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Carlo Cresto-Dina

Carlo Cresto-Dina




Decision Maker 2019
Decision Maker 2017
Decision Maker 2016
Decision Maker 2015
Decision Maker 2014
Decision Maker 2013


Carlo Cresto-Dina is a film producer based in London and working in Italy and the United Kingdom.

In 1999 he started the documentary and short Film section of Fandango in Rome that produced a string of award-winning feature documentaries and debut films including I For India by S. Suri, which launched at Sundance International Competition.

Other titles include Super 8 Stories by E. Kusturica and Tickets directed by K. Loach, A. Kiarostami and E. Olmi.

In 2009 Carlo Cresto-Dina founded tempesta, based in London and Bologna.

The company’s first film "Corpo Celeste", Alice Rohrwacher’s debut feature, premiered at Cannes 2011 and won several international awards including the “Ingmar Bergman Award for Best Debut Film”.

"L’intervallo" by Leonardo Di Costanzo premiered at Venice 2012 where it won the FIPRESCI International Award, and after Toronto, London, Lisboa was selected for the prestigious NY MoMA New Directors New Films.

Carlo Cresto-Dina’s production "Le Meraviglie" written and directed by Alice Rohrwacher, won the Gran Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival 2014.

Recent titles include "Donkey Flies" a family film directed by Paolo Tripodi and Marcello Fonte, "Fräulein" featuring Christian De Sica and Lucia Mascino written and directed by Caterina Carone, and "Pawn Street" written and directed by Irene Dionisio, which premiered at Venice Film Festival 2016.

Tempesta's most recent production "The Intruder "written and directed by Leonardo Di Costanzo premiered at Cannes Quinzaine des realisateurs in 2017.


company profile

Funded in 2009 by Carlo Cresto-Dina, Tempesta has quickly gained a reputation for discovering and nourishing European film talents.
Based in Bologna (Italy) and London, tempesta produced all of Alice Rohrwacher’s features and shorts: Corpo Celeste (Cannes 2011), The Wonders, Jury Gran Prix Cannes 2014 and Happy as Lazzaro “best script” Cannes 2018, 4 nominations including Best Film EFA 2018, Tempesta’s productions include Leonardo Di Costanzo’s L’intervallo (Venice 2012) and The intruder (Quinzaine Cannes 2017), Ordinary Justice (Berlinale 2020) plus a string of successful features by young European directors.
Tempesta’s London company produced with Cowboy Films, Wildfire Cathy Brady’s debut feature in 2020.