A son of hard-working immigrants from Argentina and Mexico, Alessandro Gentile grew up in the San Gabriel Valley where he learned two languages and expanded his imagination for storytelling. Currently Gentile is an award-winning cinematographer working in Los Angeles. In 2001, Gentile received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara.
In 2012 Gentile shot the television pilot for the Emmy Winning "Schitt’s Creek", created by Eugene & Daniel Levy (featuring Catherine O’Hara and Chris Elliott), the short film, "Botes al Amanecer", which screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won three Best Short Film awards and "Marisol" a multi-award-winning short film and Academy Award qualifier. The "Marisol" script has been inducted into the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library. Gentile was acknowledged at the Brazil International Independent Film Festival with a Best Cinematography award for his work on the feature film "Trade" and has garnered two Telly Awards for innovation in youth education.
"Lodo" is Gentile’s directorial debut.