Passionate about cinema since childhood, Jean-Luc shot his first short film when he was 15 with a 0.3 megapixel camera phone. He immediately realized that this was his calling and began fine-tuning his filmmaking, photography, and video editing techniques. For his philosophy of life he’s considered the dreamers’ filmmaker.
In April of 2014, he participated in his first international film festival (On-Air Festival Sorrento) with his submission of Hello Sweet World, winning the Jury Award. The following year, his short film Bestie, a film about a child bride, was screened in over 50 locations throughout Italy. Jean-Luc began focusing his attention on social issues, and in doing so, won the Humanitarian Award for Medicine in 2016 by Medical Care Onlus for his short film Punti di Vista.
In August of the same year, he launched an environmental webseries called Natural Needs.
Shortly after, he published his first book, La Visione Di Ben, and then also joined a theater company. This theater company also provided a platform for him to launch an innovative production merging cinema and live theater. The theater company’s musical “Nudo di Sogni” won the FITA award for Best Show in April 2017 and Best Musical of Campania (Italy) in October of the same year. Jean-Luc left the theater company and he dedicates to an experimental short: “Whiskey For Robinson”.
In december 2017 his film “Zackary”, dedicated to the father Ferdinando, won the World Cinema Award at Culver City Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA).
In April 2018 started the distribution of “Whiskey For Robinson” who entered in the Semi-Finals of Los Angeles CineFest in the same month. In June he published the Web-Series “Edge – For the dreamers” who involves about 50 italian artists. From July 2018, “Whiskey For Robinson” became available on Amazon Prime Video US & UK.
In October of the same year, Jean-Luc began his London experience where he direct a short for LFA called “I fell in love with a Balloon”. In November at Teatro Mercadante (Naples, Italy) he presented the docufilm “Gli Angeli Silenziosi” about volunteering and medicine.
From January to March 2019, with the short “Edge” (taken from the web-series), he won various awards in India. During the spring he shoot a new short film called “Dear Gaia”.
Between July and September 2019 he won like “Best Director” in Moscow, “Cinematographer” in Los Angeles and the “Best Drama” award in Italy with “Dear Gaia”.