foreignfilms has been created by Federico Fasolino in 2003.
Federico landed his first job with Italian production company Videco, starting at the bottom as a production assistant but quickly earning a promotion to producer by the age of 21 (he holds a degree in Languages and is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish). By that time he had already produced major commercials for fashion designer Gianfranco Ferre' and for Chivas Regal with Academy Award winner Director James Ivory.
Federico was then asked to join Italian powerhouse BRW&Partners as a producer. At the age of 26 he was named executive producer and became a Partner, General Manager and President when the Company expanded internationally.
During his tenure at BRW, Federico produced commercials for multinational Clients like BMW, Coca Cola, MTV, Pirelli, Volvo, Campari and Fiat in Europe, the UK, Asia and North America, which won several prestigious awards. Among these accolades are Gold and Bronze Lions at Cannes, Clio's, Art Directors Club Grand Prix's, Epica d'Or and London International Advertising Awards.
After 15 years at BRW - having run production companies and built Directors' careers in Europe - Federico wanted a new challenge and the next logical step was to work in America with some of the many talents he has come to know well over the years.
He created and produced elaborate campaigns in 35 countries across the five continents in diverse locations ranging from the deserts of Mongolia to the magical Jaipur, India to the unknown beauty of Easter Island to a mountain monastery in Nepal.
Federico possesses an in depth knowledge of working with talent and celebrities and has extensive experience with licensing contracts.
As a contemporary art passionate, Federico Fasolino has produced artist Marco Brambilla densely hypnotic and kaleidoscopic 3D film RPM, commissioned by Ferrari in celebration of their latest auto masterpiece, the 458 Spider, which premiered at Art Basel Miami.
Federico was selected as a judge for the AICP Show, The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, now in its twenty-fourth year. The work selected will become part of the archives of the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Since its inception in 2003, foreignfilms has already won numerous awards at Cannes, Clio's, Addy's, London International Awards, New York Festivals, Mobius, Chicago Film Festival, Telly's, International Automotive Awards and the Cresta International Awards, working for agencies such as Wieden+Kennedy, merkley+partners, Leo Burnett Chicago, DDB San Francisco, mcgarrybowen, Saatchi New York, DDB Chicago, TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners and Dolce&Gabbana.
Federico is currently sharing his time between New York and Milan.