Pinch Media is a young London-based Production Company set up by Director Mirko Pincelli and Producer Enrico Tessarin, focusing on feature film and documentary with a strong online focus. It started by producing three seasons of award-winning web drama ‘Sofia’s diary’, for Sony TV Europe and beActive. ‘Sofia’s diary’ was nominated at the Broadcast Digital Awards and broke all viewing records with over 5 million hits in its first week after its release in 2008. Their next project was a series of short documentaries for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. In 2011 It produced its first feature film, ‘The Knot’, featuring BAFTA-winner actor / director Noel Clarke as well as Hollywood stars Mena Suvari, Talulah Riley and Matthew McNulty. Uspomene 677 (www.uspomene677.com) is their first feature documentary selected for Raindance 2011 and nominated for an award.
‘My words and I’ is their second feature documentary shot in Italy in late 2011/12. For 2012 they are developing their first documentary series for an international audience and working on the script for a feature film called ‘The Habit of Beauty’ due to be shot in late 2012.
Mirko Pincelli, Director / Dop
Mirko Pincelli is a photojournalist and filmmaker. He has developed a deeply personal style, exploring reportage photography and character-led documentaries. Mirko graduated with a BA Honours in Photography from the University of East London and worked four years in advertising and short documentaries before setting up his own company Pinch Media. In the last few years, Mirko has been able to focus on feature length character-driven documentaries as well as several assignments as a photojournalist in former war zones, including Bosnia and others. In 2010 he filmed a series of short documentaries for Holocaust Memorial Day called ‘Untold Stories’ that documented different genocides from around the world including those in Rwanda, Cambodia, the Holocaust, and Armenia. Uspomene 677 (2011), based on an early photojournalism assignment, his first feature documentary, was selected for Raindance film festival, where it was nominated for an award. ‘The Habit Of Beauty’ (2012), due to be shot in autumn, is his first feature film as a director. He is currently working on a second feature film screenplay focused on sex trafficking in the Balkans.
Enrico Tessarin, Producer
Enrico Tessarin is a graduate of the London Film School with ten years of experience working on documentaries, music videos, commercials and short films. In 2006, Enrico was selected for training by European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) and in 2007 he worked as one of six producers from Film London, on “Passport”. Since early 2007, he has worked on “Sofiaʼs Diary,” the first interactive web-series for Sony Television Europe, which successfully transferred to television on the new digital channel Fiver, from Channel Five. Enrico just completed ‘The Knot’ his first feature film as a producer and is in development with two more features. Enrico in 2010 was selected for mentoring scheme ‘Guiding Lights’ run by UKFC and Skillset (one of only 5 producers selected) and spent a year being mentored by Allan Niblo, co-founder of Vertigo Films (Streetdance 3D, Monsters, and Oscar Winning documentary The Cove). ‘The Habit Of Beauty’ is the first feature film as a writer.
Jason Brooks, Editor
Jason Brooks first studied photography at Princeton University, subsequently expanding his repertoire to encompass the moving image with an MA in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths College. He is now a London-based freelance editor, cameraman, and director. He works in one or more of these capacities on a wide variety of projects from theatrical and televised documentaries to music videos and corporate commissions. He is driven by a desire to explore and communicate the infinite diversity of human stories being lived around the world, and find himself most inspired by the work of directors such as Johan Van Der Keuken and Chris Marker.
Drazen Grujic, Designer
Dražen graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy – Department of Philosophy and Sociology-in Banja Luka. He is a ten year veteran of digital and analog art photography. Dražen is a member of the Association of Applied Arts Artist (ULUPUBiH). In 2009 he was one of BiH representatives at the 14th Biennale of young artist of Europe and Mediterranean in Skoplje. He is currently living in Sarajevo and working as a graphic designer at Studio Switch. www.kuruza.com