- About Me
Valerio Ventura was born and raised a few blocks away from Cinecitta' Studios in Rome, Italy. As a teenager, Ventura used to scale the walls of the legendary studios to get glimpses of the filmmaking process, and the locations of the Sergio Leone's films. He graduated from the Liceo Artistico di Roma, where he was classically trained in sculpting, painting and drawing. In 1981, Ventura moved to California and started his professional career as a designer working in the film and television industry. By the mid-80's Ventura was working as a writer and conceptual designer in the development aspect of feature films and TV shows.
By 2005 Ventura had accumulated over a dozen awards including, for two years in a row, the prestigious Platinum award at the 34th and 35th Worldfest-Hou[...]