dispàrte is a Rome based independent production company founded by Alessandro Amato and Luigi Chimienti. Our mission is to give a voice to emerging authors, closely following the creative process from the initial sparkle to its debut. We focus on arthouse, character-driven stories with a strong potential of coproduction and international outreach.

In Italian our name means apart and stems from the need to work out of the chorus, broadening our know-how on every every aspect of the cinematographic work and giving shape to a multifaceted team.

Alessandro Amato

producer - CEO

Biography

Class 1987, Alessandro Amato is co-founder and CEO of dispàrte. He graduated in Production at the Gian Maria Volonté School of Film Art in Rome soon after his Master’s Degree in Law, studying at Bocconi University in Milan and RomaTre University. He further developed his profile through professional experiences in theatre as a producer, director and AD, in cinema as line producer and executive producer and organising cultural events. He has produced films that have been selected and awarded in many international festivals. He’s a voting member of the European Film Academy (EFA) and a member of EAVE, having attended PUENTES workshop first as a participant and then as an expert.

Luigi Chimienti

producer - partner

Biography

Class 1988, Luigi Chimienti graduated in Production at the National Film School Gian Maria Volontè in 2015 in Rome. In 2010 he graduated cum laude in Cinema at the University of Pisa, while in 2012 he graduated in Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome. Between 2012 and 2015 he realised book trailers, short films and short documentaries. He worked as production assistant, production manager and line producer on films, shorts, music videos and advertisings. Since 2019 he is a voting member of the European Film Academy (EFA).

Martina Lovascio

project developer - partner

Biography

Class 1987, Martina Lovascio studied Literature at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. In 2014, she moved to the UK to start a PhD in Film Studies at the University of York. Meanwhile, she collaborated on an international research project, involving the Vrije Universities Brussel and the University of Copenhagen, on the transnational circulation of European film and TV, and worked for London-based film distributor Arrow Films. She is currently based in London, where she is specializing in script development at the National Film and Television School, and follows various project as a freelance editor. In 2018 she joined dispàrte.

Chiara Cruciatti

contents & development - reader

Biography

Class 1992, Chiara Cruciatti graduated cum laude at the Dams faculty of RomaTre University. She attended a screenwriting course at Scuola Tracce and apprenticed at dispàrte as reader and production assistant. In 2017 she was awarded with the scholarship for the first edition of the MA Management of the Film and Audiovisual Industry of Sole24Ore’s Business School. She then joined the MIA|DOC team, the documentary section of the MIA Market in Rome. In November 2018 she came back to dispàrte, where she participates in the content development and specialises as junior producer.