LUIGI PULCINI

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Composer, Sound Engineer, Music Editor
Co-founder  of  Film Scoring Lab

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Luigi Pulcini is an Italian composer and a computer engineer, based in Los Angeles.

He studied Composition at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Roma, ITALY and Computer Engineering at Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, dissertating a thesis entitled “The Virtual Orchestra” about the new techniques of MIDI Programming and Digital Audio Sampling applied to Virtual Orchestration.

During the last ten years he studied with particular attention the film scoring process and his education culminated with the “Film Scoring” course at Berklee College of Music, Boston (2008) and two Master Classes taught by the Academy Award-winning composer Nicola Piovani at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory (2008 and 2009), when Piovani recognized with astonishment and enthusiasm the professionalism of his score.

In 2008, he moved to Los Angeles where he established his career as a film music composer, starting his long collaboration with composer Christopher Young on major motion pictures such as Love Happens (USA, 2009), Drag Me To Hell (USA, 2009), Priest (USA, 2011), The Monkey King (USA, 2014) and Deliver Us From Evil (USA, 2014), among many others.

In 2010, the “Society of Composers and Lyricists” selected him as one of the eight young composers attending the annual “SCL Mentor Program“.

Luigi’s original scores for the feature film The Investigator (USA, 2012) and the short film 4 (USA, 2014) were awarded with a Global Music Award in 2012 and 2014. The original score for 4 earned Luigi also an Award of Excellence at the Best Shorts Competition and a nomination in the Best Original Score category at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014.

In July 2015 he scored the feature film “Deserted” directed by Ashley Avis, working with Academy Award winning film editor Douglas Crise (“Birdman”, “Babel”) and Academy Award winning sound mixer Ben Wilkins (“Whiplash”).

Luigi is now based in Los Angeles, where he founded Film Scoring Lab, a company providing music production services to the film industry.

SAVERIO RAPEZZI

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Composer, Orchestrator, Guitarist
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Saverio Rapezzi is a Composer for Film, TV and Theatre. Founder of Film Scoring Lab, a music production company based in Los Angeles, he divides his work between the US and Italy.

His film scores recently won the Award of Excellence at Best Short Competition, in California, the Best Music Award at all’Austin Comedy Film Festival in Texas and the Best Song Award at Oniros Film Awards.

He composed the music for The System is Broken (USA, 2015), El Eco del Miedo (Mexico, 2012), Karusu: a Sicilian Tale (USA, 2013), the multi-awarded The Real Truth Behind The Real True Story: Donnie Miller (USA, 2014), My Christmas Wish (USA, 2014), Moonscape (USA, 2011) and many others, and he has also been part of the music department – as an orchestrator or music assistant – of big international movies, such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 – Sword of Destiny (USA-China, 2016), Instructions Not Included (Mexico, 2013), Without Men (USA, 2011), and of Italian mainstream productions such as Soldato Semplice (2015), I nostri ragazzi (2014), Mister Ignis (2013), Gli Equilibristi (2012), Il Caso Enzo Tortora (2012), etc.

For the theater Saverio wrote the musical Esperanza  (more info at www.esperanzathemusical.com), the opera-musical Il Mal di Dante and the musical comedy The incredible day of Federico and the lark.

Saverio Rapezzi is a graduate of Composition at “L.Boccherini” Conservatory of Lucca (Italy) and of Classical Guitar at “P.Mascagni” Conservatory of Livorno (Italy). He also received the prestigious Film Scoring Certificate of UCLA, earned with distinction. He studied Composition with Azio Corghi at the Royal Philarmonic Academy of Bologne (Italy) and Music for Film with renowned composers such as Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Robert Drasnin, Thom Sharp, Michael Riessler and others.

In 2005 he also won the First Prize at International Music Competition of Cortemilia (Italy), with his Sonatina for clarinet and piano. His repertoire of music for concert and for film includes a long list of compositions with distinctive personality, originality and expressiveness, without limitations of genre and form.

GIANLUCA CERCHIELLO

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Composer, Sound Designer and Engineer
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Gianluca Cerchiello is a versatile and internationally respected audio professional. His skills range from composition and orchestration to sound design/editing, music production and MIDI programming. He is also an experienced high skilled audio technologist & programmer as a Logic & Pro Tools engineer (Apple Certified Logic Pro, Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert in Post-Production/Operator in Music)

Gianluca’s musicianship and technical expertise have been a passport for working with clients such as Weinstein Company, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Disney, Warner Bros. and E!Entertainment Television/NBCUniversal, earning credits both as a writer and a post-production specialist.

A native of Como, Italy, Gianluca moved to Boston at a young age to attend Berklee College of Music. After completing his studies in Contemporary Writing & Production and graduating in 1993, Gianluca returned to Italy to pursue a career as a studio musician. During this time, he was involved in several commercial projects and, through his collaboration with the label Ottonote, founded Ottonote Music Library. In 2007, he was part of a team of composers who scored Dark Resurrection, a Star Wars-themed feature film.

After attending the Orchestration course at Berklee College of Music (2009), in 2012 he moved to Los Angeles and graduated in Audio Post Production for Film and TV at Video Symphony (Burbank).

Ever since moving to Los Angeles, he has been involved in numerous productions, establishing his reputation in the film music industry and beyond. Gianluca currently works as a freelancer with the Emmy Award winning composer Gigi Meroni at Sonic Vault, where he supervises all aspects of sound post-production, as well as writing music for TV and Web shows. His recent activities also include collaborations with the Golden Globe nominee Carlo Siliotto (The Punisher, Nomad, The Snitch Cartel, Miracles from Heaven, etc) as music programmer, MIDI orchestrator and composer assistant.

In 2016, the music that he scored for the feature film The Alps from Above (Vidicom Media) was awarded with a Global Music Award.