Nino Tropiano CV
Born in Monopoli (BARI-PUGLIA-Southern Italy), Nino Tropiano moved to Dublin (Ireland), initially to study English. Worked in theatre both as actor and stage manager for two years. Employed as still photographer, he later graduated in film direction and production at I.A.D.T. (Irish National Film School) with the award winning documentary Mia Figlia Fa la Madonna (My daughter does Madonna - distributed by GA&A, Rome) world-premiered at Kracow Film festival in 2002. He has produced and directed 2 other documentaries (Mary's last show, Class Reunion,) and 1 award winning short film (The Fall - 8 min. Winner Premio Urlo at Pescara Unimovie International short film festival). His last documentary Chippers (2008 -52 min.) tells the story of the Italian community of Fish & Chips shop owners based in Ireland over the past hundred years. Funded by Irish Film Board and Film Base this film is currently running the international documentary festival circuit and has recently received a Special Mention at the Italian Documentary Festival HAI VISTO MAI? (June 2008).Nino Tropiano is currently preparing a long feature doc called Revolutionary Girl, to be filmed in Zanzibar about women's emancipation and he is writing a feature length film called "The Miracle's Village".