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The Essential List

The Essential List: Leone

The C 41 / K48 director and photographer lives for his Minox camera, Fellini’s filmmaking and pasta sprinkled with fish roe

The Essential List: Leone

Leone is a film director and photographer. He was born in the land that gave birth to Madonna, Gabriele D’Annunzio and Rocco Siffredi - Abruzzo - but these days lives and works in Milan, where he runs the production house K48, which he co-founded in 2007, and its sister creative studio C 41.

He started his career making music videos for artists such as Elisa, Tiromancino, Eros Ramazzotti, Planet Funk, Mauro Pagani and Nicola Arigliano and soon moved onto commercials and short films such as 'Una splendida giornata', 'Cache Cache' and 'Sul Tram'. 

We knew he’d have good tastes and his Essential List’s proved us right.

Lifestyle


o Place of birth: Vasto
o Hometown: Milano
o Staycation: My sofa
o Vacation: Abruzzo


o Pet: I like horses because they remind me of my father
o Place of work: My studio
o Side project: Interior design
o Mode of transport: Car sharing
o Bonus Travel Essential: My Minox


Culture


o Artist: My grandfather


o Musician: John Coltrane
o Commercials / music video director: Jonathan Glazer
o Film director: Federico Fellini
o Photographer: Lisetta Carmi
o Film: 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
o Series: Breaking Bad
o Commercial: Levi’s | Odyssey


o Music Video: Fatboy Slim | Weapon of Choice


o Video Game: FIFA 2019
o Board Game: Dixit
o Book: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
o Graphic Novel: Diabolik


o Newspaper (off or online): www.c41magazine.it
o Magazine: C41magazine


Food and Drink


o Breakfast: Coffee and amor di polenta
o Restaurant: La Volpe e L’uva, Cupello
o Working lunch: I love poke
o Favourite dish: Spaghetti with Bottarga
o Snack: Banana
o Guilty Pleasure: Joints
o Bar: Bar Basso
o Booze: Calvados
o Not Booze: Water
o Bonus Food: Il Parrozzo
o Bonus Beverage: Chinotto

Kit


o Phone: iPhone X
o Computer: MacBook Air
o TV: Philips
o Headphones: Marshall
o Camera: Minox and iPhone
o Soundsystem: Bose
o Pen / pencil: Parker
o Where you document an idea: In the middle of nature
o Casual Clothing: Barbour
o Smart Clothing: T-shirts
o Footwear: VFTS
o Watch: Hamilton
o Collection: Photography books
o App: Instagram
o Work program: Keynote
o Digital work tool: Computer
o Analogue work tool: Pencil
o Morning grooming / makeup essential: I bathe every morning with Aesop soap
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