Carlo Carlei

Director, Screenwriter, Distributor
Gifted young director whose first feature release "Flight of the Innocent" (1993), received glowing reviews and was a hit on the festival circuit. Carlei began directing in his native Italy. His first short, "Through ... Read more »
Born: 04/16/1960 in Calabria, IT

Filmography

Director (5)

Romeo and Juliet 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Ferrari 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director

Fluke 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Flight of the Innocent 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Ferrari (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (3)

Fluke 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flight of the Innocent 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flight of the Innocent 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Gifted young director whose first feature release "Flight of the Innocent" (1993), received glowing reviews and was a hit on the festival circuit. Carlei began directing in his native Italy. His first short, "Through the Light," an homage to the work of Stanley Kubrick, was released as part of an Italian science fiction anthology. Carlei next took a job at a distribution company, where he aquired the foreign rights to "9 1/2 Weeks." After receiving a substantial bonus he left his job to direct the Italian TV-movie "Captain Cosmos." Carlei's next effort and his first feature, "Flight of the Innocent," was a fast-paced thriller that followed a young boy's flight from his family's assassins. Initially a flop, the film was pulled from Italian theaters. Only after the festival buzz was it re-distributed abroad by Disney (where it became a hit) and domestically by MGM.

EDUCATION

studied law in Rome

Rossellini's Gaumont Film School

Milestones

1993

Feature directorial debut, "Flight of the Innocent"

Moved to Los Angeles from Rome

Directed first short, "Through the Light", part of an Italian sci-fi anthology feature

Optioned the novel "Fluke"

Raised in Lemezia Terme, in Southern Italy

Directed Italian TV-movie, "Captain Cosmos"

Moved to Rome

Worked for a distribution company

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