Novi Mundi me genuere, Italia rapuit, tenet nunc Hyperuranium; cecini per aspera ad astra.
I was born in Maryland, I then grew up in Sicily where I studied Philosophy, History, Grammar, and Literature. There I also won various regional dance sport competitions (Ballroom and Choreo) and became a published, award-winning poet with "La Balena di Ghiaccio". I was a self-taught artist until I moved back to the States in 2016, where I enrolled as an animation student in California.
I choose the visual arts as my career because I see the power of media, how much it can teach people about cultures and situations different than their own. I want to help create a more inclusive media environment where all people can feel valued in our global community.
Official Selection
Díthyrambos
Theatre Crude Fringe Festival
Oklahoma City
2022
Official Selection
Dance!
Bridges Festival
Mississauga, Ontario
2022
Official Selection
Dance!
Serenity Screenings
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Madeira Curtas - Short Films Contest (Madeira Island)
Funchal, Madeira
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Flint Youth Film Festival
Flint, MI
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival
Miami, FL
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
UMgungundlovu Gays & Lesbians Film Festival
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
SE Pennsylvania Teen Filmmakers Showcase
West Chester, Pa
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
CAA Celebrating Abilities Virtual Film Festival
Saratoga, California
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
6th Chaniartoon 2020
Chania, Chania
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions
Iver, Buckinghamshire
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
EATSA ARTLAB
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
HECare Film Festival (Human-Environment Care Film Festival HECFF)
Oshawa, Ontario
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
FECEA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Escolar de Alvorad
Alvorada, Rio Grande do Sul
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Live Link 2021
Islington, UK
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
FLM FWD Festival Barrington
Barrington, Rhode Island
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
FilmAid Kenya Film Festival 2021
Nairobi
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Festival Internacional de Cine Silente México
Puebla
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
BHERC's Faith Based and Inspirational Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival
Port of Spain, NA
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
Noble International Film Festival And Awards
Bengaluru, Karnataka
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2021
Official Selection
Dance!
IGen Film Festival 2021
Miami, FL
2021
Directing Award - 20-25 Nonfiction
Dance!
Flint Youth Film Festival
Flint Youth Film Festival
2021
Writing, Craft Award - 20-25 Nonfiction
Dance!
Flint Youth Film Festival
Flint, Michigan
2021
2021 General Selection - 20-25 Nonfiction - 1st Place
Dance!
Flint Youth Film Festival
Flint, Michigan
2021
Semi-Finalist
Dance!
Happy future scripts film festival "Let There Be Goodness!"
Kyiv
2021
Honorable Mention
Dance!
Deep Focus Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY
2021
Nominee
Dance!
Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase
Huntington Beach, CA
2021
Award Winner
Dance!
MAGICA Advertising Festival
London
2021
Semi-Finalist
Dance!
Ourtoons Animation Contest
College
Woodbury University
Animation
2019Present
College
Clovis Community College
Visual Arts
20162019
Birth Date
February 15
Nickname
Andy
Current City
Burbank
Hometown
Capo d'Orlando
Gender
Other
Novi Mundi me genuere, Italia rapuit, tenet nunc Hyperuranium; cecini per aspera ad astra.