Lorenzo Fonda

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Lorenzo Fonda
Lorenzo Fonda.jpg
Fonda on the set of a Nike commercial
Born (1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 39)
Modena, Italy
OccupationFilm director and artist
Years active1999 - present

Lorenzo Fonda (born 1979 in Modena, Italy) is an Italian film director and artist based in New York City. He is recognized for his eclectic filmic styles and techniques that range from very stylized live action sequences to quirky and often humorous animation segments.

His works include commercials, music video, documentaries, short films, interactive installations, illustrations and murals. He is best known for his collaboration with mural artist and animator Blu, which resulted in the feature-length documentary Megunica, shot in 2006 across Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Argentina.

Other works include music videos for bands such as Caribou, Scissor Sisters, Metronomy, Bright Eyes, Jovanotti, Jamie Woon, Bernhard Fleischmann, For a Minor Reflection and others, as well creating ads for companies such as Nike, MTV, Alfa Romeo, San Diego Zoo and Converse. Aside from his commercial works, he directed PSAs for The Humane Society of the United States, National Geographic Channel, Boys & Girls Clubs and World AIDS Day.

In 2008 he crossed the Pacific Ocean aboard the cargo ship Portland Senator, and he made a film about the experience titled Ten things I have learned about the sea.

He has been a skateboarder since a very young age and he claims his work has been heavily influenced by it.[1]


Music videos[edit]


Feature length[edit]

  • Archaeology of the future - documentary - (in production)
  • Megunica - documentary - (2008)

Other works[edit]

  • "The Sound of Heat" - 2011 - (commissioned by MOCA Los Angeles)
  • "WARP20 NYC" - (medium-length documentary, commissioned by Warp Records) - 2010
  • "Ten things I have learned about the sea" - (personal short) - 2008
  • "King of Empty" - (part of PSST! Pass it on project) - 2008
  • "Blu + ERICAILCANE - (personal short) - 2007
  • "BIFF opener" - (commissioned by Boston International Film Festival) - 2007
  • "Short films about life" - (5 shorts) - 2006


  • 2009 Taiwan International Documentary Festival - Special Merit Prize
  • DOC/Fest Sheffield Documentary Film Festival - Grierson Youth Jury Prize Nominee
  • Amsterdam International Film Festival 2008 - Best Creative Documentary
  • Officinema festival - Concorso Iceberg - Best Documentary


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