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Nicola Sersale

Nicola Sersale


Film Director, Scriptwriter


Shortly after graduating from the London Film School, Nicola had his short film ‘Il Tour di Davide’ screened at over 20 festivals, including the 37th Cleveland Int. Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival and the 34th Durban Int. Film Festival, won prize for Best Actor at Cortinametraggio and was distributed in Asia by Pacific Voice Inc. As an editor, Nicola’s feature film credits include the documentary ‘The Invisible Word’ distributed internationally by Journeyman Films and picked up by numerous online platforms including Amazon Prime and iTunes. His most recent directorial work ‘Ideal Husband’ won the Gold Remi at WorldFest Houston’s 50th edition, Best Short at the Ferrara Film Festival and Best Director at the Four Seasons Film Festival. It was acquired in 2020 by distribution company Shorts TV International. Nicola is now in post production with a feature documentary he co-directed called ‘Letters from the Blue’, an investigation into how inmates, from their cells on Death Row, help pen pals outside in their daily struggles.

company profile

Komeda Films is a London-based company, founded in November 2015 by Nicola Sersale. A modern-day studio, Komeda tell stories and create visuals for music, live events, docs and films. The name is inspired by the Polish film composer and jazz pianist Krzysztof Komeda. He was responsible for scoring, amongst others, 'Innocent Sorcerers' (1960), 'Rosemary’s Baby (1968)' and 'Knife in the Water (1962)’. Komeda was a histrionic artist with an eclectic and unorthodox style of music; not only was he able to improvise perfectly crafted tunes, he could also create structured and atmospheric soundtracks that would always raise the film to new dimension. Similarly, Komeda Films wants to be just as dynamic, producing highly original and engaging material which captivates and influences viewers.