Giovanni Labadessa is an award winning writer/producer and the founder of Lumiere Lab, an indie production company and collective of filmmakers based in Venice, California.
Giovanni starts his career in 2009 with Los Angeles based production company Mechaniks, playing a critical role in the development of “Road To Capri” , “Seeds in the Wind” and “Vivaldi”. In 2015 he produces the comedy “The Lonely Italian”, the film is featured for the first time at the first edition of Ferrara Film Festival where it wins the Golden Dragon for Best Feature USA, in 2017 the film has its US premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival winning Best Comedy. The film is later acquired by Random Media and The Orchard and has been sold in japan, Italy and US with Hulu and Amazon Prime. The same year he starts his collaboration with director Luca Severi producing the drama “Calypso” and the upcoming documentary “That Click” about legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland featuring Michelle Williams, Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone, Baz Lurman, Virginia Madsen, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning e Luca Guadagnino. The film has been selected by 3 Oscar qualifying film festivals and has been acquired by UK based Kaleidoscope for international distribution.