- Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011
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- LOS ANGELES
Boxer Films has signed Italian director Igor Borghi for U.S. commercial representation. He is currently also repped by Mercurio Film, Milan, for clients and agencies in Italy; Madrid-based Brownie for Spain; Magali, Paris, for the French market; and Cream, Munich, for Germany.
His European credits include spots for Yamaha, UBI Bank and La Cucina Italiana. For the latter, he won Best European Branded Short Film at the 2010 Young Directors Awards, rising his stock further as a sought after filmmaker in Italy after just a couple of years.
Borghi has more Yamaha commercials scheduled to release later this fall and is currently developing several feature projects.
Borghi grew up in Bologne, Italy where he started filmmaking as a teenager. After a stint at the Italian National Film School in Rome, he went on to A.D., serving in what amounted to a directing apprenticeship for some of the country's leading feature film directors, including Marco Tullio Giordana, while also writing and making short films of his own. Borghi's first attempt at spotmaking came when a friend asked him to direct a commercial for a wedding planning company. The spot was so well received that he was contacted by production companies throughout Europe.