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Gia A.

Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy6 reviews

$600 - $1000 / Day

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Top Services

  • Production Company

    5 reviews
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    1 review
  • Field Producer

Equipment

Video

  • Multiple cameras
  • GoPro or equivalent

Audio

  • Wireless lavalier mic
  • Shotgun mic
  • External recorder

Miscellaneous

  • Lighting kit
  • Sliders

About Gia

about my company Founded in Chicago in 2006, Modio Media Productions, Inc. is an award-winning video and television production company specializing in non-fiction content. Managing partners Gia Marie Amella, writer, producer, director, and Beppe Mangione, sound recordist, cameraman and editor, have over three decades of combined experience in the U.S. and Europe. Their work has aired on PBS, CNN International, CNBC, National Geographic International, HISTORY Channel, A&E Networks, The Weather Channel, Discovery, among others. Gia and Beppe use their exceptional storytelling skills to create branded content across business sectors in English and Italian--from hospitality, food, wine and fashion, to manufacturing, technology and design. Modio Media filmed, field produced and directed multiple segments for HISTORY'S Project Impossible (2017), a one-hour series showecasing extraordinary feats of engineering across the globe, from Venice’s controversial flood barrier system, MOSE, to the largest off-shore wind farm ever built in the North Sea. That same year, Gia served as writer and consulting producer on the highly anticipated documentary feature, The Arab Americans (2017), garnering nearly one million viewers on PBS stations nationwide. Modio Media's original productions include 30.000 Miles to the Finish (2020) about the only Italian to compete in the Golden Globe Race 2018, one of the most extreme regattas in modern sailing history; Terror in Tuscany: World War II Atrocities (2011) for CNN International’s long-running doc stand, World’s Untold Stories, an expose of civilian massacres in Italy and survivors' quest for justice, winner of the 2012 Peter Lisagor Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists Chicago chapter; and the Midwest Emmy-nominated And They Came To Chicago: The Italian American Legacy (2006) narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna, which aired as a primetime special on PBS affiliate station WTTW-Chicago. more about gia Gia got her first taste of television through two consecutive internships in news and programming at KGO-TV in San Francisco. After graduate school, she held various administrative and production roles with increasing responsibility, in time becoming a full-fledged writer, producer, director on factual shows. The year prior to launching her company, Gia served a stint as interim supervising producer on the HGTV series New Spaces, thus sparking a keen interest in home rehab and design. A 1998-99 Fulbright Fellow to Palermo, Italy, Gia holds an M.A. in Radio-Television (1993) from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Italian Literature (1988) from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Gia's been recognized by the National Immigration Council, the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, Women's Division, and the State of Illinois for contributions to her field. She's also the recipient of grants from the National Italian American Foundation, the Illinois and the California State Humanities Councils, and numerous private foundations. Over the years, Gia has brought her professional experience into the classroom. Between 1994-97, Gia taught an intensive summer course on the history of the documentary form at her alma mater, San Francisco State University. She served as an instructor and mentor in the Bay Area Video Coalition's Above the Line Program, a free hands-on training course giving women and people of color better access to media career opportunities. She continues to lecture widely on at schools, universities, cultural associations and conferences on her company's work.

Top Projects

  • Terror In Tuscany: World War II Atrocities

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Field Producer
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Sound Designer

    Terror in Tuscany tells the harrowing story of the isolated Tuscan village of San Pancrazio that was stormed by retreating German soldiers in June of 1944 who shot and murdered over 70 residents. By war’s end, the Nazis’ campaign of terror would claim an estimated 15,000-20,000 civilians, including women, children and the elderly. For countless victims of these mass atrocities, it would take more than half a century before justice was served. Terror in Tuscany aired on CNN International's award-winning doc strand, World's Untold Stories, and was awarded the 2012 Peter Lisagor Award for Outstanding Feature Reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists' Chicago chapter.

  • TOD's Interview Video + Brand Video for Alibaba Group

    • Sound Mixer
    • Field Producer
    • Production Company
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Sound Designer
    • Corporate Videographer
    • Production Coordinator / Crewing
    • Digital Content Creator

    We produced, filmed and edited two videos (one 3:00 branded video, and a 10:00 interview) featuring Diego Della Valle, Chairman of Tod's Group, one of Italy's leading luxury brands touted worldwide for its impeccable footwear. The focus of these pieces is how the company is using e-commerce to build a strong presence in the Chinese market through its commitment to sustainability, heritage and exceptional craftsmanship.

  • Be With Us! Campaign

    • Documentary DP
    • Sound Mixer
    • Field Producer
    • Video Editor - Documentary
    • Sound Designer

    A series comprising nearly 40 one-minute videos for Borgo San Felice Relais & Chateaux, one Italy's leading luxury resorts situated in Tuscany's Chianti Classico wine-producing zone.

  • 30.000 Miles to the Finish (30.000 Miglia al Traguardo)

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer

    A feature-length documentary, my first written entirely in Italian, that follows Francesco Cappelletti, the only Italian to compete in the Golden Globe Race 2018, one of the most extreme -- and controversial -- regattas in the history of modern sailing. In April 2021, the film was streamed online for a limited period in collaboration with Cinema La Compagnia, the movie theater owned and operated by the Tuscany Region in Florence. In July 2021, it was one of six films that screened at the Cinema Barch-in in Venice, Italy. Upcoming film festivals include Festival del Cinema di Mare, Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany (August 2021), among others. Winner, Best Documentary, Caorle Film Festival, Caorle, Italy (September 2021).

  • Project Impossible: Battling the Blackout

    • Documentary DP
    • Sound Mixer
    • Field Producer

    Project Impossible is one-hour series that premiered in 2017 on HISTORY worldwide spotlighting extraordinary engineering feats around the globe -- from Venice’s controversial flood barrier system MOSE to Gemini, the largest off-shore wind farm constructed in the deadly North Sea off Holland's coastline.

All Services

Pre-Production

  • Full-Service 360 Production
  • Fixer
  • Production Company
  • Production Coordinator / Crewing
  • Senior Producer / Project Manager
  • Social Media Producer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • Non-Fiction Film Director
  • Field Producer
  • TV News Producer
  • Digital Content Creator
  • Corporate Videographer
  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

Post-Production

  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - Documentary

Gia's Clients

  • Modio Media Productions, Inc. - Modio Media Italia
  • Radiant Features
  • Borgo San Felice
  • CNN International
  • Alibaba Group
  • Euronews
  • Euronews

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