Marco De Stefanis is an Italo-Dutch filmmaker who after his studies in Physics at the University of Rome followed a completely different career path working on several television programs in Italy for Rai, Mediaset, and abroad for Discovery Channel, History Channel. Mainly working in documentaries filmed in Italy, Mexico, Colombia, Egypt, Congo, Nepal, and children television programs as the hit series “Amazing History “. Since 2001 he lives in the Netherlands with his wife Sanneke and their three children. He initially decided to expand his know-how at the Binger Film Instituut participating to the first “Documentary Director Coaching Program”. He is now working as documentary filmmaker and freelance creative director for advertising agencies. He teaches filmmaking at SAE institute, and he’s invited lecturer at UvA. His last award-winning long feature documentary “Waiting for Giraffes” premiered in competition at IDFA and his new feature long documentary “Bombing Pompeii” (Windfall Films – London) is now entering the postproduction phase and it will be aired on National Geographic by the end of this year.
BIND’s objective is to tell striking stories that move and inspire, that open eyes and take root. Our films have proven to be a powerful way to portray contemporary topics in an intriguing or surprising manner. We produced the international and 4 Golden Calf award-winning feature film Gluckauf, the feature film The Judgement which also won 4 Golden Calf awards and several international awards, and the family film My Extraordinary Summer with Tess (special mention Generation Berlinale 2019), which has won 20 international awards and was released in more than 12 countries. Our latest minority co-production A Thousand Fires opened Locarno’s Semaine de la Critique 2021, where it won Marco Zucchi Award. This film was in competition at IDFA 2021, CPH:DOX 2022 and for the European Film Awards.
BIND Docs is established in 2018 and has released several short documentaries. We just shot The Butler Academy, a four-part TV-series by Marlies Smeenge in coproduction with VPRO. Bibi Fadlalla is currently shooting Fathers a mid-length feature coproduced with NTR.
EiE film is an independent production company based in Turin Italy, always oriented towards the international market. From the major international political events to the local micro-stories able to change the world, from the alternative economic models to the brilliant entertainment, our productions aim to tell stories of bright and surprising people, urgent and universal.