Fiumi Studios

We are a full-service production and online content strategy company in New York City, USA and Lugano, Switzerland.

Our Company

Our expertise spans from documentary-style branded content to observational and artistic documentaries. We combine the journalistic approach of curiosity, exclusive access, in depth research and interviews with cinematic storytelling to tell intimate portraits in jaw-dropping locations.

We tell the stories of people, brands and places across nations and industries, including in technology, adventure travel, fashion, art, music, food and architecture.

We have worked with Airbnb, Amazon Prime, the BBC, Franklin University Switzerland, Gagosian Gallery, Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC), Netflix, Siemens, The New Yorker, Tribeca Studios, Vitra Design Museum and Walmart among others (see a more complete list below).

Our Founder

Elettra Fiumi

Elettra Fiumi is a director, producer and editor. Her documentaries focus on portraits that explore themes of discovery, innovation and sense of place. She’s told the stories of people, brands and places across nations and industries, including in technology, adventure travel, fashion, art, architecture and education. She has worked on horseback, in a war zone and through white water rapids.

Prior to Fiumi Studios, she co-founded and ran Granny Cart Productions for over five years. She started her career as a print journalist at American Express Publishing, for Departures, Black Ink and Travel+Leisure magazines. Elettra is an alum of the Columbia Journalism School, Mount Holyoke College and the International School of Florence. She speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently and has working knowledge in French. She is based in Lugano but can often be found in Italy and elsewhere.

Creative Producer

Eleonora Vio

Eleonora Vio

Creative Producer

Eleonora is an Italian producer, director and award-winning multimedia journalist. Throughout her twelve-year career she has directed and produced a wide range of short and mid-length documentaries in various hostile and conflict areas throughout the MENA region, Africa and – more recently – Ukraine. As a freelance producer Eleonora has often collaborated for The Guardian and VICE News for projects based in Italy and she was involved in the making of Netflix series Rising Phoenix (2020-2022). Throughout the Covid pandemic Eleonora was hired by both CCTV (China) and VTM Nieuws (Belgium) to work alongside their international TV crews in the production of various in-depth TV reports. Since October 2021 Eleonora has been working as a creative producer for Fiumi Studios, always developing and implementing powerful ideas, skillfully and with color.

Lead Editor

Etienne Del Biaggio

Etienne Del Biaggio

Lead Editor

Etienne is a Swiss-German film editor, who started his journey after having graduated with the best average of the year from the Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive (CISA) in video editing and post-production. After some freelancing, he landed at Fiumi Studios where he currently holds the position of lead editor. His passions include composing original music, playing his shiny red electric bass (in addition to other instruments) and reading fiction novels. He’s not just a skilled editor, but also a storyteller and jokester at heart!

Production Assistant

Elisa Baccolo

Elisa Baccolo

Production Assistant

Long before discovering cinema and graduating in Documentary Filmmaking in Milan, Elisa studied Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience, a field in which she pursued a PhD at the State University of Milan-Bicocca. She left her academic research to attend several film residencies in Italy, Spain and Georgia, where she had the opportunity to realize her own fiction and documentary projects. After working as a Production Assistant in Paris, she now holds the same position at Fiumi Studios in Lugano, Switzerland. She’s the team’s Film Festival nerd and a Super8 fanatic!

Editor

Ivan Pilato

Ivan Pilato

Editor

After his high school studies, Ivan decided to follow his passion for filmmaking, which he had since he was a kid, and enrolled in the International Conservatory of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) in Locarno, where he specialized in video editing and post-production. In January 2022, he started his journey at Fiumi Studios, where he works as an editor. Naturally, he’s the team’s official cat lover!

Editor

Alessandro Santillo

Alessandro Santillo

Editor

Alessandro (aka ‘Santi’) specialized in video editing and post-production at the Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive (CISA). He always nurtured a deep love for drawing and motion graphics, both self-taught through passion and exercise. After some freelancing as an editor and VFX artist, he joined Fiumi Studios in January 2022 as editor. He’s a cartoon aficionado, a Rubik’s cube genius and loves doing animation work for Fiumi Studios projects whenever possible.

Social Media Manager

Kristina Juric

Kristina Juric

Social Media Manager

Since she was little, Kristina always had a deep passion for movies, dreaming of being a part of this exciting world. After graduating in business and language, she worked as a communication officer for several years until she discovered her love for social media marketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, making the very best out of the situation. She then obtained a diploma in Digital Marketing and is currently building her social media management business. At Fiumi Studios she is now the social media manager, creating exciting and fresh content with a touch of her own classy style.

Production Assistant

Viviana La Monaca

Viviana La Monaca

Production Assistant

Viviana has a background in Communication Sciences with a major in Journalism and Media that she obtained from the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), after which she began working at the Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana (RSI). Passionate about the investigative genre, journalism and documentary, she landed at Fiumi Studios in the winter of 2022, where she is undertaking an internship as a production assistant. She is also a self-taught composer and multi-instrumentalist. Her motto is, “Roses for the day, metal for the night!”

Our Vision

To be a global leader of meaningful film and digital media content.
To inform, inspire and move humanity forward through the telling of true stories, reflecting the complexities of our times, and exploring the dynamic role of history in innovation.
To enrich audiences around the world through the power of visual storytelling.
To guide viewers through a time of extraordinary shifts by provoking thought and inspiration.

Our Mission

To tell the stories that define our humanity amidst the complexities of our changing times.
To use film as the revelatory instrument with which to investigate the connection between our roots and our future, between our tradition and our innovation.
To use technology responsibly and ethically to reach audiences around the globe in a more immediate and impactful way.
To inspire thought and reflection.
To discover and celebrate our resilience.

Our Clients

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