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Grammy Nominated Giorgio Testi has established himself as a leading director of live performance and branded content, through his unique, cinematic approach to live music.
Most recently he directed Tinie Tempah Live at The O2, and his
live direction of the Blur reunion show in Hyde Park earned the
film a Grammy nomination for Best Long Form Music Video in
He has also directed Richard Ashcroft Live at Shepherds Bush and
Sting Live at Abbey Road Studio 1, as well as the short Oasis
documentary 'What's your story?' for channel Four. 2008 and
2009 saw him deliver multiple series of JD Set and Gaymers
Grass Roots Gigs for Channel 4, and the Electric Proms for the BBC.
More recently he directed the TV series Studio In Session for
MTV which featured Foster The People, Razorlight and Antlers, and
the 2012 Snowbombing Festival for Channel 4.
Giorgio began his directing career with the "Puffin On A Coffin
Nail" DVD for Dirty Pretty Things which was nominated for an NME
Award in 2006 and saw his "Bang Bang You're Dead" video voted no. 1
in the MTV 2 Chart of that year also.
Giorgio has also regularly worked with BBC Radio on a number of
ground-breaking live projects, helping to develop their
collaboration strand "6 Music Live" featuring Paul Weller and
Adele, Heaven 17, La Roux , Gary Numan and Little Boots all
shot at Maida Vale Studios, as well as with living legend Bon Jovi
for BBC Radio 2 and collaborated with Hurts, Amy Winehouse, Pete
Doherty, The Good The Bad and The Queen, White Stripes and Smashing
Pumpkins on a variety of live shows.
Away from music Giorgio has worked on a number of viral and
branded content films for a broad range of clients including
Versace, Gas Jeans, Vogue, Pizza Express and Boots No17. He
recently made a beautiful short film with The Kills 'Into The
Unknown' which premiered on Vogue Italia in late 2011.