filippo piscopo

Filippo Piscopo – co-director, co-producer, director of photography.

Filippo Piscopo is a New York State Council on the Arts recipient filmmaker, born and raised in Italy and based in New York City. He gained international acclaim for his NYC theatrically released 2006 documentary Urbanscapes, a portrait of evolution, change, and chaos in four different US metropolises as seen through eyes of residents and artists who have witnessed the dramatic transformation of their neighborhoods, co-directed with his wife Lorena Luciano.

His award-winning work includes Venice Film Festival screened and Houston WorldFest Finalist Award Dario Fo and Franca Rame: A Nobel for Two.

His third feature-length film Coal Rush, a 5-year-in-the making documentary on a West Virginia water contamination story, was selected in competition at the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival. Filippo collaborates as a freelance TV producer-director for major European TV networks such as the BBC, RAI, TF1 and RSI, and for the United Nations TV on documentaries filmed on location in the United States and Europe, and he is producing In the Middle, Lorena Luciano’s new documentary on the Italian journey of an African couple in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.