Davide Melini was born on April 9, 1979 in Rome. His career officially started up in 2004 and, until now, he has directed 6 short films: "Amore estremo" (2006), "La sceneggiatura" (2006), "The Puzzle" (2008), "The Sweet Hand of the White Rose" (2010), "Lion" (2017) and "Deep Shock" (2019).
In his career he has also worked as an assistant director in the TV series "Roma" (2005), "Penny Dreadful" (2016) and "Into the Badlands" (2017), in the movies "Three on the road" (2006) by Roberto Cimpanelli, "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother" (2007) by Dario Argento, "Este amor es de otro planeta" (2019) by Daniel Diosdado and "Mi gran despedida" (2019) by Antonio Hens and Antonio Álamo.
All his short films have won many international festival awards and they received excellent critics worldwide.
With 280 awards, "Lion" has become the most awarded horror short film in history.
In July 2012, the well-known American website "Dr. Terror Blog of Horror", presented the "Italian Horror Week: The Rebirth of the Italian Horror Empire" including Davide Melini as one of the best Italian filmmakers of this genre.
In January 2013, the famous American website "Creepercast" presented the best director of horror movies around the world. "Creepy Horror Bites: The Independent Short Horror Film Director You Should Know Vol. 2" pays tribute to Davide Melini and his short films.
In November 2014, the popular Swedish website "Theatre of Blood" has paid a real tribute to the 'giallo' and the Italian horror films. In the article talks about Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Massimo Dallamano, Umberto Lenzi, Riccardo Freda, Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Aldo Lado, etc., Many films are also analyzed, with a special eye about music (Ennio Morricone and the Goblin are mentioned). A complete tribute that spanning the entire history of Italian Horror. The article also talks about the new generation of giallo filmmaker and Davide Melini is considered as one of the most promising Italian horror directors.
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    Deep Shock2019
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    Deep Shock2019
    Short
Best Actress (Muireann Bird), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Special Make-Up, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound Design
Deep Shock
Southern Shorts Awards
Roswell, Georgia
2019
Best Short of the Festival, Best Horror Short, Best Producers, Best Director, Best Special Makeup, Best Editing, Best Sound Design
Deep Shock
IndieX Film Fest
2019
Official Selection
Deep Shock
Niaffs - Noidentity International Action Film Festival
Seville
2019
Best Short Film
Deep Shock
Festival de Cine de Marbella
Marbella
2019
Creepy Director & Crew, Creepy Visual Enhancements & SFX
Deep Shock
Creepy Tree Film Festival
Salem, Oregon
2019
Birth Date
April 9, 1979
Birth City
Rome (Italy)
Gender
Male