Michele Pinto (1975) is an apulian director, film editor and an educator to the audio-visual language.
He graduated in law with a thesis on constitutional rights on freedom of expression and censorship.
He has attended several workshop with many important filmakers like Abbas Kiarostami o awarded DOP like Vittorio Storaro.
.He has taught film language in dozens of schools of every order and degree in his region and at the Academy of Cinema for young students of Bari.
In 2000 created his Independent film company MORPHEUS EGO and started to join with large theater companies like actor or director in multimedial shows.
He has been involved in numerous television productions. He worked in a famous apulian disco as a videojoker for 3 years,
experimenting with various forms of visual expression, and using video as a means of growth for children with disabilities or with children at risk in hospitals or schools.
In the last years he shooted about 200 videonews for the web and three important webseries landed on TV.
Most important and awarded works in almost 20 years of career:
2016-PROJECT M sciencefiction webseries about a distopic world where every artisti s only a criminal.
2015- “TAMA KELEN a teaching journey: a docufiction shooted with 15 refugees asylum seekers of SPRAR project from Mali, Gambia, Nigeria ecc.
2012/2015 – Sciencefiction webseries “BISHONNEN” (2 seasons) – an interactive series about the dramatic theme of violence against women, faced with an original point of view. Infact is the story of a stalker that is a time traveller.
2011 - “CROSSROADS” shortfilm about safety road.
2010 – “CALL ME” the first apulian webseries, funded with money from the Apulia region and Italian Government .
2008 – “MY SON IS A TREE” ecological shortmovie shooted in Bari, Rome and Milan.
  • Director (13 Credits)
    ABULIVIA2022
    Web / New Media
    THE DAYS OF COVID2020
    Documentary, Short
    FIABA GARGANICA (Gargano fairy tale)2019
    Documentary
    MY SON IS THE TREE (Mio figlio è l'albero)2019
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
    IN VINO VERITAS shortfilm2018
    Short
    IN VINO VERITAS webseries2018
    Web / New Media
    FIGLI DI MADRE TERRA (Sons of Mother Earth)2017
    Short
    PROJECT "M"2017
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
    PROJECT M2017
    Short
    PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)2017
    Web / New Media
    Webseries "PROJECT M"2017
    Web / New Media
    TAMA KELEN a teaching journey2015
    Documentary, Short
    BISHONNEN2013
    Web / New Media
  • Writer (7 Credits)
    ABULIVIA - The tales of the olive tree
    Other
    THE DAYS OF COVID2020
    Documentary, Short
    PROJECT "M"2017
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
    PROJECT M2017
    Short
    PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)2017
    Web / New Media
    Webseries "PROJECT M"2017
    Web / New Media
    BISHONNEN2013
    Web / New Media
  • Editor (1 Credit)
BEST SCIFI DIRECTOR
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
REELS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2022
Honorable Mention
FIABA GARGANICA (Gargano fairy tale)
Abbey Film Festival
London
2021
Winner for the Best Direction
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
Procida Film Festival 2021
Procida
2021
Official Selection
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
Lima Web Fest 2021
Lima
2021
Honorable Mention
Webseries "PROJECT M"
PREMIO SHINEMA PER IL CINEMA CONTEMPORANEO
NAPOLI
2021
Honorable Mention
PROJECT "M"
PREMIO SHINEMA PER IL CINEMA CONTEMPORANEO
NAPOLI
2021
Honorable Mention
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
PREMIO SHINEMA PER IL CINEMA CONTEMPORANEO
NAPOLI
2021
BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER
FIABA GARGANICA (Gargano fairy tale)
Asia Web Awards
2019
Premio con targa
FIABA GARGANICA (Gargano fairy tale)
Monde: festa del cinema sui cammini
Monte Sant'angelo
2019
Official Selection
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
LONDON SHORT SERIES FESTIVAL
LONDON
2019
BEST DIRECTOR
IN VINO VERITAS shortfilm
ASIA WEB AWARDS
2018
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD
IN VINO VERITAS shortfilm
SICILY WEB FEST 2018
GIBELLINA
2018
BEST DIRECTOR
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
Asia Web Awards 2018
2018
WINNER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN AWARD
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
SICILY WEB FEST 2018
Gibellina
2018
BEST PILOT
Webseries "PROJECT M"
CAORLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
CAORLE
2018
WINNER OF THE BEST SCIENCE-FICTION WEBSERIES
Webseries "PROJECT M"
TUSCANY WEB FEST
PORCARI
2018
WINNER FOR THE BEST SCIENCE-FICTION SHORTMOVIE
PROJECT "M"
TUSCANY WEB FEST
PORCARI
2018
WINNER FOR THE BEST PILOT
PROJECT "M"
CAORLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
CAORLE
2018
WINNER OF THE BEST PILOT AWARD
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
CAORLE WEB FEST
CAORLE
2018
WINNER OF THE BEST SCIENCEFICTION WEBSERIES
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
TUSCANY WEB FEST
PORCARI DI LUCCA
2018
9 AWARDS AT ROME WEB AWARDS
Webseries "PROJECT M"
ROME WEB AWARDS
ROME
2017
PREMIA DELLA GIURIA POPOLARE
BISHONNEN
-Aiff (2014);
ARIANO IRPINO
2014
Premio per la migliore regia a livello internazionale
BISHONNEN
Rome Web Awards(2014);
ROMA
2014
premio per la serie più originale
BISHONNEN
-Campiflegrei webseriesfest (ottobre 2013);
CAMPI FLEGREI
2013
WINNER OF THE BEST EDITING AWARD
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
TUSCANY WEB FEST
Lucca
Official Selection
IN VINO VERITAS webseries
SEOUL WEB FEST 2021
SEOUL
WINNER OF THE BEST SCIFI WEBSERIES AWARD
Webseries "PROJECT M"
CALI WEB FEST
CALI
WINNER FOR THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORTMOVIE
PROJECT "M"
CALI' WEB FEST 2021
CALI'
SILVER AWARD FOR BEST SHORT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS
PROJECT M
HUMAN RIGHTS WEB AWARDS 2018
BALI
BEST DIRECTOR & BEST SCREENPLAY
PROJECT M
INTERNATIONAL WEBFEST TROPHY 2018
BEST SCIFI WEBSERIES AWARD
PROJECT M
TUSCANY WEB FEST 2018
BEST OPENING
PROJECT M
CAORLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2018
BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST CAST, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS,
PROJECT M
ROME WEB AWARDS 2017
8 ROME WEB AWARDS
TAMA KELEN a teaching journey
SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE 2017
WINNER OF THE BEST SCIFI WEBSERIES AWARD
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
CALI WEB FEST 2021
CALI
9 AWARDS AT ROME WEB AWARDS
PROJECT M (A Bishonnen' spinoff)
ROME WEB AWARDS
BEST ITALIAN SCIFI WEBSERIES, BEST CONTINENT AND BEST OF THE WORLD
BISHONNEN
WWIA (online) ottobre 2015
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