “My words and I” about an Italian stuttering school, released in Cinemas in Italy in Turin and Rome. In late 2012 he shot and produced his third feature documentary “Fishermen”s Conversations”, a documentary about globalisation set in the Croatian island of Hvar. Mirko and Enrico are also in development with other scripts, including “The tears list” a UK / CANADA co-production selected for TIFF co-production market and PFM 2015.
Enrico Tessarin is a graduate of London Film School with ten years experience working on feature films, documentaries, commercials and shorts. In 2006, Enrico was selected for training by European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE). After writing and producing several award-winning shorts, between 2007-10, he worked on “Sofia’s Diary”, the first interactive web-series for Sony Television Europe, which successfully transferred to television on Channel Five’s new digital channel Fiver. Enrico then moved to feature films in 2012 with “The Knot”, his first feature film as a producer, sold to Universal in the UK and by Shoreline internationally. In 2010, Enrico was one of only five producers selected for the “Guiding Lights” mentoring scheme run by UKFC and Skillset and spent a year being mentored by Allan Niblo, co-founder of Vertigo Films (Streetdance 3D, Monsters, and Oscar winning documentary The Cove). “The habit of beauty” was his first feature film as a writer-producer and since 2012 through Pinch Media he produced / co-produced with Mirko Pincelli 4 more feature films, three feature documentaries and a Tv documentary series. Enrico and Mirko are currently writing together their next feature film “The tears list”.
ORISA PRODUZIONI was started in 1998 by producer/director Cristiano Bortone. Its films have been showing at major international festivals and received a number of recognitions. Among them, popular films like Marina co-produced by the Dardenne Brothers and “Maria, he doesn’t like it!” by N.Vollmar co-produced with CWP and Constantin (Germany) that topped home box office with more than 1,5M admissions and art-house successes like “Red like the sky” by Cristiano Bortone (2007) winner of an Italian Film award and Best film at more than 25 international festivals; “Saimir” by Francesco Munzi (2005) Special mention at Venice Festival, Italian Silver Ribbon and candidate at the EFA.
Pinch Media is an award-winning, London-based production company, set up by Director Mirko Pincelli and Producer Enrico Tessarin. The company focuses on feature films and documentaries based on the world of today and with a strong online emphasis. Over the last 6 years Pinch media has been involved in 5 feature films, 4 of them international co-productions, three feature documentaries and a 4 x 30’ TV Documentary series. We have worked with partners from Europe, China and Canada and overall our projects have been selected for over 75 film festivals around the world, winning several awards. Over these productions we have been working with Oscar / BAFTA / Palm D’Or and David-winning talent as well as companies such as Universal, BBC, Channel 4, Rai Al Jazeera. We pride ourselves on establishing long term relationships with our partners. This is why we have done several projects with the same team and we continue to do so in the future with our offices in the UK and Rome.