Erica Barbiani



After a PhD in Sociology, Erica Barbiani left the secluded academic world with a longing for storytelling. Plots, she suspected, were a better way to capture the audience’s attention. Since 2003, she has been producing films for Videomante, a company based in Italy. Her recent productions include THE SPECIAL NEED by Carlo Zoratti, co-produced with DETAiLFILM, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and winner of the Golden Dove at DOK Leipzig, and THE GOOD LIFE, the first documentary of the Italian author Niccolo Ammaniti. She is co-writing the script of WISHING ON A STAR, by Slovakian director Peter Kerekes. Erica is a published author of two novels. Her latest work, Pericolo Gattino – an illustrated short story about a group of cats who enjoy crossing the streets unsafely – was just released in Italian bookstores. Erica is stepping away from production to dedicate herself full-time to writing and story editing. She can read scripts in English, French, Spanish and Italian, her mother tongue.

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