Lorenzo Verticelli is an Italian director, producer, actor, and screenwriter. He was born in 1991 in Giulianova, Abruzzo, Italy. Passionate about cinema, comics, and fantasy from a young age, he began making low-budget short films with his friends while studying law at the University of Teramo. After leaving university, he decided to pursue a full-time career as a film director, enrolling in directing and acting courses.
In 2015, he founded his first Italian independent production company, LoEP Lord of Evil Productions. In 2016, he wrote, directed, produced, and acted in his first short film, the psychological thriller "Journey into the Mind," loosely inspired by the film "Identity." It was released on YouTube in October 2018.
2017 marked a turning point when he conceived the "Broken Soul" saga, the story of a former mercenary and chemistry professor pursued by a criminal organization. The two short films in this saga, "Broken Soul - The Blackmail" and "Broken Soul II - The Redemption," won several awards at numerous international film festivals, including Best Film Project at the Tuscany Web Fest 2017, Best Film Action at the Alternative Film Festival 2018, and Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles Cine Fest 2018.
From January 2018 to November 2022, he was engaged as a director, producer, screenwriter, and actor in the realization of his life's project, his first feature film "Broken Soul - The New World," the first Italian High Fantasy film in which he invested all his resources with the help of his mother and producer Walter Varani. Together with Varani, he founded the independent production company Varver Pictures in 2020.
The film is currently competing in numerous national and international film festivals and has already won 11 awards. It was presented out of competition at the 76th International Film Festival of Salerno on December 2, 2022.