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The Essential List

The Essential List: Edoardo Lugari

This rebellious Italian director is a punk rocker who’s partial to a bit of Caravaggio and the comfort of a green sofa

The Essential List: Edoardo Lugari

Edoardo Lugari was a drummer in a hardcore punk band in the mid ‘90s. He then went on to study sociology. Looking back, he thinks he chose that subject in order to understand why he had ended up a punk rocker. It didn’t help Edoardo get any answers but he stayed punk and ended up directing music videos for the bands he knew. Eventually he found himself directing commercials for international brands like Dove, Tampax, Fiat and Sky.

Get a feel for his anarchic attitude in his Essential List below.


o Place of birth: Hospital 
o Hometown: Milan
o Staycation: A green sofa
o Vacation: Somewhere underwater
o Pet: No pets
o Place of work: Everywhere
o Place of workout: See below

o Side project: Photography
o Mode of transport: Motorbike
o Bonus Travel Essential: Drone


o Artist: Caravaggio 

o Musician: Everything played before 1980, but when I want to reconnect with myself I always listen to NOFX
o Commercials / music video director: Jonathan Glazer 
o Film director: Too many. Garrone, Nolan, De Sica.

o Photographer: Too many. Ghirri, Scianna, Salgado. 
o Film: Pulp Fiction
o Series: Breaking Bad, The Night Of, Black Mirror
o Commercial: The Independent - Litany

o Music Video: Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim

o Video Game: Resident Evil
o Book: Cecità, Saramago. El poder del perro. Winslow
o Graphic Novel: My father used to buy Tex Willer when I was a kid, I became addicted. 
o Newspaper (off or online): Corriere, Huffington Post, Gazzetta (at the bar)
o Magazine: American Cinematographer, Internazionale

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Espresso
o Restaurant: Italian
o Cheap bite: Tramezzino
o Working lunch: Whatever
o Favourite Dish: Tortellini in Brodo

o Signature Dish: Grandma’s Tortellini in Brodo
o Guilty Pleasure: All kinds of pasta
o Booze: Good wine 
o Not Booze: What?
o Bonus Food: Parmigiana
o Bonus Beverage: Always the last one


o Phone: iPhone 8+
o Computer: Macbook Pro
o TV: LG
o Camera: Canon 6D MKII
o Soundsystem: Marshall 
o Where you document an idea: Notes on the phone
o Casual Clothing: T-shirt
o Smart Clothing: Shirt
o Footwear: Nike, Blundstone
o App: Instagram
o Digital work tool: I have all the possible apps, but there’s nothing like looking through a lens
o Analogue work tool: Pen and paper
o Bonus Kit Essential: Patagonia rainproof jacket
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