ABOUT US

The optical theatre film festival staff

domiDOMIZIANO CRISTOPHARO
FESTIVAL FOUNDER – ART DIRECTOR

Domiziano Cristopharo, an independent film director from Rome, has been the first Italian director in years who has tried to revive the erotic/horror film genre. Four years ago his film HOUSE OF FLESH MANNEQUINS (starring horror actor Giovanni Lombardo Radice) reached an enormous audience and achieved critical acclaim. The film won six international awards and had eight international film festival presentations.

In his career he also worked with/for: Carlo De Mejo (City of Living Dead), Maria Rosaria Omaggio (Nightmare City), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Frank Laloggia (Lady in White), Venantino Venantini (Ladyhawke), Giovanni Lombardo Radice/John Morghen (Cannibal Ferox), Maria Grazia Cucinotta (El dia de la bestia), Stefano Cassetti (Roberto Succo) and Romano Scavolini (Nightmare in a damaged Brain).

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cerbANTONY COIA
FESTIVAL CEO – DARK CIRCLE PRESIDENT

Antony Coia is an Italian film score composer and a publicity director for horror, thriller and science fiction genres movies. He composes music for films in his own private home studio in Lecce (Italy).

He is also a horror related webmaster since 2002 when he launched the website IlCancello.com. Actually he is the owner of the Internet Horror Movie Database (iHORRORdb.com) and the admin of the Italian horror website DarkVeins.com.

He scored movies by/with: Domiziano Cristopharo (House of flesh mannequins), Antonio Tentori (Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D), Marco Antonio Andolfi (Cross of the Seven Jewels).

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barbBARBARA TORRETTI
FESTIVAL ORGANIZER – DARK CIRCLE VICE PRESIDENT

Barbara Torretti has loved the horror genre since she was a child.
She has been involved in horror on the web for over 12 years, first with the horror movie website IlCancello and then with two social networking communities (GothicInside and MyMacabre) for dark, macabre and gothic people.
Actually Barbara Torretti is the admin of the Internet Horror Movie Database (iHORRORdb) and of the italian horror website DarkVeins.
She writes horror news, reviews and she also deals with interviews for the websites aforementioned.
She is also the Vice President of the Dark Circle Association.