How did you get interested in video-making?
In high school, I didn’t like to study. I used to skip school and go to the film library instead of in class. I think it was there where I started looking at the cinema in a different way: not only entertainment but a powerful expressive medium that contains in itself almost all the arts. Additionally, in that period, I started experimenting with the first DV cameras and started shooting the first videos with friends.
You have won different awards until now, both in Italy and abroad. Would you like to tell us more about your achievements?
During my professional career, I have often worked in the fashion field. Among the various clients I have worked with, one of the most beautiful collaborations was the one with Kean Etro, the stylist of the men’s line of the ETRO Maison. His way of creating collections was extremely cultured and visionary. It was never a simple product matter, but there were always powerful concepts. He allowed me to express myself freely and to tell these concepts with short films. I believe that this less “commercial” and freer way of working has allowed me to create different fashion films than usual, and this has led to prizes. The rewards are undoubtedly lovely, but they don’t mean much. It is a complex and variable job, often out of your control. But when all the pieces of the puzzle fit together, and you can tell the story exactly as you had it in mind, it is the highest satisfaction.
When did you decide to combine your job as a video maker and director with your motorcycle passion?
They are my greatest passions, and therefore it seemed natural to explore the world of motorcycles with the camera, mainly to try to convey what brings us every time to get on the saddle as soon as possible.
You also personalize motorcycles during your spare time. Could you tell us more about it? And which one of those motorcycles are you more fond of?
At some point in my career, I felt the urge to do something with my own hands to do something that would allow me to detach from the leading intellectual work and get my hands dirty. So, I, together with my cousin, created Sartorie Meccaniche. The first bike was my lightning three and a half, which was also my first bike, since that moment we have made many more and every time trying to raise the bar. The one I’m most proud of is probably the “Trossi.” Under the cleanest lines, there is a great deal of ingenuity and design.
How many projects about motorcycle trips have you personally worked on? Could you give us more details?
I sincerely lost count of how many motorbike trips I have done. I have always loved the motorbike mainly for two reasons: the sensations given by riding, and for being the perfect tool for a particular way of traveling in a nomadic and free way.
What about your last video? What is the motorcycle race Flat Track?
Thanks to Marco Belli, I was able to tell the world of the pioneers of the Italian Flat Track. It is an extraordinarily fascinating and spectacular discipline. It runs without front brakes and at full throttle driving sideways. The riders are always throttled, managing a precarious balance and an even more precarious grip. I find it a fantastic thing.