Gianluca Balla

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Producer, director, writer, production designer
Film (Short)
Magdalene, A Girl Out Of The Blue.Whip Ma Whop Ma Film
2017 - 2018Director, storyboard artist
Film (Short)
Shelf LifeUniversity of York
2013 - 2014Producer, director, writer, production designer
Film (Short)
AdmissionWhip Ma Whop Ma Film
2013Producer, director, production designer
Film (Short)
NumeriWhip Ma Whop Ma Film
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2018Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Film Production Technology and PracticeUniversity of york
    2018Transmedia StorytellingSungkyunkwan University
    2016The Business of FilmThe Open University
    2011Architectural EngineeringUniversità di Roma Tor Vergata
    2007Architecture and ArtÉcole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture Paris – La Villette

    About me

    I am an Italian filmmaker and Doctor of Philosophy in Film Production Technology and Practice. I moved to the UK in 2012 after a MA in Architectural Engineering. In November 2013 I founded 'Whip Ma Whop Ma Film', a non-profit film production company based in York, which specialises in dark short films with minimal dialogue. I am interested in short film, feature and drama series.

    FILMOGRAPHY AND ROLES

    - Shelf Life (University of York, 2018): sci-fi short film designed for visual impaired audience. Director, storyboard artist.

    - Magdalene, a girl out of the blue (Whip Ma Whop Ma Film, 2018): fantasy/drama short film. Producer, director, scriptwriter, production designer, storyboard artist, marketing manager.

    - Promotional video for Magdalene (2017). Video and sound editor.

    - Admission (Whip Ma Whop Ma Film, 2014): silent short film. Producer, director, scriptwriter, production designer, colourist.

    - Numeri (Whip Ma Whop Ma Film, 2013): silent short film. Producer, director, actor, editor, production designer.

    - Trailers for Whip Ma Whop Ma Film productions (2013-2018).

    FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

    Admission:

    - 2015, Frame by Sound. Official Selection.

    - 2015, IX Festival Alto Vicentino. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Whatashort Independent International Film Festival (WIIFF). Official Selection.

    - 2015, ArtCity Short Film Festival. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Social World Film Festival. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Sardinia Film Festival. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Eastern North Carolina Film Festival. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Short of the Year. Official Selection.

    - 2015, Three Cities Online Film Festival. Official Selection.

    - 19/11/2015, Screening at Oblong Cinema, Leeds.

    - 30/05/2015, Festival del Cinema Veramente Indipendente. Screening at Cinema Trevi, Rome.

    - 2015, aired by Novella Showcase on various local public access television stations in Michigan.

    Numeri:

    - 2014, Great Lakes International Film Festival, Erie. Official Selection.

    - 22/06/2014, LUMA Film Festival, York. Screening at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television - University of York.

    - 27/04/2014, Festival del Cinema Veramente Indipendente. Screening at Cinema Trevi, Rome.

    PRESS

    - 03/06/2015, Taxidrivers.it (Italian), www.taxidrivers.it

    - 28/04/2014, Film4Life (Italian), www.filmforlife.org

    - 24/04/2014, Dentro Magazine (Italian), www.dentromagazine.com

    - 04/12/2013, Prima Stampa (Italian), www.primastampa.com

    OTHER EXPERIENCES

    - 2017, The Globe International Silent Film Festival, Michigan State University. Member of the Selection Committee for the fiction category (231 films).

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Experienced in
    • Arts
    • Film (Short)
    Licenses
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Television
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Mandarin