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.
  • Writer (5 Credits)
    Child
    Screenplay
    Dies Irae
    Screenplay
    Late Bloomers
    Screenplay
    Road To Capri
    Screenplay
    Calypso2020
    Feature
  • Producer (3 Credits)
    The Lonely Italian
    Feature
    Calypso2020
    Feature
    That Click2019
    Feature
  • Director (2 Credits)
    CHILD
    Short Script
    Kaftan Liberation2019
    Short
Official Selection
Calypso
Portoviejo Film Festival
Portoviejo
2020
Best Feature Film
Calypso
Sweden Film Awards
Lulea
2020
Best Feature Narrative
Calypso
Calcutta International Film Festival
Calcutta
2020
Winner Best Screenplay
Calypso
American Golden Picture International Film Festival
Jacksonville, Florida
2020
Winner Best Feature Film
Calypso
Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Roma
2020
Official Selection
Calypso
Golden State Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Italian Cinema Today
Calypso
Los Angeles Italia Film Festival
Los Angeles, Ca
2020
Official Selection
That Click
Doc Edge Festival
Auckland
2020
Official Selection
That Click
Millennium Docs Against Gravity
Warsaw
2020
Official Selection
That Click
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Official Selection
That Click
American Documentary and Animation Film Festival
Palm Springs
2020
Italian Cinema Today
That Click
Los Angeles Italia Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Documentary Competition
That Click
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara, CA
2020
Riflessi
That Click
Festa Del Cinema di Roma
Rome
2019
Best Comedy
The Lonely Italian
San Diego International Film Festival
San Diego
2017
Best Feature USA
The Lonely Italian
Ferrara Film Festival
Ferrara
2016
Birth Date
February 27, 1984
Birth City
Praia a Mare (Cosenza), Italy
Current City
Los Angeles
Hometown
Los Angeles
Gender
Male