Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo founded Film2 Productions
in a Brooklyn coffee shop in 1999.
Since then, they have worked on domestic and international feature documentaries, branded content, News reportages, TV Docuseries, TV shows, and corporate videos.
A passionate filmmaker with a Law degree, Lorena tells unforgettable stories from a ground-level angle, directing films that speak to audiences that are starkly different. Her most recent feature documentary It Will Be Chaos, co-directed with her partner and husband Filippo Piscopo, premiered on HBO on World Refugee Day and won the Best Director Award at the Taormina Film Festival. The film has received the support of the MacArthur Foundation, Bertha Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Chicken and Egg Pictures and has been distributed worldwide. Previous films include Coal Rush, winner of Amy Goodman's Social Justice Award at SR film festival in NY, of Grand Jury Prize at the Milano International Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the San Marino Film Festival), Urbanscapes, and Dario Fo and Franca Rame Nobel for Two (Venice Film Festival).
As a freelancer producer/editor she works on short and long formats, on TV series and branded content. Italian born, she lives in New York with her two children and her husband & film partner Filippo Piscopo.
As a director, producer, and cinematographer, Filippo Piscopo intersects his true passion for storytelling with impactful camerawork.
Inspired by content that resonates with diverse audiences, Filippo has crafted engaging stories with universal implications that were featured at international film events such as the Venice Film Festival, the IDFA's Central Pitch, and the IFP Market's Spotlight on Documentaries.
Granted the Social Justice Award by Amy Goodman, Filippo’s distinguished documentary work, often in collaboration with his wife and film partner Lorena Luciano, has opened to good reviews by mainstream media such as Variety and the New York Times and has been distributed internationally. He is the co-director and principal cinematographer of the award winning HBO documentary It Will Be Chaos on the E.U refugee crisis; of the multi-award winning documentary Coal Rush on water contamination in the coal fields of West Virginia; of the theatrically released feature documentary Urbanscapes on the dramatic change of urban America, and of Venice Film Festival selection Dario Fo & Franca Rame: Nobel for Two on the life and career of Nobel Prize laureate Dario Fo, a milestone of international theater and literature.
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