The Family Signs Director Benito Montorio
Milan-based production company The Family has announced the arrival of Benito Montorio to its roster.
Benito Montorio began his career as a documentary filmmaker, quickly garnering a reputation for embedding himself within some of the most dangerous organisations in the world.
Commissioned by the BBC, Benito filmed undercover with gangs in Ibiza ('Drug Land'), followed kidnappers in Brazil ('Ransom City'), spent six months in a Bolivian Prison ('12 Year Old Cocaine Smuggler') and covered the world’s most dangerous football fans for 'Hooligan', which earned him a Grierson ‘Best Documentary Series’ award nomination.
As a commercials director, Benito has established himself as a master of his craft, having made standout work for VW, AT&T, Barclays, Johnnie Walker, KFC, BBC, Guinness, Robinsons and John Lewis. His commercial work has earned a plethora of industry awards including 10 British Arrows, 3 Cannes Lions, multiple Craft Awards and a D&AD for Best Direction for his Cesar spot. Benito was born in Naples and lives in London, and in addition to being an incredibly good director he is the co-owner of the East London Italian restaurant Campania & Jones.
Ada Bonvini, partner and executive producer, says: "Benito’s way of portraying people, feelings and places is a unique one, whether we’re talking about documentaries or commercials. His strong sensibility and his great work with actors makes his work stand out."